Division B Events (Grades 6-9)

NOTE - If you have any questions regarding the rules, please refer to the Official Rulles listed in the Coaches Manual

2017 Science Olympiad Events

Event New Event Description Resource Message
Anatomy & Physiology  info ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Understand the anatomy of the human body systems: respiratory, digestive and immune.

Battery Buggy tick  info BATTERY BUGGY

Teams will construct a vehicle that uses electrical energy as its sole means of propulsion, quickly travels a specified distance, and stops as close as possible to the Finish Point.

Crime Busters  info CRIME BUSTERS

Teams will identify the perpetrators of a crime or crimes by using paper chromatography and analysis of unknown solids, liquids, and plastics found at the scene of a crime.

Disease Detectives  info DISEASE DETECTIVES

Students will use investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability in populations or groups of people with a focus on Food Borne Illness.

Dynamic Planet  info DYNAMIC PLANET

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the large-scale processes affecting the structure of Earth's crust (Tectonics).

Ecology  info ECOLOGY

Students will answer questions involving content knowledge and process skills in the area of ecology and adaptations in featured North American biomes.

Experimental Design  info EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Given a set of unknown objects, teams will design, conduct, analyze and write-up an experiment.

Fast Facts  info FAST FACTS

Teams will fill in a grid of terms that begin with a given letter to match given science categories.

Herpetology tick  info HERPETOLOGY

This event will test knowledge of amphibians and reptiles.

Hovercraft  info HOVERCRAFT

Competitors may construct a self-propelled air-levitated vehicle with up to two battery-powered motors that turn one propeller each to levitate and move the vehicle down a track. Competitors must also be tested on their knowledge of classic mechanics and related topics.

Meteorology  info METEOROLOGY

This event is about the meteorological topic Severe Storms.

Microbe Mission  info MICROBE MISSION

Teams will answer questions, solve problems and analyze data pertaining to microbes.

Mystery Architecture tick  info MYSTERY ARCHITECTURE

At the beginning of the event, teams will be given a bag of building materials and instructions for designing and building a device that can be tested.

Optics  info OPTICS

Teams must participate in an activity involving positioning mirrors to direct a laser beam towards a target. Teams must also be tested on their knowledge of geometric and physical optics.

Potions & Poisons tick  info POTIONS & POISONS

This event is about chemical properties and effects of specified toxic and therapeutic chemical substances, with a focus on household and environmental toxins or poisons.

Road Scholar  info ROAD SCHOLAR

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.

Rocks & Minerals  info ROCKS & MINERALS

Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of rocks and minerals.

Roller Coaster tick  info ROLLER COASTER

Prior to the competition, teams design, build, and test a roller coaster track to guide a vehicle that uses gravitational potential energy as its sole means of propulsion to travel as close as possible to a target time.

Solar System tick  info SOLAR SYSTEM

Students will demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the geologic characteristics and evolution of the Earth's moon and other rocky bodies of the solar system.

Thermodynamics tick  info THERMODYNAMICS

Teams must construct an insulated device prior to the tournament that is designed to retain heat and complete a written test on thermodynamic concepts.

Towers  info TOWERS

Prior to the competition, teams will design and build a Tower meeting requirements specified in the rules to achieve the highest structural efficiency.

Wright Stuff  info WRIGHT STUFF

Prior to the competition teams design, construct and test free flight rubber-powered monoplanes to achieve maximum time aloft.

M1s M2s letter WRIGHT STUFF

Will be held in the Mabee Gym located in the Hunter Activity center. Dimensions are 68' wide by 80' long with the center of the gym at 24' and the lower sides at 21'. These dimensions do not include the space under the track.

Write It Do It  info WRITE IT DO IT

A technical writing exercise where students write a description of a contraption and other students will attempt to recreate it using only the written description.

Trial Events

Event New Event Description Resource Message
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