2024 Division B Events

Alaska Science Olympiad 2024 will consist of 17 Division B Events. Consult the Science Olympiad 2024 Division B Rules Manual for details on how to prepare for events.

Participants solve problems and answer questions about agricultural sciences using their knowledge of ecology, animal and plant biology, and environmental chemistry.
Prior to the competition, teams will design, construct, and calibrate a single device capable of launching projectiles onto a target and collect data regarding device parameters and performance.
An assessment of the anatomy and physiology for the human Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Excretory systems.
Students test and characterize one pure substance and then, based only on data they collect, answered a series of questions about that substance. Students are not asked to identify the substance. Emphasis of this event is on the quality of data collected, answering questions about the substance and providing data to support their answers.
Teams cryptanalyzed and decoded encrypted messages using cryptanalysis techniques for historical and modern advanced ciphers.
Participants use investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability in populations or groups of people.
Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the large-scale processes affecting the structure of Earth's crust.
Students answer questions involving content knowledge and process skills in the area of ecology and adaptation in featured North American biomes. The event covers topics related to the general principles of ecology, terrestrial ecosystems, and human impacts on ecosystems.
Participants challenged their ability to design, conduct and report the findings of an experiment entirely on site.

Teams ran test flights on a free flight rubber-powered aircraft they constructed prior to the tournament. They collected data on the test flights, analyzed and optimized the aircraft to achieve maximum time aloft.

Teams of 1-2 identify and classify fossils and demonstrate their knowledge of ancient life.Tasks will be related to interpretation of past environments and ecosystems, adaptations, evolutionary relationships, and the use of fossils in dating and correlating rock units.
Participants will use scientific process skills involving qualitative and quantitative analyses to demonstrate an understanding of the factors that contribute, cause and influence severe weather and storms.
Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the formation and early-stage evolution of stars and their observation across the electromagnetic spectrum.
Prior to the competition, teams design, build, and test a roller coaster track to guide a ball that uses gravitational potential energy as its sole means of propulsion to travel as close as possible to a target time.
Teams will design and build a tower-like wooden structure prior to the competition. The structural efficiency of each team's tower will be tested by applying an increasingly heavy load upon the tower until either the structure fails, the time is up, or the maximum load of 15,000 grams.
Teams tested a vehicle that they designed and built prior to the competition using a non-metallic, elastic material as the sole means of propulsion to travel a distance as quickly and accurately as possible.
One participant from each team wrote a description of an object and how to build it. Another teammate constructed the object from this description.