New this year: Food Science, Machines, Mission Possible, Mousetrap Vehicle, Ornithology, Ping-Pong Parachute, Reach for the Stars
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Note: This page lists the original National 23 events. For tournament specific events, please click on Tournament, Tournaments, then click Events.
2019 Division B Events (Middle School)
CollapseCategory: Earth & Space Science
 Dynamic PlanetAcademicMore...Students will use process skills to complete tasks related to glaciation and long-term climate change.
 FossilsAcademicMore...Teams demonstrate their knowledge of ancient life by completing selected tasks at a series of stations including but not limited to fossil identification, answering questions about classification, habitat, ecologic relationships, behaviors, environmental adaptations and the use of fossils to date and correlate rock units.
 MeteorologyAcademicMore...This event emphasizes understanding of basic meteorological principles with emphasis on analysis and interpretation of meteorological data, graphs, charts, and images.
 Reach for the StarsAcademicMore...This event will test knowledge of amphibians, turtles, crocodilians & reptiles.
 Road ScholarAcademicMore...Teams will answer interpretive questions that may use one or more state highway maps, USGS topographic maps, Internet-generated maps, a road atlas or satellite/aerial images.
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 Experimental DesignAcademicMore...This event will determine a team's ability to design, conduct, and report the findings of an experiment actually conducted on site.
 Game OnAcademicMore...This event will determine a team's ability to design and build an original computer game using the program Scratch incorporating the scientific theme provided to them by the supervisor.
 Ping-Pong ParachuteComboMore...Teams must construct an insulated device prior to the tournament that is designed to retain heat and complete a written test on thermodynamic concepts.
 Write It Do ItAcademicMore...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.
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 Anatomy & Physiology AcademicMore...Participants will be assessed on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology for the human Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Excretory systems.
 Disease DetectivesAcademicMore...Students will use their investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health, and disability in populations or groups of people with a focus on Food Borne Illness.
 HeredityAcademicMore...Participants will solve problems and analyze data or diagrams using their knowledge of the basic principles of genetics.
 OrnithologyAcademicMore...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.
 Water QualityAcademicMore...Participants will be assessed on their understanding and evaluation of aquatic environments.
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 Circuit LabComboMore...Participants must complete tasks and answer questions about electricity and magnetism.
 Crime BustersAcademicMore...Given a scenario, a collection of evidence, and possible suspects, students will perform a series of tests that along with other evidence will be used to solve a crime.
 Density LabComboMore...Participants compete in activities and answer questions about mass, density, number density, area density, concentration, pressure, and buoyancy.
 Food ScienceAcademicMore...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.
 MachinesBuildMore...Prior to the tournament teams design, construct, and test elastic-launched gliders to achieve the maximum time aloft.
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 BoomileverBuildMore...Teams will design and build a Boomilever meeting requirements specified in these rules supporting a minimum load and to achieve the highest structural efficiency.
 Elastic Launched GlidersBuilldMore...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.
 Mission PossibleBuildMore...Prior to the competition, teams design, build, and test a roller coaster track to guide a vehicle that uses gravitational potential energy as its sole means of propulsion to travel as close as possible to a target time, while minimizing the height of the vehicle with bonuses for gaps.
 Mousetrap VehicleBuildMore...This event is about chemical properties and effects of specified toxic and therapeutic chemical substances, with a focus on household and environmental toxins and poisons.