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2022 Division C 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.
Astronomy Teams will demonstrate an understanding of Star and Galaxy Formation and Evolution.
Bridge Teams will design and build a Bridge (Structure) meeting requirement specified in these rules to achieve the highest structural efficiency.
Cell Biology This event integrates content knowledge and process skills in the areas of cell biology and cellular biochemistry.
Chemistry Lab
(Aqueous Solutions & Redox Reactions)
Teams will complete one or more tasks and answer a series of questions involving the science processes of chemistry focused in the ares of Aqueous Solutions & Redox Reactions.
Codebusters Teams will cryptanalyze and decode encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques for historical and modern advanced ciphers.
Detector Building Teams will build a durable temperature sensing device that will accurately measure and display temperatures between zero degrees Celsius to 75 degrees Celsius to determine the temperature of four different water samples.
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
Teams will complete tasks related to hydrology.
Environmental Chemistry This event will focus on fresh water (e.g., residential, industrial or natural), The Clean Water Act of 1972 and 1977, wastewater operator's certification manual (Indiana March 2018 version) and its applications, and various testing of particular analytes using standardized curves, either interpreted or created.
Experimental Design This event will determine a participant's ability on-site to design, conduct and report the findings of an experiment.

Given a scenario and some possible suspects, students will perform a series of tests. These tests, along with other evidence or test results, will be used to solve a crime.

Gravity Vehicle Teams design, build and test one Vehicle and Ramp that uses the Vehicle's gravitational potential energy as its sole means of propulsion to reach a target as quickly and accurately as possible.
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.

It's About Time Teams will answer questions related to time and they may construct and bring one non-electrical device to measure time intervals between 10 and 300 seconds.
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.
Remote Sensing Participants will use remote sensing imagery, data and computational process skills to complete tasks related to climate change processes in the Earth system.
Rocks and Minerals Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of rocks and minerals.

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.

Wifi Lab
Teams must construct an antenna device prior to the tournament that is designed to transmit a signal at 2.4GHz and complete a written test on the principles of electromagnetic wave propagation.
Wright Stuff Prior to the competition teams design, construct and test free flight rubber-powered monoplanes or biplanes to achieve maximum time aloft.
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.