Division C Rules Clarifications/Changes


2018 Division C Regional Competition will follow the event descriptions in the current Rules Manual, and the Regional, State and National Rules Clarifications/Changes that are posted below. 

Clarifications are listed by Event Name then Published Date with most-up-to-date on top within each event.

Export to Excel
Published Date 
Question 
Answer 
 
Open filter row popup menu
Open filter row popup menu
Open filter row popup menu
CollapseEvent Name: Anatomy
 02/14/18 3:06 PMState: Would a TI30-XIIS qualify as a calculator dedicated to computation for use during this event?Yes
 10/23/17 8:33 PMNational FAQ: Are 2 single-sided pages of a cheat sheet allowed in sheet protectors? (instead of 1 double-sided paper)No, only 1 sheet of paper printed on front and back is allowed for specific events. Teams may not bring 2 sheets of paper printed on 1 side, even if they are stapled together or in a sheet protector.
 10/19/17 9:27 AMNational FAQ: What is meant by "a calculator dedicated to computation" and are there specific calculator models that are allowed?The phrase “…a calculator dedicated to computation…” refers to a standalone or dedicated calculator. With these calculators their functionality is limited to mathematical calculations or associated activities such as running simple computational programs or producing graphs. This means that digital or electronic calculators such as those found as an application on a computer, tablet, watch, or cellular phone are not permitted for use in Science Olympiad events. In some events there are no limits to the functionality that the calculator may possess. In other events, the calculators may not have features that allow them to run programs or create graphs. With the ever-changing landscape around calculators and other personal electronic devices Science Olympiad is not in the position to be able to review and permission specific calculator manufacturers or specific calculator models. In every case, the decisions of the Event Supervisors concerning the acceptability of a specific calculator type for an event at a tournament shall be considered final.
CollapseEvent Name: Astronomy
 11/06/17 10:43 PMNational FAQ: Are you allowed to bring a flash drive for your computer? Yes. Teams may bring external flash drives to the event.
 10/19/17 3:21 PMNational FAQ: What is meant by "a calculator dedicated to computation" and are there specific calculator models that are allowed?The phrase “…a calculator dedicated to computation…” refers to a standalone or dedicated calculator. With these calculators their functionality is limited to mathematical calculations or associated activities such as running simple computational programs or producing graphs. This means that digital or electronic calculators such as those found as an application on a computer, tablet, watch, or cellular phone are not permitted for use in Science Olympiad events. In some events there are no limits to the functionality that the calculator may possess. In other events, the calculators may not have features that allow them to run programs or create graphs. With the ever-changing landscape around calculators and other personal electronic devices Science Olympiad is not in the position to be able to review and permission specific calculator manufacturers or specific calculator models. In every case, the decisions of the Event Supervisors concerning the acceptability of a specific calculator type for an event at a tournament shall be considered final.
CollapseEvent Name: Chemistry Lab
 10/19/17 9:15 PMNational FAQ: What is meant by "a calculator dedicated to computation" and are there specific calculator models that are allowed?The phrase “…a calculator dedicated to computation…” refers to a standalone or dedicated calculator. With these calculators their functionality is limited to mathematical calculations or associated activities such as running simple computational programs or producing graphs. This means that digital or electronic calculators such as those found as an application on a computer, tablet, watch, or cellular phone are not permitted for use in Science Olympiad events. In some events there are no limits to the functionality that the calculator may possess. In other events, the calculators may not have features that allow them to run programs or create graphs. With the ever-changing landscape around calculators and other personal electronic devices Science Olympiad is not in the position to be able to review and permission specific calculator manufacturers or specific calculator models. In every case, the decisions of the Event Supervisors concerning the acceptability of a specific calculator type for an event at a tournament shall be considered final.
CollapseEvent Name: Disease Detectives
 10/23/17 8:31 PMNational FAQ: Are 2 single-sided pages of a cheat sheet allowed in sheet protectors? (instead of 1 double-sided paper)No, only 1 sheet of paper printed on front and back is allowed for specific events. Teams may not bring 2 sheets of paper printed on 1 side, even if they are stapled together or in a sheet protector.
 10/19/17 9:33 AMNational FAQ: What is meant by "a calculator dedicated to computation" and are there specific calculator models that are allowed?The phrase “…a calculator dedicated to computation…” refers to a standalone or dedicated calculator. With these calculators their functionality is limited to mathematical calculations or associated activities such as running simple computational programs or producing graphs. This means that digital or electronic calculators such as those found as an application on a computer, tablet, watch, or cellular phone are not permitted for use in Science Olympiad events. In some events there are no limits to the functionality that the calculator may possess. In other events, the calculators may not have features that allow them to run programs or create graphs. With the ever-changing landscape around calculators and other personal electronic devices Science Olympiad is not in the position to be able to review and permission specific calculator manufacturers or specific calculator models. In every case, the decisions of the Event Supervisors concerning the acceptability of a specific calculator type for an event at a tournament shall be considered final.
CollapseEvent Name: Dynamic Planet (Tectonics)
 01/26/18 9:01 PMNational FAQ: "Geophysical tools to obtain data to interpret physical structure of the Earth." This item is a little vague - can you supply a list of tools, or at least an idea of what kind of tools that should be covered?By far the most important geophysical tool for revealing earth's structure is seismography. Students should be familiar with both natural and controlled-source methods, how they work, and what they reveal, at a minimum. Additional important tools include magnetometry, gravimetry, and ground-penetrating radar. There are more, but these are the ones most likely to be assessed in the event.
 01/06/18 2:39 PMAre glaciers part of curriculum for dynamic planet event?Aligning with National and Southern California Science Olympiad, questions relating to what will be covered on a test, test formats, or types of questions will not be answered. Please review Event Rules for relevant topics.
 10/19/17 3:21 PMNational FAQ: What is meant by "a calculator dedicated to computation" and are there specific calculator models that are allowed?The phrase “…a calculator dedicated to computation…” refers to a standalone or dedicated calculator. With these calculators their functionality is limited to mathematical calculations or associated activities such as running simple computational programs or producing graphs. This means that digital or electronic calculators such as those found as an application on a computer, tablet, watch, or cellular phone are not permitted for use in Science Olympiad events. In some events there are no limits to the functionality that the calculator may possess. In other events, the calculators may not have features that allow them to run programs or create graphs. With the ever-changing landscape around calculators and other personal electronic devices Science Olympiad is not in the position to be able to review and permission specific calculator manufacturers or specific calculator models. In every case, the decisions of the Event Supervisors concerning the acceptability of a specific calculator type for an event at a tournament shall be considered final.
CollapseEvent Name: Ecology
 01/20/18 11:09 PMNational FAQ: Are sticky notes allowed to be added on to the double-sided sheet of paper?No, sticky notes are not allowed to be added to the double-sided sheet of paper.
 01/14/18 5:26 PMState: Does savannah count as grassland? Yes
 01/14/18 5:23 PMState: Does tundra count as a desert? Yes
 10/23/17 8:25 PMNational FAQ: Are 2 single-sided pages of a cheat sheet allowed in sheet protectors? (instead of 1 double-sided paper)No, only 1 sheet of paper printed on front and back is allowed for specific events. Teams may not bring 2 sheets of paper printed on 1 side, even if they are stapled together or in a sheet protector.
 10/19/17 9:34 AMNational FAQ: What is meant by "a calculator dedicated to computation" and are there specific calculator models that are allowed?The phrase “…a calculator dedicated to computation…” refers to a standalone or dedicated calculator. With these calculators their functionality is limited to mathematical calculations or associated activities such as running simple computational programs or producing graphs. This means that digital or electronic calculators such as those found as an application on a computer, tablet, watch, or cellular phone are not permitted for use in Science Olympiad events. In some events there are no limits to the functionality that the calculator may possess. In other events, the calculators may not have features that allow them to run programs or create graphs. With the ever-changing landscape around calculators and other personal electronic devices Science Olympiad is not in the position to be able to review and permission specific calculator manufacturers or specific calculator models. In every case, the decisions of the Event Supervisors concerning the acceptability of a specific calculator type for an event at a tournament shall be considered final.
 10/16/17 2:30 PMNational FAQ: Can chapparal be included as North American "deserts and grasslands" because much of the associated vegetation types are grasses? Alternatively, sometimes they are like deserts when they go long periods without rain. Yes, chaparral is included in the deserts and grasslands biomes for ecology this year.
CollapseEvent Name: Experimental Design
 01/26/18 9:10 PMNational FAQ: What is a linear measuring device (the rules are vague)?A linear measuring device is any item marked are regular, standard intervals suitable for measuring length. It must have markings in only one dimension (ruler, meter stick, tape measure, caliper, etc). A carpenter's square would not qualify as it has markings along two dimensions.
 01/26/18 9:05 PMNational FAQ: Is a T-square considered a linear measuring device?As long as it has regular markings along only one axis of the t-square, yes, it would be considered a linear measuring device. A carpenter square or framing square is marked along two axes and would not be allowed.
 10/19/17 3:21 PMNational FAQ: What is meant by "a calculator dedicated to computation" and are there specific calculator models that are allowed?The phrase “…a calculator dedicated to computation…” refers to a standalone or dedicated calculator. With these calculators their functionality is limited to mathematical calculations or associated activities such as running simple computational programs or producing graphs. This means that digital or electronic calculators such as those found as an application on a computer, tablet, watch, or cellular phone are not permitted for use in Science Olympiad events. In some events there are no limits to the functionality that the calculator may possess. In other events, the calculators may not have features that allow them to run programs or create graphs. With the ever-changing landscape around calculators and other personal electronic devices Science Olympiad is not in the position to be able to review and permission specific calculator manufacturers or specific calculator models. In every case, the decisions of the Event Supervisors concerning the acceptability of a specific calculator type for an event at a tournament shall be considered final.
CollapseEvent Name: Forensics
 10/19/17 9:14 PMNational FAQ: What is meant by "a calculator dedicated to computation" and are there specific calculator models that are allowed?The phrase “…a calculator dedicated to computation…” refers to a standalone or dedicated calculator. With these calculators their functionality is limited to mathematical calculations or associated activities such as running simple computational programs or producing graphs. This means that digital or electronic calculators such as those found as an application on a computer, tablet, watch, or cellular phone are not permitted for use in Science Olympiad events. In some events there are no limits to the functionality that the calculator may possess. In other events, the calculators may not have features that allow them to run programs or create graphs. With the ever-changing landscape around calculators and other personal electronic devices Science Olympiad is not in the position to be able to review and permission specific calculator manufacturers or specific calculator models. In every case, the decisions of the Event Supervisors concerning the acceptability of a specific calculator type for an event at a tournament shall be considered final.
 09/14/17 11:00 AMNational Rules Clarification 3.a. should read: "The competition will consist of evidence from Parts 3.b.-e. and analysis of the evidence in Part 3.f. Analysis or questions can only be on the evidence topics included in the competition. The amount of evidence included will be according to the following table found at https://scilympiad.com/data/org/san-diego-so/public/Forensics%20National%20Rules%20Clarifications.pdf
    
Page 1 of 5 (150 items)Prev12345Next

© 2018 - powered by Scilympiad