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by Vizard007
December 28th, 2010, 1:38 am
Forum: 2011 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 152
Views: 27695

Re: Astronomy C

I was re-reading the rules and then I came upon this: "Each team member is permitted to bring either a laptop computer or one 3-ring binder (any size) containing information in any form from any source." And I'm honestly not sure if it's too good to be true, because, I initially thought that we were...
by Vizard007
December 13th, 2010, 6:01 pm
Forum: 2011 Lab Events
Topic: Protein Modeling C
Replies: 334
Views: 40790

Re: Protein Modeling C

Another question . . . What exactly do you DO to model the proteins??? Do you stick tacks in the toobers for molecules? Are we representing the molecular structure? And how exactly can you build such a complex Klf4 protein from the image on the computer? Any tips??? (Sorry, I'm new to this event.) ...
by Vizard007
December 7th, 2010, 6:40 pm
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Balsa or Bass
Replies: 82
Views: 26866

Re: Balsa or Bass

Because if a tower breaks it will be harder to distinguish why it broke with balsa due to so many different variable. i think that with a little experience, a little bit of attention to details such as the mass of the balsa sticks used and a slow motion video, it is pretty easy to distinguish why a...
by Vizard007
December 5th, 2010, 10:27 am
Forum: 2011 Study Events
Topic: Ecology B/C
Replies: 314
Views: 49061

Re: Ecology B/C

Hey guys, I was wondering, do the CDs on soinc really help with the studying for the tests? Because they claim to be for this years event, but as I was reading the ecology one (under bio-earth science CD) I noticed this: "In order for the children to better understand the nature of the forest we wil...
by Vizard007
December 5th, 2010, 10:09 am
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music C
Replies: 466
Views: 53039

Re: Sounds of Music C

My partner and I are making chimes and an ocarina. I'm in charge of the chimes but I'm not really sure how to getstarted. What would be the best material to use? Preferably not that expensive. The ocarina is an extremely interesting idea... But, my team thought about chimes as well, and well, the r...
by Vizard007
December 5th, 2010, 9:45 am
Forum: 2011 Build Events
Topic: Mousetrap Vehicle C
Replies: 441
Views: 54895

Re: Mousetrap Vehicle C

I know for one thing that last year (at regionals, which is strangely harder than states where I live) a team brought a vehicle with three wheel and the wheels were HUGE. And it was just crazy fast. So, I always thought that the smaller the ratio between the wheel to the axle the better? (correct me...
by Vizard007
December 5th, 2010, 9:41 am
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 276
Views: 65932

Re: Designs

Oh, I see. =/ Oh wells. So, then what do you guys think about bending Bass wood for the four "pillars" of the tower? Because Bass would is extremely bendable against the grain, but extremely hard to destroy along the grain. So, if you bending four pillars and put them together with supports then the...
by Vizard007
December 5th, 2010, 12:44 am
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 276
Views: 65932

Re: Designs

Well. I mean, just the technique used. As in, glue would also be pointless. My teacher was saying that if it was done correctly, it would kinda be like on giant I-beam but more complex. Every part of the tower would be pushing against another part of the tower and eventually making a state of "equil...
by Vizard007
December 5th, 2010, 12:06 am
Forum: Towers B/C
Topic: Designs
Replies: 276
Views: 65932

Re: Designs

Oh, that's a shame, I thought it could be really cool/fun xD Thanks for the info though, now I won't be wasting my time. (As much as usual at least) Edit But I mean, it broke because of an Earthquake? I'm pretty sure we won't be having those during competition, so couldn't a design like that actuall...
by Vizard007
December 4th, 2010, 10:58 pm
Forum: 2011 Study Events
Topic: Astronomy C
Replies: 152
Views: 27695

Re: Astronomy C

So guys, I was wondering, what do you put inside your binder? Because my partner and I have no idea at all :( I know for other events (such as ecology) you generally want diagrams? Correct if I'm wrong. But what would you want for astronomy? especially since we're allowed a WHOLE binder.

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