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Odyssey of the Mind

Basis Independent Mclean - BASIS Independent McLean

Monday, September 17, 2018 - Monday, May 6, 2019
BASIS Independent McLean 8000 Jones Branch Dr McLeanVA  22102
Monday, September 17, 2018 - Monday, May 6, 2019
BASIS Independent McLean 8000 Jones Branch Dr McLeanVA  22102

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Odyssey of the Mind (OM) is a problem-solving competition in which teams of 5-7 compete at the regional, state, and international level. Competitions consist of two parts. First, each team solves a long-term problem, in which students might design a weight-bearing structure, create a vehicle of some sort, or write their own play based on a set of prompts. Second, each team will be faced with a spontaneous problem, which they must solve on the spot in a matter of seconds. They might be tasked with anything from creating an ad for a flashlight to using forks, string, and tape to quickly move Ping-Pong balls across a room without them touching the floor. OM teaches teamwork, out-of-the-box thinking, and complex problem solving. Whether you like engineering or acting, writing or robots, we can use your skills. And it is fun! Join us!

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Clubs & Activities are as vital as academic preparation to leading a fulfilling life. They promote physical and mental health, fostering social engagement and the development of leadership skills. At BASIS Independent McLean, we rely on students to both participate and to guide the offerings: first by inviting them to share their interests, and later by encouraging students to develop programs where they see a need.

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