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2019 Physics Olympics Questions and Answers DEADLINE 11/30/18

  • 19 Oct 2017 7:46 PM
    Message # 5322943
    Nancy Michaelsen (Administrator)

    This topic is for posting questions (and answers) to the various Physics Olympics events.  NOTE:  THE DEADLINE TO RECEIVE A RESPONSE IS NOVEMBER 30.  AFTER THAT, YOU MAY VIEW THE POSTS, BUT WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE FROM THE EVENT PLANNERS.

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    Last modified: 19 Nov 2018 12:35 PM | Nancy Michaelsen (Administrator)
  • 13 Nov 2018 2:55 PM
    Reply # 6903086 on 5322943
    Anonymous

    Regarding the Catapult: we were wondering how will the judges make sure that only up to 30 cm of masking tape was used. 

    Would it work if we asked the teams to assemble their design with a given amount of tape during the event? Current instructions allow teams to bring the design fully or partially built.

    Or, are we going to weigh each team's device at the event? In that case, is it the total mass that counts?

  • 18 Nov 2018 10:42 AM
    Reply # 6912709 on 5322943
    Anonymous

    We are planning to mass each device before the competition. To save time, we request that the device be brought assembled to the event.

    Regarding the Catapult: we were wondering how will the judges make sure that only up to 30 cm of masking tape was used. 

    Would it work if we asked the teams to assemble their design with a given amount of tape during the event? Current instructions allow teams to bring the design fully or partially built.

    Or, are we going to weigh each team's device at the event? In that case, is it the total mass that counts?

    Last modified: 19 Nov 2018 12:26 PM | Nancy Michaelsen (Administrator)
  • 04 Dec 2018 12:27 PM
    Reply # 6945182 on 5322943
    Nancy Michaelsen (Administrator)

    COFFEE CAN RACER QUESTION -- submitted via email:

    Question:   We had a question about the coffee can racer. Are the students allowed to cut off the bottom of the can and have things coming out from the inside of the can to help slow it down? As long as it does not touch the ramp itself?

    Answer:   It's OK, according to the rules, just make sure you read the rules carefully.

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