There are many resources available to help your event teams prepare. A good place to start is the National Science Olympiad website, for either Division B events (Middle School) or Division C events (High School). Don’t forget to check out the student-run Science Olympiad wiki. Links to these and other valuable resources are in the footer below.
Michigan Science Olympiad will post additional event specific material here as it becomes available:
Herpetology – 2018 Division B & C
(Both lists may be used at Michigan tournaments)
Recommended Field Guide:
Amphibians and Reptiles of the Great Lakes Region, Revised Edition by James H. Harding and David A. Mifsud, 2017
Rocks and Minerals – 2018 Division B & C
National Rocks and Minerals List
Source Code (Michigan) – 2018 Division B & C
Developed by Michigan Science Olympiad, Source Code is a programming event that challenges students to solve problems by reading and writing code. This is an excellent opportunity for students to explore the vast field of computer science and learn skills that are currently used in many technology related industries.
IMPORTANT: This event will be a SCORED (Not Trial) event in division C at the 2018 Michigan State Science Olympiad Tournament. This means it will count in the overall team rankings. Game On division C will not count in the overall team rankings, but the event will still be run. Source Code will be run as a trial event in Division B.
Contact your regional director or invitational organizer to inquire if this event will be run at a specific tournament. (Michigan Science Olympiad ran this trial event at the 2016 and 2017 State Tournaments and select 2016 and 2017 Regional Tournaments.)
2018 Source Code rules are available for download below. A sample test with answers is also linked in a zip file. Additional tests can be found here on GitHub.