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by chalker
April 29th, 2019, 5:24 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020
Replies: 557
Views: 103911

Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Thanks! I looked into mousetrap car and mission possible. They both sound very fun. Also, will there be a glider event next year? I've been looking into that too. One last question: What is sounds of music and will it ever be a division B event? Not sure of/if the glider event. Sounds will probably...
by chalker
April 16th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020
Replies: 557
Views: 103911

Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Just wanted to point out that for most events, we have the rotations planned out years in advance. For my committee (Physics), we tentatively know the next 6+ years (albeit we're open to adjustments if they are warranted.)
by chalker
April 12th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: 2019 Nationals
Topic: Nationals Bid Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 6330

Re: Nationals Bid Discussion

Hi all - interesting thread you got here. Thought I might chime in on a few things with my 'unofficial insider' perspective. The TLDR is that while it's great to brainstorm and debate ideas, there are SO many practical aspects that prevent major changes / implementations. But it's great to be energi...
by chalker
March 4th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: chalker, can I...
Replies: 270
Views: 31674

Re: chalker, can I...

All you dank kids need to get off my lawn! ;)
by chalker
February 19th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Thermodynamics B/C
Topic: Thermodynamics B/C
Replies: 127
Views: 21908

Re: Thermodynamics B/C

Heat Score (HS) = 20 x (lowest k of all teams)(the k value closest to zero of all teams) / k, where k is from Newton’s law of cooling: k = - (1 / cooling time) x ln((start water temp - room temp) / (final water temp - room temp)) Has anyone noticed this clarification? Just figured this out today. D...
by chalker
January 23rd, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: 2019 Regionals & States
Topic: Ohio 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 26025

Re: Ohio 2019

It would be better if they would've put teams based on final rank in order, but that is outrageous. Alexander HS placed 38th at state, yet the article thinks that team number directly corresponds with rank (for Mason it was :lol: ), but then that would mean Solon and Mentor end up in the bottom fiv...
by chalker
January 22nd, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: 2019 Regionals & States
Topic: Ohio 2019
Replies: 144
Views: 26025

Re: Ohio 2019

Can someone please reconcile the discrepancy between the second sentence of this article: https://ohso.osu.edu/news/2019/01/08/meet-team-alexander-high-school and these scores: https://ohso.osu.edu/sites/default/files/2018/04/2018_final_ohso_results.pdf? Or am I just dumb? Interesting.. I think som...
by chalker
December 19th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Density Lab B
Replies: 116
Views: 25017

Re: Density Lab B

Shouldn't Density Lab be a cheat sheet event? There are some formulas but not big complicated ones and it's mostly math so I don't really need that much information. Different committees and rules chairs have different philosophies regarding notes. In my committee (Physics), the general philosophy ...
by chalker
October 30th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: chalker, can I...
Replies: 270
Views: 31674

Re: chalker, can I...

Chalker why does everyone seem to know who you are and you seem to know who everyone is? And can you send me a packet of what to learn for Potions and Poisons because this is my first year doing SciOly and my team's going to an invitational in December and I'm a n00b? The way that it was explained ...
by chalker
October 24th, 2018, 7:13 pm
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Circuit Lab B/C
Replies: 112
Views: 23332

Re: Circuit Lab B/C

In the official guidebook, it says that we have to know how to use a breadboard. I want to know if this is a solderless breadboard. Also, does a graphing calculator count as a stand-alone calculator? We have a new official 'calculator policy' everyone should review: https://www.soinc.org/sites/defa...

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