CHS Science Olympiad team placed 4th at the National Tournament this year (2015)!
Science Olympiad Event Descriptions 2015-16 ...
Division B – (Middle School) and/or Division C – (High School) events designated in parentheses
Air Trajectory (B/C) – Teams design, build, and test a device capable of launching a projectile using air pressure.
Anatomy & Physiology (B/C) – This event encompasses the anatomy and physiology of selected body systems, this year limited to integumentary, immune, and cardiovascular systems.
Astronomy (C) – Teams will demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of math and physics relating to stellar evolution and star and planet formation.
Bio Process Lab (B) – Teams demonstrate in a lab the fundamental science processes of life science and biology.
Bottle Rockets (B) – Teams construct 2 rockets containing an egg designed to stay aloft for the greatest amount of time.
Bridge Building (B/C) – Teams prebuild a wooden structure and test it for the highest structural efficiency.
Cell Biology (C) – Teams demonstrate knowledge and process skills relating to cell biology and cellular biochemistry.
Chemistry Lab (C) – Teams demonstrate chemistry laboratory skills related to equilibrium, chemical reactions, and stoichiometry.
Crave the Wave (B) – Teams demonstrate knowledge & process skills relating to types of waves and wave motion.
Crime Busters (B) – Teams 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 Detective (B/C) – Teams apply principles of epidemiology to a published report of a real-life health situation or problem with the focus of Population Growth.
Dynamic Planet (B/C) – Teams show knowledge of earth science within the topic of Oceanography.
Elastic Launched Glider (B) – Teams design, build & test 2 elastic launched gliders capable of the longest time aloft.
Electric Vehicle (C) – Teams design, build, and test a vehicle that uses electrical energy as its sole means of propulsion to travel as quickly as possible and stop close to a Target Point.
Experimental Design (B/C) – Teams will design, conduct, analyze and write-up an experiment with unknown objects.
Food Science (B) – Teams will study the science behind milk products.
Forensics (C) – Teams will identify polymers, solids, fibers, and other materials in a crime scenario.
Fossils (B/C) – Teams demonstrate their knowledge of fossils.
Game On (C) – Teams will design and build an original computer game using the program Scratch.
GeoLogic Mapping (C) – Teams will demonstrate understanding in the construction and use of topographic maps, geologic maps, cross sections and their use in forming interpretations regarding floods, landslides, earthquakes and subsurface structure.
Green Generation (B/C) – Teams demonstrate understanding of general ecological principles, the history & consequences of human impact on our environment, and solutions to reversing trends & sustainability concepts.
Hydrogeology (C) – Teams manipulate groundwater computer model and are tested on groundwater concepts.
Invasive Species (B/C) – Teams demonstrate their knowledge of invasive species in local and national ecosystems.
It’s About Time (C) – Teams build a non-electrical time measurement device and answer questions related to time.
Meteorology (B) – Teams use process skills as applied to meteorology as related to Earth systems and World climate.
Mission Possible (B) – Prior to the competition, teams will design, build, test and document a "Rube Goldberg-like device" that completes a required Final Task using a sequence of consecutive tasks.
Picture This (B) – Teams draw representations of scientific terms/concepts while team members guess the term.
Protein Modeling (C) – Teams use computer visualization to guide construction of physical models of proteins and understand how protein structure determines function. The focus is on proteins used to edit the human genome.
Reach for the Stars (B) – Teams demonstrate their knowledge of the properties and evolution of stars.
Road Scholar (B) – Teams demonstrate an understanding of various map features using a variety of road and topographic maps.
Robo Arm (C) – Teams design and build a robot capable of performing certain tasks on a prescribed playing field.
Scrambler (B) – Teams design, build, and test a vehicle 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.
Wind Power (B/C) – Teams design and build a blade assembly attached to a CD which will be tested to capture wind power. Students will be tested on their knowledge relating to alternative energy.
Wright Stuff (C) – Teams design, construct, and test free flight rubber-powered planes for maximum time aloft.
Write It/Do It (B/C) – A technical writing exercise where a student writes a description of a model and a teammate attempts to recreate it using only the written description.