Div C – High School
NC Essential Standards Alignment:
See the National Rules Manual
Event Score Sheet:
National Event Page:
Teams must bring a writing instrument.
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 topics for the 2019 tournament are Glaciers, Glaciation, and long-term Climate Change.
Each team may bring four 8.5” x 11” sheets of paper containing information on both sides in any form and from any source. The sheets may be laminated or in sheet protectors without annotations affixed. b. Each team may bring two stand-alone non-programmable, non-graphing calculators.
High score wins. Points are awarded for quality and accuracy of answers. Predetermined questions will be used as tiebreakers.
Dynamic Planet Test from 2016
NC State GeoSciences YouTube channel. Lots of great information on this channel!
Dynamic Plates App for iPad
Dynamic Plates App for Android
Earthquake Map & Alert for Android
Tremor Tracker for iPad
A model of Three Faults
Investigating Plate Tectonics with Google Earth
Discovering Plate Boundaries
Pinterest Board with great Earth Science ideas
Resources for topics NOT in this year’s rules:
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
The Bridge – An ocean of teacher approved marine education resources – NOAA Sea Grant
Project Oceanography – University of South Florida – A collection of activities
Oceanography: An invitation to Marine Science – Tom Garrison, Book, used versions on amazon for less than $10