Official Rule Clarifications
If you need a clarification, you must submit your question to the National organization. Indiana will follow rules as clarified by the National organization unless stated otherwise below. To review questions/clarifications already submitted or to submit your own question, go to the National Rules Clarifications page.

Updates
The Indiana Science Olympiad Executive Board voted to make the following changes for Indiana tournaments.

2018 Indiana Rule Clarifications
Herpetology(B/C)
The event parameters now read:
“Each team may bring one official National List along with one commercially produced field guide, which may be annotated and tabbed, AND one three-ring binder of any size containing information in any form and from any source attached using the available rings. The information may be removed during the event. ”

The state board is allowing the use of BOTH a field guide and a binder at all Indiana competitions for the Herpetology event.

Rocks and Minerals (B/C)
The event parameters now read:
“Each team may bring one magnifying glass, one official National List along with one commercially produced field guide, which may be annotated and tabbed, AND one three-ring binder of any size containing information in any form and from any source attached using the available rings. The information may be removed during the event. ”

The state board is allowing the use of BOTH a field guide and a binder at all Indiana competitions for the Rocks and Minerals event

NEW RESOURCES POLICY (DIVISION B ONLY).
1) Division B events that specify binders may use them at all competitions including State in Indiana.
2) Division B events that allow any resource may use binders at the Regional and Invitational Level tournaments in Indiana.
The State Tournament will adhere to the National rules.
2018 Division B Events Allowing Binders include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology (B)
  • Crime Busters (B)
  • Disease Detectives (B)
  • Dynamic Planet(B)
  • Ecology (B)
  • Meteorology (B)
  • Microbe Mission(B)
  • Potions and Poisons (B)
  • Road Scholar (B)
  • Solar System (B)

2018 B Events Allowing Binders at all levels of competition include:

  • Herpetology (B)
  • Hovercraft (B)
  • Optics (B)
  • Rocks and Minerals (B)
  • Thermodynamics (B)