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April (Final) Results Posted

posted Apr 11, 2018, 6:47 AM by Michael Maloney

For those of you who had to leave before the awards, here are the final year end results.

Meteorology Event Update

posted Mar 17, 2018, 8:18 AM by Michael Maloney

Due to the crazy weather we’ve had over the past months, there will be a few questions on the storms from this past winter. The questions may be on:

·        Storm formation (Nor’easters in particular)

·        Storm impacts

·        Characteristics of the storms

There will be 2-4 questions on the recent storms (the ones that impacted New England in 2018). The questions will be in the same format as the original event questions.

March Events Up

posted Feb 16, 2018, 3:29 PM by Michael Maloney   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 3:29 PM ]

In case you haven't noticed, the March events are up.  We had a change for one event due to scheduling earlier in the year, the Roller Coaster event has been replaced with a Meteorology Event.  Enjoy your break everyone.

February Results are Up

posted Feb 13, 2018, 6:11 PM by Michael Maloney   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 6:11 PM ]

The February Results have been posted. Check them out here, or under the Documents Section.

February Events Up

posted Jan 10, 2018, 5:01 PM by Michael Maloney   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 5:02 PM ]

February Events have been posted.  Check them out.  Also each team has until next Wednesday to pose questions to the event runners.  Event runners please forward any questions and answers to northshorescileague@gmail.com to they can be shared here.

January Results Posted

posted Jan 9, 2018, 7:53 PM by Michael Maloney   [ updated Jan 9, 2018, 7:54 PM ]

The January Results are up.  Check them out!  The February events will be up in the next few days.

December Results and January Events

posted Dec 12, 2017, 8:19 PM by Michael Maloney   [ updated Dec 12, 2017, 8:19 PM ]

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.

Gestation Clarification

posted Nov 16, 2017, 7:08 AM by Michael Maloney   [ updated Nov 16, 2017, 7:08 AM ]

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.

November Results and December Events

posted Nov 14, 2017, 7:25 PM by Michael Maloney   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 7:26 PM ]

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.

Bottle Flipping Clarification 3

posted Oct 18, 2017, 4:35 AM by Michael Maloney   [ updated Oct 18, 2017, 4:36 AM ]

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 temperature of amorphous PET plastic is 67°C.  At temperatures above the glass transition temperature, the integrity of the bottle is likely to fail.  So you may use ice, but for safety reasons, you may not use steam.

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