Tennessee State University
Division C (High School) Events

2015 Events List

Air Trajectory: Prior to the competition, teams will design, construct, and calibrate a single device capable of launching projectiles into a target and collect data regarding device parameters and performance.

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

Bridge Building: The objectives of this event are for the team to design and build the lightest bridge with the highest structural efficiency that can span a given opening meeting the requirement specifications.

Bungee Drop: Each team will design one “elastic” cord to conduct two separate “drops” at a given height(s) and attempt to get a drop mass placed in a bottle as close as possible to, but without touching a landing surface (plane).

Cell Biology: Event integrates content knowledge and process skills in the areas of cell biology and cellular biochemistry.

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.

Compound Machines: The event includes activities and questions related to simple and compound machines.

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.

Entomology: Students will be asked to identify insects and selected immature insects by order and family, answer questions about insects, and use or construct a dichotomous key.

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.

Fossils: Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of ancient life by completing selected tasks at a series of stations. Emphasis will be on fossil identification and ability to answer questions about classification, habitat, ecologic relationships, behaviors, environmental adaptations and the use of fossils to date and correlate rock units.

Geologic Mapping: Teams will demonstrate understanding in the construction and use of topographic maps, geologic maps, and cross sections, and their use in forming interpretations regarding subsurface structures and geohazard risks.

Green Generation: Students will demonstrate an understanding of general ecological principles, the history and consequences of human impact on our environment, solutions to reversing trends and sustainability concepts.

It’s About Time: Teams will answer questions related to time and they may construct and bring one non-electrical device to measure time intervals between 10 and 300 seconds.

Mission Impossible: Prior to competition, teams must design, build, test, and document a “Rube Goldberg like Device” that completes a required final task using a sequence of consecutive action or energy transfers.

Protein Modeling: Students will use computer visualization and online resources to guide the construction of physical models of proteins and to understand how protein structure determines function.

Scrambler: Competitors must design, build, and test a mechanical device, which uses the energy from a falling mass to transport an egg along a track as quickly as possible and stop as close to the center of a terminal barrier without breaking the egg.

Technical Problem Solving: Teams will gather and process data to solve problems.

Wright Stuff: Prior to tournament teams design, construct, and test free flight rubber-powered monoplanes to achieve a maximum time aloft.

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.






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