Below you'll find a variety of resources to help you act as an Event Supervisor at a Science Olympiad Invitational, Regional, State or National Tournament. For more information about your State Science Olympiad Organization, see our list of 49 State websites. All supervisors should be familiar with the Code of Ethics and General Rules, Scoring Policies and should review the Scoring Best Practices document.
Event Logistics Chart for 2016 - Essential information table with specs on room type needed, estimated hours of preparation time, minimum suggested supplies to run the event, the number of helpers neded and any comments from the National Rules Committee Chairs. 2017 version coming soon!
If you are an Event Supervisor for a Science Olympiad tournament, make sure you are working off the official event rules from the current year's manual - for the 2016-2017 competition year, you must use the new 2017 Division B and Division C Rules Manuals. You can ask your State Director for a PDF of the Event Rule you are supervising (do not post) or obtain a manual in the Science Olympiad Store. Science Olympiad does not post the Event Rules online or on any website, and if you see evidence of illegal posting, please report it.
Each of the individual Science Olympiad event pages on this main Science Olympiad site contains Power Points, Training Handouts, Sample Score Sheets and other valuable free resources that you can use to understand each Science Olympiad event. Many event pages also contain links to Event Supervisor Guides. Please use the resources below to help prepare for your events. You may also view 1-minute video clips of events on our YouTube Science Olympiad TV Channel.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Alignment for all 46 2016 Events - 2017 version coming soon!
A must-read! Mandatory Science Olympiad Eye Protection Policy Updated July 29, 2015
Using Data Collection Technology in Science Olympiad Events
Hydrogeology 2016: Event Supervisors should contact firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks in advance of a tournament for sample tests for Part 1 and the Part 2 URLs or the paper version of the simulation. The extensive Event Guide for Hydrogeology on the Groundwater Foundation website gives detailed instructions about participating in and running the event.
Score Sheets and Team Checklists for 2017 Tech/Engineering + Physics Events will be updated/coming soon:
- Bottle Rocket B
- Electric Vehicle C
- Helicopters C
- Hovercraft B/C
- Mission Possible B
- Optics B/C
- Robot Arm C
- Scrambler B
- Towers B/C
- Wind Power B/C
- Wright Stuff B
Supervisor Guides and Sample Items
Anatomy & Physiology Division B & C Division Event Supervisor Guide for 2016
Astronomy Division C 2016
- Annotated Sample State-Level Test with Instructions
- Annotated Sample Regional-Level Test with Instructions
- Regional-Invitational Image Sets
- 2015 Astronomy Answer Pages
- 2015 Astronomy Answer Key
- Webinars from NASA/Harvard's Chandra X-Ray Observatory 1/20/15
Preparing Solutions for Science Olympiad Bio/Chem Events 2016
Disease Detectives Divisions B & C Event Supervisor Guide for 2016
Invasive Species - Divisions B & C Event Supervisor Guide for 2016
Recommended Trial Event for 2017: Protein Modeling C 2016 Letter for State Directors about Pre-Build and On-Site Models and Exams; how to request on-site materials - Event Supervisors Section on MSOE website
Webinars from NASA/Harvard's Chandra X-Ray Observatory