Experimental Design B/C

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby quizbowl » October 21st, 2011, 5:32 pm

Any idea when they'll release the new rubric? I doubt the changes will be anything but minor, but I'd love to see how the point values changed.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby XJcwolfyX » October 25th, 2011, 4:56 pm

What does the 2011 rubric mean when it says under number 3?: At least three levels or IV given
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby butter side up » October 27th, 2011, 8:44 am

What does the 2011 rubric mean when it says under number 3?: At least three levels or IV given
This means that you have different levels at which the indpendant variable was measured listed. For example, if you were seeing how the height of a ramp affected the distance a car travelled, you would say:
'Our independant variable was the height of the ramp, measured in centimeters from the floor to the highest point, at heights of ten, twenty, and thirty centimeters.'
Where you specify the different values you used for your IV is the three different levels.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Xann101 » November 29th, 2011, 2:21 pm

I was sorta thrown into this event rescently and im wondering, where and what can I start studying?! :roll:

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Postby zyzzyva980 » November 29th, 2011, 4:52 pm

The Experimental Design Wiki is a great place to start.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby liger_98 » November 29th, 2011, 6:33 pm

best advice i can give as a veteran of ED. get someone with LARGE handwriting. i personally like to do the experiment and the criticism. try and get a 6/7/magnet nerd to memorize what each thing means. 8 graders usually forget unless its magnet.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Trees » December 3rd, 2011, 12:20 pm

Quick reply before I forget. Our experiment was just given the general idea of needing to do with force. We had some index cards, paperclips and cups.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby XJcwolfyX » December 5th, 2011, 8:03 pm

best advice i can give as a veteran of ED. get someone with LARGE handwriting. i personally like to do the experiment and the criticism. try and get a 6/7/magnet nerd to memorize what each thing means. 8 graders usually forget unless its magnet.
Why do you need someone with large handwriting?
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby ksun48 » December 6th, 2011, 4:44 am

Help. What is a spark plug!?

What is a car!?!?

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also, do you need to write very legibly? or just sem-legible
cuz at the end writing is a time-crunch

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Kokonilly » December 6th, 2011, 11:34 am

also, do you need to write very legibly? or just sem-legible
cuz at the end writing is a time-crunch
The only requirement for legibility, I believe, is that your partner has to be able to read it. Check with your partner first - and practice! - to see their threshold for neatness.


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