How was Nationals?

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Re: How was Nationals?

Post by The Eviscerator » May 23rd, 2011, 12:10 pm

Nationals was fun, but kind of disappointing because I only got one medal.
I medaled in Protein Modeling (4th). My other events were Remote Sensing (8th), Dynamic Planet (11th), Disease Detectives (12th), and Write It Do It (47th)
Our team got 20th, which is okay I guess........

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Post by ILoveEgretsClub » May 23rd, 2011, 12:57 pm

we got 7th this year! and as a 7th grader i got a meddalllll. <3

so pumped for next year's events.. goodbye powders, HELLO FOOD SCIENCE.

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Post by RespectTheBlade » May 23rd, 2011, 1:15 pm

I thoguht the opening ceremonis were really cool, especially the demonstration with the tube of gas being lit. I've been trying to find something out, though. Does anyone know what reaction caused the blue light and sound that came out from the tube when they lit it?
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Re: How was Nationals?

Post by Infinity Flat » May 23rd, 2011, 1:18 pm

RespectTheBlade wrote:I thoguht the opening ceremonis were really cool, especially the demonstration with the tube of gas being lit. I've been trying to find something out, though. Does anyone know what reaction caused the blue light and sound that came out from the tube when they lit it?
From what I gathered, the blue light was just the combustion of the gas they filled the tube with, and the sound was due to the movement of air through the tube caused by the heat released.
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Re: How was Nationals?

Post by RespectTheBlade » May 23rd, 2011, 1:20 pm

Infinity Flat wrote:
RespectTheBlade wrote:I thoguht the opening ceremonis were really cool, especially the demonstration with the tube of gas being lit. I've been trying to find something out, though. Does anyone know what reaction caused the blue light and sound that came out from the tube when they lit it?
From what I gathered, the blue light was just the combustion of the gas they filled the tube with, and the sound was due to the movement of air through the tube caused by the heat released.
That's what I thought, but I didn't know exactly what gas they filled the tube with. My first thought was methane, but I believe that gives of a more orange light when lit.
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Re: How was Nationals?

Post by fishman100 » May 23rd, 2011, 1:57 pm

Everything was awesome except Bottle Rocket.
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Re: How was Nationals?

Post by ILoveEgretsClub » May 23rd, 2011, 2:34 pm

fishman100 wrote:Everything was awesome except Bottle Rocket.
AND THE ROADSCHOLAR TEST HOLY BUTTERFLY.

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Re: How was Nationals?

Post by Luo » May 23rd, 2011, 5:47 pm

Our team got 15th, which was way better than we expected. It was the highest placing that our school has gotten in the 5 years we've made Nationals, and our team was overjoyed. My events didn't go as well as I hoped. :|
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Post by fishman100 » May 23rd, 2011, 5:53 pm

ILoveEgretsClub wrote:
fishman100 wrote:Everything was awesome except Bottle Rocket.
AND THE ROADSCHOLAR TEST HOLY BUTTERFLY.
OMG AGREED!

Longest/hardest RS test I've ever seen/taken. O.O
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Re: How was Nationals?

Post by 808girl » May 23rd, 2011, 6:00 pm

This is our first science olympiad team ever!
So whatever place we got, we were just happy that we beat Hawaii's previous rankings by 13+ places....
However, we were almost blown away by the testing events...everything was much harder than expected (except for chem lab apparently...)
Next year, we'll definitely be more prepared though....

Also, U of Wisconsin campus was amazing!
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