Overview of Event Requirements & Guidelines for Coaches

2017 RESEARCH PAPERS,  RESEARCH VIDEO URLs, DEMONSTRATION REPORTS, WEBPAGE CDs, WEBPAGE URLs and LAB PROCEDURES DUE TO NJIT:

MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017

Research Events

  • Your team must select at minimum one Research Event for team scoring.  Research events must be conducted by teams of 2-3 students.
  • Team must conduct background research about the topic/concept outlined in the event.
  • Team must gather credible sources and develop a separate reference page to clearly identify citations.
  • Team must gather three (3) primary sources as part of their references.  See information about Primary Sources below. They must print out and make copies of the first three pags of these sources as evidence they have collected them.
  • Team must write a research paper as outlined in the Event Description. 

RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS
a. Your written report may not exceed FIVE PAGES - 12 pt., 1.5 spaced plus a 2-Part Appendix (see below)  
b. Include a cover page that indicates the title of the paper, authors, school, team A or B (if applicable)

  • Team must submit their research paper to turnitin.com.  You will be emailed directly by the NJCO Co-Director about information regarding how to submit the papers. All papers must be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to our NJCO Event Day.
  • Team must plan and carry out an investigation or develop a model as outlined in the event description.  
  • Team will conduct a short (3-4 minute) presentation about their investigation or model on Event Day. Teams must demonstrate knowledge and show evidence of science and engineering practices.  Encourage students to practice their presentation before event day to ensure timing.

RESEARCH PAPER YOUR TEAM MUST SUBMIT BEFORE EVENT DAY INCLUDES:

For each research event, submit THREE copies of the research paper.

  1. Include a cover page that indicates the title of the paper, authors, school, team A or B (if applicable)
  2. Research paper with proper citations following ACS Style Guidelines. (maximum 5 pages)
  3. Appendix Part 1 may include:  (maximum 8 pages)
    • List of References
    • List of People who provided assistance
    • Intended experimental methods (outlined or numbered form acceptable)
    • Design schematics, labeled pictures of set-ups or models
    • Materials list with a verifiable cost value in terms of supplies
  4. Appendix Part 2: (maximum 9 pages)
    • Copies of first three pages of each of the THREE PRIMARY SOURCES identified and used for background research.

General Events

Your team must select at minimum one General Event for team scoring.  Webpage, Demonstration and Information Search Events must be conducted by teams of 2-3 students.  The Nomenclature Event must be conducted by a team of 3 students.

Webpage Event

  • Team conducts research to gain knowledge and resources about the topic outlined in the event.
  • Team gathers credible sources and develop a separate reference page to clearly identify citations.
  • Team develops website to submit to judges.  See the event description for specific content requirements.  Website should be able to run stand-alone off a CD-Rom.  Website should also be published to the Internet and URL submitted to Co-Director via email (nmacke12@yahoo.com) by date above.
  • Basic web development using standard HTML coding should be used. No plug-ins allowed.
  • Primary focus of judging is content

Demonstration Show Event

  • Team finds or develops a 3 minute demonstration that addresses the topic and requirements outlined in the event.
  • Team researches / learns about the chemistry behind the demonstration concept.
  • Team prepares a paper to be submitted to judges. See the event description for specific content requirements.
  • Team presents their prepared demo Event Day and answers question set posed by judges to clarify their understanding of the topic.

Chemical Nomenclature Event

  • Team of four students prepares to take a computerized test on nomenclature.  See the event description for information about the types of substances the test includes.  A practice test is availble for students.  
  • Judging is based on the total combined score of the student's individual test scores.

Information Search Event

  • Team chooses a molecule from those listed in the event description to prepare a physical model with required elements to bring to the competition on Event Day.
  • Team prepares to answer questions about their chosen molecule on Event Day.
  • Team prepares to answer information search questions using the Internet on Event Day.

INFORMATION SUBMISSIONS BEFORE EVENT DAY INCLUDE:

WEBPAGE EVENT

  • TWO identical labeled CD’s containing their website, (submitted in separate labeled sleeves, NOT jewel cases)
  • the URL at which their website is publicly accessible (emailed to nmacke12@yahoo.com)
  • each CD must be labeled with the school name (Team A or B), authors,  & URL

DEMONSTRATION SHOW EVENT

  • Submit THREE copies of written report.  Clearly identify in title the school name (Team A or B) and authors.

Lab Events

  • Your team must select at minimum one Lab Event for team scoring.  Lab events must be conducted by teams of 2-3 students.
  • Team must acquire or develop a lab procedure to achieve the task described in the event description.
  • Teams must practice the lab procedure prior to Event Day.  If the judge on Event Day believes that the team has not practiced the procedure, the team will be dismissed and disqualified for that event.
  • Teams prepares a numbered procedure they will use on Event Day.
  • Teams may also prepare one 3"x5" index card with information they need for the lab event.  Judges will return one of the numbered procedures to the team for them to use on Event Day.  Students may not bring any other materials into the lab on Event Day, unless noted otherwise in the event description.

 

LAB EVENT SUBMISSIONS BEFORE EVENT DAY INCLUDE:

Submit THREE copies of the numbered procedure competitors will use for each lab event the team intends to participate.  Clearly identify in title the school name (Team A or B) and lab participants.