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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dustykingwood » October 13th, 2011, 2:33 pm

if profiling is still in the rules, i would suggest trying that with a variety of maps. I would also suggest practicing the student created map with many different symbols, features, and difficuties in order to be fully prepared.
Yup, the Nats test this year had a student-created map (i think there were at 2) and a profiling map. We were caught off-guard since we had only practiced drawing the student-created maps. Then again we were caught off guard by pretty much everything that was on the test. I guess it would have been a good idea to study.

Yeah, were currently taking many tests and our first invitational is coming up. Thanks ya'll for the help. Much appreciated :D
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby PAweatherguy » October 21st, 2011, 2:28 pm

Hi all!

I always loved the Road Scholar event... especially some of the creative stories judges had! One time I created a test involving an Alberta road map... that was really fun.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby fishman100 » October 21st, 2011, 4:25 pm

Hi all!

I always loved the Road Scholar event... especially some of the creative stories judges had! One time I created a test involving an Alberta road map... that was really fun.

If anyone has any questions about the content, feel free to ask!
Yup...don't get too caught up reading/enjoying the stories while taking your test :P
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dustykingwood » October 21st, 2011, 8:36 pm

Yeppers I have had one where vampires were stealing blood from a blood bank and three teenagers had to catch them. It was fun cause we got to use four maps, three topographical and one high way. Though I mostly skim through some of it. I try reading only the important stuff but the main idea was that it was a very interesting test
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby benk » December 2nd, 2011, 2:34 pm

is there any differance this year, I can't find any :? ;) :?:
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » December 2nd, 2011, 2:49 pm

Nope, this is one of those events that tends to be the same every year. If you did well last year, you should be fine, as long as you keep it fresh in your mind by practicing.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby silentsage » December 22nd, 2011, 10:16 am

There might be more use of UTMs this year. I only saw them once or twice last year.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby QPkid » January 5th, 2012, 3:33 pm

Road Scholar was definitely my fav event, and it's awesome how it's been an event every year for almost the entire history of Science Olympiad. They need a Div. C version of this!!!!
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » January 6th, 2012, 8:00 am

Remote Sensing kind of builds off of Road Scholar. I think the problem with replicating it for Division C that it might become rather easy for high schoolers, so tests would have to be insanely hard to adequately test competitors.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby QPkid » January 6th, 2012, 2:02 pm

That's true. I'm sure there's way more analysis you could do with topographic maps that could be in a Div. C event, or they could just make the test longer :P But yeah, Remote Sensing is a pretty good event to do after Road Scholar.
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