2022 Missouri State Science Olympiad Rules Clarifications

STATE TOURNAMENT CLARIFICATION: COVID RULE MODIFICATION

2021-2022 SEASON- Each participant in an event may bring a personal set of notes, resources, or calculator as permitted in the event rules in order to facilitate social distancing and to minimize the sharing of resources when isolation is required. Personal sets of resources must meet all criteria established in the specific event rules. This does not apply to the recommended lab equipment lists for divisions B or C or to the tool kits for build events. Note that this rule does not specify that each personal set of resources must be identical.

Division B Events

NATIONAL CLARIFICATION: SOUNDS OF MUSIC

11/29/21 - This Clarification addresses how the Design Log should be scored.

6.c.i. 2 points - For a list of materials used in the device Design Log.

12/02/21 - This Clarification revokes the above Clarification issued on 11/29/21 as the 11/29 Clarification was not needed and was issued in error.

NATIONAL CLARIFICATION: STORM THE CASTLE

11/29/21 - This Clarification addresses how the Design Log should be scored.

7.f.v. 5 points for including a labeled device picture or diagram Design Log

12/02/21 - This Clarification revokes the above Clarification issued on 11/29/21 as the 11/29 Clarification was not needed and was issued in error.

NATIONAL CLARIFICATION: MISSION POSSIBLE

11/08/21 - The published rules omitted information on how the Design Log (Section 4) will be scored. The following is a new addition to Scoring (Section 6).

6.o. Award 25 points for each of the following (50 points maximum).

i. The Design Log is submitted on time as specified in 3.e.i.

ii. The Design Log is legible and provides the information required in Section 4.

Division C Events

NATIONAL CLARIFICATION: IT'S ABOUT TIME

11/29/21 - These Clarifications are intended to address the relationship between the Design Log, other required documents, and scoring. In addition, a Clarification is being issued to remove text that was overlooked when the Rules were updated for 2022.

2.d. a device diagram Design Log, and...

2.i. a labeled device diagram Design Log should be included

2.i.iii. Teams are encouraged to have a duplicate set of graphs/tables to use, as those submitted may not be returned.

6.e.v. 2 points for including a labeled device diagram Design Log.

6.h. Teams with no device, no time estimates, or that do not make an honest attempt to utilize a device to determine the time periods receive TT1, TT2, and TT3 of 0. Such teams will be allowed to compete in Part I (the written test).

NATIONAL CLARIFICATION: WI-FI LAB

10/21/21 - The standard for the encoded signal provided in Section 5.b. in the published rules has been updated to better reflect current encoding standards.

5.b. The Event Supervisor will provide the testing materials listed below, which will be the same for all teams:

i. A transmitter that supplies a 2 mW, 2.4 GHz, 802.15.4 802.11 encoded signal (e.g. a standard WiFi access point / router with external antennas)

11/29/21 - These Clarifications are intended to address the relationship between the Design Log, other required documents, and scoring.

2.c. Impound their device, a device diagram Design Log, and copies

3.g. Prior to competition, teams must calibrate devices by preparing graphs/tables showing the relationship between power and distance for various device or testing setup configurations. A labeled device diagram Design Log should be included

3.g.iii. Teams are encouraged to have a duplicate set of graphs/tables to use, as those submitted may not be returned.

7.d.v. 2 points for including a labeled device diagram Design Log

NATIONAL CLARIFICATION: TRAJECTORY

10/07/21 - In the published rules Section 7.b. an important detail about how the Target Score (TS) will be calculated was omitted.

7.b. Target Score (TS) = 2000 (for the near one) or 4000 (for the far one) minus the straight line distance, in mm, from the center of the initial impact of the projectile to the CENTER of the target. Lowest possible TS is

11/29/21 - This Clarification addresses how the Design Log should be scored.

7.c.v. 5 points for including a labeled device picture or diagram Design Log

12/02/21 - This Clarification revokes the above Clarification issued on 11/29/21 as the 11/29 Clarification was not needed and was issued in error.

NATIONAL CLARIFICATION: REMOTE SENSING

10/01/21 - In the published rules Section 3.b.i. Wien's Law was misspelled.

3.b. The test should be divided equally, approximately 25 % on each, across the following topic areas:

i. Remote sensing instrumentation and physics: active vs. passive sensors; optical and infrared imagers; radiometers; LiDAR; radar altimetry; precipitation radar; blackbody radiation; Planck function, Wein’s Wien's Law; Stefan-Boltzmann Law; beam attenuation; absorption and scattering by aerosols; refraction and refractive indices; scattering, gravity.