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by boomvroomshroom
May 22nd, 2015, 9:46 am
Forum: 2015 Study Events
Topic: Geologic Mapping C
Replies: 58
Views: 23037

Re: Geologic Mapping C

We barely finished, but then again most of what we wrote was BS. I'm surprised we even placed in the single digits XD
I was so surprised when I placed 5th, because we walked out of that room thinking we got rekt lol
rekt is the best word to describe it lol
by boomvroomshroom
May 21st, 2015, 5:00 pm
Forum: 2015 Nationals
Topic: National test discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 16990

Re: National test discussion

I think everyone should not be literally asking Chalker for every single score available. You noscoped the guy, okay fine. If the nats people all decide to release it it's on them :P But honestly, it is not yo, and should not be, essential to see the scores for everything (even builds). Sure, some ...
by boomvroomshroom
May 21st, 2015, 4:57 pm
Forum: 2015 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: State Tournament Results
Replies: 107
Views: 35974

Re: State Tournament Results

Oregon: Division B: http://oregonscienceolympiad.com/documents/2015_State_Results_C_Division1.pdf 1. Stoller Middle School (60) 2. Franklin Middle School (78) 3. Catlin Gabel School (107) Division C: http://oregonscienceolympiad.com/documents/2015_State_Results_C_Division1.pdf 1. Westview High Scho...
by boomvroomshroom
May 21st, 2015, 4:56 pm
Forum: 2015 Study Events
Topic: Geologic Mapping C
Replies: 58
Views: 23037

Re: Geologic Mapping C

We barely finished, but then again most of what we wrote was BS. I'm surprised we even placed in the single digits XD
by boomvroomshroom
May 18th, 2015, 4:45 pm
Forum: 2015 Nationals
Topic: National test discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 16990

Re: National test discussion

Astronomy: A Good challenge, interesting questions, perfect length. Same people running it from last year, so the format was predictable enough. There were a few weird questions, though. Overall the only way to improve would be to have more space for work on the calculations. I'm not sure how much p...
by boomvroomshroom
May 18th, 2015, 9:58 am
Forum: 2015 Nationals
Topic: 2015 National Tournament: University of Nebraska
Replies: 275
Views: 45180

Re: 2015 National Tournament: University of Nebraska

Did anyone else think Bungee Drop was run horrendously? The drop mechanism was awful - it was a platform that you flipped in order for the bottle to drop. First of all what comes with this is the danger of the bottle tipping over on its side/flipping over as it falls. If they were gonna go with thi...
by boomvroomshroom
May 16th, 2015, 4:24 pm
Forum: 2015 Nationals
Topic: 2015 National Tournament: University of Nebraska
Replies: 275
Views: 45180

Re: 2015 National Tournament: University of Nebraska

So, this is my last year in scioly and I just wanted to say a few things. If any nationals organizers (or people who know nationals organizers) read this, I hope you won't be offended by any of my constructive criticism. Also, if you disagree with me on anything, please let me know. So for my events...
by boomvroomshroom
May 16th, 2015, 3:58 pm
Forum: 2015 Study Events
Topic: Fossils B/C
Replies: 317
Views: 46753

Re: Fossils B/C

Props to Mr. Vorwald for running an awesome Fossils event this year! Very good length and reasonably challenging questions. Also, beautiful samples and great organization and timing. He and his team definitely knew what they were doing. I guess I'm just super happy about this because last year a lot...
by boomvroomshroom
May 15th, 2015, 11:02 am
Forum: 2015 Study Events
Topic: Fossils B/C
Replies: 317
Views: 46753

Re: Fossils B/C

Does anyone know Gary Vorwald and Alan Noland? They're in charge of the Fossils Nationals test. I looked up some of Mr. Vorwald's old tests, but the only one I could find was the NY Regionals Division B test. The questions were good, but was way too short to be a Nationals test (like only 3-5 questi...
by boomvroomshroom
May 6th, 2015, 7:23 pm
Forum: 2015 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: State Tournament Results
Replies: 107
Views: 35974

Re: State Tournament Results

Rarely ever does a team win by 1 point
It happens, though! Last season was weird in IL because second place secured a National bid on a tiebreaker.
It actually happened in 2013. Palo Alto upset the reigning state champs Mira Loma (NorCal) by 1 point.
by boomvroomshroom
May 6th, 2015, 7:19 pm
Forum: 2015 Nationals
Topic: 2015 National Tournament: University of Nebraska
Replies: 275
Views: 45180

Re: 2015 National Tournament: University of Nebraska

Homebases are posted. http://www.scienceolympiad2015.com/Documents/PDF/FINAL%20team%20hqtr%20rooms,%204.30.15.pdf I hope some of those rooms are big, because all teams from each state share a room this year, rather than two teams from each state as in the past. I'm actually really happy it's arrang...
by boomvroomshroom
May 6th, 2015, 7:16 pm
Forum: 2015 Question Marathons
Topic: Fossils B/C
Replies: 289
Views: 40706

Re: Fossils B/C

lol sorry bad question. Anything would have worked. azuritemalachite, it's your turn.
by boomvroomshroom
May 6th, 2015, 5:04 pm
Forum: 2015 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 147
Views: 24439

Re: Astronomy C

The Southeast Regional and PA state astronomy exams should appear on the test exchange; they have been submitted. Questions? Let me know. The high score on the Regional exam was 76/80. I don't recall any other scores, all the answer sheets were submitted to the tournament administrators. The high s...
by boomvroomshroom
May 6th, 2015, 5:01 pm
Forum: 2015 Question Marathons
Topic: Fossils B/C
Replies: 289
Views: 40706

Re: Fossils B/C

Cool.

Question:
What is the difference between siderite and pyrophyllite?
by boomvroomshroom
May 6th, 2015, 3:38 pm
Forum: 2015 Question Marathons
Topic: Fossils B/C
Replies: 289
Views: 40706

Re: Fossils B/C

Answer:
1. Brachiopoda > Articulata > Rhynchonellata > Athyridida > Athyrididae > Composita 2. Naturally smooth shell, plus weathering polishes the surface (sand and water) 3. Devonian - Permian 4. Marine 5. Benthic sessile filter feeder

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