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Science Olympiad. Science Olympiad Competition will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8am – 6pm Mountainside Middle School 11256 N 128th Street Scottsdale , AZ. Science Olympiad. Fill out your information sheet Take it home and discuss the competitions with your parents

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science olympiad

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad Competition will be held on

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8am – 6pm

Mountainside Middle School

11256 N 128th Street

Scottsdale, AZ

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Science Olympiad
  • Fill out your information sheet
  • Take it home and discuss the competitions with your parents
  • If your parents are ok with you participating, and you can commit to being there on the day of the event, have them sign the sheet and return to Mrs. Kaminer
  • We are only taking 1 team to Science Olympiad
  • We won’t be sure which events you’ll be participating in until the event is closer and we receive the schedule for Science Olympiad.
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Science Olympiad
  • Teams of 2 compete in events throughout the day
  • Competition is held in Scottsdale at Mountainside Middle School.
  • The event lasts ALL DAY. We leave school at 6 am and return around 7:30 pm
  • We carpool out together as a team and set up our area.
  • Teams compete in their events throughout the day.
  • Once events are finished, there is a break while the judges tally scores
  • Award ceremony is held at the end of the day
  • Carpool back to school.
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Science Olympiad
  • There are several events
  • They change every year
  • If you decide to join the team, we will meet twice a month (more often the month of the event) to help you prepare
  • We will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.
  • You will choose 2 – 4 events to participate in with a partner.
  • At each meeting you will practice/study/discuss your events to prepare
  • You will need to prepare and study at home also
  • YOU MUST BE COMMITTED TO THIS COMPETITION! If you quit at the last minute that is unfair to your partner/team.
2013 events
2013 Events
  • This years events
events
Events
  • Anatomy - Teams will be tested on their knowledge of anatomy and health concepts including nervous and digestive systems.
  • Environmental Quality
  • Heredity - Students will solve problems and analyze data or diagrams using their knowledge of the basic principles of genetics.
  • Shock Value - Students will compete in activities involving basic understanding of electricity, magnetism and simple electrical devices.
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Events
  • Crime Busters - Teams will 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 - This event requires students to apply principles of epidemiology to a published report of a real-life health situation or problem. (Food Borne Illness)
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Events
  • Dynamic Planet - Teams will work at stations that display a variety of earth science materials and related earth science questions. (Glaciers)
  • Experimental Design - Given a set of unknown objects, teams will design, conduct, analyze and write-up an experiment.
  • Food Science - Using their understanding of the chemistry and physical properties of baking ingredients, teams will answer questions at a series of stations.
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Events
  • Forestry - This event will test student knowledge of North American trees that are on the Official National Tree List.
  • Keep the Heat - Teams must construct an insulated device prior to the tournament that is designed to retain heat. Students must also complete a written test on thermodynamic concepts.
  • Meteorology - This event involves the use of process skills as applied to meteorology (Everyday weather).
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Events
  • Reach for the Stars - Students will demonstrate an understanding and basic knowledge of the properties and evolution of stars, open clusters and globular clusters, and normal and star-forming galaxies.
  • Road Scholar - Requires the accurate interpretation and understanding of various map features using a variety of road and topographic maps.
  • Rocks and Minerals - Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of rocks and minerals.
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Sounds of Music - Prior to the competition, students will build two instruments based on a 12 tone tempered scale, prepare to describe the principles behind their operation and be able to perform a major scale, a required melody and a chosen melody with each

  • Bommilever - Students will build a cantilevered wooden structure.
  • Helicopters - Students will construct and test free flight rubber-powered helicopters prior to the tournament to achieve maximum flight times.
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Mission Possible – Prior to the competition, participants will design, build, test and document a "Rube Goldberg-like device" that completes a required Final Task using a sequence of consecutive tasks.

  • Mousetrap Vehicles – Teams will design, build and test a vehicle using one mousetrap as the sole means of propulsion to reach a target as quickly, accurately and close to their predicted time as possible.
  • Metric Mastery – Students will demonstrate an intuitive feeling for estimating then measuring metric units including mass, volume, area, surface area, force, distance, time and temperature.
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Rotor Egg Drop – A team will construct a helicopter device which uses one or more helicopter rotors to safely transport a raw chicken egg from a specified height to the floor.

  • Write It Do It - A technical writing exercise where students write a description of a contraption and other students will attempt to recreate it using only the written description.