This event is typically run as either a station event or a sit down test. Teams will be presented with data, charts/graphs, pictures or diagrams and/or written descriptions. Teams will then be asked to answer questions, perform calculations, and otherwise solve the tasks they are given. Teams may also be asked to draw conclusions and predict likely future occurrences based on historic information. The topic for the 2017 tournament is large-scale processes affecting the structure of the Earth's crust.
Teams MUST bring a writing instrument. Teams may also bring four 8.5"x11" two-sided page of notes in any form and 2 non-graphing calculators.
Event Leaders will provide all data/materials the test requires, and the official test.
High score wins. Points are awarded for quality and accuracy of answers. Predetermined questions will be used as tiebreakers.
- Prepare an entire notebook for this event as you study. The question topics are clearly defined in the rules, make sure you cover all topics. When preparing the notes pages to take into the event, start by including the information that is hard to remember or confusing from your study notebook, then fill in whatever space is left with additional information.