(section: 2 / paragraph: b / line: 1)
No. Computers/tablets/etc generally aren't allowed in Science Olympiad events unless explicitly permitted in the specific event rules, since they can potentially violate multiple general rules.
(section: 2 / paragraph: c / line: 1)
No, only the device, tools, and supplies must be impounded. Reference materials, writing utensils, and calculators do not need to be impounded.
(section: 2 / paragraph: e / line: 1-2)
General rule #2 applies, they can do either.
(section: 4 / paragraph: a / sub-paragraph: iii / line: 5)
Yes, Belt and Pulley sare included as part of the Pulley simple machine type for both Simple Machines and Complex Machines.
(section: 4 / paragraph: a / sub-paragraph: iii. / line: 1)
Yes, there potentially could be as they apply to those machines.
(section: 4 / paragraph: a / sub-paragraph: iii5 / line: 5)
(section: 4 / paragraph: b / line: 1)
No, teams can utilize the flexible loops on the masses to hang them, or they can set the entire mass on their own hanger of some sort.
(section: 4 / paragraph: b / sub-paragraph: i / line: 1)
Yes, the rules state that students are to use both the known mass and a lever to determine an unknown mass.
(section: 4 / paragraph: b / sub-paragraph: v / line: 3)
No, a spring scale would not be within the spirit of the problem and would violate general rule #2, in addition to not abiding by rule 4.b.v. regarding using only the principles of a lever to calculate the mass.
(section: 5 / paragraph: b / line: 1)
Points will be assigned to the significant figures of the measuring equipment available to the supervisors. Contact local tournaments for information to the precision of their tools.
(section: 5 / paragraph: c / line: 1)
The mass score will be decimal, based on the precision of the measurement tools used by the Event Supervisor.