|Anatomy & Physiology||
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Understand the anatomy of the human body systems: respiratory, digestive and immune.
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.
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.
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.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the large-scale processes affecting the structure of Earth's crust (Tectonics).
Students will answer questions involving content knowledge and process skills in the area of ecology and adaptations in featured North American biomes.
Given a set of unknown objects, teams will design, conduct, analyze and write-up an experiment.
Teams will fill in a grid of terms that begin with a given letter to match given science categories.
This event will test knowledge of amphibians and reptiles.
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.
This event is about the meteorological topic Severe Storms.
Teams will answer questions, solve problems and analyze data pertaining to microbes.
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.
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||
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.
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||
ROCKS & MINERALS
Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of rocks and minerals.
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.
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.
Teams must construct an insulated device prior to the tournament that is designed to retain heat and complete a written test on thermodynamic concepts.
Prior to the competition, teams will design and build a Tower meeting requirements specified in the rules to achieve the highest structural efficiency.
Prior to the competition teams design, construct and test free flight rubber-powered monoplanes to achieve maximum time aloft.
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||
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.
|No Trial Events||
No Trial Event