This event is usually done as stations that teams rotate through. It can also be done as an individual test taking event, where each station and materials have been duplicated for each team. Teams may be viewing any combination of models, pictures, diagrams/charts, recorded/written descriptions, and hands on activities. They will then be asked to answer questions and perform tasks based on the materials provided to them. The topic for the 2014 tournament year isthe basic understanding of electricity, magnetism, and simple electric devices such as light bulbs, batteries, and motor connections.
See the official rules for a more detailed list.
Materials: Team members MUST bring a writing instrument. Teams are allowed to use any notes and/or calculators. Notes must be 3-hole punched and secured in a 3-ring binder of any size, so that regardless of the orientation nothing falls out. Calculators must not have external probes or sensors of any type attached to them. Teams may bring their own multimeter if they wish to use instead of the provided ones.
Scoring: High score wins. Points are earned for the accuracy and quality of answers as well as proper technique. Predetermined questions/stations will be used to break ties.
-Read this. How to use a multimeter. Be sure to check Basic Instructions, Voltage Measurement, Measure Current, and Resistance Measurement.