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by Phenylethylamine
May 24th, 2012, 5:59 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Chem Lab C
Replies: 56
Views: 16420

Re: Chem Lab C

What was the lab for NY? Teams were given a bunch of stickers with names of colleges on them, and a sort of periodic table-shaped grid. Based on various information they were given about the colleges (size, location, degrees offered, etc), they were supposed to arrange the stickers into a "periodic...
by Phenylethylamine
May 24th, 2012, 5:34 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Chem Lab C
Replies: 56
Views: 16420

Re: Chem Lab C

:D I think you just made my day! <3 Is periodicity still going to be there, or will that rotate to something harder too? After hearing about the lab portion at NY states this year, I hope that either periodicity rotates out, supervisors think of less bizarre periodicity labs, or they just stop tryi...
by Phenylethylamine
May 23rd, 2012, 5:30 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 212
Views: 32465

Re: Experimental Design B/C

I may be remembering incorrectly, but I think someone said that in NC, they tell you the experiment instead of giving you a topic? Can anyone from NC clarify that? In NC they've tried this different setup (just this year for regionals) where teams are given stations and each one has scenarios and a...
by Phenylethylamine
May 23rd, 2012, 1:18 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 212
Views: 32465

Re: Experimental Design B/C

I disagree about the time. We had no trouble doing the experiment and write-up it one hour. In fact, we finished with almost 20 minutes left, AND we had only two of us actually doing 95% of the writing (the other person carried out the experiment and wrote our names on the papers). Is this what you...
by Phenylethylamine
May 23rd, 2012, 12:32 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 405
Views: 63503

Re: Protein Modeling C

True. I always though of Food Science replacing Protein since they're both more hands-on. Nobody's referring to MagLev replacing Protein, though. :roll: Heh, I keep forgetting that MagLev wasn't already a "real" event. It was a NYS trial (meaning that it counted toward our score at Regionals and St...
by Phenylethylamine
May 23rd, 2012, 3:19 am
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 405
Views: 63503

Re: Protein Modeling C

It's going to be replaced by Food Science (or possibly Materials Science). Heredity/Genes is replacing Microbe Mission. For me, neither of these really strikes me like Protein did, though Food Science seems intriguing. It's pretty much nitpicking to say which event is replacing which other event......
by Phenylethylamine
May 22nd, 2012, 6:13 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 212
Views: 32465

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Wow that was a long rant. Anyway, sorry, my bad. I've only done this event once in Division C 2 years ago at nationals. Furthermore, I recalled last year that the team at our school did a categorical experiment at nationals and got 20th, so I thought it was a valid thing to say. I've also never hea...
by Phenylethylamine
May 22nd, 2012, 5:23 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 212
Views: 32465

Re: Experimental Design B/C

We wrote that lemonade was the mos acidic, sprite an apple juice were equally as acidic as each other but not as acidic as lemonade, and water was the least acidic. And how did you graph that? That's the problem: "lemonade - sprite - apple juice - water" is not a quantitative axis. Argh, this makes...
by Phenylethylamine
May 22nd, 2012, 2:45 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 212
Views: 32465

Re: Experimental Design B/C

We wrote that lemonade was the mos acidic, sprite an apple juice were equally as acidic as each other but not as acidic as lemonade, and water was the least acidic. And how did you graph that? That's the problem: "lemonade - sprite - apple juice - water" is not a quantitative axis. Argh, this makes...
by Phenylethylamine
May 22nd, 2012, 2:41 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Technical Problem Solving C
Replies: 53
Views: 15578

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Agreed. At states, the correlation for the results of TPS was way off. Some sort of consideration needs to be paid to knowing how to solve the problems, instead of merely looking at the answer. Maybe there needs to be more explicit directions in the event rules that place some emphasis on work. Yea...

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