Event Rules: New for 2017-2018 now all digital!
NOTES: The events being run at the Wisconsin State Tournament are listed below with links to events not contained in the national rules manual.
The WSO Board of Directors has added and substituted events for both Div B and C in an effort to provide the best Science Olympiad experience for our teams in Wisconsin. Rules for events not in the national manual are below. We cannot edit the national manual, so there will be some event rules there that we will not run at the Wisconsin State Tournament, although invitational and regional tournaments may still have these additional events.
Team Numbers for the State Tournament will be published at the State Tournament page after the completion of Regional tournaments.
WSO Division B Event Categories 2018
Anatomy and Physiology
Rocks and Minerals
Write It Do It
Notes: Buoyancy naming was changed to Density Lab to align with a change at National Science Olympiad (9-12-17)
WSO Division C Event Categories 2018
Event Notes/Updates from State Supervisor and State Directors:
-2/11/18 Protein Modeling: Students can use both sides of the notecard to discuss their creative additions.
*Wisconsin additional or substituted events.
Team numbers for the State Tournament will be posted after the March 4th West Regional.
NOTE for the State Tournament Only: Each Division C Team must balance their chosen 23 events from the 5 Science Olympiad categories. New for 2017-2018: Each Team must choose a minimum of 3 events from each category to reach a total of 23 events.
The Div C State Tournament in Wisconsin offers 28 events. However, 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 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.