Updated: December 17, 2012
2012 RULES CLARIFICATION
NATIONAL RULES CLARIFICATIONS
Rules Clarifications are made to clarify or correct the rules printed
in the manuals. These Official Rules Clarifications apply to all
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Anatomy and Physiology (10/28/12)Add: 4. SCORING: Points are awarded for correct answers. Selected questions/free-response quality will break ties.
Elastic Launched Glider (11/12/12) 4.f. should read "A self-check inspection station may be made available to competitors for checking their glider and launch handle
dimensions configuration for safety prior to being checked by the officials."
Food Science (11/16/12) Standard Curve Graph: Delete iv. Virgin Olive Oil, v. Great Egg Spectations, vii. Carnation Evaporated Sweetened Milk, and ix. Brer Rabbit Light Molasses from the list of liquids and Change x. to read "Meadow Gold or Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk".
Robot Arm (11/12/12) 7.a. says "…scoreable items (pencils, nails, pipes, batteries)…", batteries should have been changed to ping pong balls.
Science Olympiad Policy for Significant Figures (12/5/12)
Events requiring Eye Protection #5 (High Impact Protection - ANSI Z87+) - Goggles with lenses identified as Z87+ regardless of markings on other parts of the goggles and Spectacles identified as Z87+ with side shields regardless of markings on other parts of the spectacles will be acceptable for events requiring High Impact Protection #5. (4/8/10)
NORTH DAKOTA RULES CLARIFICATIONS
North Dakota Rules Clarification: For the "Forestry" event, the North Dakota List of Common Trees & Shrubs is considered a commercially published resource. (Posted 12/17/12).
North Dakota Rules Clarification: For the "Forestry" event, the official list of trees and shrubs to know is the North Dakota List of Common Trees & Shrubs, available at www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/aginfo/trees/handbook/ndhand-1.htm#common. Because of the low diversity of trees in our state (compared to other states), we are also including shrubs into the expected knowledge. (Posted 2/04/04). This is the tree list for 2013.
North Dakota Rules Clarification: For "Feathered Frenzy," the official list of birds to know is the Science Olympiad bird checklist. This list is available here. (Posted 10/28/02).
North Dakota Rules Clarification: At the State Science Olympiad, we will not be including trial events into the total team scores. This ruling has been made upon advice from the national office. (The national event likewise does not include trial events into total team scores). (Posted 10/28/02).
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