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2022 Division B Event Descriptions

Note: This is a list of all events available in the 2022 Science Olympiad Rules Manual. New Jersey is working to confirm the specific events to be held at to provide modifications.


Anatomy & Physiology
(Nervous, Sense Organs, Endocrine)
Participants will be assessed on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology for the human Nervous, Sense Organs and Endocrine systems.
Bio-Process Lab This event is a lab-oriented competition involving the fundamental science processes of a middle school life science/biology lab program.
Bridge Teams will design and build a Bridge (Structure) meeting requirement specified in these rules to achieve the highest structural efficiency.
Codebusters Teams will cryptanalyze and decode encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques for historical and modern advanced ciphers.
Crave the Wave

n this event competitors must demonstrate knowledge and process skills needed to solve problems and answer questions regarding all types of waves and wave motion.

Crime Busters

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.

Disease Detective
Participants will use investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability in populations or groups of people
Dynamic Planet
(Hydrology)

Teams will complete tasks related to Hydrology.

Electric Wright Stuff Prior to the tournament teams design, construct, and test free flight electric-powered monoplanes to achieve maximum time aloft.
Experimental Design This event will determine a participant's ability on-site to design, conduct and report the findings of an experiment.
Food Science

Students will answer questions on food chemistry with a focus on sugars. In addition, participants will build a hydrometer capable of measuring sugar solutions between 1-10% (mass/volume).

Green Generation
(Aquatic, Air & Climate Change)

Students will demonstrate an understanding of general ecological principles, the history and consequences of human impact on our environment, solutions to reversing trends and sustainability concepts.

Meteorology
(Climate)
This event emphasizes understanding of basic meteorological principles associated with climate with emphasis on analysis and interpretation of meteorological data, graphs, charts and images.
Mission Possible Prior to the competition, participants design, build, test and document a Rube Goldberg-like device that completes required Start and Final Actions through a series of specific actions.
Mousetrap Vehicle Teams design, build and test one vehicle using one mousetrap as its sole means of propulsion to reach a target as quickly and accurately as possible.
Ornithology Participants will be assessed on their knowledge of North American birds.
Ping-Pong Parachute Prior to the tournament, teams will design, build and bring up to two bottle rockets to the tournament to launch a ping pong ball attached to a parachute to stay aloft for the greatest amount of time.
Road Scholar Participants 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.
Rocks and Minerals Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of rocks and minerals.
Solar System

Students will demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of planet formation and structure in our solar system and how it relates to that observed in extrasolar systems.

Sounds of Music

Teams must construct and tune one device prior to the tournament based on a one-octave 12-tone equal tempered scale and complete a written test on the physics of sound and music concepts.

Storm the Castle

Prior to the competition, teams will design, construct and calibrate a single device capable of launching projectiles onto a target and collect data regarding device parameters and performance.

Write It/Do It 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.