List of Events – C

Division C – High School at the Arkansas Science Olympiad State Tournament (2024-2025)

  1. Air Trajectory: 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.
  2. Anatomy and Physiology: participants will be assessed on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology for the human Integumentary, Muscular, and Skeletal systems.
  3. Astronomy: Teams will demonstrate an understanding of Stellar Evolution: Star Formation & Exoplanets.
  4. Bungee Drop: Each team will design one elastic cord to conduct two separate drops at a given height(s) and attempt to get a drop mass, placed in a bottle, as close as possible to, but without touching, a landing surface.
  5. Chem Lab: Teams will complete one or more tasks and answer a series of questions involving the science processes of chemistry focused in the areas of Periodicity and Equilibrium.
  6. Disease Detectives: Students will use investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability in populations or groups of people.
  7. Dynamic Planet: Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the processes involving the cryosphere of the Earth including glaciers and other ice formations and processes.
  8. Ecology: Participants will answer questions involving content knowledge and process skills in the area of ecology and adaptations in featured North American biomes (Deserts and Grasslands).
  9. Entomology: Students will be asked to identify insects and selected immature insects by order and family, answer questions about insects, and use or construct a dichotomous key.
  10. Fossils: Teams identify and classify fossils and demonstrate their knowledge of ancient life. Tasks will be related to interpretation of past environments and ecosystems, adaptations, evolutionary relationships, and the use of fossils in dating and correlating rock units.
  11. 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 on Earth and other planetary bodies.
  12. Helicopter: Prior to the tournament, teams will construct, collect data on test flights, analyze and optimize a free flight rubber-powered helicopter to achieve maximum time aloft.
  13. Materials Science: Teams will complete lab activities and answer a series of questions related to the materials science of ceramics with an emphasis on chemical and crystalline structure, and behavior.
  14. Microbe Mission: teams will answer questions, solve problems and analyze data pertaining to microbes.
  15. Robot Tour: Teams design, build, program and test one Robotic Vehicle to navigate a track to reach a target at a set amount of time as accurately and efficiently as possible.
  16. Tower: Teams will design and build a Tower (Structure) meeting requirements specified in these rules to achieve the highest structural efficiency.
  17. Wind Power: Teams construct a blade assembly device prior to the tournament that is designed to capture wind power and complete a written test on the principles of alternative energy.
  18. 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 the description.