Physics and Astronomy

Objective This is a long distance event which at least four of the team members must finish. Teams using five members earn five bonus points.
Purpose To develop map reading and navigation skills.
Participants Teams of up to five..
Materials Each team will provide its own compass.

Each team will be given a set of instructions and a compass. Follow the instructions to complete the course as quickly as possible.

  1. Fastest team (time of the last members is recorded) earns 100 points. Other teams are penalized one point for each minute less than the winning time.
  2. Variation: at each checkpoint there can be a scientific task to carry out. OR
  3. After the course is completed each team should answer a series of questions designed to test their powers of observation on the course.
Source Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.

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