Division B Rules Clarifications
Be sure to monitor and read the National Rules Clarifications issued by National Science Olympiad
All rules clarifications issued by National Science Olympiad also apply to all New Jersey Regional and State Tournaments.
National Science Olympiad Rules Clarifications
Event rules for ALL Science Olympiad events printed in the 2013 Official Rules Manuals supersede any and all materials found at the "Science Olympiad Student Center Wiki" or anywhere else online. The "Science Olympiad Student Center Wiki" is not maintained by National Science Olympiad. National Science Olympiad does not publish any event rules online or any location other than the Official Rules Manual.
2013 New Jersey Clarifications
1. When teams check in they will get a score sheet and they will complete the required information. Event Officials will check their Boomilever, weigh it and measure it. The team will keep the score sheet and the final sand and bucket mass will be entered on the sheet. The team will initial this reading to indicate that they confirm the data and then return the score sheet to the Event Official. If the score sheet is not returned, the team cannot be scored.
2 Once the team enters the competition area, they may not leave to modify their Boomilever structure. If a team leaves the area, they may be dropped to Tier 2 automatically.
3. Teams will be given a bucket of sand that exceeds 15 kg and an empty bucket. They may add as much sand as they want, exceeding 15 kg. The score will be at the maximum of 15 kg. If a team wants to stop at 15 kg and requires a weighed bucket of 15.0 to 15.3 kg, they must request it at check in.
4. The load block, chain, hooks and weigh cells (if used) are part of the station. These have been pre-weighed and the weight is included in the scoring spreadsheet. This weight will be added to the mass of the sand and bucket, up to the 15.0 kg limit. Do not remove this apparatus from the station.
5. This is a spectator event. Spectators who are apparently scouting for their team will be asked what team they are affiliated with. If the spectator appears to be relaying data to their team for purposes of gaining an edge in the competition, the team will be warned once and then dropped to Tier 2. This is poor sportsmanship because the team is expected to make and test their best Boomilever before they come to the competition.
6. Teams are encouraged to read the information and clarifications provided by NJSO.
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NJ Science Olympiad Forestry Event -
New Jersey Forestry Tree List 2013 - Updated February 11
American Beech (Fagus Grandifolia)
American Elm (Ulmus Americana)
American holly (Ilex opaca)
American Sycamore (Platanus Occidentalis)
Atlantic white-cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides)
Black cherry (Prunus serotina)
Black Mulberry (Morus Nigra)
Black walnut (Juglans nigra)
Chestnut oak (Quercus prinus)
Common Horsechestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum)
Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)
Fig (Ficus Carica)
Flowering Dogwood Cornus Florida)
Gingko (Gingko biloba)
Grey birch (Betula populifolia)
Honey Locust (Gleditsia Triacanthos)
Magnolia (Magnolia Grandiflora)
Mockernut hickory (Carya alba)
Norway maple (Acer platanoides)
Osage Orange (Maclura Ponifera)
Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
Pitch pine (Pinus rigida)
Pussy Willow (Salix Discolor)
Red oak (Quercus rubra)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata)
Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
Tulip (Liriodendron Tulipifera)
Weeping Willow (Salix Babylonica)
White ash (Fraxinus americana)
White oak (Quercus alba)
The size of the Middlesex County College bym is 225' x 143' x 28'
Rotor Egg Drop
1. This is an impound event.
2. Competition will be held in a stairwell. The impact zone is approximately 1.3 meters square clear area. The drop zone window is approximately 0.5 meters wide by 0.20 meters reach. The device must drop through a portion of the triangle that is 0.20 by 0.5 meters. If the team's device requires a larger drop zone window, contact the Event Official immediately.
3. Spectators may observe from the stairs but must not enter the drop zone or impact zone.
4. There will probably be a laser gate timing device. The start is the drop through the laser zone ( 0.2 m by 0.5 m horizontal triangular window) and the stop will be three wired push buttons. The alternative will be the Event Official's verbal start ( "ready … set … drop"), using the wired stop buttons. This is intended to minimize timing error. The Event Official will explain the gate and the laser zone that will sense the drop.
Write It - Do It
The materials used for Division B Write It - Do It will be Lego Blocks