Dynamic Planet B/C

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby rocketman1555 on Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:17 pm

[dan] wrote:Thanks guys. Another question: Do the tests tend to focus very much on Mohorovic discontinuity? Because I was taking a practice test and it went really in-depth on the subject, but I couldn't find much information on it anywhere.


The only thing I've seen on tests about the Moho is where it is and how seismic waves change after passing it. Other than that there hasn't been much more on any of the tests I've taken, but it will depend on who is writing the test.

zyzzyva98 wrote:I would use the excuse that I only did one competition w/ DyPlan but since it was at state and I got third I can't really say that. Okay, yeah, rifts and ridges do form, but as robotman said it depends on how technical you get. Wikipedia? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divergent_plate_boundary And that's also why I added a 2% disclaimer


I checked it with more than wikipedia: http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/extreme2001/mission/location/ridge.html.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby soobsession on Sat May 01, 2010 11:34 am

rocketman1555 wrote:
[dan] wrote:Thanks guys. Another question: Do the tests tend to focus very much on Mohorovic discontinuity? Because I was taking a practice test and it went really in-depth on the subject, but I couldn't find much information on it anywhere.


The only thing I've seen on tests about the Moho is where it is and how seismic waves change after passing it. Other than that there hasn't been much more on any of the tests I've taken, but it will depend on who is writing the test.


Our Regionals test had the Moho, but all it asked for you to do was define it. It's all on your state and the event supervisor, though.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby soobsession on Sun May 23, 2010 10:48 am

What was the Nationals test like???

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby robotman on Sun May 23, 2010 5:36 pm

soobsession wrote:What was the Nationals test like???

There where two sections one all multiple guess and fill in the blank the other section was a epicenter locating activity and graphing pacific plate movements
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby pjgscioisamazing on Sun May 23, 2010 7:45 pm

I thought the C div event was very... interesting. Kinda difficult, especially with it being so long, and it mostly being practical questions. I did think it was good though, wince it was split into two sections (Earthquakes and Volcanoes), so it was easy to split up, and that it truly did separate the good from the great, just like the supervisor said.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby kmax12 on Sun May 30, 2010 1:21 am

pjgscioisamazing wrote:I thought the C div event was very... interesting. Kinda difficult, especially with it being so long, and it mostly being practical questions. I did think it was good though, wince it was split into two sections (Earthquakes and Volcanoes), so it was easy to split up, and that it truly did separate the good from the great, just like the supervisor said.

I concur. The test was enjoyable. Mr. Crittendon is my state supervisor as well so I have had the pleasure of taking 4 tests from him[(nats and states)*2]
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby pjgscioisamazing on Sun May 30, 2010 11:53 am

kmax12 wrote:
pjgscioisamazing wrote:I thought the C div event was very... interesting. Kinda difficult, especially with it being so long, and it mostly being practical questions. I did think it was good though, wince it was split into two sections (Earthquakes and Volcanoes), so it was easy to split up, and that it truly did separate the good from the great, just like the supervisor said.

I concur. The test was enjoyable. Mr. Crittendon is my state supervisor as well so I have had the pleasure of taking 4 tests from him[(nats and states)*2]


Were all his events like that?

I liked how it was a long test, and I really enjoyed the amount of practical stuff that was in it.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby gneissisnice on Sun May 30, 2010 1:46 pm

pjgscioisamazing wrote:I thought the C div event was very... interesting. Kinda difficult, especially with it being so long, and it mostly being practical questions. I did think it was good though, wince it was split into two sections (Earthquakes and Volcanoes), so it was easy to split up, and that it truly did separate the good from the great, just like the supervisor said.


What? Conor actually let you split the test? That's new, he refused to so much as let me answer anything, all he let me do was graph something =/
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby pjgscioisamazing on Sun May 30, 2010 2:00 pm

gneissisnice wrote:
pjgscioisamazing wrote:I thought the C div event was very... interesting. Kinda difficult, especially with it being so long, and it mostly being practical questions. I did think it was good though, wince it was split into two sections (Earthquakes and Volcanoes), so it was easy to split up, and that it truly did separate the good from the great, just like the supervisor said.


What? Conor actually let you split the test? That's new, he refused to so much as let me answer anything, all he let me do was graph something =/


:lol: Yeah, he was like that at regionals/states, kinda, but we had to split it. I f we didn't we wouldn't have even come close to finishing.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby quizbowl on Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:39 am

now that DP's topic is freshwater, what do you think they will ask on the tests?
its such a narrow topic..
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby gyourkoshaven on Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:24 pm

quizbowl13 wrote:now that DP's topic is freshwater, what do you think they will ask on the tests?
its such a narrow topic..


The last time it was at this spot in the rotation it was Rivers and Lakes. I don't know if it's the same thing with a new name, or a new thing.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby zyzzyva980 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:38 pm

I'm sure there will be plenty to study for freshwater, even if it is narrowed down to just lakes and rivers.I don't know for sure what it involved last time, but there is quite a lot to know about water. To name a few, there could be questions on currents, floods, and how lakes and rivers affect people living in that area.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Katherine on Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:33 am

Do you think they'll ask about the organisms in the water?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby rocketman1555 on Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:30 am

You may have to know what types of organisms live in certain areas, but I doubt you will need to know about the organisms in detail, they usually leave that for ecology.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby rocketman1555 on Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:34 am

quizbowl13 wrote:now that DP's topic is freshwater, what do you think they will ask on the tests?
its such a narrow topic..


Its not really a narrow topic, it can include everything from lakes and rivers to aquifers, which is really quite a lot of stuff, especially with the basic hydrology that is probably necessary. Its really not any narrower than glaciers.
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