Inquiry & Nature of Science

Inquiry & Nature of Science

admin Tue, 2008-08-12 08:53

Experimental Design - Div C

Experimental Design - Div C

admin Tue, 2008-08-12 08:54

What is meant by "a calculator dedicated to computation" and are there specific calculator models that are allowed?

What is meant by "a calculator dedicated to computation" and are there specific calculator models that are allowed?

ceann Tue, 2017-10-17 14:46
The phrase “…a calculator dedicated to computation…” refers to a standalone or dedicated calculator. With these calculators their functionality is limited to mathematical calculations or associated activities such as running simple computational programs or producing graphs. This means that digital or electronic calculators such as those found as an application on a computer, tablet, watch, or cellular phone are not permitted for use in Science Olympiad events. In some events there are no limits to the functionality that the calculator may possess. In other events, the calculators may not have features that allow them to run programs or create graphs. With the ever-changing landscape around calculators and other personal electronic devices Science Olympiad is not in the position to be able to review and permission specific calculator manufacturers or specific calculator models. In every case, the decisions of the Event Supervisors concerning the acceptability of a specific calculator type for an event at a tournament shall be considered final.

Fermi Questions

Fermi Questions

admin Mon, 2017-08-07 15:27

Game On

Game On

admin Tue, 2008-08-12 08:54

If competitors made a combination game (with elements applying to multiple game types) that contains elements of the assigned game type, would that be accepted?

If competitors made a combination game (with elements applying to multiple game types) that contains elements of the assigned game type, would that be accepted?

ceann Thu, 2017-11-02 19:06
Yes, this would be acceptable. The competitors must have the elements for the assigned game type included but they would not be penalized for having additional components included.

What are the defining characteristics of a "building" type game?

What are the defining characteristics of a "building" type game?

ceann Thu, 2017-11-02 19:07
For a building game, the user controlled sprite must be involved in the assembling or connecting of parts or components to complete the objectives in the game.

Write It Do It - Div C

Write It Do It - Div C

admin Tue, 2008-08-12 08:54