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2019 Division B Event Descriptions

2019 Trial Event Information

At New Jersey Regional Tournaments, 12-14 select events from this list will be held. The list of events for each regional will be posted to the page for your regional tournament. At the state championship, we attempt to run every event, however, facilities and volunteer limitations may result in event cancellations.

Anatomy & Physiology
(Cardiovascular, Lymphatic & Excretory)
This event encompasses the anatomy and physiology of selected body systems, this year limited to the Cardiovascular, Lymphatic & Excretory systems.
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 Finish Point.
Boomilever 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 Participants must complete tasks and answer questions about electricity and magnetism.
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 crime.

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

Students will use investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability in populations or groups of people.

Dynamic Planet
(Glaciers)

Teams will use NGSS science and engineering practices to complete tasks related to physical and geological oceanography. This year will focus on glaciers.

Elastic Launched Glider Prior to the tournament teams design, construct, and test elastic launched gliders to achieve the maximum time aloft.
Experimental Design Given a set of unknown objects, teams will design, conduct, analyze and write-up an experiment.
Fossils 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.
Game On 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.
Heredity Participants will solve problems and analyze data or diagrams using their knowledge of the basic principles of genetics.
Herpetology This event will test knowledge of amphibians and reptiles.
Meteorology
(Everyday Weather)

This event involves the use of process skills to demonstrate a multidisciplinary understanding of the Earth systems and anthropogenic factors that influence world climate. This year will focus on everyday weather.

Mystery Architecture 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.
Potions and Poisons 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

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.

Roller Coaster 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.
Solar System 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.
Thermodynamics Teams must construct an insulated device prior to the tournament that is designed to retain heat and complete a written test on thermodynamic concepts.
Water Quality
(freshwater)
Participants will be assessed on their understanding and evaluation of aquatic environments.
Write It/Do It

A technical writing exercise where students write a description of a contraption and other students will attempt to recreate it using only the written description.