(section: 2 / paragraph: a / line: 3)
Normal plastic drink bottles ( water or soda) are between 500 and 600 ml. This is why that range was chosen. It will be up to the event supervisor to determine how close to that range they will accept. Teams should be prepared to stay within that range.
(section: 2 / paragraph: a / line: 4-5)
The requirement is that the container be 500-600 ml. There is no requirement that the container have a manufacturer label to that effect.
(section: 2 / paragraph: a / line: 5)
No, the students can not bring pipettes. The event supervisor may provide them, but the students should not plan on that.
(section: 2 / paragraph: b / line: 2)
Yes, students may bring a timer.
(section: 3 / line: 3)
All test questions should be related to dairy food science.
(section: 3 / paragraph: a / line: - )
Pictures are preferred. But accurate drawings are allowed.
(section: 3 / paragraph: A / line: 2)
The experiments may be typed and placed in the Notebook.
(section: 3 / paragraph: a / line: 2, 3)
The Food Science Experiment Form may be expanded to include all that is required to be documented for each experiment.
(section: 3 / paragraph: a / line: 5)
Each Experiment will have one Independent Variable that must be tested at 2 or more Levels (examples of Levels would be different Levels of milk fat, different quantities of the Independent Variable; different length of time mixing or shaking; different types of acid; etc.). These Levels do not need to be repeated in multiple Trials but can be and should be included on the same Experiment Template. According to the rules there is no expectation of multiple Trials so there will not be penalties or bonuses for the lack of multiple Trials or inclusion of multiple Trials. Each Task (Curds, Butter, or Ice Cream) requires a minimum of 3 different experiments. Each of these different experiments must have different Independent Variables or they should be counted as duplications and receive no credit.
(section: 3 / paragraph: b / sub-paragraph: ii / line: 2)
10 points is the maximum number of points. The masses will be confirmed by the event supervisor and points awarded based on their measurements. If the students mass > ES mass, the team will score 10 points.
(section: 3 / paragraph: b / sub-paragraph: ii / line: 3)
Students may only bring what is listed in the rules. All other materials should be provided by the event supervisor.
(section: 3 / paragraph: b / sub-paragraph: ii / line: 4)
Yes, they should be dry. Please see the training guide posted on the National Website under Food Science.
(section: 3 / paragraph: b / sub-paragraph: iii / line: 4)
Yes, Heavy Cream and Heavy whipping cream are similar differing with the percentage of fat. Heavy cream is about 36% and heavy whipping cream is about 30% milk fat. The students should practice with different types of cream because you don't know what type of cream the event supervisor will provide for this Lab.
(section: 4 / paragraph: a,b,c / line: 1)
The written test may be given during the entire time period so the students may work on it during the experiment portion. This is up to the event supervisor.
(section: 3 / paragraph: b / sub-paragraph: iii / line: 5)
For crime busters, the only burn tests allowed in the event are on the fibers. If the results of burn tests on the plastics are important, the event supervisor must divulge the results of the competitors in the crime scene scenario.
(section: 3 / paragraph: b / line: 1)
Yes, as long as the tape is easily removable and does not impact other subsequent teams' testing.
Yes, as long as the holes are filled with a fastener used to attach a blade. No holes or slots may be used for the purpose of reducing the mass of the CD.
(section: 3 / paragraph: b / line: 2)
No, this would not be a modification of the CD. Light sanding to create a rough surface for gluing purposes only where the blade is mounted is fine. Sanding the whole CD is not allowed. The local event supervisor will determine if a modification has been made to the CD.
(section: 3 / paragraph: f / line: 1-2)
The limitation is only for the side of the CD that is facing the motor/generator.
(section: 4 / paragraph: f / line: 2)
It will be measured just prior to the measurement period starting. The measurement period will not begin if it is closer than 5cm. There is no other penalty.
(section: 4 / paragraph: G / line: 2)
Yes, see 4.f. They may push the blades by hand to initially get them spinning but they may not touch the blade assembly during the measurement period.
and initially get them spinning.
(section: 4 / paragraph: l / sub-paragraph: ii / line: 1)
Anything related to power generators in general is a valid question, which could include aspects of the power plants.
(section: 4.f. / line: 5)
(section: 2 / paragraph: j / line: 1)
Yes a drill may be used as a tool and it does NOT need to be impounded. Please keep in mind that power outlets might not be available close to the competition area.
(section: 3 / paragraph: c / line: 1)
Yes,you may re-inflate the air chamber provided the chamber is at ambient pressure at launch.
(section: 3 / paragraph: d / line: 2)
Correct, if teams choose to use the max 80cm size, they are then limited in the orientations they may place the device in. Smaller devices will have more possible orientations available.
(section: 3 / paragraph: e / line: 2)
No, the triggering device separates itself from the launch device. Any parts remaining that are attached to the launching device after a shot are considered part of the launching device and must follow Rule 4c.
Correction – Yes, the triggering device may stay attached to the mass after launch.
(section: 3 / paragraph: f / line: 1)
The balls should be of the type listed in Rule 3f. In the case of beer pong balls, if the original packaging somewhere states they are 'ping pong' balls, they are acceptable. Teams should bring the original packaging if there is a question.
(section: 3 / paragraph: h / line: 1)
Yes, tools are allowed to be electronic. Electronic devices may only used during calibration.
(section: 3. / paragraph: f / line: 1)
Yes, plastic golf balls purchased with holes in them are considered unmodified and are allowed.
(section: 4 / paragraph: b / line: 1)
General rule #1 applies (https://www.soinc.org/ethics_rules). There is no prohibition in the rules about approaching or going behind the targets prior to a launch during their 8 min. time period (rule 4.f.) During a launch they must follow rule 4.b. Teams may be penalized if they disturb the competition area.
(section: 4 / paragraph: d / line: 2)
No, there is no penalty for contacting the sand etc. The sand etc. is not part of the target. It's purpose is to identify where the projectile landed. Teams should avoid touching it though as it could cause a false mark to appear that makes it difficult for the event supervisor to measure the point of impact.
(section: 4 / paragraph: f / line: 1)
Yes, lasers may be used as a tool for setup, adjustment, & calibration of the device. They must be removed prior to launch. The laser policy posted on the National website must be followed.
(section: 4 / paragraph: h / line: 1)
A rope can be considered a calibration tool as long as it is removed from the device during each launch.
(section: 4 / paragraph: i / line: 1)
There is only 1 location for the bucket which is the same for all teams and all launches.
(section: 4. / paragraph: e. / line: 2-5)
Yes, that is allowable.