Updated: March 12, 2018
2017 RULES CLARIFICATION
NATIONAL RULES CLARIFICATIONS
Official Rules Clarifications are made to clarify or correct the rules printed in the manuals. These Official Rules Clarifications apply to all states and all tournaments and originate at the national level. Click here to Submit a Question or view FAQs.
Battery Buggy - 10/18/17 (Division B) 7.b. should read, edits in bold: Each Run Score is the sum of four (4) components: Time Score, Distance Score, Center Line Bonus and Penalties.
To adjust the Forensics scoring so it matches the table, 4.b. should read:
4.b. The score will be composed of the following elements (percentages given are approximate):
Part 3.b. 20%, Part 3.c. 20%, Part 3.d. 15%, Part 3.e. 15% and 3.f. 30%.
Mission Possible - 11/28/17 (Division C) Three sections should read, edits shown in strikethrough and bold:
4.b.vi. Use light to initiate
4.f. Timing and scoring begins when a competitor pulls a magnet from the device and
Mousetrap Vehicle - 10/18/17 (Division C) 3.e. should read, edits in bold: An approximately 1/4" diameter round dowel must be attached to the vehicle approximately perpendicular to the floor. The bottom of the dowel must be = 1.0 cm from the track's surface and must be easily identified by the event supervisor.
Roller Coaster - 9/7/17 (Division B) 5.c. should read, edits in bold: Height Score = (100 - device height). The device height is measured in cm at the highest part of the device measured from the floor or the table (if used) rounded down to the nearest cm.
Science Olympiad Policy for Significant Figures (12/5/12)
NORTH DAKOTA RULES CLARIFICATIONS