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2021-2022 Science Olympiad Events

Life, Personal, and Social Science

  • Anatomy and Physiology: Students learn about the nervous system, sensory organs, and endocrine system

  • Bio Process Lab: Students answer questions dealing with biology

  • Disease Detectives: Students use investigative skills to scientifically study diseases, injuries, and health in populations or groups of people

  • Green Generation: Participants solve problems and analyze data over aquatic, Air and Climate Change

  • Ornithology: Students are assessed on their knowledge of North American Birds

Earth and Space Science

  • Dynamic Planet: Teams compete in tasks related to hydrology

  • Meteorology: Teams display their understanding of meteorological principles dealing with climate

  • Road Scholar: Participants answer interpretive questions using state highway maps, topographic maps, and other types of images

  • Rocks and Minerals: Students answer questions regarding rocks and minerals

  • Solar System: Participants answer questions over the solar system

Physical Science and Chemistry

  • Crave the Wave: Participants complete tasks and answer questions about waves and wave motion

  • Crime Busters: Teams collect evidence and run a series of test to solve a crime

  • Food Science: Participants answer questions on food chemistry, with a focus on fermentation and pickling

  • Sounds of Music: Students design and play a musical instrument

  • Storm the Castle: Students design, construct and test a catapult device

Technology and Engineering

  • Bridges: Teams design and construct a balsa bridge meeting specified requirements to achieve the highest structural efficiency

  • Electric Wright Stuff: Prior to the tournament teams design, construct and test battery powered planes to achieve maximum time aloft

  • Mission Possible: Prior to the competition teams design, construct and test a Rube Goldberg type device

  • Mousetrap Vehicle: Teams design and construct a vehicle powered by a mousetrap that reaches a target as quickly as possible

Inquiry and Nature of Science

  • Codebusters: Teams cryptanalyze and decode encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques for various ciphers

  • Experimental Design: Tests the participant's ability to design, conduct, and report the findings of an experiment conducted on site

  • Ping-Pong Parachute: Prior to the competition teams design and build bottle rockets to launch a ping pong ball attached to a parachute

  • Write It, Do It: One participant describes and object, the other participant attempts to build the object using the written description