Division C Event Descriptions for 2017
Anatomy & Physiology (B/C) - This event encompasses the anatomy and physiology of selected body systems, this year limited to nervous and endocrine systems and sense organs.
Astronomy (C) - Teams will demonstrate an understanding of stellar evolution and Type Ia supernova.
Awesome Aquifers (C) - This event is replacing Hydrogeology in Florida at all regionals. Students will construct an aquifer and answer questions about groundwater concepts.
Chemistry Lab (C) - Teams will demonstrate chemistry laboratory skills and answer questions related to thermodynamics and gas laws.
Disease Detectives (B/C) - Students will use investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability in populations or groups of people with a focus on Food Borne Illness.
Dynamic Planet (B/C) - Students will demonstrate an understanding of the large-scale processes affecting the structure of Earth's crust (Tectonics).
Ecology (B/C) - Students will answer questions involving content knowledge and process skills in the area of ecology and adaptations in featured North American biomes.
Electric Vehicle (C) - Teams must design, build and test one vehicle that uses electrical energy as its sole means of propulsion to travel as quickly as possible and stop close to a Target Point.
Experimental Design (B/C) - Given a set of unknown objects, teams will design, conduct, analyze and write-up an experiment.
Forensics (C) - Students will identify polymers, solids, fibers, and other materials in a crime scenario.
Game On (C) - This event will determine a team's ability to design and build an original computer game incorporating the theme provided to them by the supervisor using the program Scratch.
Helicopters (C) - Prior to the tournament teams design, construct and test free flight rubber-powered helicopters to achieve maximum time aloft.
Hovercraft (B/C) - Competitors may construct a self-propelled air-levitated vehicle with up to two battery-powered motors that turn one propeller each to levitate and move the vehicle down a track. Competitors must also be tested on their knowledge of classic mechanics and related topics
Invasive Species (B/C) - This event will test student knowledge of invasive species in local and national ecosystems.
Materials Science (C) - Teams will answer a series of questions or complete tasks involving the science processes of chemistry focused in the areas of materials science.
Microbe Mission (B/C) - Teams will answer questions, solve problems, and analyze data pertaining to microbes.
Optics (B/C) - Teams must participate in an activity involving positioning mirrors to direct a laser beam towards a target. Teams must also be tested on their knowledge of geometric and physical optics.
Remote Sensing (C) - Participants will use remote sensing imagery, data and computational process skills to complete tasks related to climate change processes in the Earth system.
Robot Arm (C) - Prior to the competition, teams must design, build, document and test one robotic device to move scoreable items.
Rocks and Minerals (B/C) - Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of rocks and minerals
Towers (B/C) - Prior to the competition, teams will design and build a Tower meeting requirements
Wind Power (B/C) - Teams will build a blade assembly that consists of any kind of propeller/pinwheel/rotor attached to a CD which will be used to capture wind power. Students will also be tested on their knowledge relating to alternative energy.
Write It/Do It (B/C) - A technical writing exercise where students write a description of a contraption and other students will attempt to recreate it using only the written description.