Event Schedules / Clarifications

NEW this year only, 100 teams will earn a spot in the  Virtual Ohio Science Olympiad State Tournament hosted by The Ohio State University. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2021.

 

To Submit a Question or Review Answers to Previously Asked Questions 

2021 National Rule Clarifications/Changes

State Tournament Clarifications

The Ohio State University will not take custodial responsibility for minors while participating in the Ohio Science Olympiad Program. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones. Minors must be properly supervised at all times. 

Crime Busters (Division B)

Several questions on this year’s State crime Busters tests include linked videos to a private youtube channel.  Your students may be at a substantial disadvantage if they cannot access this channel due to firewalls or other technical issues.  In an effort to stem any potential problems, please have your crimebusters kids check this link from the computer they intend to use for state testing, and make sure this video is accessible.  We assume that if this video is accessible, they all should be.  Here is the link to test accessibility: https://youtu.be/MOuIWTBb27A   Please reach out to the State Office if your students cannot access this video, and no other system is available.

Experimental Design  (Division B)

Students will be expected to design and conduct an experiment involving one or more of the following topics:

  1. Conservation of energy
  2. Friction
  3. Inclined planes
  4. Gravitational force

Materials:

  • Meterstick
  • Stopwatch
  • Duct Tape
  • Marble
  • Rubber bouncy ball or golf ball
  • Tennis ball
  • Baseball or softball
  • 3 by 1 or 1.5-inch binder
  • Textbook
  • Paper towel, cloth towel, and cardboard large enough to cover the length of a book/binder
  • Wooden/plastic clipboard or other wooden/plastic flat surface

Experimental Design B Instructions Student Report Form

Game On (Division B)

All teams are required to use https://scratch.mit.edu/ platform to build their games. Please make sure to create a Scratch account prior to the competition. No pre-existing sprites or other game elements may be used.

Game On Instructions

Write It CAD It (Division B)

We will be using TinkerCAD found at https://www.tinkercad.com/ students will need to have an account. 
 
The WRITER will log in to the event using https://scilympiad.com/oh.  When logged into the event, there will be pictures of the CAD from multiple angles.  The writer will write within the Scilymiad platform.  Please stress to your students the importance of "clicking outside the box" or clicking save often. 

Write It CAD It Instructions

Ornithology (Division B/C)

Ornithology B/C will use the Official Bird List 

Experimental Design (Division C)

Instructions Prior to Testing Day (students will be told ahead of time):

  • For most questions, the answers/results shall be entered into Scilympiad. Answers to the sections listed below shall be hand-written and uploaded to a shared google drive folder. A link to that folder shall then be submitted through a shared link in a Google Form.

  • If students are unable to share files due to school safety and email restrictions, an email address will be released during the test so that the students may have their coach submit/email the files within 10 minutes of the test submission.

Experimental Design C Instructions

Protein Modeling Resources (State Tournament Resources)

Each team will need to read and use the following 3 papers for both Regionals and State tournaments.

AnzaloneKadamKomor

 

Write It CAD it  (Divison C)

We will be using TinkerCAD found at https://www.tinkercad.com/ students will not need to have an account, but obviously, having one will be helpful.
 
The WRITER will log in to the event using https://scilympiad.com/oh.  When logged into the event there will be pictures of the CAD from multiple angles.  The writer will write within the Scilymiad platform.  Please stress to your students the importance of "clicking outside the box" or clicking save often.  Students will have the option of either writing from pictures or from a copy of the CAD itself.  To access a 3D movable image they will not need an account.  To access the CAD file they will.  All three options exist for all writers.  If a writer chooses to open the CAD file or access the 3D image another device or browser may be helpful but is not necessary.  A tiny URL is provided.
 
The DOER will then also log into the platform.  They will be provided with the "writing" as well as a "TinkerCAD Classroom link."  The student will click the link and will enter the nickname of their team number.  (Specifically, team 1 will enter "team 1" [lowercase])  This will be a tiny URL so that students may easily use a second device to access TinkerCAD.
 
There will be one preloaded design that consists of all of the pieces.  The DOER will use the TinkerCAD platform and follow their WRITER's directions.  Relative positioning will matter but overall orientation (i.e. what is "north") will not be.  TinkerCAD will autosave.  Teams will be expected to have a second timer running so that they "log off" of TinkerCAD after 20 minutes.  Teams who wish to submit early to receive tie-breaking credit will submit the DOER portion on the scilympiad platform when they are done.
 
DOERS are encouraged to have this https://blogdottinkercaddotcom.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/tinkercad-keyboard-shortcuts_revised-8-31-182.pdf printed out for reference.  It will also be linked in the event.
 
The Event Supervisor will be available on the scylimpaid chat during the event.

Trial Events

Agribio (Division B/C Trial Event)

DESCRIPTION: Teams will assess their understanding of agricultural systems, their impact on the surrounding ecologic systems, and the biological influences on agriculture.

Event Rules

Codebusters (Division B Trial Event)

Please print a copy of the Codebusters reference sheet prior to the event on Saturday, April 10 to prevent out-of-browser time.

Codebusters Reference Sheet

Detector Building (Division C Trial Event)

Special instructions and expectations for Detector Building may be found in the Google Document below.

Detector Building Instructions

Digital Structures (Division B/C Trial Event)

  • When students are ready to compete, they should open the "test" for Digital Structures in Scilympiad. This "test" includes the required dimensions and submission instructions.

  • Each team must have access to their own account in SkyCiv to compete; a school with multiple teams will need a unique account for each team. Full details on Skyciv for Science Olympiad can be found here.

Mission Possible (Division B Trail Event)

The Mission Possible (Trial) scoring team asks that participating teams begin uploading their submissions one week (seven days) prior to the tournament date, as all uploading and sharing must be complete by 5:00 PM on 10 April 2021. Submitting early will help minimize the chance of your submission not being scored due to being late. Additionally, an adult supervisor and their contact information must be included in your submission in case the scoring team needs to contact your team about your submission.

In your submission folder (a google drive folder that has been publicly shared with OhioMissionPossible@gmail.com), the questionnaire and video(s) should be uploaded:

  • Teams should fill out the questionnaire with photographs and descriptions that are requested, these help the scoring team judge your devices more easily. These photographs should be taken BEFORE the device is run. Please save the questionnaire as a PDF, if possible. 
  • Teams must also submit a video (or multiple videos if multiple views are necessary - these must be the same run. 
  • Check the folder privacy settings, if not public, the scoring team will not be able to access your submission.
  • Target Time: 77s

When these have been uploaded, please fill out the google form at https://forms.gle/CKxhR6FcKHNTadTD6 by 5:00 PM on 10 April 2021. Late submissions will not be scored.

Mission Possible Specification

Mousetrap Vehicle (Divison B Trial Event )

For Regional tournaments and the Ohio State tournament, the distance sentence in Paragraph 6.c. of the Mousetrap Vehicle and Gravity Vehicle rules are changed to read as follows: “The exact Target Distance from the Start Point to the Target Point will be between 3.00 m and 6.00 m. At Regionals, the interval will be 0.50 m and for State 0.25 m.”

 

Gravity Vehicle (Divison C Trial Event )

The distance sentence in Paragraph 6.c. of the Mousetrap Vehicle and Gravity Vehicle rules are changed to read as follows: “The exact Target Distance from the Start Point to the Target Point will be between 3.00 m and 6.00 m. At Regionals, the interval will be 0.50 m and for State 0.25 m.”

Robot Tour (Division C Trial Event)

DESCRIPTION: Teams design, build, program, and test one Robotic Vehicle to follow track lines to reach a target at a set amount of time as accurately and efficiently as possible.

The Track Layout with start point, target point, gates, and target time will be posted to the link below.  For a State Tournament, there will be up to four (4) gates as defined by the rules.

If you have any questions on Robot Tour at this tournament, please have your coach send an email to brian9640@hotmail.com.   Please include "Ohio State - Robot Tour" in the subject line.  DO NOT use this email to submit your run results unless you want them to not count.  Please contact us if having difficulties submitting your information to the Google form.

 

Event RulesDIV C- ROBOT TOUR EVENT INSTRUCTIONS

Event Schedules

The 2021 Ohio Science Olympiad State Tournament schedules 

Information related to local clarifications will be listed in this section of the website as we get closer to the tournament. 

Division BDivision C Event Supervisors

 

Tours/Fun Event Schedule

Due to COVID, there will be NO tours and events to provide additional opportunities to engage with The Ohio State University for the 2021 season.