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Division BC Events

Division BC 2022-23 Events

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Anatomy and Physiology

Written Test Day

Participants will be assessed on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology for the human Respiratory, Digestive, and Immune systems.
BC
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Bridge

Hands-On Day

Teams will design and build a Bridge (Structure) meeting requirement specified in these rules to achieve the highest structural efficiency.
BC
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Chem Lab

Written Test Day

Teams will complete one or more tasks and answer a series of questions involving the science processes of chemistry focused in the areas of Oxidation/Reduction and Periodicity.
C
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Crime Busters

Hands-On Day

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.
B
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Dynamic Planet

Written Test Day

In this event, students will use process skills to complete tasks related to Earth’s fresh waters.
BC
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Fast Facts

Written Test Day

Teams will fill in a grid of terms that begin with a given letter to match given science categories.
B
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Forensics

Hands-On Day

Given a scenario and some possible suspects, participants will perform a series of tests which along with other evidence or test results will be used to solve a crime.
C
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It's About Time

Written Test Day & Hands-On Day

Teams will answer questions related to time and they may construct and bring one non-electrical device that triggers a single signal to occur three times at equally spaced time intervals.
C
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Road Scholar

Written Test Day

Participants 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 images.
B
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Scrambler

Hands-On Day

Teams design, build, and test a mechanical device, which uses the energy from a falling mass to transport an egg along a straight track as quickly as possible and stop as close to the center of a Terminal Barrier (TB) without breaking the egg.
C
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Storm the Castle

Hands-On Day

Prior to the competition, teams will design, construct and calibrate a single device capable of launching projectiles onto a target and collect data regarding device parameters and performance.
B
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WiFi Lab

Written Test Day & Hands-On Day

Teams must construct an antenna device prior to the tournament that is designed to transmit a signal at 2.4GHz and complete a written test on the principles of electromagnetic wave propagation.
C
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Astronomy

Written Test Day

Teams will demonstrate an understanding of Stellar Evolution and Variability.
C
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Can't Judge a Powder

Hands-On Day

Students will test and characterize one pure substance and then, based only on data they collect, answer a series of questions about that substance. Students will not be asked to identify the substance. Emphasis of this event is on the quality of data collected, answering questions about the substance and providing data to support their answers.
B
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Codebusters

Written Test Day

Teams will cryptanalyze and decode encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques for historical and modern advanced ciphers.
BC
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Detector Building

Written Test Day & Hands-On Day

Teams will build a durable Mass/Force Sensing Device that will accurately measure and display both voltage and actual masses of different solid samples ranging from 20 to 1,000 grams.
C
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Environmental Chemistry

Hands-On Day

This event will focus on fresh water (e.g., residential, industrial or natural), the identified pages of The Clean Water Act (1972 & 1977), wastewater operator’s certification manual (Indiana March 2018 revision) and its applications, various testing of particular analytes using standardized curves (either interpreted or created), and stabilization ponds, and introduction to the National Pretreatment Program.
C
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Fermi Questions

Written Test Day

Teams provide answers to a series of “Fermi Questions”; science related questions that seek fast, rough estimates of a quantity, which is either difficult or impossible to measure directly.
C
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Forestry

Written Test Day

Participants will be assessed on their knowledge of trees found in the United States that are on the Official Science Olympiad National Tree List.
BC
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Meteorology

States Only

Participants will use scientific process skills as well as qualitative and quantitative analyses to demonstrate an understanding of the factors that influence Everyday Weather.
B
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Rocks and Minerals

Written Test Day

Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of rocks and minerals.
BC
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Solar System

Written Test Day

Participants will demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of habitability within and beyond the Solar System.
B
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Trajectory

Hands-On Day

Prior to the competition, teams will design, construct and calibrate a single device capable of launching projectiles onto a target and collect data regarding device parameters and performance.
C
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Write It Do It

Written Test Day

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.
BC
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Bio Process Lab

States Only

This event is a lab-oriented competition involving the fundamental science processes of a middle school life science/biology lab program.
B
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Cell Biology

States Only

This event integrates content knowledge and process skills in the areas of cell biology and cellular biochemistry.
C
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Crave the Wave

Written Test Day

Competitors will demonstrate knowledge and process skills needed to solve problems and answer questions regarding all types of waves and wave motion.
B
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Disease Detectives

Written Test Day

Participants will use investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability in populations or groups of people.
BC
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Exp & Data Analysis (VA)

Written Test Day

Students will design an experiment and answer questions on data analysis, procedures, and techniques.
BC
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Flight

States Only

Prior to the tournament, teams will design, construct and test free flight rubber-powered aircraft to achieve maximum time aloft.
BC
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Green Generation

Written Test Day

Students will demonstrate an understanding of general ecological principles, the history and consequences of human impact on our environment, solutions to reversing trends and sustainability concepts.
BC
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Remote Sensing

States Only

Participants will use remote sensing imagery, data, and computational process skills to complete tasks related to climate change processes in the Earth system.
C
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Roller Coaster

Hands-On Day

Prior to the competition, teams design, build, and test a Roller Coaster track to guide a ball/sphere that uses gravitational potential energy as its sole means of propulsion to travel as close as possible to a Target Time.
B
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Sounds of Music

Written Test Day & Hands-On Day

Teams must construct and tune one device prior to the tournament based on a one-octave 12-tone equal tempered scale and complete a written test on the physics of sound and music concepts.
B
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Wheeled Vehicle

Hands-On Day

Teams must design, build, and test one Vehicle that uses a non-metallic, elastic material as its sole means of propulsion to travel a distance as quickly and accurately as possible.
B
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