Division C

Division C Science Olympiad Events (Grade 9 to 12) for 2017:
(Up to 2 students per event unless otherwise noted.)

Anatomy & Physiology

Show your knowledge of sense organs, nervous, and endocrine systems.


Explode onto the scene by showing your knowledge of stellar evolution and Type 1a supernova events.

Chemistry Lab

Solve lab problems using your science process skills in gases and thermodynamics.

Disease Detectives

Investigate and solve disease and disability problems related to food borne illness.

Dynamic Planet 

Fill your plate with problems involving tectonics. Get the drift?


Solve problems involving North American Tundra, Taiga, and Deciduous Forests.

Electric Vehicle

Design and construct an electric vehicle to travel a given distance and stop in the fastest time.

Experimental Design (up to 3 students)

Based on a given a kit of materials at the tournament, you must design, conduct, and write up an experiment.


CSI Connecticut! Analyze evidence from a crime scene and identify the guilty person.

Game On

Using the program Scratch, design and build on site a computer game incorporating a given theme.


Design, construct, document and test up to two helicopters for maximum indoor flight time.


Design and construct a battery powered hovercraft to move down a track; answer written problems on classical mechanics.


Teams will manipulate a groundwater computer model to solve problems and evaluate solutions based on hydrogeological evidence.

Invasive Species

Move right in! identify and solve problems with invasive species in Connecticut.

Material Science

Use your science process skills to obtain and analyze data on given materials.

Microbe Mission

Analyze data, solve problems, and answer questions on microbes.


Given a Laser Shoot Setup, adjust a series of mirrors so that a laser will hit a target. Answer questions on geometric optics.

Remote Sensing

Use remote sensing imagery, data, and computational process skills to complete tasks related to climate change.

Robot Arm

Design, construct, document, and test a robotic device to move and sort pennies.

Rocks and Minerals

Find out if you really do have rocks in your head! Identify specimens and answer questions about rock and minerals.


Design and construct a lightweight vertical tower to support 15 kg.

Wind Power

Design and construct a device based on a CD that will capture wind power supplies by a fan, and demonstrate knowledge of alternative energy.

Write it, Do It ( 2 students required)

One student sees and describes a device; another uses that description to build the device from a parts bag.
Please note: For any event requiring students to build a device ahead of time- The students themselves must construct all devices. Coaches or parents can help with safety issue like running table saws, etc. Students must be able to demonstrate to judges that they have done the design and construction of a project. During competition, students are not allowed any outside help from parents, coaches, or spectators.