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2021 Division C Event Descriptions

The following is the list of events that New Jersey Science Olympiad intends to hold at the 2021 Virtual State Finals Tournament.

Our ability to hold any specific event is dependant on our ability to confirm an Event Supervisor for that event.
As Event Supervisors are confirmed, we will update the Status column below to Confirmed.
Any event which has not been confirmed by April 1, 2021 will be canceled

Confirmed events may be removed if unforeseen circumstances occur.

Modification Type
Clarifications & Modifications
Anatomy & Physiology
(Skeletal, Muscular & Integumentary)
Participants will be assessed on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology for the human Skeletal, Muscular and Integumentary systems.
Teams will demonstrate an understanding of Star and Galaxy Formation and Evolution.
Chemistry Lab
(aqueous solutions & acids/bases)
Exam Only

Teams will answer a series of questions involving the science processes of chemistry focused in the ares of Aqueous Solutions and Acids and Bases.

Circuit Lab
Exam Only
Participants must answer questions about electricity and magnetism.
Teams will cryptanalyze and decode encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques for historical and modern advanced ciphers.
Designer Genes

Participants will solve problems and analyze data or diagrams using their knowledge of the basic principles of genetics, molecular genetics and biotechnology.

Disease Detectives
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 physical and geological oceanography.
Experimental Design
This event will determine a participant's ability to design, conduct and report the findings of an experiment.
Dry Lab Only

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

Teams identify and classify fossils and demonstrate their knowledge of ancient life by completing tasks related to interpretation of past environments and ecosystems, adaptations and evolutionary relationships, and use of fossils in dating and correlating rock units.
GeoLogic Mapping

Teams will demonstrate understanding in the construction and use of topographic maps, geologic maps, and cross sections, and their use in forming interpretations regarding subsurface structures and past depositional environments.

Exam Only

Teams will complete a written test on simple and compound machine concepts.

Participants will be assessed on their knowledge of North American birds.
Protein Modeling
Students will use computer visualization and online resources to construct a physical model of a protein that is being used with CRISPR Cas9 to edit plant and animal genomes. This year's event will focus on modifications to Cas9 that make it useful for base-editing.
Sounds of Music
Exam Only

Teams must complete a written test on the physics of sound and music concepts.

Water Quality
(Marine & Estuary)
Exam Only
Participants will be assessed on their understanding and evaluation of marine and estuary aquatic environments.