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Storm the Castle

Storm the Castle

Prior to the competition, teams will design, construct and calibrate a single device capable of launching projectiles onto a target and collect data regarding device parameters and performance.

Regional Location
Eye Protection
Rules Location
Hands-On Day
Type B
National Rulebook
March 2, 2023

In order to protect the floor at States, Storm the Castle devices will be required to launch off a VASO-provided piece of plywood placed on the floor. The plywood will be 1/2” thick, 4 ft square and will be sanded.


Storm The Castle B VASO 2023 Scoresheet
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VASO Storm The Castle Scoring Spreadsheet
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Science Olympiad Personal Protective Equipment
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Storm Launch Area 2023
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Storm Weights & Projectiles 2023
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Trebuchet Launches:

Energy Rule - Rule 3.d.

Catapult Simulators

National Storm the Castle event page

Student Resource Center (Scioly)

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