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Events 2013-2014 CREATED BY ASHI AGRAWAL. 2013-2014 Events  Life, Personal, & Social  Anatomy & Physiology  Designer Genes  Disease Detectives  Entomology.

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1 Events CREATED BY ASHI AGRAWAL

2 Events  Life, Personal, & Social  Anatomy & Physiology  Designer Genes  Disease Detectives  Entomology  Water Quality  Earth + Space Science  Astronomy  Dynamic Planet  GeoLogic Mapping  Rocks and Minerals  Chemistry  Chemistry Lab  Forensics  Materials Science  Physics  Circuit Lab  Compound Machines  MagLev  Engineering  Boomilever  Elastic Launched Glider  Mission Possible  Scrambler  Scientific Inquiry  Experimental Design  Bungee Drop  Technical Problem Solving  Write It Do It

3 Anatomy & Physiology  Nervous System  Effect of Drugs  Integumentary System  Immune System  Study: Organs in each of the systems, how the systems interacts, disorders/diseases

4 Designer Genes  Based on genetics and molecular biology  Genetics  DNA  Replication  Punnett Square  Hardy-Weinberg Equilibirum  Molecular Biology  Introns/Exons  Mitosis/Meiosis  Leading/Lagging Strand

5 Disease Detectives  Focus: Environmental Quality  Hill’s Criteria for Causation  Epidemiological Triad + Chain of Transmission Triad  Types of Studies  Epi-Curves  Ten Steps to Investigating an Outbreak  CDC, the sponsor, has excellent resources

6 Entomology  Must be able to identify insects from 30 orders and 100 families  Need to be able to classify insects by order and family  Can use a field guide  Prepare to see pictures and/or live specimens: either could be used  Prepare to use microscopes

7 Water Quality  Identification of macroorganisms  Aquatic Ecology and Chemistry  Water Cycle/Nitrogen Cycle  Food Chains and Food Webs  Population Dynamics  Watershed Issues  Potable Water Treatment  Sedimentation Pollution  Harmful Species

8 Astronomy  Will often show diagrams/spectra/curves  Types of stars  Kepler’s laws, rotation, circular motion  Deep Sky Object (DSO) ID  Allowed a binder of notes/laptop of notes  Don’t rely on your notes!

9 Dynamic Planet  Focus: Glaciers  Traditionally allowed more notes  Basic Glacial Factors (What, Where, How)  Geology of Glaciers  Climatic Effects  Interglacial Periods

10 GeoLogic Mapping  Be able to read and create topographic maps, geologic maps, and geologic cross sections  Infer things such as landslide risk and flood risk  Major Geologic Structures

11 Rocks and Minerals  Need to be able to identify rocks and minerals to complete a written test  Should be able to identify them either based on pictures or specimens  Rocks: Igneous vs. Sedimentary vs. Metamorphic  Bowen’s Reaction Series (helps explain why certain minerals are found where)  Allowed to have a field guide

12 Chemistry Lab  Lab Event  Focuses: Equilibrium and Stoichiometry  Equilibrium:  Le Chatelier’s Principle  Different Types of Equilibria  Titration  Stoichiometry:  Finding a Limiting Reagent  Finding Percentage Composition  Balancing Chemical Equations and then using Dimensional Analysis

13 Forensics  Forensic Methods:  Polymer Testing  Chromatography  Mass Spectrometry  Fingerprints  DNA  Glass  Blood Spatters  Entomology  Seeds/Pollen  Tracks and Soil  Blood Typing  Bullet Striations  Given a scenario, possible suspects, and forensic materials, students are asked to solve the crime

14 Material Sciences  Properties and Characteristics of Metals, Ceramics, Polymers, and Composite Materials  Intermolecular Forces  Crystal Structures  Common Atomic PAcking  Surface Chemistry  Material Classes

15 Circuit Lab  Lab Event  Deals mostly with DC Current  Ohm’s Law  V = IR  Reading Resistors  Conventional Current vs. Electron Flow  Kirchhoff’s Laws

16 Compound Machines  New Event  A compound machine is a device that is made up of two or more simple machines.  May need to calculate IMA (ideal mechanical advantage), AMA (actual mechanical advantage), and efficiency

17 MagLev  Build Event/Written Test Event  Build a magnetically levitated car to run to a specified line  Must predict the time the car will take  Magnetic vs. Non-Magnetic Material  Polarity  Earth’s Magnetic Field  Magnetic Domains

18 Boomilever  Build Event  Built to hold a specified weight a given distance from a vertical surface

19 Elastic Launched Glider  Build Event  Consists of two parts: Flight Log, Glider that is launched by the pulling and release of a rubber loop

20 Mission Possible  Build Event  Construct and write a paper about a Rube Goldberg-esqe device  A modest number of steps that work well is better than a large number that are unreliable! scioly.org  Touching the device results in loss of points  Let the machine do the work  Un-official Categories: Mechanical Energy, Electrical Devices, Chemical Devices, Thermal Devices, and Optical Devices  Create an “Energy Transfer” List

21 Scrambler  Build Event  Create a device that transports a Large Grade A uncooked chicken egg 8-12 meters along a straight track as fast as possible  Length unknown before event  Score = 2 * [running time in seconds + stopping distance in cm]  Lowest score wins  Best of two runs

22 Experimental Design  Asked to create and to write-up an experiment  Grading rubric available online but not allowed in testing area  Several key parts:  Statement of Problem + Hypothesis  Variables + Control (Standard of Comparison)  Procedure  Observations and Statistics  Analysis + Experimental Error  Conclusion + Applications and Recommendations for Further Experimentation

23 Bungee Drop  Two trials between 3 and 7 meters: height not announced beforehand  Weights: grams; weight not announced beforehand  Necessary to calibrate the device: could use a formula or calibrate for weight and height  Goal: Get your device to drop as close as possible to the floor below, without touching  Better to get a higher score than to touch the floor, which automatically ranks you behind others

24 Technical Problem Solving  Possible Lab Event  Topics: Electrochemistry and Thermodynamics  Collect and analyze data to solve mathematical analysis  Wide range of test topics; good for those with a wide base of science knowledge

25 Write It Do It  Two team members: “The Writer” and “The Doer”  “The Writer”  25 minutes to write instructions  Use symbols that can be typed on a standard keyboard by pressing one button or shift + button  Must define all abbreviations and cannot use diagrams  “The Doer”  20 minutes to build from his/her teammate’s instructions  May have excess materials!  This event requires excellent communication!

26 Any Questions?  Advise you to try out for 3-4 events  Studying for one event may help you in studying for another  Ex. Forensics and Material Science work well together


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