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 (Updated for 2022!)
- 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
- 2022 National Test Packet
- 2021 National Test Packet
- 2020 National Test Packet
- 2019 National Test Packet
- 2018 National Test Packet
Practice Problems & Tests
- Practice Test - 2021 UT Austin Invitational
- Practice Test - 2021 Troy High School Invitational
- Practice Test - 2021 BirdSO Invitational
- Practice Test - 2022 National Invitational
- Practice Test - 2022 UChicago Invitational
- 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 Logistics Manual - (Updated 01/05/22 - made a minor edit to Food Science and added the updated ceiling height modifiers for the Flight events) Contains information for the 2022 Event Slate as well as information concerning COVID-19 precautions and Satellite and mini SO tournament formats!
- Event Supervisor Tips from 2020