2018-2019 Event List
Anatomy and Physiology- Participants will be assessed on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology fo the human Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Excretory systems.
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 Target Point.
Boomilever - Teams will design and build a Boomilever meeting requirements specified in these rules to support a minimum load and achieve the highest structural efficiency.
Circuit Lab - Participants must complete tasks and answer questions about electricity and magnetism.
Crime Busters- 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.
Density Lab - Participants compete in activities and answer questions about mass, density, number density, area density, concentration, pressure, and buoyancy.
Disease Detectives- Participants will use their investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health, and disability in populations or groups of people.
Dynamic Planet - Students will use process skills to complete tasks related to glaciers, glaciation, and long-term climate change.
Elastic Launched Glider - Prior to the tournament teams design, construct, and test elastic-launched gliders to achieve the maximum time aloft.
Experimental Design- This event will determine a team’s ability to design, conduct, and report the findings of an experiment actually conducted on site.
Fossils - Teams use fossils to date and correlate rock units as well as demonstrate their knowledge of ancient life by completing tasks related to fossil identification and classification.
Game On - 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.
Heredity - Participants will solve problems and analyze data or diagrams using their knowledge of the basic principles of genetics.
Herpetology- This event will test knowledge of amphibians and reptiles.
Meteorology- This event emphasizes understanding of basic meteorological principles with emphasison analysis and interpretation of meteorological data, graphs, charts, and images.
Mystery Architecture- At the beginning of the event, teams will be given a bag of building materials and instructions for designing a device that can be tested.
Potions and Poisons- This event is about chemical properties and effect of specified toxic and therapeutic chemical substances, with a focus on household and environmental toxins or poisons.
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 image.
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- 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- Teams must construct an insulated device prior to the tournament that is designed to retain heat and complete a written test on thermodynamic concepts.
Water Quality - Participants will be assessed on their understanding and evaluation of aquatic environments.
Write It, Do It- One student will write a description of an object and how to build it, and then the other student will attempt to construct the object from this description.