FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can students from different schools form a team?
Yes. Your team does not necessarily represent the school at which you are studying. Students from different schools can form a team as long as they are able to find a Physics teacher who is willing to help them throughout their preparation and competition phase.
Is it mandatory for the Team Leader to be a physics teacher?
No. The Team Leader can be an adult who has adequate knowledge in physics and can help the team.
I am interested in coaching students but unable to gather enough students to form a team. What can I do?
You can fill out CaYPT Teacher Connection Form (http://bit.ly/CaYPT-Teacher-Connection-Form). Depending on the number of team members you need, we will help you connect with other interested students based on geographical location through email.
I am interested in participating in the competition but unable to find sufficient number of students to form a team. What can I do?
You can fill out CaYPT Student Connection Form (http://bit.ly/CaYPT-Student-Connection-Form). Depending on the number of team members you need, we will help you connect with other interested students and/or teachers based on geographical location through email.
Do I have to pay a fee to compete at CaYPT?
There is a registration fee of $100 for your team. A successful application requires a payment of $100 CAD per team.
Please mail this cheque to:
STEM Fellowship, 24 Weatherstone Cr. Toronto, ON, M2H 1C2
postmarked no later than March 8, 2017.
Once we receive your cheque, we will send out a confirmation email.
Please use the following PayPal link
I live outside of Ontario and British Columbia area and cannot afford to come to the physical location on the competition day. Is there any other option available to me?
The regional competition is only organized at Ontario and British Columbia this year. For other regions, we will consider hosting an online event or regional offline event depending the number of registrations. The national event will occur online and teams from any province can participate.
How can I prepare for CaYPT?
Firstly, you should carefully study the structure of CaYPT (which is very similar to IYPT) by examining CaYPT Brochure and watch videos of previous IYPT Physics Fight to clearly know what happens in a Fight. Secondly, you should work on CaYPT problems published on our website by doing research, actively communicating with your peers and asking your Team Lead (who is a Physics teacher or mentor) for help. Some research resources can be found in IYPT Reference Kit (http://bit.ly/IYPT-Reference-Kit). Once you have finished working on your problems, you can create a PowerPoint presentation and practice presenting in front of your team members and teacher because you will want to communicate complex problems in a confident and understandable manner in front of the jurors. Having a Physics Fight role play may help you better understand the competition structure and hone your presentation skills. Lastly, you should have all you materials ready before the tournament date, go to bed early and appear on stage with fullest energy.
What are the problems of CaYPT 2017? Do I need to know the solution to every problem to succeed?
Problems for CaYPT 2017 are published on our website (http://stemfellowship.org/caypt/caypt-2017/). It is highly recommended that you have the solutions to every problem. However, due to time constraint, we understand that sometimes that is not possible. The rules allow the rejection of one problem per physics fight, so you will need to have the solutions to at least four of the five problems selected for CaYPT. You will not be able to choose which solutions to present during the competition. This rule is a slightly modified version of the official IYPT rule to fit the needs of CaYPT.
I am a post-secondary student. Can I compete?
No. CaYPT 2017 and IYPT are only open to high school students.
I am an international student who is studying at a Canadian high school. Can I compete?
International students can compete in the regional and the national competition. However, only Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to be on the Canadian national team for the IYPT.
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