Students from several local school districts will soon put their scientific skills to the test.

The seventh annual Tiger Invitational Science Olympiad Competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Northwestern Lehigh High School. An awards ceremony will follow from 4-5 p.m.

Dave Moyer, Chemistry and Physics teacher, who also serves as Science Olympiad Team Co-Advisor, said 36 teams from five states are expected to take part in the competition.

Local schools include Lehighton, Northwestern Lehigh, Whitehall, Allentown Catholic, and Kutztown.

Students will participate in various science and engineering events in what Moyer has previously referred to as the largest science and engineering competition of its kind in the Lehigh Valley.

The way students qualify for the event is through competition with fellow teammates for a position on the team, Moyer previously said. Any school that registers with the National and State Science Olympiad may apply to send a team to an invitational, said Moyer, who added that much of the content involved is college level.