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Cicuitous Circuits Virtual Version
Objective To identify the circuit diagrams of some unknown circuits.
Participants Teams of one or two.
Materials One computer with Internet Explorer version 4.0 or later or Netscape Navigator version 4.0 or later. Web access is required.
Rules

Students have to construct as many circuits as they can in the time allotted.

The Program

Click here to start the Virtual Circuit Light Bulb Puzzle

Judging

Up to 80 points will be awarded for the number of circuits identified correctly as follows:

# of CircuitsCorrect
Score
1
10
2
20
3
40
4
60
5
80

Up to 20 points will be awarded based on the time taken by your team to complete the event, as follows:

Your time points = ((Longest time - Your time) / (Longest time - Shortest time)) x 20

This formula gives 20 time points to the fastest team, zero time points to the slowest team, and a proportional score to the rest.

In London , this event was one fifth of the Grade Ten Pentathlon. The five events are:

Add 'em 'up.
Circuitous Circuits.
Cryptic Cross Word.
Metric Madness.
S.P.L.A.T.

Typical Circuit
Source London District Science Olympics. This java script simulation was designed and written by Don Moorcroft.

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