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

This event encompasses the anatomy and physiology of selected body systems, this year's systems are Nervous, Sense Organs and Endocrine.

Bottle Rocket  info BOTTLE ROCKET

Prior to the tournament, teams construct up to two rockets designed to stay aloft for the greatest amount of time while carrying a raw Grade A large chicken egg that survives impact.

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 tick  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 tick  info FAST FACTS

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

Food Science  info FOOD SCIENCE

Students will answer questions about the chemistry of food and food grains and build a simple calorimeter to determine the energy content of a solid foodstuff.

Hovercraft tick  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.

Invasive Species  info INVASIVE SPECIES

This event will test student knowledge of invasive species in local and national ecosystems.

Meteorology  info METEOROLOGY

This event is about the meteorological topic Severe Storms.

Microbe Mission tick  info MICROBE MISSION

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

Mission Possible  info MISSION POSSIBLE

Prior to the competition, participants will design, build, test and document a Rube Goldberg-like device that completes a required Final Task through an optional series of simple machines.

Optics tick  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.

Reach for the Stars  info REACH FOR THE STARS

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the properties and evolution of stars especially star forming regions and supernova remnants and their observation with different portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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 tick  info ROCKS & MINERALS

Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of rocks and minerals.

Scrambler  info SCRAMBLER

Competitors must design, build and test a mechanical device which uses the energy from a falling mass to transport an egg along a track as quickly as possible and stop as close to the center of a terminal barrier without breaking the egg.

Towers tick  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.

Wind Power  info WIND POWER

eams will build a blade assembly that consists of any kind of propeller/pinwheel/rotor attached to a CD which will be used to capture wind power. Students will also be tested on their knowledge relating to alternative energy.

Wright Stuff tick  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
No Trial Events  info EVENT

No Trial Event