MESA DAY CONTEST RULES
2012 - 2013
Model Science – The Human Eye
Middle School - Grades 6, 7 and 8
TYPE OF CONTEST:
Individual / Team
COMPOSITION OF TEAMS:
1 – 2 students per team
NUMBER OF TEAMS:
3 teams per Center
Ben Louie, Associate Director, USC MSP Center
Students will construct an original display and model of a bisected human
eye and will answer questions drawn from an assigned list using reading
material provided in the MESA Day curriculum.
The following materials will be provided by the students:
“items that are not perishable” with which to build the original model
1. The display/model must be the original work of student(s). Judges may ask questions to
verify authenticity of the display/model.
2. The display/model should be clearly labeled with student name(s), school and center. If
display/model is not clearly labeled with student name(s), school and center, a 4.0 point
penalty will be deducted from the grand total score.
3. Designated materials that are not perishable must be used in the model’s construction. Use of
any other items will result in disqualification. Commercial models may NOT be used.
Violation of this rule and only this rule will result in disqualification. Students are
encouraged to fully incorporate a variety of designated materials in the model.
4. The display and model should meet minimum and maximum size requirements.
(See JUDGING # 1a)
5. The display should be freestanding.
6. A labeled hand-drawn diagram or student’s original computer-generated diagram of the
bisected human eye should be attached to the front of the display.
7. A materials table should be attached to the display.
8. The model of the bisected human eye should be clearly labeled.
9. The competitors will attempt to answer five randomly drawn questions, plus unpublished
tiebreaker questions. (See JUDGING # 6 – 10)
MESA DAY CONTEST RULES 2012– 2013