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Anatomy B (11/11/13) par. 3.a.iii. should read: Anatomy of the
four layers of the skin and skin receptors
Elastic Launched Glider (11/11/13) 5.e. should read: “Teams with Construction or Competition violations must be ranked after all teams that do not violate those rules”
Mission Possible (9/13/13) 3.i should read: "Only wires, batteries,
photo cells, photosensors (e.g., photovoltaic cells, photodiodes, photoresistors, phototransistors), light bulbs, LEDs, homemade solenoids, switches, and up to three motors may be used in the device. No computers, integrated circuits or other electric components are allowed.
Water Quality B/C (11/11/13) 3. should read: Supervisors are expected to utilize estuary and marine scenarios and have students analyze and evaluate comparative
macroinvertebrates indicator organisms and water quality data.
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)