The online form for submitting data for the Division A Pill Bugs event is now available. Only the first form submitted by a team will be scored. Forms submitted after the first form will be ignored.
Important: Online submissions must all represent student work. Students may type in the box, or cut and paste text from previously prepared documents. It is the responsibility of the Science Olympiad coach for the team to assure that all work submitted is student work.
Remember, It is up to the students to determine an interesting question to investigate. The question could come from student's own observations of pill bugs or mealworms. The project question can also suggest the kind of experiments or tests that could be done. For example, if the project title was Do pill bugs prefer moist or dry places? it suggests that students devise some tests to answer that specific question.
A description of how they will house and care for the pill bugs or mealworms will be based on what you and your students can learn about how to house the organisms safely, humanely, and in a way that protects them so that you can observe them in the experiment.
After the initial submission on or before December 10, 2015 additional guidelines may be posted. The initial data on December 10th will inform the event supervisors and help them design the scoring for subsequent submissions of data. Subsequent submissions will also be scored. Indeed, later submissions will be important as they include student observations, data, and conclusions.
Remember to submit the first set of information on or before December 10, 2015. Only the first form submitted by a team will be scored. Forms submitted after the first form will be ignored.
The form will be available until 11:59 PM, December 10, 2015.