Disclaimer: Content of the Rules Manual, Rules Clarifications, and FAQs are from Science Olympiad, Inc. and are considered official resources. However, some resources linked on this page, such as the test exchanges and specimen identification bot, are not official Science Olympiad, Inc. resources; their inclusion on this page is not an endorsement of the resources, and the 2022 National Tournament makes no warranties regarding their accuracy.

Official Rules Manual

The Rules Manual contains official event rules and is free for all students and coaches to download.

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Official FAQs

FAQs allow participants, coaches, Event Supervisors, and volunteers to get answers for specific clarifying questions regarding what's published in each year's rules. While originating at the national level, these FAQs and Official Rules Clarifications apply to all states and tournaments.

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Official Rules Clarifications

Official Rules Clarifications/Changes are made to correct the rules in the Science Olympiad Rules Manuals. While originating at the national level, these FAQs and Official Rules Clarifications apply to all states and tournaments.

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Rules Clarifications + FAQs Notifications

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Science Olympiad MY SO

MY SO is a program that complements Science Olympiad's traditional US tournament structure and is available to all middle and high school students who love STEM and want to stay engaged in learning - at home, at school, or after school. Take advantage of free resources like Lesson Plans and STEM Session videos, or buy a ticket to a STEM Showdown and test your knowledge against a national audience for a Top 25 MY SO Medal!


Map of Invitationals

Invitational tournaments are a great way for teams to increase their opportunities to practice throughout the Science Olympiad season. Use the linked map to find upcoming invitational tournaments.

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Science Olympiad National Invitational: Tests + Keys

The inaugural Science Olympiad National Invitational, hosted on January 8, 2022, ran a full slate of 2021–2022 season events. The tests and keys will be posted publicly shortly after the tournament and made available here.

Tests + Keys (Google Drive) Test Exchanges

Practice for your events using the largest public online repository of past Science Olympiad tests and keys, hosted by (also known as the Science Olympiad Student Center). Access thousands of community-contributed resources covering just about every event in Science Olympiad history, with resources from both the current season and past seasons. Test Exchange ( Test Archive (


SciOlyID is a group of Discord bots and associated services dedicated to helping students practice specimen identification for Science Olympiad events. With features such as study sessions, racing, and a global leaderboard, these bots make practicing identification easy, effective, and engaging. Visit to learn more and get started!

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