(section: 1 / line: 3)
Yes, please see the official Rules Clarification. Teams may have up to 3 students.
(section: 3 / paragraph: c / sub-paragraph: i / line: 1)
Both topics of Legislation and Economic Opportunity in Solving Problems will apply to only Division C. Division B will not have any questions related to Legislation and Economic Opportunity in Solving Problems.
(section: ? / paragraph: ? / sub-paragraph: ? / line: ?)
From the rules... "The taxonomic scheme is based upon the Audubon Insect and Spider Field Guide. Any arbitrations questions will defer to this resource as the correct answer. " and on p 512 cochineal bugs are labeled as Family Dactylopiidae. its not a perfect system, and no book I am aware of will resolve every issue that can arise with the fluidity of insect taxonomy.
(section: 2 / paragraph: a / sub-paragraph: xv / line: 1)
Most event supervisors are going to go by the book, which means the two pages would need to be in a binder. There are no rules on the removal of the pages, but it might be best to ask the event supervisor if removal of the pages would be allowed.
(section: 3 / paragraph: a / line: 1)
For the class 1 lever the load point to load point measurements must be less than or equal to 80.0 cm. The size of the the fulcrum is irrelevant to this measurement.
(section: 3 / paragraph: f / line: 1)
No, only the listed items in rule 3.f. are allowed as projectiles.
(section: 3f / paragraph: a / line: 3/4)
The most common type of plastic golf balls are plastic dimpled and plastic with holes and HDPE foam types are legal. As long as they are commercially marketed as "plastic practice golf balls", they may be used. It is recommended that students bring the packaging if there is a question.
(section: 4 / paragraph: a / line: 2)
Yes, the 1.5 m side of the launch area is the side that is parallel to the launch direction and the front of the launch area is 1 m wide.
(section: 4 / paragraph: e / line: 1)
Rule 4.d. explicitly says that the target is either tape on the floor or panels lying on the floor. There should not be any significant difference between the floor height in the launch area and the targets.
(section: 4 / paragraph: g / line: 1)
Competitors may choose either target for their first shot. They may then choose to take their second shot at the same target or their first shot at the other target. If they qualify to take a bucket shot after their first shot at a particular target, they must ask for the bucket when they wish to take the second shot at that target.
(section: 4 / paragraph: h / line: 2)
Competitors will be told the distance of the targets from the launch area and can measure their impact locations from the launch area if outside of the target.
(section: 4 / paragraph: i / line: 7)
Rule 4.i states that "making contact with the inside bottom surface is worth an additional 100 points." It does not state that after making contact the projectile must remain in the bucket, so the bonus is given even if the projectile subsequently bounces out of the bucket.
(section: 3 / paragraph: c / line: 1)
Yes, rule 3.c. applies only to the wheels.
(section: 3 / paragraph: e / line: 1)
Yes, the outside width of the Bridge must be at least 5.0 cm for the entire span (Div. B - 35 cm and Div. C - 45 cm). "At any height along its span" means that the 5.0 cm width for the entire span can be at any height on the bridge as long as it is not below the top surface of the Test Supports.
Yes, as long as the width of the Bridge is at least 5.0 cm for the entire span it doesn't matter at what height the 5.0 cm minimum width is located.
(section: 3 / paragraph: f / line: 1)
Yes, the loading block may be placed at any height of the Bridge as long as it is in the center of the span and not below the top surface of the Test Supports prior to testing.
(section: 4 / paragraph: G / line: 1)