To date, this year, we will run the following events at the 2020 NYC Regional Competition:
1. Anatomy & Physiology
3. Circuit Lab
4. Crime Busters
5. Density Lab
6. Disease Detectives
7. Dynamic Planet
8. Elastic Launched Glider
9. Experimental Design
10. Food Science
12. Game On
14. Simple Machines
16. Mission Possible
17. Mousetrap Vehicle
19. Ping Pong Parachute (Ceiling Height 27' (8.2m) with rafters at 23' (7m)
20. Reach for the Stars (R4TS)
21. Road Scholar - Each team will need a copy of the AAA map for North/South Dakota FOR EACH COMPETING TEAM. If needed, letter sized topo maps will be provided. You must bring the AAA maps with you to the competition as maps will not be provided. As so
22. Water Quality
23. Write It, Do It
** "Trial" events - Quiz Bowl & Duct Tape Challenge
The 2020 Rules Manual can be downloaded from the national website. Also, be sure to check the National website for the most current Rules Clarifications and Rule Changes.
Starting a Science Olympiad team is exciting for students, coaches and the entire school body. Learning new and wonderful academic events, building structures capable of holding up weight many times their own mass and opening the door to a nationally recognized science competition that will challenge your students more than they ever dreamed possible. But it can be a daunting task for those organizing and coaching the teams. You might wonder...
To make the “leap” into Science Olympiad a little easier, schools that are new to SciOly, or those who have not competed in the past 5 years, will be considered “new schools.” Sometimes new schools may even decide to begin their first year in SciOly with less than 15 students - some signing up as few as 5 kids for their first year! And yes, while "new" schools/teams compete against all other schools, one of these new teams will also be eligible to win the New School Award, which is an award earned by the new school whose team does the best in a combination of the following ten events:
So if this is your first year, don’t sweat it! Compete in all the events, or just focus on these ten events, and have fun!
The 2020 REGIONAL schedule is up!!! We will follow the State schedule for the NYC Regional Competition with the exception of a few ALL TEAM events to be run in the first time slot starting at 8:30 (which will further minimize any conflicts between events). I reserve the right to alter it slightly until early December - it depends on the number of teams that are registered. Rooms will be added at a later time.
You can download a copy of the schedule below.