Tennessee State University
Division C (High School) Events
2017 Events List
Anatomy and Physiology : Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic anatomy and physiology of the Cardiovascular, Integumentary, and Immune systems.
Astronomy: Teams will demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of mathematics and physics relating to stellar evolution and star and plane formation
Chemistry Lab: Teams will complete one or more tasks and answer a series of questions involving the science processes of chemistry focused in the areas of chemical reactions/stoichiometry and kinetics.
Disease Detectives: Students will use their investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health, and disability in populations or groups of people with a focus on Population growth.
Dynamic Planet: Teams will complete tasks related to physical and geological oceanography.
Ecology: Students will answer questions involving content knowledge and process skills in the area of ecology and adaptations in featured North American biomes.
Electric Vehicle: 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: This event will determine a team’s ability to design, conduct, and report the findings of an experiment actually conducted on site.
Forensics: Given a scenario and some possible suspects, students will perform a series of tests. These tests, along with other evidence or test results will be used to solve a crime.
Game On: 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: Prior to the tournament teams design, construct and test free flight rubber-powered helicopters to achieve maximum time aloft.
Hovercraft: 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.
Hydrogeology: Students will manipulate a groundwater computer model, answer questions about groundwater concepts, and evaluate solutions, based on hydrogeological evidence, to reduce anthropogenic effects on groundwater.
Invasive Species: This event will test student knowledge of invasive species in local and national ecosystems.
Materials Science: 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: Teams will answer questions, solve problems and analyze data pertaining to microbes
Optics: 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: 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: Prior to the competition, teams must design, build, document, and test one robotic device to move Scoreable Items.
Rocks and Minerals: Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of rocks and minerals.
Towers: Prior to the competition, teams will design and build a Tower meeting requirements specified in the rules to achieve the highest structural efficiency
Wind Power: Teams will build a blade assembly that consists of any kind of propeller/pinwheel/rotor attached to a compact disc (CD), which will be used to capture wind power. Students will also be tested on their knowledge regarding alternative energy.
Write it/Do it: One student will write a description of an object and how to build it, and then the other student will attempt to construct the object from the description.