Division C

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Division C Science Olympiad is for high school students, in 9th to 12th grade. Out of the fifteen students on the team, a maximum of seven members can be in 12th grade. All students on the team must be from the membership school.

Potential 2011-2012 Events:

Anatomy & Physiology (Respiratory, Excretory, Digestive)

Teams must answer questions pertaining to the structure and function of the Respiratory, Excretory, and Digestive systems as well as understand the health effects of diseases on these systems.


The event tests participants on their knowledge of the math and physics of galaxies.

Chem Lab

Teams must demonstrate theoretical knowledge of Redox reactions and periodicity as well as complete a lab relating to the concepts of Redox reactions and/or periodicity.

Disease Detectives

The event tests participants on their knowledge of epidemiology with respect to foor-borne illnes.

Dynamic Planet (Earth's Fresh Water)

Teams must answer questions regarding Earth's fresh water including lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands, and groundwater and how their processes change the Earth.

Experimental Design

The event tests participants ability to develop, execute, analyze, and record an experiment in a short amount of time.

Fermi Questions

Teams must use critical thinking and estimation skills to estimate the order of magnitude of quantities that are difficult to explicitly measure or test.


The event tests participants ability to identify clues such as powders, polymers, and fibers to ascertain the perpetrator of a crime.


Teams must identify and answer questions about trees of North America.

Gravity Vehicle

The event requires that students build a vehicle prior to competition that uses gravity to propel it out a given distance.


Teams must build a helicoptor prior to competition that stays in the air for as long as possible.

Keep The Heat/Thermodynamics Lab

The event requires that participants answer questions about the principles of thermodynamics. Additionally, a device must be designed to try to minimize the heat lost from a beaker of water.

Microbe Mission

Teams must be familiar with certain microbes and answer questions as well as analyze data about them.


The event requires that participants answer questions about geometric and physical optics as well as complete an on-site laser shoot activity.

Protein Modeling

Teams must model proteins off and on site which are involved in the regulation of apoptosis. Additionally, participants will be tested on the structure and function of proteins in general.

Remote Sensing (Hydrosphere)

The event requires that participants analyze maps and satellite images and answer questions about the Hydrosphere.

Robot Arm

Teams must construct a non-autonomous robotic arm that manipulates and transports various objects.

Rocks & Minerals

The event requires that participants identify and answer questions involving rocks and minerals.

Sounds Of Music

Teams must construct two musical instruments prior to competition which will be graded on craftsmanship and quality of music. Additionally, students must answer questions involving the physics of sound and music.

Technical Problem Solving

The event requires that participants accurately gather data.


Teams must construct a tower out of wood that efficiently holds a mass attached to a chain running down the center of the tower.

Water Quality/Ecology

The event requires that participants understand factors that effect the quality of water and understand ecological principles of water biomes.

Write It Do It

One participant must create a written description of an object and how to assemble it. A second participant will then re-create the object using nothing but their partner's written instructions.