(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: 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 / line: 1)
Yes, as long as the tape is easily removable and does not impact other subsequent teams' testing.
(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: 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: 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: 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.