Div B – Middle School
NC Essential Standards Alignment:
See National rules manual
Event Score Sheet:
National Event Page:
This event is usually done as stations that teams rotate through, or it can be done as a sit-down test event, or a combination of the two types. Teams may be viewing any combination of models, pictures, diagrams/charts, or recorded/written descriptions. They will then be asked to answer questions (multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer, etc) related to the materials. The topic for the 2020 tournament year is Severe Weather & Storms.
Each team may bring two stand-alone non-programmable, non-graphing calculators and two 8.5” x 11” sheets of paper that may contain information on both sides in any form and from any source.
High score wins. Points are awarded for the quality and accuracy of responses.
Severe Weather & Storms:
2020 Science Olympiad: Meteorology – NOAA
Weather Wiz Kids – Tornados, Hurricanes, Rain and Floods, Safety, and many activities.
Hurricane Sandy – a summary
National Weather Service
Arizona Haboob of 2012
NOAA Weather Safety
Severe Storms Study Guide
NASA – Meteorology Educator’s Guide
Tropical Tidbits – great blog explaining current weather phenomena
American Meteorological Society – lots of good info and links
2019 Science Olympiad Meteorology
NOAA – Climate
NOAA – Ten Climate Science Activities
Earth Climate Course
Earth Climate System – good notes
NOAA – Climate Education
NOAA – Climate
Good Climate Activity with answers
NASA Precipitation Education page, lots of good activities, scroll towards the bottom for a water cycle dice game