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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”.
MagLev (2/24/13) 5.a.iii. last paragraph should read: "They must place a pencil (or other object) in front..." and Add: "But, prior to starting a run, and without actually turning on the motor(s), competitors must demonstrate the handling processes they will utilize to ensure they will not come in contact with a moving propeller."
Robot Arm (11/12/12) 7.a. says “…scoreable items (pencils, nails, pipes, batteries)…”, batteries should have been changed to ping pong balls.
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)