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Division:Div B – Middle SchoolNC Essential Standards Alignment:6.L.2, 8.E.1, 8.L.3Event Rules:NoneEvent Score Sheet:NoneNational Event Page:HereRequired Materials:Students must bring something to write with.Clarifications:None


This event is typically done as either stations or as a sit down test, where all the stations have been copied into a test book. Teams will answer questions and be presented with information in the form of pictures, graphs, charts, written descriptions, etc. which they will the be asked to use science process skills to analyze (make calcuations, make hypotheses and predictions, create graphs or charts, etc). The topic for the 2018 tournament season is the ecology and biomes of North American deserts and grasslands.




High score wins. Questions will have pre-assigned point values. Predetermined questions will be used to break ties.

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Event Resources:

2018 Ecology Regional Test

2018 Ecology State Test

2017 Coaches Clinic Presentation
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute – North American Biomes
Major Biomes of North America
Biomes of North America
Biomes Series 
Rule of 70 and calculating growth in a population

Food Chain and Trophic Level lessons

Terminology Quizes

Ecology Simulator

Sample Events:
2017 National Test Example Div B 
2017 National Test Example Div C
2010 Regional Event (Grasslands and Taiga)
2009 Regional Test (Desert and Grassslands)