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  • December Results and January Events The December Results have been posted.  The January events are also up, and you have until next Wednesday to ask any clarification questions.  Coaches running events, if you answer any questions please forward your responses to northshorescileague@gmail.com so we can share the responses with the rest of the teams.
    Posted Dec 12, 2017, 8:19 PM by Michael Maloney
  • Gestation Clarification For you sneaky students, in the description a 3 x 5 index card means a 3 inch by 5 inch index card, not a 3 foot, or 3 yard, or 3 meter, or 3 decimeter, or whatever.  Standard 3 inch x 5 inch index card.
    Posted Nov 16, 2017, 7:08 AM by Michael Maloney
  • November Results and December Events The November Results are posted, check out how you did.All the December events are posted, so as per our updated plan, teams have until next Wednesday to ask questions to the event runner and get an answer.  After that, all clarifications and interpretations will be based on the original description and any responses posted here. Each event should have the event runner's email on it.  If you have a question feel free to email them (and cc us at northshorescileague@gmail.com to keep us in the loop).  Event runners, if you make a clarification, please email us at northshorescileague@gmail.com so we can make a post and share any clarifications with the rest of the league
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 7:26 PM by Michael Maloney
  • Bottle Flipping Clarification 3 Question: Does the phase of the water matter?  Does it have to be liquid?Answer: The event description says "You may not use substances other than water and air inside the bottle."  A pedantic interpretation would suggest that the word "water" generally refers only to liquid water, and the terms "ice" and "steam" or "water vapor" are used for the liquid and gaseous forms, respectively.  However, NSSL tradition is to allow as broad an interpretation as is reasonable, in order to foster creativity.  My intent was to create an event that would allow for a wide variety of solutions to maximize the opportunities for creativity.  So...The water does not have to be liquid.  However, note that the glass transition ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 4:36 AM by Michael Maloney
  • Bottle Flipping Clarification 2 We have a second clarification coming from a student question. Question:--- Can the device be clamped/or held down? or does it have to be free standing?There is nothing in the event description about clamping it.  Thetradition in NSSL events is that anything that is not specificallyprohibited by the event description is allowed.  Therefore, clamping thedevice is allowed.
    Posted Oct 18, 2017, 4:36 AM by Michael Maloney
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If anyone has pictures from events they would like posted on the site, please send them to Mike Maloney [mister.maloney@gmail.com]. Inquiries about NSSL in general should be directed to Tammy Fay [tfay@masconomet.org] and Shawn Guerrette [shguerrette@capeelizabethschools.org]. Any questions about a specific event should be directed to the event runner through the forum.
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The North Shore Science League organizes 7 meets per school year.
3 events are scheduled for each meet, and meets are held the second Tuesday of each month at various schools as close to 4:00 pm as possible. More detailed information is available from Tammy Fay [tfay@masconomet.org] and Shawn Guerrette [shguerrette@capeelizabethschools.org].

The North Shore Science League stimulates interest and achievement in science, provides recognition for talented students, and fosters communication among the students and staff of North Shore high schools. Schools compete against each other in events involving building, invention, engineering, lab techniques, and application of knowledge. All areas of science are included in events during the year.

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