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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, Trajectory 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.

October 28, 2022

Section 6: Is the bucket in the same location if two bucket shots are taken (one after being close to the near target and one after being close to the far target)? Does the bucket shot have to follow the shot that earned it?
The shot does not have to be taken immediately after the shot that earned it. The bucket is at the same location for both shots.


Trajectory C VASO 2023 Scoresheet
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VASO Trajectory Scoring Spreadsheet
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Science Olympiad Personal Protective Equipment
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Trajectory Competition Area 2023
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Trajectory Launch Area 2023
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National Trajectory event page

Student Resource Center (Scioly)

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