Science Olympiad Entrance Test
Topics to Study for the Test
2019-2020 TESTING INFORMATION
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SIGN UP DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, 8/22
A Message from Susan Holzknecht - Head Coach
IF you make the team, please note the following dates. Many dates are yet to be determined, but this will give you an idea of the expectations:
September 3, 2019 –Team Member & Parent Informational meeting in the LGI (5:00-6:00 pm).
Please attend with your student and bring your questions!
November 9, 2019 – Invitational Meet, Cypress Falls HS (Cy-Fair ISD)
Date to be announced - Invitational Meet, Anthony Middle School (Cy-Fair ISD)
(most likely to occur on 01/25/20)
Date to be announced - Regional Competition, Beckendorff Junior High (Katy ISD)
(most likely to occur on 03/21/20)
April 23-25, 2020 - State Competition, Texas A & M Campus, College Station
HOW THE ENTRANCE EXAM IS STRUCTURED
PART I - is a general test to identify your ability to follow directions (you can't study for this)
PART II - tests your ability to read and understand the general rules (4 questions)
PART III - you will be asked to answer 10 questions from topics within 4 major categories:
Category 1 - Biology
Choose from: Disease Detectives or Herpetology
Category 2 - Earth Science
Choose from: Dynamic Planet, Meteorology, or Road Scholar
Category 3 - Physics
You must answer questions about Thermodynamics
Category 4 - Chemistry
Choose from: Crime Busters or Potions and Poisons
PART IV - tests your understanding of Experimental Design (10 questions)
YOU WILL HAVE 1 HOUR TO ANSWER 54 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS. The ability to think quickly is critical. Many competition events have more questions than this that must be answered in only 50 minutes.
Visit the sites listed below to see what to study for the Science Olympiad entrance test. Just click on the words "Sample Rules" and "Website Resources" to access the information under each topic. Review the rules and investigate the resources available for the topics.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION LINKS DO NOT CONTAIN CURRENT YEAR RULES. The entrance exam comes from the 2017-2018 rule book. 2019-2020 rules are not released until mid-September. If you become a part of the team, you will be provided with current rules. Additionally, some of the events tested may not be scheduled events for the 2019-2020 competition season.
Just click the words "General Rules" above to access the rules that you need to understand in order to answer questions from Part I of the entrance exam.
Category 1 - BIOLOGY
Category 2 - EARTH SCIENCE
Category 3 - PHYSICS
Teams must construct an insulating device prior to the tournament that is designed to
retain heat and complete a written test on thermodynamic concepts.