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  • 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
  • November Events All the November 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.  We already have one clarification.  For the Bottle Flipping Event, the bottle has to be a disposable water bottle, it CANNOT be a refillable water (like a Nalgene bottle).  Each event should have the event runners email on it.  If you have a question feel free to email them.  Event runners, if you make a clarification, please email me us at northshorescileague@gmail.com so we can make a post and share any clarifications with the ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2017, 5:49 AM by Michael Maloney
  • October Results Wonderful first meet, thank you to Revere for starting us off well.  The October Results are posted, as well as the Birds Event.  The other two events should be up by tomorrow evening.
    Posted Oct 10, 2017, 7:23 PM by Michael Maloney
  • Welcome Back Hey everyone, hope you all had a restful summer.  The first meet is already upon us, and it is time to meet your teams and get them off to a good start.  This month we are meeting in Revere, and the events are posted ... check them out!
    Posted Sep 13, 2017, 1:09 PM 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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