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New Jersey Science Olympiad - Moorestown Elementary Tournament
Saturday May 11, 2013
Moorestown Friends School, Moorestown, NJ

Moorestown Friends School
110 E Main Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Contact person:
Barbara Q. Kreider, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Science Department
Moorestown Friends School

The NJ ESO Moorestown Friends Tournament follows all the rules, objectives & material suggestions set out by the National Science Olympiad in the Elementary Science Olympiad "Competitive Tournament Rules Manual." This may be found at the National Science Olympiad Website @ http://soinc.org/welcome. You may go directly to the store, by following this link @ http://store.soinc.org/c-2-k-12-rules-manuals.aspx . This manual will give you the specific details for each event, plus other important general information.

2013 Registration is closed

7:45 - 8:45 Registration
8:00 - 8:50 Impound (tennis ball catapult)
8:50 - 9:00 Opening Remarks
Session 1: 9:15 - 9:50 Can Race
Session 2: 10:00 - 10:50 Chopper Challenge
  Extinction is Forever
  Write It / Do It (Material: LEGOs)
Session 3: 11:00 - 11:50 Barge Building
  Calculator Contest
  Don't Bug Me
  Mystery Powders
Session 4: 12:00 - 12:50 Deep Blue Sea
  No Bones About It
  Tennis Ball Catapult
Session 5: 1:00 - 1:50 Food for Thought
  Mystery Architecture
  Weather or Not
Session 6: 2:00 - 2:50 Straw Egg Drop
  Water Rockets
3:30 Awards

Barge Building Each team will construct a barge of aluminum foil that can support a cargo. They will predict the amount of cargo the barge will hold and will load cargo until the barge takes on water.
Calculator Contest Each participant will demonstrate his/her knowledge of problem-solving using a hand-held, non-programmable calculator. 
Can Race Each team will construct one single-can racer (before coming to the tournament), which will be raced against the clock in a drag racing format. 
Chopper Challenge Contestants will build and test 3 choppers (rotary flying devices) using only the materials provided at the competition.
Deep Blue Sea Each team will work cooperatively to answer questions and identify ocean flora, and fauna, physical features and phenomena related to marine science.
Don't Bug Me The contestants are to distinguish insects from non-insects, identify various body parts, characteristics, habitats, ecological significance, life cycles, and major orders of insects. 
Extinction is Forever Students will be quizzed on organisms that: have become extinct; or are on the endangered list; or are on the threatened list; or have been removed from such lists and the reasons behind these organisms’ extinction or endangered status
Food for Thought Groups of students demonstrate knowledge of food groups and additives.
Mystery Architecture Teams of students build the tallest, most stable tower from materials unknown to them prior to the competition.
Mystery Powders A team of two contestants will be asked to identify a mixture of common white household powders.
No Bones About It A team of two (2) students will match each of 10-15 different kinds of bones with an appropriate skeleton or chart of various animals. 
Straw Egg Drop Teams of students build a device from soda straws to cradle an egg being dropped from a certain height.
Tennis Ball Catapult Each two-member team will build a device to launch a tennis ball a selected distance from about 2 to 5 meters.
Water Rockets Students will build and launch a 2-liter plastic bottle for maximum time aloft.
Weather or Not This competition will test the students’ knowledge of meteorological terms, techniques, and events.
Write It/Do It

This event tests a competitor's ability to communicate with a colleague. 

The material used for this event will be LEGO Blocks