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Northridge Middle School seventh-grader Adam Maas performs a song as he competes in the Sounds of Music contest at the Regional Science Olympiad at Goshen College on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Maas built and played a Tube Xylophone and performed with classmate Andrew Ostrander who played a Thumb Piano. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Northridge Middle School seventh-grader Andrew Ostrander, right, answers judge’s questions about his handmade Thumb Piano as he competes in the Sounds of Music contest at the Regional Science Olympiad at Goshen College on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Ostrander presented his instrument to judges with classmate Adam Maas, left, who played a Tube Xylophone. Both students play trumpet in the school band. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Northridge Middle School seventh-grader Andrew Ostrander, left, and classmate Adam Maas, carry a handmade Tube Xylophone from a classroom after competing in the Sounds of Music contest at the Regional Science Olympiad at Goshen College Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Maas played the xylophone they nicknamed “Tubey” and Ostrander played a Thumb Piano. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Northridge Middle School seventh-grader Andrew Ostrander, right, plays a handmade Thumb Piano as he competes in the Sounds of Music contest at the Regional Science Olympiad at Goshen College Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Ostrander performed with classmate Adam Maas, left, who played a Tube Xylophone. Both students play trumpet in the school band. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Northridge Middle School seventh-grader Andrew Ostrander answers judge’s questions about his handmade Thumb Piano as he competes in the Sounds of Music contest at the Regional Science Olympiad at Goshen College Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Ostrander presented his instrument to judges with classmate Adam Maas who played a Tube Xylophone. Both students play trumpet in the school band. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Northridge Middle School seventh-grader Adam Maas answers judge’s questions as he competes in the Sounds of Music contest at the Regional Science Olympiad at Goshen College Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Maas built and played a Tube Xylophone and performed with classmate Andrew Ostrander who played a Thumb Piano. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Northridge Middle School seventh-grader Adam Maas performs a song as he competes in the Sounds of Music contest at the Regional Science Olympiad at Goshen College Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Maas built and played a Tube Xylophone and performed with classmate Andrew Ostrander who played a Thumb Piano. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Northridge Middle School seventh-grader Andrew Ostrander plays a his handmade Thumb Piano as he competes in the Sounds of Music contest at the Regional Science Olympiad at Goshen College Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Ostrander presented his instrument to judges with classmate Adam Maas who played a Tube Xylophone. Both students play trumpet in the school band. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Northridge Middle School seventh-grader Andrew Ostrander, left, and classmate Adam Maas, carry a handmade Tube Xylophone from a classroom after competing in the Sounds of Music contest at the Regional Science Olympiad at Goshen College Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Maas played the xylophone they nicknamed “Tubey” and Ostrander played a Thumb Piano. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)
Northridge and Bethany Christian students compete in Science Olympiad

Posted on Feb. 9, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

GOSHEN — Northridge and Bethany Christian’s middle and high schools teams competed Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Regional Science Olympiad Tournament at Goshen College.

In the competitions, teams of students competed in a variety of science-related challenges. Many challenges called on students to use hands-on skills, such as a challenge in which teams build a cantilevered wooden structure or another in which students had to create an experiment and report based on several objects presented to students at the contest. Others required students to answer questions about a topic, such as rocks and minerals, forestry or anatomy.