Welcome to Road Scholar! In this event, participants will answer interpretive questions that may use one or more state highway maps, USGS topographic maps, Internet-generated maps, a road atlas, or satellite/aerial images.
The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules. You can find free online copies of the current rules for download on the 2022 Rules page of the Science Olympiad website. The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence.
Resources & Links
- Introduction to topographic maps video
- Introduction to magnetic declination video
- Recommended Road Scholar Equipment
- Road Scholar Notes
- Math In Road Scholar Handout
- Sample Student Map Design Exercise
- Course Outline
- Contest Preparation
- USGS - Topographic Map Symbols
- USGS Map Locator
- USGS Teaching Resources
Science Olympiad Store Materials
- Road Scholar Starter Pack - New for 2022!
- Earth Sciences Starter Stack - All the 2022 Earth Science Events!
- Road Scholar Learning CD
Practice Problems & Tests
- Competition Study Guide
- Sample Zombie Exercise
Event Supervisor Resources
In addition to the resources on the Event Supervisors page, Road Scholar Event Supervisors should be sure to use the following resources:
- Event Supervisor Tips from 2020
- Event Logistics Manual - Updated for 2022 with new information concerning COVID-19 precautions, running the event in Satellite and mini SO tournament formats,and more tips on the event!