Pipetting Samples

Life, Personal, & Social Science

Anatomy and Physiology

A test event focusing on sense organs, the nervous system, and the endocrine system in the human body.

Cell Biology

In this knowledge and process event, teams will focus on concepts within cell biology and cellular biochemistry.

Disease Detectives

A test event where teams will use investigative skills for the study of disease, injury, health, and disability in groups of people.

Green Generation

In this test event, teams will demonstrate their understanding of ecological principles, sustainability, and the consequences and solutions to combat the impact of humans on the environment.

Ornithology

A test event in which teams will demonstrate their knowledge of North American birds.

Division c Events
Regional and State Levels

Earth and Space

EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE

Astronomy

A test event where teams will be assessed on their understanding of variability of low and mid-mass stars.

Dynamic Planet (Hydrology)

In this test event, teams will use quantitative analysis and processing skills to answer questions and interpret data, graphs, charts, or images related to world climate/climate change.

Remote Sensing

In this test event, teams will use computational process skills, and analyze data and remote sensing imagery to complete tasks related to climate change on Earth.

Rocks and Minerals

In this test event, teams will be assessed on their knowledge of a variety of rocks and minerals.

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PHYSICAL SCIENCE & CHEMISTRY

Chem Lab

In this lab event, teams will complete tasks and answer questions focused on chemistry concepts like aqueous solutions and oxidation/reduction.

Environmental Chemistry

In this test event, students will be assessed on the knowledge of chemistry concepts as they relate to the environment.

Forensics

In this lab event, teams will solve a mock crime scene scenario by analyzing data and performing tests on provided evidence.

It's About Time

Teams will answer questions related to time and construct a non-electrical device, such as a pendulum, water/sand glass or spring, capable of measuring time intervals of 10-300 seconds.

Trajectory

In this engineering challenge event, teams design, build and calibrate a device that can launch projectiles to hit targets.

WiFi Lab

​In this build event, teams will build an antenna device that can transmit a 2.4 GHz signal and answer questions related to electromagnetic wave propagation principles.

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

Bridge

An engineering challenge event where teams build a bridge structure to hold as much weight as possible.

Detector Building

In this engineering challenge event, teams will build a conductivity device that will measure and display voltage and NaCl concentrations for different water samples.

Gravity Vehicle

In this engineering challenge event, teams will design and build a vehicle and ramp that utilizes the vehicle’s gravitational potential energy as its only means of propulsion to reach a target.

Wright Stuff

In this engineering challenge event, teams will design and build a vehicle and ramp that utilizes the vehicle’s gravitational potential energy as its only means of propulsion to reach a target.

Technology Class

INQUIRY & NATURE OF SCIENCE

Codebusters

In this test event, teams will cryptanalyze and decode encrypted messages using a variety of modern and historical techniques and ciphers.

Experimental Design

In this lab event, teams will design, conduct, and report the results of a scientific experiment from start to finish in a limited time frame.

Ping Pong Parachute

In this engineering challenge event, teams design and build up to three bottle rockets to launch a ping pong ball attached to a parachute into the air to achieve the longest amount of time aloft.

Write It Do It

A technical writing exercise where teams write a description of a contraption and other teams will attempt to recreate it using only the written description.