Are you on an NOSB team and already thinking about preparing for your 2016 regional competitions? Does your team create your own questions in order to study?
If so, submit some of your team’s questions to help strengthen the NOSB’s online game, the Ocean Sciences Quiz (OSQ), and win a prize!
The first FIVE teams that submit 25 high-quality, ocean science-related multiple choice questions will win a new study resource – the textbook Marine Mammals, Third Edition: Evolutionary Biology. Released in May 2015, this edition of the textbook is “devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals.”
Question writing guidelines, and a template, are available online to ensure your questions are high-quality and in a usable form for inclusion in the OSQ.
The OSQ can be a fantastic tool for attracting a broader audience to the NOSB competitions and can serve as a study and scrimmage resource for NOSB teams preparing for competition. To bring it to that level, we need YOUR help. What questions would you like to see included in the game? Your questions can cover ocean topics related to biology, chemistry, physics, geology, geography, technology, social science and policy.
To enter, please email 25 multiple choice questions in the format provided in the template (being careful to adhere to the guidelines) to Melissa Brodeur by COB Friday, July 31, 2015. Also include your high school and regional bowl name, as well as team contact information.
Background on the OSQ: The NOSB’s Ocean Sciences Quiz (www.nosb.org\osq) was created to promote ocean literacy and engage students, teachers, teams and the general public worldwide. The online game simulates the NOSB buzzer competition, making the competition available to a broader audience regardless of age or location. Three game modes are available: a timed single-player version; a timed two-player version in which players must be using the same computer to compete; and a timed two-player version that allows players to compete over the internet (i.e., from different computers).