(section: 3 / paragraph: a / line: 11)
The "Cell cycle and mitosis” bullet should not include meiosis. Meiosis is outside the scope of the event this year.
Yes, students are allowed to bring one commercially published resource that may be annotated and tabbed (limit 3 words on tab).
(section: 2 / paragraph: 1 / sub-paragraph: 1 / line: 3)
No. Pictures cannot be taped into the field guide but they can be included in the allowable notes. Written notes would be considered annotations in the field guide.
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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: 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: 3. / paragraph: a. / sub-paragraph: i. / line: 2)
The basic ecological principle of how populations grow/dynamics will be covered in 2015 and 2016. (For eg- J curve, S curve, predator-prey interactions). Population growth human caused issues will be covered in 2016 ( For example- habitat loss, deforestation, desertification).