(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: 1 / paragraph: a / line: 4)
(section: 3 / paragraph: d / line: 1)
A transfer is referring to an ETS (Energy Transfer Sequence), which is described in 4.b.
(section: 4 / line: 1)
All actions/transfers must be included on the submitted Action Sequence List. The Bonus Energy Transfer Sequences must be included in the submitted Action Sequence List.
(section: 4 / paragraph: a / line: 1)
The Start Task golf ball is the only one that is not in the device at the Start. All other golf balls must begin in the device at a point below the bottom of the lowest scoring plastic beverage jug.
(section: 4 / paragraph: a / sub-paragraph: 3 / line: 5)
No, objects other than the scoring golf balls may not be inside the scoring jugs. The inside of the scoring jug may not contain any objects, excluding scoring golf balls, throughout the duration of the run.
(section: 4 / paragraph: b / line: 1)
Yes, the ending ball from one ETS may be the starting ball for the next ETS. There does not need to be an intermediate step between two consecutive Bonus Energy Transfer Sequences.
Yes, both the initiating and final golf balls must be eligible for scoring in order for an ETS to be eligible for scoring.
(section: 4 / paragraph: b / line: 2)
The Bonus ETS must be initiated by the process of a golf ball moving into a scoring jug.
(section: 4 / paragraph: c / line: 3)
Immediate is not specifically defined in a tenth of a second or seconds so as not to put a burden on the Event Supervisor for timing. It is up to the Event Supervisor to determine the definition of "immediate". A team should not take chances of the ball taking more than 1-2 seconds.
(section: 5 / line: L)
Yes, any number of golf balls may receive 2 points with non-scoreable actions.
(section: 2 / paragraph: h / line: 2)
No. 2.c. states "The vehicle must not contribute to the falling mass." 2.h. states "The only parts of the Scrambler that are allowed to contact the floor are those that are already in contact with the floor in the ready-to-run position. All ETV wheels must be in contact with the floor at all times."
(section: 3 / paragraph: g / line: 1)
Yes, for the Science Olympiad National Competition, the techniques and materials as described but not limited to: dying, spray painting, coloring with a marker over clear plastic, are each acceptable and will be allowed as a covering so that aircraft may be identified at its maximum altitude.
(section: 5 / paragraph: a / line: 1)