State Tournament Events

Every year, 80 teams earn a spot in the Ohio Science Olympiad State Tournament at The Ohio State University for a fun, exciting, and challenging competition. The upcoming tournament is Saturday, April 28, 2018.

As the state tournament date approaches, be sure to check back to this page for additional details about fun events, the tournament schedule, and local clarifications.


State Tournament Clarifications

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

Density (Trial Event)

 Students participating in the Division C Density trial event, must wear Catagory C goggles (ndirect vent chemical/splash protection) due to the location of the event.

Aerial Scramble (Trial Event)

The Aerial Scramble Trial Event at the Ohio State Competition requires each team to have two unopened model kits. Our organization will supply the components for one AMA Alpha Model Airplane at no charge. Teams competing will also bring one (1) unopened Alpha kit. These may be purchased through the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Call 1-800-435-9262 and ask for the museum store. More details can also be found here.


Can You Dig It? (Trial Event)

The Can You Dig It? Trial Event at the Ohio State Tournament will use the rules found here and linked on the Divison B Event Schedule as updated on 2/5/18. Don't forget to reference A Practical Handbook of Archaeology: A Beginner’s Guide to Unearthing the Past. and The Young Oxford Book of Archaeology, as you prepare for the competition.

Detector Building (Trial Event)

Prebuilt probes already sealed in a water proof housing are not legal whether or not they required calibration.


Ceiling Height of Hitchcock Lobby is 14'3"

Mousetrap Vehicle

Rather than maintaining contact with the cup to push it over the Cup Target Line, can the vehicle instead "launch" the cup so that it slides over the CTL?

A. NO the cup can’t be “launched”

Thermodynamics B

Thermometers will remain in beakers during cooling period. Please bring devices to impound  before 730 AM, if at all possible. 

Wright Stuff

The celing height in the French Field House is approximately 48 feet at the peak.

Event Schedules

The Final Division B and Division C schedule for the Ohio State Tournament at The Ohio State University are linked below. Information related to local clarifications will be listed in this section of the website as we get closer to the tournament.

Division B Division C


Tours/Fun Event Schedule

The tours and event listed on this schedule are desgined to provide additional opportunites to engage with The Ohio State University.