The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules. The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence. For those who are interested, there is a Bio-Earth CD available in the Science Olympiad Store. This event is generously supported by the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG), and each gold medal winner at the 2014 National Tournament received $1,000 college scholarship.
Resources and Links
- UTIG Science Olympiad Resource Site - New!
- 2015 Event Supervisor Information for Solar System
- AAVSO Science Olympiad Site
- Planetary Science Webinars from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Center - New videos posted 1/20/15!
- Note: The Solar System/Planetary Science webinars include two styles of presentations. The videos in the left column are for teams, and the videos on the right side are guides for state directors and event supervisors, containing info about logistics, room assignments, and more.
- NASA's Solar System Exploration
- NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Cassini Solstice Mission - Saturn
- NASA JPL - Mars
- NASA JPL - Mars Rover Mission
- NASA Solar System Exploration - Galileo
- DAWN Mission - The Beginning of the Solar System
- JUICE - JUpiter ICy moons Explorer
- NASA JPL Mars Express
- Europa - Ocean Moon of Jupiter
- More on the Ocean Moon of Jupiter
- Neptune's Moon - Triton
- Ice in the Solar System (PDF)
- Oceans in the Outer Solar System
- Europlanet Page on Snows of Enceladus
- Messenger Animations
- Habitable Worlds Table
- Habitable Zones
- Extreme Life - California Academy of Sciences