Inquiry and Nature of Science

Welcome to the Inquiry and Nature of Science Page! Here, you will be able to find descriptions and resources regarding your event, a link to the GroupMe specifically for this category, and other information you may find important. Make sure to reach out to your event captain, Pranav Batchu, if you have any questions.

This page will be updated consistently throughout the year, so make sure to check back often to see any new resources or updates!

Click on any of the below links for access to the official science olympiad page for each event, as well as resources that will guide you towards being successful in that event!

Inquiry and Nature of Science events:

  • Codebusters: Teams will cryptanalyze and decode encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques for historical and modern advanced ciphers.

  • Experimental Design: This event will determine the participant’s ability to design, conduct, and report the findings of an experiment entirely on-site.

  • Fermi Questions: In this event, 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.

  • Write It Do It: One participant will write a description of an object and how to build it. The other participant will attempt to construct the object from this description.