Florida Science Olympiad
Philosophy of Science
Improve quality of
Create a passion for
Correlation of Science
Olympiad with State
The events for the
Olympiad have been
correlated to the
NEW State standards
for 6-8 and 9-12.
The Events: Division B.
Battery Buggy Pentathlon
Bioprocess Lab Physical Sciences Lab
Can’t Judge a Powder
Can’t Judge a Powder Road Scholar
Disease Detectives Science Crime Busters
Dynamic Planet Shock Value
Ecology Solar System
Elevated Bridge Trajectory
Experimental Design Write It Do It
Fossils Math Challenge *
Meteorology * trial event
The Events: Division C
Anatomy and Physiology Forensics
Cell Biology It’s About Time
Chemistry Lab Mind and Brain *
Disease Detectives Mousetrap Vehicle
Dynamic Planet Ornithology
Ecology Physics Lab
Egg-O-Naut Remote Sensing
Elevated Bridge Trajectory
Environmental Chemistry Write It Do It
Experimental Design Math Challenge *
* trial events
Types of Events
The events are
into the following
types of events:
Contains rules for
students to follow and
to prepare for events.
If it is not specifically
forbidden, it is allowed.
BUT, as a general rule
electronic devices are
If in doubt, contact us.
Ifin need of clarification, go to the FSO
web site at
Also go to the National Clarifications
Page at www.soinc.org
FSO follows the clarifications.
Setting up a team.
Consist of 15 students, one
Maximum of 7 seniors on division
Maximum of 5 freshmen on
All students must be from the
same home school.
Can have as many separate
teams as you want – but must
have separate registration and
coach for each.
Setting up a team
A team can compete in each event only once
during the competition.
Can put top-achievers on one team from a
Can have a second team as a practice team.
Must be registered as a team!
If you have 2 teams from the school, you can
reconstruct the team that competes at State
or Nationals, using your top-achievers.
Can have backup students in case of illness,
Teams must go to a
regional if they are near a
FAU – Boca Raton
Cypress Creek H.S. –
Clearwater Catholic –
Lake City CC – Lake
Registration fee covers
Best to have a variety of students.
Some schools do better with generalists.
Students too specialized may not do as well if
schedule gets changed at last minute.
Don’t over-commit a student .
DIVISION B Open
Locatio Impoun to 10:00- 11:00- 12:00-
EVENTS: n d? public? 9:00-9:50 10:50 11:50 12:50 1:00-1:50 2:00-2:50
01 ANATOMY BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6
02 BATTERY BUGGY YES YES impound B01-06 B07-12 B13-18 B19-24 B25-30
03 BIOPROCESS LAB BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2
04 CAN'T JUDGE A POWDER BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3
05 DISEASE DETECTIVES BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4
06 DYNAMIC PLANET BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5
07 ECOLOGY BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6
08 ELEVATED BRIDGE YES BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1
09 EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2
10 FOSSILS BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3
11 METEOROLOGY BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4
12 ORNITHOLOGY BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5
13 PENTATHLON YES BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6
14 PHYSICAL SCIENCES LAB YES impound B25-30 B01-06 B07-12 B13-18 B19-24
15 ROAD SCHOLAR BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2
16 SCIENCE CRIME BUSTERS BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3
17 SHOCK VALUE BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4
18 SOLAR SYSTEM BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5
19 TRAJECTORY YES YES impound B19-24 B25-30 B01-06 B07-12 B13-18
20 WRITE IT DO IT BLOCK 2 BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1
21 MATH CHALLENGE BLOCK 3 BLOCK 4 BLOCK 5 BLOCK 6 BLOCK 1 BLOCK 2
Finalschedule with school numbers will
be posted on Florida Science Olympiad
website shortly after close of registration
(beginning of January).
The schedule for the SE Florida
Regional is available at:
Have back up students for events. A student
in one event can switch at the last minute with
another if necessary. Names on event cards,
but wait until you know for sure who is
Some events don’t require the builder to be
present. example: Elevated Bridge
are a variety of ways to select
Open to all
Try to put the
student in his or
Note the times
and places of
event so students
are close to their
The Code of Conduct
Student participants are expected to compete in
tournament events with an honest effort to follow the
rules and the spirit of that competition.
Students, coaches, parents, and guests are expected to
display courtesy and respect toward Olympiad
officials, other teams, and guests of the Olympiad.
Failure to show honesty and/or courtesy by a
participant, coach or guest of the team may result in
disqualification of the team from that event, the entire
tournament or future tournaments.
Code of Conduct
Itis important that all attending model
The goal of Science Olympiad is to
emphasize the process of science, not
Sportsmanlike conduct is to be
The following are/will be on the website:
Code of Conduct
Final Registration Form
Sample FSO Event Card
Website/Press Release Form
Emergency Contact Sheet
Directions to FSO
Map of school
Science Olympiad event
This will be GOLD.
If student loses card, and is
issued a replacement
YELLOW card, the team
loses 5 places in rank.
So give them the event card
just prior to the event!
Prepare for equipment
Bring extra supplies.
Make sure you
know where to go
and what time.
welcome to attend
Some events are
can be observed.
Enter ALL events,
even if you are not
Other students not
come and watch
the open events.
to not interfere or
Set up a base of
At FAU’s regional
you will be assigned
Bring extra supplies
Remind the students
of the Code of
The Olympiad - Scoring
Team scores will be:
1st Place = 1 point
2nd Place = 2 points
3rd Place = 3 points
nth Place = n points
Did not show = n+1 points
Disqualified for behavior = n+2 points
Review events with your team.
Discuss what went right, wrong.
Plan for next year.
Notify FSO of issues we can change.
How to get involved
Registration fee per team:
$195 per team before Nov. 17
$235 Nov. 18-Dec. 31
FAU Regional Information
Food: students should bring a bag lunch
Student clubs will be selling SNACKS, DRINKS &
The FAU Marketplace cafeteria is open, but not
near the competition site. Fine for parents!
Teams will be assigned a classroom as home
base so that late-comers can find your team.
Make sure you have someone who can
remain with your “stuff” during the day.
Closing ceremony will start at 3:15 pm
in the Friedberg Lifelong Learning
Special presentation: Dr. Steven
Kajiura (sharkman from Discovey
Channel) will talk about sharks!
Awards will begin as soon as final
scores are tallied.
We anticipate ending at 5:00 pm
Please check the website for
For more information…
o Ingrid Johanson, Regional director
o Mike McKee firstname.lastname@example.org