Div C – High School
NC Essential Standards Alignment:
See the National rule manual.
Event Score Sheet:
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Each team should bring a geologic compass, protractor, ruler, colored pencils, and an equal-area projection stereonet with tracing paper and pin.
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 historical information. Teams will demonstrate understanding in the construction and use of topographic maps, geologic maps, and cross sections, and their use in forming interpretations regarding subsurface structures and geohazard risks especially with respect to subduction zones.
Each team may bring one three-ring binder of any size containing information in any form and from any source attached using the available rings. If the event features a rotation through a series of laboratory stations in which the participants interact with samples, specimens, or displays, no material may be removed from the binder while at or in-between laboratory stations. Each team should bring a geologic compass, protractor, ruler, colored pencils, and an equal-area projection stereonet with tracing paper and pin. In addition, each team is permitted one stand-alone non-programmable, non-graphing calculator.
High score wins. Points are awarded for quality and accuracy of answers. Predetermined questions will be used as tiebreakers.