UPDATE: September 3, 2019

Schedules now available. The National rules are now available. The WSO Events are very soon!



Team Numbers for the State Tournament will be published at the
State Tournament page after the completion of Regional tournaments. 

Event Resources can be found at soinc.org or by clicking more info below.
Be sure to check any
rules clarifications or FAQs at the National Science Olympiad site.


WSO Division B Event Categories 2019-2020

Life Science

Anatomy and Physiology

Disease Detectives

Heredity

Horticulture Science*

Ornithology

Water Quality

Earth Science

Dynamic Planet

Fossils

Geocaching*

Meteorology

Road Scholar

Reach for the Stars

Chemistry and Physics

Circuit Lab

Crime Busters

Density Lab 

Food Science

Machines

Technology

Boomilever

Elastic Launched Glider

Mission Possible

Mousetrap Vehicle

Solar Power*

Robo-Cross*

inquiry

Code Busters*

Experimental Design

Game On

Ping Pong Parachute

Write It Do It


WSO Division C Event Categories 2019-2020

Life Science

Anatomy and Physiology

Disease Detectives

Designer Genes

Horticulture Science*

Ornithology

Water Quality

Earth Science

Astronomy

Dynamic Planet

Fossils

Geocaching*

Geologic Mapping

Chemistry and Physics

Chem Lab

Circuit Lab

Forensics

Machines

Protein Modeling

Sounds of Music

Technology

Boomilever

Detector Building

Gravity Vehicle

Robo-Cross*

Solar Power*

Wright Stuff

 

Inquiry

Code Busters

Experimental Design

Ping Pong Parachute

Mystery Design*

Write It Do It


*Wisconsin additional or substituted events. 

NOTE for the State Tournament Only: Each Division B and C Team must balance their chosen 23 events from the 5 Science Olympiad categories. Each Team must choose a minimum of 3 events from each category to reach a total of 23 events. 

A team may only enter only 23 of these events for team score; Team score determines a State Champion. Additional events beyond the 23 may be audited for no team score.

Important... Each Division B and C Team must balance their chosen 23 events from the 5 Science Olympiad categories. Each Team will choose a minimum of 3 events from each category to reach a total of 23 events. This event format has several advantages. It enables a wider variety of events to be offered in hopes of catching the interest of more students. It gives the coaches a better chance of matching their individual strengths and talents with those events. It helps to assure that one or two teams will not dominate all events. It encourages Teams to become more diversified in their preparations. It opens the possibility for teams to audit events and therefore involve more students.  By requiring teams to balance their choices within the categories they will more adequately satisfy the Science Educations Standards.

Wisconsin Science Olympiad Div C State Competition does have a system where events beyond the chosen 23 can be audited. The Audit Events do permit additional students beyond the 15 to participate ( including seniors ) and compete at the State Competition. Auditing an event gives a team a chance to not only involve more students, it gives them a chance to gain knowledge about the 5 events they have not chosen for team score. This experience is invaluable as the teams prepare to advance to National Tournament.