connerywood18 wrote:One thing I have noticed in past tournaments is that several teams are allowed to leave their thermometers inside their device during the testing time. So I have a few questions:
1. Is this allowed? By the rule that states that the hole must remain unobstructed during testing time, I don't think so.
2. On the unlikely possibility it is allowed, is it a good idea?
3. If it is not allowed, should I stop people from doing it (is it a good idea) and if so how?
Honestly, at no competition have I seen this event run correctly. Which isn't entirely the supervisors fault because this event is quite hard to run. At my most recent competition the es let us write the temperatures down ourselves with pencil. Now the rules say that you are allowed to use your own thermometer to measure the starting temperature. I am pretty sure you are not supposed to leave the thermometer in but in any case you should have already written your prediction down and handed it to the es.
Let me know if that sounded confusing.