NC Science Olympiad
2017 Road Scholar
Division: B - Middle School
Essential Standard Alignment: Science as Inquiry
Official Event Rules: See National Manual
National Event Page: Road Scholar
Required Materials: Something to write with
This event is run as a sit-down test. Participants will use map reading skills (road maps, topographic, and satellite images) to go on a fictitious journey that is written out for them, and answer questions along the way.

Teams MUST bring a writing instrument. Each team may also bring one USGS Map Symbol Sheet, one calculator, one protractor, and one ruler, and any notes, reference materials, and other measuring devices. Laptops are not permitted.

Event Leaders will provide all maps, the test, and response sheets.

High Score wins. Points are given for each correct answer, some questions may be worth more than others. Predetermined questions will be used to break ties.

Event Resources:
2014 Coaches Institute Handout (2015 rules)
2012 Coaches Institute Presentation
(2013 rules)
2011 Coaches Institute Presentation (2012 rules)
2010 Coaches Institute Presentation (2011 rules)
2010 Coaches Institute Supplemental Information (2011 rules)
USGS Teaching Resources for Using Maps
Topographic Map Symbols
Teach with Topographic Maps
Introduction to Topographic Maps

Sample Events:

2014 State Test
2014 Sample Regional Test from the National Event Leader
Supplemental images for 2014 Sample test above
2008 Example Event
2007 Regional Road Scholar Event Story
2007 Regional Road Scholar Response Sheet
2007 Regional Road Scholar Answer Key
2007 State Road Scholar Event Story
2007 State Road Scholar Response Sheet
2007 State Road Scholar
Answer Key
Wright Center for Science Education Sample Events

Photo and Video:

Video: Students compete in the Road Scholar event


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