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Science Olympiad 2015/2016 Division C Mrs. Bunch and Mrs. Sanders
What is Science Olympiad? Science competition that is huge in the lower 48 (especially mid US) that has topics in life science, earth science, physical science, technology and engineering, and inquiry and nature of science. Colleges would love to see this on your resume
National Tournament Madison, WI 2011 http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=4 FW b 26 Si. Mm. A&feature=player_embedded
What else? Lots of fun events with friends Medals! Chance to show off your knowledge in important areas of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Challenge yourself to go above and beyond
Science Olympiad History 2015 CHS 2 nd place 2014 CHS 3 rd place 2013 CHS 2 nd place 2012 CHS 1 st place 2011 CHS 2 nd place 2010 CHS 1 st place
Details All day Saturday, March 26 at UAA – (Easter weekend, honor band/choir concert on Friday) You MUST attend this day To be on the team you need to commit to a minimum of 3 events Nationals this year is May 20 -21 at the University of Wisconsin
What do we expect from you? To come to Mrs. Bunch’s room if possible on Thursday’s advisory (mostly for check in). To come after school most Wednesday’s 2: 20 -3: 30 – You can come, give us an update, and head to your sport/activity
Extra Credit for Science Classes! Each semester your science teacher will give Science Olympiad members extra credit! NOTE: Mrs. Bunch and Mrs. Sanders must see definitive progress for you to be eligible for extra credit.
Choose events for fun or for better chance at medals Build-it events are great! But everyone else thinks so too… If you want to medal, put some effort into a couple “test” events
Events this year Life, Personal, & Social Science Anatomy Disease Detectives Cell Biology Earth & Space Science Dynamic Planet Fossils Physical Science & Chemistry Air Trajectory It’s About Time Chem Lab Invasive Species Green Generation Astronomy Geo. Logic Mapping Forensics Protein Modeling Wind Power
Events this year Technology and Engineering Bridge Building Electric Vehicle Wright Stuff Robot Arm Inquiry and Nature of Science Experimental Design Hydrogeology Game On Write It Do It
“Test” events Ø Allow 1 partner and a “cheat sheet” Anatomy (skeletal, muscular, integumentary) Disease Detectives (population growth) Dynamic Planet (oceanography) Astronomy (stellar evolution & star/planet formation) Green Generation (human impact on environment) Cell Biology (cell biology and cellular biochemistry)
More “test” events Ø These test events usually also have stations Fossils (quickly identify, answer questions) Chemistry Lab (demonstrate lab skills related to kinetics and gas laws) Hydrogeology (groundwater) Forensics (crime scene analysis)
Geo. Logic Mapping Demonstrate understanding in the construction and use of topographic maps, geologic maps, cross sections and their use in forming interpretations regarding subsurface structures and geohazard risks.
Experimental Design THREE on a team You are given a list of random materials and a topic Design, conduct, and report the findings of an experiment
Protein Modeling Use computer visualization and online resources to guide the construction of physical models of proteins and to understand how protein structure determines function.
Write It Do It A random assortment of stuff is laid out. One partner has 25 minutes to write how to construct it. The other partner has 20 minutes to build it.
Game On Design and build an original computer game incorporating theme provided to them by the supervisor using the program Scratch. (before the competition you need to download the FREE software and play with making a video game)
All of the next events are really cool build-it events. You need to be savvy
It’s About Time Construct one non-electrical device to measure time intervals between 10 and 300 seconds and answer questions related to time.
Air Trajectory Design, construct and calibrate a single device capable of launching projectiles into a target and collect data regarding device parameters and performance
Wind Power 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.
Bridge Building Build a bridge as light as possible that can hold the maximum amount of weight.
Wright Stuff Design and build, free flight rubber-powered monoplanes of the highest time aloft I can usually purchase a kit
Electric Vehicle Design and build 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.
Robot Arm Design, build, document and test one robotic device to move score-able items.
New events this year u. New event = new event for EVERYONE Invasive Species Wind Power Electric Vehicle Robot Arm Game On Hydrogeology
DO THIS ASAP!!! Fill out yellow activity form – Turn in to activities secretary (Ms. Crockett) Pay -----Start deciding which events you are interested in First after school meeting is next Wednesday After you turn in paperwork and money we will give you an advisory pass.