Congratulations everyone for participating in this year’s National Invitational Tournament. The final scoreboards are now available on here by clicking Tournament -> Tournament Results. The graded tests are now available through Scilympiad. Students can access their tests by logging in and clicking on the green “graded tests." Coaches can access their tests from the Head Coach Dashboard -> Tournament Results -> Graded Tests.

The test, answers, and histograms for all of the events from the 2022 Science Olympiad National Invitational Tournament have now been posted at We hope that all participants will fill out this survey regarding the running and content of the various events. Your feedback on these events is critical for us as we plan this year’s National Tournament.

SCIOLYID: As mentioned during the awards ceremony, we are proud to be partnering with SciOlyID, an online bot to help participants study for the various ID events. Be sure to share with your team and take advantage of this great resource!

ESCAPE ROOM: We have put together an escape room for all Science Olympiad participants across the country. The Escape Room is now available at Happy escaping!

Science Olympiad National Invitational Tournament Page

Science Olympiad National Invitational Tournament

January 8, 2022

Satellite SO

Hosted by Caltech and Southern California Science Olympiad, hosts of the 2022 National Tournament

Register Registered Teams Division B Events Division C Events Event Modifications Schedule Latest Updates - 1/7/22

Caltech and Southern California Science Olympiad are excited to partner with the National Science Olympiad Office to host this year's National Invitational. The National Invitational is the nation's premier Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament run by the top Event Supervisors in the country, many of whom have been past National Event Supervisors.

This tournament will allow teams from all over the country to experience the National Tournament experience as they may find the approaches and formats similar to the National Tournament. To mirror the format of this year's National Tournament, the National Invitational will be run using the Satellite model where teams compete at their own schools under the supervision of their coaches.

Registration is open to all Division B and Division C teams, and the fee for each team is $120.

Questions? Reach out to Peter Hung at

National Invitational


Frequently Asked Questions

How does this relate to the National Tournament?

The National Invitational is hosted jointly between this year's National Tournament host and the National Science Olympiad Office. Many of the Event Supervisors have served as National Event Supervisors in the past and teams can expect to see some similarities in the approaches and format of various events.

Do I need an invitation to register? Do I need to qualify in order to register?

No invitation or qualification is needed. Just like other invitational tournaments, any teams registered with their state Science Olympiad chapter may register.

How much is registration? How many teams can register?

The registration fee for each team is $120. We are not restricting the number of teams per school. We are currently limiting the number of teams for the entire tournament to 200 teams in each Division B and Division C.

What events will be run? What schedule will be followed?

The events run are listed here for Division B and Division C. All events, except the Trial Events with rules linked on the schedule, will follow rules from the Rules Manual. The schedule for the tournament is displayed at the bottom of this page.

Will events be run following rules for the regional, state, or national level?

Because this tournament is an invitational, it will use rules for the regional level from the Rules Manual.

How will events with device testing be run?

For events with device testing, each team will submit a video demonstrating their device (more details to come) by December 18, 2021. These video submissions will be reviewed by the Event Supervisors and the top teams for each event will be invited to schedule a live demonstration of their device on tournament day through video call. The demonstration through the video call will determine the placement of these top teams. The rest of the teams will be ranked by their video submissions.

Does my team need to provide a test or volunteers?

No, all tests and grading will be handled by Event Supervisors that our tournament will provide.

Can I compete in this tournament from home?

No, because this tournament follows the Satellite format, you must compete in your events at your school under the supervision of your coach. If you are part of a homeschool team, you should be competing in your normal homeschooling environment.

Will tests be released publicly?

Yes, tests will be released publicly and the graded tests for will be released to the respective teams as it's expected of invitational tournaments.

Will there be an awards ceremony? Will there be medals?

Yes, an awards ceremony will be premiered on YouTube with the medals and trophies will be mailed to the corresponding schools. We'll be awarding medals for the top 10 places for each event. Depending on the number of teams, this number may increase.


Tournament Schedule

Trial 1 7:50 8:50 9:50
Block 1 8:00 9:00 10:00 11:00
Block 2 8:10 9:10 10:10 11:10 12:10
Block 3 8:20 9:20 10:20 11:20 12:20 13:20
Block 4 9:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30
Block 5 10:40 11:40 12:40 13:40 14:40 15:40
Block 6 11:50 12:50 13:50 14:50 15:50 16:50
Trial 2 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00
Block 1 13:00 14:00
Trial 1 14:10 15:10 16:10
Block 2 14:10

Division B

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Trial 1
Crave the Wave Codebusters Anatomy & Physiology Bio Process Lab Disease Detectives Food Science Botany
Green Generation Meteorology Dynamic Planet Crime Busters Road Scholar Solar System Digital Structures
Rocks & Minerals Ornithology Experimental Design Write It Do It Sounds of Music (Test) Run It Code It
Write It CAD It
Self-Scheduled: Bridge, Electric Wright Stuff, Mission Possible, Mousetrap Vehicle, Ping Pong Parachute, Sounds of Music (Performance), Storm the Castle

Division C

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Trial 1 Trial 2
Codebusters Disease Detectives Detector Building (Test) Chem Lab Cell Biology Anatomy & Physiology Bioinformatics Botany
Dynamic Planet It's About Time (Test) Green Generation WiFi Lab (Test) Experimental Design Astronomy Digital Structures Cybersecurity
Ornithology Remote Sensing Rocks & Minerals Write It Do It Forensics Env. Chemistry Run It Code It Machine Learning
Write It CAD It
Self-Scheduled: Bridge, Detector Building (Device), Gravity Vehicle, It's About Time (Device), Ping Pong Parachute, Trajectory, WiFi Lab (Device), Wright Stuff