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2018-19 Events and Coaches

We are still looking for coaches for many our events. Please let us know if you are interested. Topics include:

Event Descriptions:

Anatomy and Physiology -- test event

Participants will be assess on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology for the human cardiovascular, lymphatic and excretory systems.

Battery Buggy -- build event

Teams will construct a vehicle that uses electrical energy as its sole means of propulsion, quickly travels a specified distance, and stops as close as possible to the target point.

Boomilever -- build event CO-COACH NEEDED

Teams will design and build a boomilever meeting requirements specified in the rules supporting a minimum load and to achieve the highest structural efficiency.

Circuit Lab -- lab event

Teams must complete tasks, for example a task on a bread board, and answer questions about electricity and magnetism.

Codebusters -- test event

Teams will cryptanalyze (decode) encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques and show skill with advanced ciphers by encrypting or decrypting a message.

Crime Busters -- lab event COACH NEEDED

Given a scenario, a collection of evidence, and possible suspects, student teams will perform a series of tests. The test results along with other evidence will be used to solve a crime.

Density Lab -- lab event COACH NEEDED

Participants compete in activities and answer questions about mass, density, number density, area density, concentration, pressure, and buoyancy.

Disease Detectives -- lab event

Participants will use their investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, inquiry, health, and disability in population of groups of people.

Dynamic Planet -- test event COACH NEEDED

Students will use process skills to complete tasks related to glaciers, glaciation and long term climate change.

Elastic Launched Glider -- build event -- Weekend marathon build sessions and Friday night flights in winter

Prior to the tournament, teams design, construct, and test elastic-launched gliders to achieve the maximum time aloft.

Experimental Design -- lab event COACH NEEDED

This event will determine the participant's ability to design, conduct, and report the findings of an experiment conducted entirely on site. Teams of up to three participants.

Fossils -- test event COACH NEEDED

Teams demonstrate their knowledge of ancient life by completing selected tasks at a series of stations including fossil identification, answering questions about classification, habitat, ecologic relationships, behaviors, environmental adaptions and the use of fossils to date and correlate rock units.

Heredity -- test event COACH NEEDED

Participants will solve problems and analyze data or diagrams using their knowledge of the basic principles of genetics.

Herpetology -- test event

Participants will be assessed on their knowledge of amphibians and reptiles.

Meteorology -- test event

This event emphasizes understanding of basic meteorological principles with emphasis on analysis and interpretation of meteorological data, graphs, charts, and images.

Mystery Architecture -- build event

At the beginning of the event, teams will be given a bag of building materials and instructions for designing and building a device that can be tested. The devices will be either an elevated bridge, cantilever, tunnel, or arches.

Potions and Poisons -- lab event

This event is about chemical properties and effects of specified toxic and therapeutic chemical substances, with a focus on household and environmental toxins or poisons.

Road Scholar -- test event COACH NEEDED

Participants will answer interpretive questions that may use one or more state highway maps, USGS topographic maps, Internet-generated maps, road atlas or satellite/aerial images.

Roller Coaster -- build event

Prior to the competition, teams design, build, and test a Roller Coaster track to guide a ball or sphere that uses gravitational potential energy as its sole means of propulsion to travel as close as possible to a target time.

Solar System -- test event

Students will demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the geologic characteristics and evolution of the Earth's moon and other rocky bodies of the solar system, including dwarf planets.

Thermodynamics -- build event COACH NEEDED

Teams must construct an insulating device prior to the tournament that is designed to retain heat and complete a written test on thermodynamic concepts.

Water Quality -- test event COACH NEEDED

Participants will be assessed on their understanding and evaluation of aquatic environments.

Write It, Do It -- lab event

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.