here. - Mesa Verde Science Olympiad

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National Science Olympiad
Events Descriptions
Science Olympiad at Mesa Verde
Q&A
Sign-up Time
MVMS SO 2011
9/15/2010
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3rd at Regionals (24 schools)
3rd at State (162 schools)
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“Science Olympiad is an international non-profit organization
devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing
student interest in science and providing recognition for
outstanding achievement in science education ...”
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5,700 Teams in the U.S.
Regional, State and National Competitions
Middle School (Div B) and High School (Div C)
Southern California State
◦ 162 schools, 26 make state competition (Div B)
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San Diego Region
◦ 24 schools, 71 teams competing (Div B)
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Sep 15
Sep 24
Oct 11
Oct 13
Kickoff
Applications Due
Team Assignments Released
Mesa Verde Coaches meeting
◦ Oct-Feb
Event Coaching
Nov 6
Feb 5
Event Workshop (BH Middle)
Regional Competition (RB High)
◦ Feb-Apr
State Team Coaching
April
State Competition (Long Beach)
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23 Events in 5 categories
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Life Sciences
Earth and Space
Physical Sciences
Technology and Engineering
Inquiry and the Nature of Science
Appropriate Number of Events per Student
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Study Events: 1.5+hrs/wk/event
Construction/Lab Events: 2+hrs/wk/event
3 or 4 Events for State Team
1st time Students - 1 or 2 events
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Respiratory System
Muscular System
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Microscopes
Graphs, Tables, Charts,
Calculations, Estimations
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Microbe-based diseases
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Microbe Parts & Roles
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North American
Birds
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Identification
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Classification
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Vocalizations
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Epidemiology
Questions
about scenarios
Food Borne Illness
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Taiga
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Tundra
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Earth’s Fresh Water
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“Limnology”
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Identification
Classification
Habitat, Ecological
Relationships,
Behaviors
Dating
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Severe Storms
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“Teams will demonstrate knowledge of the
Sun, planets and their satellites, dwarf
planets, comets, asteroids, the asteroid belt,
meteoroids, Oort Cloud and the Kuiper Belt.”
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Map Reading
◦ Topographic Maps
◦ Highway Maps
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Student-Created
Map
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“Students will compete in activities involving
basic understanding of electricity, magnetism
and simple electrical devices.”
Hands On Experimentation
Theoretical Knowledge
Practical Knowledge
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Geometric Optics
Physical Optics
Laser Mirror Exercise
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Construct and Calibrate a “Trebuchet”
Distance and Accuracy
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Chromatography
Hair/Fiber Analysis
Liquid Analysis
Metal Analysis
Powder Analysis
Physical Evidence
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“Students will test and characterize one single
substance and then, based only on data they
collect, answer a series of questions...”
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Construct a Tower to
Carry a Specified
Load
Lightest Weight
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“Teams must construct a device on-site to
solve an engineering challenge.”
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Bridge
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Tower
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Cantilever
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“Teams will construct a vehicle that uses
electrical energy as its sole means of
propulsion, quickly travels a specified
distance, and stops
as close as possible
to the finish dot.”
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Build and Launch
a bottle rocket
Longest Flight
Time
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Use Internet, Excel, Word
Research, Compute, Chart, Write
Weather and
Severe Storms
www.noaa.gov
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“Given a set of unknown objects, teams will
design, conduct, analyze and write-up an
experiment.”
Problem Statement
Hypothesis
Variable
Control
Materials
Procedure
Qualitative Observation
Quantitative Data
Graph
Statistics
Analysis & Interpretation
Possible Errors
Conclusion
Further Use
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Construct an Aquifer
Answer Questions
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Write a description
of a contraption
Recreate the
contraption from
the description
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Up to 15 Students per Team
4-6 Teams
Selection Factors
◦ Student & Coaching Preferences
◦ Scheduling Logistics
◦ Team Competitiveness
2009 Event Schedule
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2009 Event Schedule
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Coaches
◦ Begin Practices no later than Oct 27th
◦ Stick with your event
◦ Coach thru State Competition
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Students
◦ Stick with your events
◦ Go to practices
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Be Flexible on Scheduling Practices
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Coaches (23) and Co-Coaches (23)
◦ Weekly Meetings
◦ Mutually agreed meeting times
◦ Home, School, Library, etc.
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Other Volunteering
Cost $50 - $65 - $80
Volunteer Clearance
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T-Shirts (1)
◦ Collect Orders, Vendor Contact, Distribution
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Inventory (2)
Event Resources (1)
◦ Collect and distribute resources for coaches
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Fund Raising (1)
◦ Companies, Individuals
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Competition Day Logistics (1)
Food (1)
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Return Application Form with Payment by
Sept 24th.
Get Volunteer Clearance by Oct 13th
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Current TB test
Code of Conduct Form
Megan’s Law Form
Fingerprint
or Volunteer Site
Transfer Request
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Level 2 clearance is required by PUSD for
unsupervised work with students.
 Current TB Test (valid for 4 years)
 PUSD Volunteer Code of Conduct
 Megan’s Law Form
 Level 2 Fingerprinting
Contact: Vandana Awasthi when have
completed the process.
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Do you already have…
 Level 2 clearance at Mesa Verde?
◦ Just inform us and you’re set!
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Level 2 clearance at another school?
◦ Turn in the Transfer form and you’re done
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Level 1 clearance at another school?
◦ Turn in the transfer form for Level 1
◦ Get Level 2
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No clearances yet?
◦ Get Level 1 and 2
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TB Test can be done at
PUSD or your provider
For Fingerprinting, take
the note from the
Principal to the District
Office with a picture ID.
MVMS_SO_2009
9/10/2008
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Megan’s Law
Code of Conduct
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Site Transfer Request
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General Info
Event List
Calendar
Forms
Resources (register)
Contact Info
Etc.
Link from
MVMS
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Add your name to the Email Contact List
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Sign up for “Other Volunteering” if you can
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Pick-up Principal’s Clearance Form
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Pick-up/Complete Application Forms
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National SO: http://soinc.org/
Regional SO: http://www.sandiegoso.org/
Mesa Verde SO: http://mvmsso.webs.com
Mesa Verde SO Committee:
[email protected]
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Committee Members
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Brad Chang ([email protected])
Kim Chevallier ([email protected])
Dr. Truong ([email protected])
Bing Wang ([email protected])
Emma Wang ([email protected])
Treasurer
◦ Amy Wu ([email protected] )
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Volunteer Clearance
◦ Vandana Awasthi ([email protected])
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