Pentathlon

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This event is a mix of physical and academic challenges. There will be 5 physical and academic challenges to try and complete as quickly as possible. Team members will compete as a relay. Event will occur in all but hazardous weather.

Examples of Challenges

Academic

  • find the density of a solid
  • rank minerals by hardness
  • match specimens with phylum
  • sort planets in size/location
  • sort liquids by pH
  • list the most reactive element
  • name the least reactive elements
  • sort objects by density
  • label a plant and animal cell
  • order the planets by mass
  • Put waves in order by wavelength
  • Put identification classes in order (ex. Kingdom, Phylum...)
  • Match Scientists with discoveries
  • Putting items in timeline

etc.

Physical

  • bean bag throw
  • basket-ball dribbling
  • balance games
  • golf ball carried in a spoon over a distance
  • jumping rope
  • running with a ball between legs
  • sack racing
  • pogo stick hopping
  • Basket-ball shooting
  • soccer shooting
  • hula hooping
  • Jumping jacks
  • Riding tricycle around cones
  • Pushing something with broom

etc.

Team Challenges

Physical

  • Passing a ball back and forth and shooting
  • Getting Hula Hoop around human circle (holding hands)
  • Group Skis

Academic

Resources

Some good resources would be a general science textbook and/or an online quiz. You also will want to know your partners' stengths and weaknesses so you can decide who does what in the obstacle course or academic challenges (if subjects are disclosed, which they do not need to be)

Links

General Quizzes

http://chemistry.about.com/od/testsquizzes/l/blsciencequiz3.htm?lastQuestion= New York Coaches Conference [1]