Event Categories for 2020/2021
LIFE, PERSONAL & SOCIAL SCIENCE
Participants will be assessed on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology for the human Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular systems.
Students will use their investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health, and disability in populations or groups of people.
Participants will be assessed on their knowledge of birds which includes both identification of birds and bird characteristics (anatomy, diet, range, etc).
Participants will solve problems and analyze data or diagrams using their knowledge of the basic principles of genetics.
Water Quality(Test Only)
Participants will be assessed on their understanding and evaluation of marine and estuary aquatic environments.
EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE
Teams will complete tasks related to physical and geological oceanography.
Teams identify and classify fossils and demonstrate their knowledge of ancient life by completing tasks related to interpretation of past environments and ecosystems, adaptations and evolutionary relationships, and use of fossils in dating and correlating rock units.
This event emphasizes understanding of basic meteorological principles associated with severe weather with emphasis on analysis and interpretation of meteorological data, graphs, charts, and images.
Teams will answer interpretive questions that may use one or more state highway maps, USGS topographic maps, Internet-generated maps, a road atlas or satellite/aerial images.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the properties and evolution of stars and galaxies as well as their observation using different portions of electromagnetic spectrum (e.g. Radio, Infrared, Visible, Ultraviolet, X-Ray and Gamma Ray).
PHYSICAL SCIENCE & CHEMISTRY
Circuit Lab (Test Only)
Participants must complete tasks and answer questions about electricity and magnetism.
Density Lab (Test Only)
Participants compete in activities and answer questions about mass, density, number density, area density, concentration, pressure and buoyancy.
Machines (Test Only)
Teams will complete a written test on simple and compound machine concepts and construct a lever-based measuring device prior to the tournament to determine the ratio between two masses.
Food Science (Test Only)
Participants will answer questions on food chemistry with a focus on fermentation and pickling. In addition, participants will build a salinometer/hydrometer capable of measuring salt compositions between 1-10% (mass/volume)
Crime Busters (Dry Lab Only)
Given a scenario, a collection of evidence, and possible suspects, students will perform a series of tests that along with other evidence will be used to solve a crime.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING DESIGN
Prior to the competition, participants design, build, test and document a Rube Goldberg-like device that completes required Start and Final Actions through a series of specific actions.
Teams design, build, and test one Vehicle using one mousetrap as its sole means of propulsion to reach a target as quickly and accurately as possible.
Prior to the tournament teams design, construct, and test elastic launched gliders to achieve the maximum time aloft. 2020-21 modification: students will build and fly a helicopter.
Teams will design and build a Boomilever meeting requirements specified in the rules supporting a minimum load and to achieve the highest structural efficiency. 2020-21 modification will be using the software SkyCiv.
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INQUIRY & NATURE OF SCIENCE
This event will determine a team's ability to design and build an original computer game using the program Scratch incorporating the scientific theme provided to them by the supervisor.
This event will determine a participant's ability on-site to design, conduct and report the findings of an experiment.
Teams will cryptanalze (decode) encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques and show skill with advanced ciphers by encrypting or decrypting a message.
Write It CAD It
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