Elementary Science Olympiad ESO Photo
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Weather or Not
Description
This competition will test the student's knowledge of meteorological terms, techniques, and events.

Number of Participants / Approximate Time
Up to 2 / 45 minutes

The Competition
1. Student teams will be quizzed in the form of a test on basic weather terms, concepts, and techniques. Material may include clouds, instruments, weather patterns, severe weather, and major weather events of the past 50 years.
2. The test may include maps (meteorological and climotological), charts (clouds), graphs (climatic zones), drawings (station models, sea/land breeze, fronts), diagrams (isobars, isotherms, lightning), and photographs in addition to basic questions.
3. Stations may be set up enabling students to make readings on a variety of simple scientific weather instruments such as thermometers, barometers, and anemometers.
4. Students will have 45 minutes to complete the test. Time is not a scoring factor.
5. Non-programmable calculators may be used but will not be provided.

Study Resources
This specific pages (not the entire site on which they are found, unless noted) may be used as study resources for this event. Note not all questions will be based on these resources.
Observations - http://www.noaa.gov/resource-collections/weather-observations
Patterns - http://www.noaa.gov/resource-collections/weather-systems-patterns
Clouds - https://scied.ucar.edu/shortcontent/how-clouds-form
Cloud Types - https://scied.ucar.edu/cloud-image-gallery
Tornadoes - http://www.noaa.gov/resource-collections/tornadoes
Hurricanes - http://www.noaa.gov/resource-collections/hurricanes
Climate - https://scied.ucar.edu/shortcontent/climate

Scoring
The winner will be the one who achieved the highest score. Ties will be broken with supplemental questions that will only be scored in the event of a tie.

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