General Rules: 2013
1. Deadline for application submission is Wednesday, February 13 at 3:15 p.m. Return application to room 215 or 217.
2. Each team shall consist of
five members, all of which must be students at
3. Teams will be awarded points and "Jimmy Joule" tokens for each event in which they place first, second, third, fourth, or fifth place (see points description in the next section). The winning team (overall) is the team with the most points after all ten events. In the event of a tie, the team with the highest score in the "Fermi Questions" event will be the winner.
4. A cash award of $100 will be given to the winning team. In addition to this, each member of the team will receive a gift certificate good for a 100% score on the lab. report of his/her choice, redeemable at any time throughout the end of the year. The second place team (overall) will receive a cash award of $50 and individual lab. gift certificates. Members of the third place team will receive lab. gift certificates, but no cash award. Gift certificates may be used for a lab. in any DAHS physics course or other participating science course (see your science teacher to find out if you qualify).
5. Some events require construction of apparatus prior to the event. Some materials must be obtained from the olympic committee (see Mrs. Ortman-Link or Mr. Ilyes) and will be made available any time after a registration form is received. See the following section for more information.
6. Most events will have a specified time limit. Failure to meet time limits will result in a disqualification for that event.
7. Each competing team must follow the published Program of Events that will be made available prior to the games. Failure to report to the correct location at the correct time will result in a disqualification for that event. This will prevent delays during the olympics.
8. The olympic committee must be given the names of all team members at the time of application. Limited substitutions may be made up to one day before the games by notifying the olympic committee.
9. Any modifications in the rules will be forwarded to all participating teams with ample notice prior to the games/events.
10. Team members are subject to all school rules throughout the event.
11. Team T-shirts or uniforms may be worn (and are encouraged) providing they are in keeping with the school dress code.
12. Reference materials of any kind may be used throughout the event (calculators, notebooks, textbooks, lap-top computers, etc.) except for the Fermi questions.
13. An online version of the registration packet (as well as other physics Olympics information) may be found at the school web site (www.dallastown.net). Go to the high school science department, select physics, and upcoming events.
Addendum for Teams from Other Invited Schools
1. Application forms should be faxed to the Physics Olympics Committee at 244-8813 by Wednesday, February 13. Forms may also be mailed (must be received by February 13) to the following address:
Physics Olympics Committee
700 New School Lane
2. Each team shall consist of five members, all of which must be students at the same invited high school. Each school may send only one team unless prior approval is obtained from the olympic committee. Approval will be contingent on the number of teams entered.
3. Materials may be obtained
from the physics department at Dallastown High School at any time after
February 13. If you have questions
concerning how to find us, please call the school at 244-4021 (ext.
3215). You may also email us at
4. All mentioned lab. gift certificates and extra credit points apply only to DAHS students. Check with your physics teacher for other possible incentives.
5. All team members are expected to abide by DAHS rules throughout the event. If you have any questions about this, feel free to call the school.
6. Physics teachers from other schools are welcome to, but need not, attend the games. Absolutely no coaching is permitted at any time while the games are in progress.