Latest FAQ Entries http://www.soinc.org/feeds/latest_faqs Latest FAQ Updates en Does use of a cartesian coordinate expression (x,y) or polar coordinate expression (distance from a point & angle reference) count as "code" if explained and defined properly according to normal mathematical context/use? http://www.soinc.org/node/1635 Use of cartesian coordinate expressions as you described would be acceptable. Fri, 08 May 2015 17:07:44 +0000 webmaster 1635 at http://www.soinc.org Does use of a cartesian coordinate expression (x,y) or polar coordinate expression (distance from a point & angle reference) count as "code" if explained and defined properly according to normal mathematical context/use? http://www.soinc.org/node/1636 Use of cartesian coordinate expressions as you described would be acceptable. Fri, 08 May 2015 17:07:44 +0000 webmaster 1636 at http://www.soinc.org Are you allowed notes in Geocaching? http://www.soinc.org/node/1637 Notes are ok for how to input the coordinates in the GPS receiver/device. Notes are not ok for answering the questions at each location Fri, 08 May 2015 17:08:53 +0000 webmaster 1637 at http://www.soinc.org Are there specific indicator species such as macro invertebrates and marine indicators or is it a broad general term that encompasses any organism? http://www.soinc.org/node/1634 There is no specific list of indicator species for this event. Students should understand the general term and concept and be able to apply it to aquatic ecosystems. Thu, 07 May 2015 15:56:24 +0000 webmaster 1634 at http://www.soinc.org Must each mass fit inside the 15 x 15 x 20 cm box independently, or do all three masses have to fit within this box simultaneously? Will the dimensions of the masses for nationals be announced prior to the tournament? http://www.soinc.org/node/1632 Each mass must fit within the box individually. The dimensions are not required to be announced prior to the competition. Thu, 07 May 2015 15:55:40 +0000 webmaster 1632 at http://www.soinc.org Must each mass fit inside the 15 x 15 x 20 cm box independently, or do all three masses have to fit within this box simultaneously? Will the dimensions of the masses for nationals be announced prior to the tournament? http://www.soinc.org/node/1633 Each mass must fit within the box individually. The dimensions are not required to be announced prior to the competition. Thu, 07 May 2015 15:55:40 +0000 webmaster 1633 at http://www.soinc.org The rules state that the bottom meter of the bungee cord must pass elasticity. If both the top and bottom meter of a cord passed elasticity, could I drop weights using either end? http://www.soinc.org/node/1631 Competitors will determine which end of the cord they wish to have tested for elasticity and attaching to the weight. Please note that the same end must be used for both activities. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:35:14 +0000 webmaster 1631 at http://www.soinc.org Are annotations in the book allowed to be drawings done directly in the book and not taped in? http://www.soinc.org/node/1630 Yes, annotations my be drawings in the book. Nothing may be taped in the book. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:36:26 +0000 webmaster 1630 at http://www.soinc.org Can test tubes, beakers be pre-labeled? http://www.soinc.org/node/1628 Yes Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:34:10 +0000 webmaster 1628 at http://www.soinc.org Are annotations in the book allowed to be drawings done directly in the book and not taped in? http://www.soinc.org/node/1629 Yes, annotations my be drawings in the book. Nothing may be taped in the book. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:36:26 +0000 webmaster 1629 at http://www.soinc.org