MN Science Olympiad Study Links

Science Olympiad Student Center:

SO Student Center: This is a pretty complete site for all of the events, both B and C divisions. Highly recommend you send your students here to look up their events.

Anatomy & Physiology:

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a proud sponsor of the National Science Olympiad and they want to ensure that the team coaches in our state are aware of the study resources that they provide. As teams prepare for the Anatomy & Physiology events in both Division B and C, SfN’s Neuroscience Education Resources Virtual Encycloportal (NERVE, www.sfn.org/nerve) will be a useful tool. The online gateway offers access to hundreds of videos, laboratory lessons, animations, and games that assist in teaching about the nervous system. Additionally, all education resources published by SfN are available on NERVE. Popular publications such as Neuroscience Core Concepts (www.sfn.org/coreconcepts), Brain Facts (www.sfn.org/brainfacts) and Brain Briefings (www.sfn.org/briefings) can be delivered to you free of charge when you contact education@sfn.org and mention your affiliation with Science Olympiad.

National Event Site - resources for B - division

National Event Site - resources for C - division

Event FAQ's

Submit your own rule clarification question to the National Office.

Download the Power Point presentation from the 2010 Fall Workshop.

Astronomy:

Variable Stars: This is a pretty complete, but somewhat advanced site to help your students prepare for this event.

Boomilever:

Good overall lesson in how to build a good boomilever.

Cell Biology:

OsmoBeaker: This is software you may purchase to help your students prepare for this event.

Disease Detectives:

MedMyst - Medical Mysteries on the Web: This is a good introduction website which takes students through some "Medical Mysteries" to show them how to solve problems in medicine.

Dynamic Planet:

Earthquakes: This is a site that has some good introduction material along with short animated clips for many of the concepts in this event.

Digital Geology: This is another good site for an introduction to earthquakes.

Some good volcano sites: South Dakota State University Geology Dept. ; Vulcan ; Links to hazards and weather changes

Ecology:

EcoBeaker : This is software you may purchase to help your students prepare for this event.

Helicopter:

Download the Power Point presentation from the 2010 Fall Workshop.

Ornithology:

Bird Calls: Hear the songs and calls of more than 550 North American birds.

 

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