Arrowhead Union High School District

MSOE SCIENCE COMPETITION:

Involves 16 students (Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors) who compete in the areas of general science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Competition is with other schools in Southeast Wisconsin.

Students are chosen through their participation in advanced placement Biology, Chemistry and Physics, general Physics and general Chemistry.

Teams and captains are chosen about one month prior to the competition.  Students have study groups approximately once per week up until the time of the competition.

The competition is held on the Tuesday of Thanksgiving week at MSOE

Individual and team trophies can be won.

TEAMS AND JETS ENGINEERING COMPETITION

Involves 16 students (Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors) who work as a team on the entire event.

Competition is with other schools in Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.

Students are chosen through their participation in Advanced Placement Biology, Chemistry and Physics, general Physics and Chemistry.

Engineering questions are posted approximately two months prior to the competition.  Students are asked to research and prepare on their topic.  Once captains are members are decided on, study groups meet once per week to prepare for the competition.

There are awards at local and national levels

PHYSICS OLYMPIAD

Held in early February at Arrowhead High School.

Individual competition on Physics topics.

Involves students in  AP Physics (usually Juniors and Seniors)

There are three qualifying tests to get on the Physics Olympiad team.

This is a national competition.

SCIENCE BOWL

Held in early February at MSOE.

Competition is with other schools in Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.

Five students are chosen through their participation in Advanced Placement Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Competition is in a game-like format where students buzz in to give an answer.  Topics include all science areas, math and computers.

The first place team goes on to nationals in Washington D.C. in May.  (AHS went in  2000 & 2003)

RUBE GOLDBERG

Involves 10 students who propose a plan on a specific job issued by the  Rube Goldberg committee.

Building usually begins around late December at one of the student's homes.

Students have a $100 budget with which to build their machine.

Students set their time frame and work as a team until the event.

Students can receive t-shirts, trophies, etc--Top award is $500 for the school. (AHS won in 1999)

PHYSICS BOWL

Held at Arrowhead High School in April.

Usually 25 students from general Physics and  AP Physics.

Multiple choice format.

Top award is $1000 for the school.  Individual scholarships can also be earned.  Students may also win t-shirts if their team places first or second in their region. (AHS has won first in their region since 1999)

OTHER ACTIVITIES AS THEY ARE OFFERED MAY INCLUDE:

Bridge building competition (Marquette, U.W. Madison & U.W. Platteville)

 

Holography

Adviser:   Mr. Chad Tschanz   tschanz@arrowheadschools.org