Science Olympiad

  • Science Olympiad is a club dedicated to raising STEM to a new level. We compete in competitions which include testing events and build events. We are a team that does very well at regional and state competition, and have been continuously improving every year. We recently finished 3rd in the state of Kansas! We will be competing in Satellite tournaments this year, which will involve our students competing from our own school while socially distanced instead of going to in-person events. The events for this year (2020-2021) ar

     
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    Collapse Category: Earth & Space Science
      Astronomy Core Knowledge More... Teams will demonstrate an understanding of Star and Galaxy Formation and Evolution.
      Dynamic Planet Core Knowledge More... Teams will complete tasks related to physical and geological oceanography.
      Fossils Core Knowledge More... Teams identify and classify fossils and demonstrate their knowledge of ancient life by completing tasks related to interpretation of past environments and ecosystems, adaptations and evolutionary relationships, and use of fossils in dating and correlating rock units.
      GeoLogic Mapping Core Knowledge More... Teams will demonstrate understanding in the construction and use of topographic maps, geologic maps, and cross sections, and their use in forming interpretations regarding subsurface structures and past depositional environments.
    Collapse Category: Inquiry & Nature of Science
      Codebusters Core Knowledge More... Teams will cryptanalyse and decode encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques for historical and modern advanced ciphers.
      Experimental Design Lab More... This event will determine the participant's ability on-site to design, conduct, and report the findings of an experiment.
      Ping-Pong Parachute Build More... Prior to the tournament, teams will design, build, and bring up to two bottle rockets to the tournament to launch a ping pong ball attached to a parachute to stay aloft for the greatest amount of time.
      Write It Do It Lab More... On 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.
    Collapse Category: Life, Personal & Social Science
      Anatomy & Physiology Core Knowledge More... Participants will be assessed on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology for the human Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular systems.
      Designer Genes Core Knowledge More... Participants will solve problems and analyse data or diagrams using their knowledge of the basic principles of genetics, molecular genetics and biotechnology.
      Disease Detectives Case Study More... Students will use their investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health, and disability in populations or groups of people.
      Ornithology Core Knowledge More... Participants will be assessed on their knowledge of North American birds.
      Water Quality Hybrid More... Participants will be assessed on their understanding and evaluation of marine and estuary aquatic environments.
    Collapse Category: Physical Science & Chemistry
      Chem Lab Lab More... Teams will complete one or more tasks and answer a series of questions involving the science processes of chemistry focused in the areas of Aqueous Solutions and Acids & Bases.
      Circuit Lab Hybrid More... Participants must complete tasks and answer questions about electricity and magnetism.
      Forensics Lab More... Given a scenario and some possible suspects, students will perform a series of tests. These tests, along with other evidence or test results will be used to solve a crime.
      Machines Hybrid More... Teams will complete a written test on simple and compound machine concepts and construct a lever-based measuring device prior to the tournament to determine the ratio between two masses.
      Protein Modeling Hybrid More... Students will use computer visualization and online resources to construct physical models of the CRISPR Cas9 protein, that is being engineered to edit plant and animal cell genomes, and answer a series of questions about chemistry of protein folding and the interaction of structure an function for model proteins.
      Sounds of Music Hybrid More... Teams must construct and tune one device prior to the tournament based on a two-octave 12-tone equal tempered scale and complete a written test on the physics of sound and music concepts.
    Collapse Category: Technology & Engineering Design
      Boomilever Build More... Teams will design and build a Boomilever meeting requirements specified in these rules to achieve the highest structural efficiency.
      Detector Building Hybrid More... Teams will build a durable temperature sensing Device that will accurately measure, and display temperatures between 0 degree C to 75 degrees C to determine the temperature of four different water samples.
      Gravity Vehicle Build More... Teams design, build, and test one Vehicle and Ramp that uses the Vehicle's gravitational potential energy as its sole means of propulsion to reach a target as quickly and accurately as possible.
      Wright Stuff Build More... Prior to the tournament teams design, construct, and test free flight rubber-powered monoplanes or biplanes to achieve maximum time aloft.

     

    If you are interested in science, engineering, mathematics, technology, or just enjoy building things or learning about the natural world, please contact me!

    Chad Brown

    Head Coach - Science Olympiad Team

    913.422.4351

    cbrown@usd232.org