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2 Science Olympiad Mission The mission of the Science Olympiad is to promote and improve student interest in science and improve the quality of k-12 science education throughout the nation. The purpose of the competition is to emphasize problem solving, develop teamwork, make science exciting, promote a commitment to excellence, and attract more students to careers related to science.

3 Crave the Wave 2 nd year for this event Division B ( grades 6- 9)

4 Description “Students will demonstrate knowledge and process skills needed to solve problems and answer questions regarding all types and areas of waves and wave motion.”

5 National Science Education Standards Crave the Wave is not just an interesting, fun event but also a challenging one based on several National Science Education Standards.

6 National Science Education High School Standard B Physical Science - Physical science focuses on science facts, concepts, principles, theories, and models that are important for all students to know, understand, and use. H.B.5.b – H.B.6.a,b

7 National Science Education Standards H.B.5 - Conservation of energy and increase in disorder b. All energy can be considered to be either kinetic energy, which is the energy of motion; potential energy, which depends on relative position; or energy contained by a field, such as electromagnetic waves.

8 National Science Education Standards H.B.6 - Interactions of energy and matter a. Waves, including sound and seismic waves, waves on water, and light waves, have energy and can transfer energy when they interact with matter.

9 National Science Education Standards H.B.6 - Interactions of energy and matter b. Electromagnetic waves result when a charged object is accelerated or decelerated. Electromagnetic waves include radio waves (the longest wavelength), microwaves, infrared radiation (radiant heat), visible light, ultraviolet radiation, x-rays, and gamma rays. The energy of electromagnetic waves is carried in packets whose magnitude is inversely proportional to the wavelength.

10 Event Parameters Team of up to 2 Scientific calculators are permitted A resource binder is permitted

11 Resource Binder All papers must be: 3-hole punched secured in a 3-ring binder so that none fall out Binder must fit in 3”x 12” x 12” without compression

12 Competition Approximate time of 50 minutes Students will be presented with questions and hands-on tasks at stations

13 Competition Students are required to: Draw and label diagrams Record observations Make predictions Interpret data Generate inferences Solve problems Formulate and evaluate hypothesis

14 Scoring the Event Points will be awarded for the accuracy and quality of the responses Ties will be broken using preselected questions

15 Topics Topics are divided into Regional (R), State (S), and (N) National categories.

16 Regional General Wave Characteristics Wave Types Wave Phenomenon Electromagnetic Waves Spectroscopy

17 General Wave Characteristics (R) Wavelength ( ) Amplitude (a) Frequency (f) Period (T)

18 Wave Types (R) Transverse Longitudinal Surface Torsional

19 Wave Phenomenon: Sound & Light (R) Reflection Standing Waves Refraction Effects of Media Diffraction Doppler Effect Constructive & Destructive Interference

20 Electromagnetic Waves (R) Electromagnetic Spectrum Relationship between wavelength & frequency Energy carried by AM/FM waves Standard wavelength bands including uses and dangers

21 State Spectroscopy Earthquake / Seismic Waves

22 Spectroscopy (S) Absorption Spectra Primary Colors of Pigments Emission Spectra

23 Earthquake/Seismic Waves (S) P / S Waves Rayleigh Waves Love Waves Surface Waves ismic%20wave

24 National Boundary Effects aves.html

25 Boundary Effects (N) Breaking Ocean Waves Tsunamis unami.htm

26 Sample Activities (R) Label parts of a wave Determine frequency, period, and/or wavelength Determine angle of refraction of a prism Measure & label angle of incidence, angle of refraction, and normal on a mirror Listen to a recording and determine whether a truck is moving towards you or away from you

27 More Sample Activities (R) Identify type of light used to take pictures of various items or places Given papers with colored circles and a flashlight hidden inside a black box, determine the color of the filter over the flashlight Using a recording of two trucks, determine which one is moving faster Given graphs of 2 waves, draw the resulting wave formed (interference)

28 Sample Activities (S) Given p-wave & s- wave diagrams, determine the distance to the epicenter t/activities/earthquakes/index.html

29 Sample Activities (N) Measure the width of a hair using a laser Label and describe the action of a breaking waves and the environmental impact when these waves increase during storm surges


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