Tournament Events

San Diego Regional Tournament at USD, Division C

Name 
Type 
Event Level 
National 
Description 
CollapseCategory: Earth & Space Science
 AstronomyCoreNationalMore...Teams will demonstrate an understanding of Star and Galaxy Formation and Evolution.
 Dynamic Planet CoreNationalMore...Teams will complete tasks related to physical and geological oceanography.
 FossilsCoreNationalMore...Teams identify and classify fossils and demonstrate their knowledge of ancient life by completing tasks related to interpretation of past environments and ecosystems, adaptations and evolutionary relationships, and use of fossils in dating and correlating rock units.
 GeoLogic MappingCoreNationalMore...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 past depositional environments.
CollapseCategory: Inquiry & Nature of Science
 CodebustersCoreNationalMore...Teams will cryptanalyse and decode encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques for historical and modern advanced ciphers.
 Experimental DesignLabNationalMore...This event will determine the participant's ability on-site to design, conduct, and report the findings of an experiment.
 Ping-Pong ParachuteBuildNationalMore...Prior to the tournament, teams will design, build, and bring up to two bottle rockets to the tournament to launch a ping pong ball attached to a parachute to stay aloft for the greatest amount of time.
 Write It Do ItLabNationalMore...On 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 this description.
CollapseCategory: Life, Personal & Social Science
 Anatomy & PhysiologyCoreNationalMore...Participants will be assessed on their understanding of the anatomy and physiology for the human Integumentary, Skeletal, and Muscular systems.
 Designer GenesCoreNationalMore...Participants will solve problems and analyse data or diagrams using their knowledge of the basic principles of genetics, molecular genetics and biotechnology.
 Disease Detectives Case StudyNationalMore...Students will use their investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health, and disability in populations or groups of people.
 OrnithologyCoreNationalMore...Participants will be assessed on their knowledge of North American birds.
 Water QualityHybridNationalMore...Participants will be assessed on their understanding and evaluation of marine and estuary aquatic environments.
CollapseCategory: Physical Science & Chemistry
 Chem LabLabNationalMore...Teams will complete one or more tasks and answer a series of questions involving the science processes of chemistry focused in the areas of Aqueous Solutions and Acids & Bases.
 Circuit LabHybridNationalMore...Participants must complete tasks and answer questions about electricity and magnetism.
 ForensicsLabNationalMore...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.
 MachinesHybridNationalMore...Teams will complete a written test on simple and compound machine concepts and construct a lever-based measuring device prior to the tournament to determine the ratio between two masses.
 Protein ModelingHybridNationalMore...Students will use computer visualization and online resources to construct physical models of the CRISPR Cas9 protein, that is being engineered to edit plant and animal cell genomes, and answer a series of questions about chemistry of protein folding and the interaction of structure an function for model proteins.
 Sounds of MusicHybridNationalMore...Teams must construct and tune one device prior to the tournament based on a two-octave 12-tone equal tempered scale and complete a written test on the physics of sound and music concepts.
CollapseCategory: Technology & Engineering Design
 BoomileverBuildNationalMore...Teams will design and build a Boomilever meeting requirements specified in these rules to achieve the highest structural efficiency.
 Detector BuildingHybridNationalMore...Teams will build a durable temperature sensing Device that will accurately measure, and display temperatures between 0 degree C to 75 degrees C to determine the temperature of four different water samples.
 Gravity VehicleBuildNationalMore...Teams design, build, and test one Vehicle and Ramp that uses the Vehicle's gravitational potential energy as its sole means of propulsion to reach a target as quickly and accurately as possible.
 Wright StuffBuildNationalMore...Prior to the tournament teams design, construct, and test free flight rubber-powered monoplanes or biplanes to achieve maximum time aloft.
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