Description:Students will be tested on their knowledge of weather and meteorology. Topics may include clouds, simple scientific weather instruments and their functions, weather patterns, severe weather, and weather photographs, drawings, or diagrams. Questions may also include states of water, water cycle, weather terminology, atmosphere, and seasonal changes in weather. This season includes a focus on severe weather.
Event Supervisor: Ray Buzenski
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It is true that this event will not have stations, like it has had for many years.
This will be a sit-down test, where every team gets one copy of the test. The first few minutes of the session will be dedicated to viewing several projected images, while the students answer questions about them. The team is allowed to separate the pages of the test and work separately.
Similar to past years, all questions will be multiple choice, except the tie breaker. The 1st tie breaker will be a matching exercise. The 2nd tie breaker will be a short-answer question.
The kids need to know what isobars are and what they represent. They should potentially be able to pick them out on a weather map.