It's About Time
Welcome to It's About Time! In this event, teams will answer questions related to time and they may construct and bring one non-
electrical device that triggers a single signal to occur three times at equally spaced time intervals.
The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules. You can find free online copies of the current rules for download on the 2023 Rules page of the Science Olympiad website. The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence.
Resources & Links
- Rules Clarification (Issued 10/26/22)
- How Stuff Works: Electronics
- The Horology Source
- National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
- National Institute of Standards and Technology "A Walk Through Time"
Science Olympiad Store Resources
Practice Problems & Tests
- Practice Test - 2021 UT Austin Invitational
- Practice Test - 2021 BirdSO Invitational
- Practice Test - 2022 National Invitational
- Practice Test - 2022 SOLVI Invitational
- Practice Test - 2022 MIT Invitational
- Practice Test - 2022 Northwestern Invitational
- Practice Test - 2022 UChicago Invitational
Event Supervisor Resources
In addition to the resources on the Event Supervisors page, It's About Time Event Supervisors should be sure to use the following resources:
- 2023 Score sheet and and team checklist
- Event Logistics Manual (Updated 10/25/22 to fix an error with Can't Judge a Powder)
- Science Olympiad Mathematics Guidelines for Physics Events - The Science Olympiad Physics Rules Committee has prepared these guidelines to help Event Supervisors target their questions to the mathematical ability that students bring to the events. This information may be useful to teams as they assign team members to Physics Events as well as they prepare for those events.