Tennessee State University
Division C (High School) Events

2016 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Robot Arm: Prior to the competition, teams must design, build, document, and test one robotic device to move Scoreable Items.

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.

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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