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by rkoopma2
April 9th, 2011, 5:30 pm
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Junkyard Challenge B
Replies: 430
Views: 46481

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

20ft
strikerbear10 wrote:What is your longest elevated ramp?

We haven't practiced that one as much, but we should be able to get at least ten feet with our final design...
by rkoopma2
April 9th, 2011, 7:59 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: How does your school do tryouts for the competition team?
Replies: 65
Views: 7481

Re: How does your school do tryouts for the competition team

in middle school we have an SO class and we have about 40 7th graders, 20 8th graders, and a few 9th graders. we get to choose whatever events we want to do, although in 7th grade we are limited to 1 building event and 3 total events. a couple of weeks before the invitational we get tests for the la...
by rkoopma2
April 8th, 2011, 7:17 am
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Junkyard Challenge B
Replies: 430
Views: 46481

Re: Junkyard Challenge B

any ideas for improving catapult accuracy. ours launches 14ft, but extremely inaccurate.
by rkoopma2
April 5th, 2011, 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SAT Scores?
Replies: 388
Views: 33464

Re: SAT Scores?

on act -
30 - in 8th grade,
34 reading
34 english
25- science
27- math
but frustrated because my two favorite subjects are the two lowest scores!
by rkoopma2
April 5th, 2011, 11:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Do you like hard tests?
Replies: 21
Views: 1679

Re: Do you like hard tests?

at regionals our microbe mission test was super simple, which made me mad. ten stations, for 4 minutes each, and most stations took us two minutes or less. we got first though, so not complaining. disease detectives at regionals and invites were pretty simple, but the less prepared 7th graders on th...
by rkoopma2
April 3rd, 2011, 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Politics
Replies: 870
Views: 72007

Re: Politics

These don't necessarily have to be completely cut, just looked at to make sure that the money going into them is being spent well and that the government is not just throwing money at these projects. That is the real problem . the thing is, the money isn't being spent effectively there are too many...
by rkoopma2
March 28th, 2011, 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Politics
Replies: 870
Views: 72007

Re: Politics

STOP BRINGING THIS THREAD BACK! IT DESERVES TO DIE!!!! but this is our future! We have to care about it. we have a 14 trillion dollar deficit. this is not going to be paid off by the time we enter the workforce, and especially not if our leaders in washington keep spending the way they are spending...
by rkoopma2
March 26th, 2011, 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Politics
Replies: 870
Views: 72007

Re: Politics

So now to clarify, I don't deny that the Earth is literally warming. I just don't think it is significant. And cap and trade is a complete scam. For one thing, the earth has warmed more than "a few tenths of a degree" since 1850. In the last 40 years alone, there has been a change of about .3 to .4...
by rkoopma2
March 26th, 2011, 6:04 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Crazy things in Science Olympiada
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: Crazy things in Science Olympiada

i forgot... at competitions we bring the school van (which is pretty epic itself) with the seats taken to haul the building events around in. once we get to a competition our coach drives all the people in building events around in it to impound. we've had up to 15 people, along with all of the batt...
by rkoopma2
March 26th, 2011, 5:45 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Crazy things in Science Olympiada
Replies: 18
Views: 2203

Re: Crazy things in Science Olympiada

well once in so class we all got bored and made ourselves duct tails, in seventh grade our coach freaked out because we were using *gasp* power tools to modify our robocross robot my friend had foot surgery so at the end of class we would ride around the class on her knee scooter we got our coach to...

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