Search found 358 matches

by knottingpurple
October 28th, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: 2018 Study Events
Topic: Dynamic Planet B/C
Replies: 144
Views: 32009

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Do anyone of you know how to calculate for isostasy and links for isostacy? Thanks! Based on the types of (Airy) isostasy problems I'd seen on previous tests, I wrote a bunch of practice problems for a camp over the summer which you can find at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m_3e0b-TN0uLNbsic6...
by knottingpurple
October 26th, 2017, 4:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Protectiveness over Resources
Replies: 62
Views: 10290

Re: Protectiveness over Resources

The one time I think some form of private exchange is absolutely necessary is for tryouts. Maybe other schools are different, but we often have some of our team captains not make the States or Nats teams, so they can't write the tryout tests because how would we compare their scores, then? Even if w...
by knottingpurple
October 23rd, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Protectiveness over Resources
Replies: 62
Views: 10290

Re: Protectiveness over Resources

Also, with builds, I know people are reluctant to share their designs since they're afraid others will copy them, but I will say this: it's one thing to see a design. It's completely different other thing to be able to fully replicate someone else's. And that can be hard to do. Plus, when a build i...
by knottingpurple
October 15th, 2017, 1:16 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Food science C equivalent
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Food science C equivalent

Even without having a C event about food science, it's possible to combine a love of cooking and a love of Science Olympiad by cooking food for your team all the time, lol. Probably one of the most important parts of any team, right? And speaking from experience, the rest of the team will really lov...
by knottingpurple
October 9th, 2017, 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favorite non-textbook study books
Replies: 6
Views: 2530

Re: Favorite non-textbook study books

Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything is great! Perhaps due to being an earth science person generally, I mainly remember the earth science in the book, but I'm pretty sure it describes a lot of other subjects as well, both what they mean and how they were discovered. Hazel Muir's Scien...
by knottingpurple
October 9th, 2017, 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does anyone do science bowl or bio olympiad?
Replies: 22
Views: 5329

Re: Does anyone do science bowl or bio olympiad?

It's possible to get very far with Biology Honors knowledge, if you are able to self-study things. After all, AP Biology isn't really too much different than the honors curriculum plus maybe more emphasis on certain areas such as DNA technology. Rumor has it some of the seniors from when we were fr...
by knottingpurple
October 5th, 2017, 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does anyone do science bowl or bio olympiad?
Replies: 22
Views: 5329

Re: Does anyone do science bowl or bio olympiad?

Bio Olympiad? What do you do in that? I'm kind of interested if only California offered it. They're talking about the qualifying test for the US team for the International Biology Olympiad - most people don't make it that far but USABO is valuable at whatever level you make it to. It's an individua...
by knottingpurple
October 1st, 2017, 5:24 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: I'm thinking of doing science Olympiad.. but..
Replies: 11
Views: 2553

Re: I'm thinking of doing science Olympiad.. but..

The first time I tried out for the Science Olympiad wasn't until 9th grade, and I didn't make the team - but that was less because other more experienced people kept me off the team than because I just didn't look at the rules closely and study and make my notes sheet with enough time before tryouts...
by knottingpurple
October 1st, 2017, 4:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Does anyone do science bowl or bio olympiad?
Replies: 22
Views: 5329

Re: Does anyone do science bowl or bio olympiad?

I did Science Bowl for one year but I didn't study to any significant degree which might explain how we didn't do well! But in all seriousness, I specialized in earth science, same as I mostly due for scioly, and since there's such a wide variety of questions which can come up, I just tried to read ...
by knottingpurple
September 20th, 2017, 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ideas
Replies: 22
Views: 3736

Re: Ideas

I made a whole list of my personal scioly anecdotes at one point! Idk if any of them would lead to full stories but glancing over it, some of my favorites are: -we once went to the wrong campus for Regionals (we still got to the right place on time, but like...) -my partner and I lent a calculator t...

Go to advanced search