Presentation on theme: "Standley Middle School Science Olympiad"— Presentation transcript:
1Standley Middle School Science Olympiad San Diego Regional Science OlympiadMr. Carterx2306
2What is Science Olympiad? Annual Science Competition23 team eventsEach students competes (with a partner) in 2-3 eventsCompete against other San Diego Middle Schools at Rancho Bernado High & Middle School on February 2, (SATURDAY) during an all-day event.
3Science Olympiad Benefits Promotes teamwork & collaborationImproves study skillsExposure to science subjects outside of science classGreat addition to academic resume
4Science Olympiad Commitment 15 Weeks of training (October 22-February 2)2-3 hours per week (before school , after school and or during advisory)Students MUST attend and participate in all trainings and practices for their assigned events.Completion of work assignment by coach(es)Adherence to Standley rules
5Student Registration Form ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM:REGISTRATION FEE to FINANCIAL OFFICE:Complete Contact Information:Student Info.Parent Info.Read and sign acknowledgementLast day to sign-up: October 8th.$ Donatons Covers:-Standley’s Registration with Science Olympiad-Materials costs-Official Standley Middle School Science Olympiad Shirt-Please submit Donations to to the financial office by Oct 22
6Science Olympiad Event Selection Rank top 5 on Registration Form onlineStudents will be grouped by desired eventsBuild vs. Test EventsOnly 2 students per event so everyone is not guaranteed their first choice.If parent coaches, student gets their first choice with a friend.Try to give each student 1 build and 1 test event.Teams formed as soon as we have coaches for each event!
7Build Event: Elevated Bridge Teams will design, build & test the lightest bridge to carry a maximum load.
8Build Event: Trajectory Teams design, construct, calibrate and operate a device capable of launching a ball into a target using non-metallic elastic solids.Understand the dynamics of Slingshots or Catapult devices? Good at math or graphing?Engineering inclination
9Build Event: Battery Buggy 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 center of the finish line.
10Build Event: Junkyard Challenge Students will partially pre-construct a device with final construction and adaptation onsite to complete a published challenge.
11Build Event: Wright Stuff Teams will design and build a propeller propelled aerodynamic device for greatest time aloft.SO provides one kit per school.
12Test Event: Disease Detectives Students apply principles of epidemiology to a published report of a real-life health situation or problem.CSI fan?Do you have good logic skills, good detective?Written test skills
13Test Event: Compute This Teams will be presented with a problem which requires quantitative data capture from the Internet and the presentation of data in a graphical format.
14Test Event: FossilsStudents will identify, describe, and classify various specimens.
15Test Event: Pentathlon Teams will compete in an academic pentathlon to demonstrate their overall understanding of five major science content areas.
17Test Event: Science 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 crimeLike CSI? Want to be a forensics detective?Logic, analysis & verbal communication
18Test Event: AnatomyThis event encompasses the anatomy of the skeletal and muscular system.Interested in the human body?Want to be a doctor?Written and verbal tests skills
19Test Event: Ornithology This event will test knowledge of birds.If these creatures interest you can learn all about them and then test your knowledge.
20Test Event: Road Scholar Students will answer questions based on their ability to read state highway maps, internet- generated maps, road atlases, or USGS topographic maps.Do you always want to know where you are going and how to get there?Do you like navigating on the family vacation?
21Test Event: Meteorology Involves the use of process skills as applied to meteorology with respect to everyday weather.Are you in tune with the weather and good at math?Great event for surfers
22Test Event: Solar System Identify and/or know properties and evolution of sun-sized and massive stars, open clusters and globular clusters, and normal star forming galaxies.Are you a space cadet? Do you own a telescope?Good memorization skills, great at taking verbal and written tests
23Test Event: Write it Do it Technical writing exercise where students write a description of a contraption and other students will attempt to recreate it using only the written descriptionAbility to write clear instructionsAbility to decipher written instructions and construct a something
24Test Event: Shock Value (Circuits) Students will compete in activities involving basic understanding of electricity, magnetism and simple electrical devices.
25Test Event: Bio-Processes Lab A lab oriented competition involving fundamental science processes.Do you know the scientific method?Are you good at collecting data?Can you interpret data?
26Test Event: Dynamic Planet Teams will work at stations that display a variety of earth science materials and related earth science questions (earthquakes/ volcanoes).
27Test Event: Ecology (grasslands, Taiga) Students will answer questions involving content knowledge and process skills in the area of ecology and adaptation by examining different ecosystems.
28Test Event: Can’t Judge a Powder Students will test and characterize one pure substance and then, based only on data they collect, answer a series of questions about that substance.
29Test Event: Experimental Design Given a set of unknown objects, teams will design, conduct, analyze and write-up an experiment.
30Parent VolunteersIs there an event that you may want to coach? Please consider it even if you are not 100% comfortable. We are not looking for an expert, just someone willing to give their time to the students. Without volunteer coaches the team will not do as well since teachers can not possibly coach all the events.
31How do I become a Volunteer? Background CheckTB TestComplete and Return:Request to Conduct Volunteer Screening FormSchool Volunteer ApplicationCan be completed here at Standley:Shots: Tuesdays 9-10amRead: Thursdays 3-4pmCan also be completed at your own doctor.