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Experimental Design B/C

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Orchdork » September 13th, 2012, 6:36 pm

so what is the main difference between division B and division C in this event?
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby fozendog » September 13th, 2012, 7:02 pm

Orchdork wrote:so what is the main difference between division B and division C in this event?

Pretty much the only difference is the statistics I think. C division does Standard Deviation as well.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby mnstrviola » September 13th, 2012, 8:15 pm

Yeah it's really just a little more math, although the event supervisor may choose to make their experiments involve more sophisticated tools.

This event is a big help in learning the Scientific Method, and it's really fun in general. I can't wait to participate this year :D

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Postby fozendog » September 13th, 2012, 9:25 pm

We were told to do standard deviation in class and I was like: "psh. I know what's up"
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby Infinity Flat » September 14th, 2012, 11:35 am

fozendog wrote:We were told to do standard deviation in class and I was like: "psh. I know what's up"

Because Standard Deviation is SUCH a complex operation :P
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby fozendog » September 14th, 2012, 1:50 pm

Infinity Flat wrote:
fozendog wrote:We were told to do standard deviation in class and I was like: "psh. I know what's up"

Because Standard Deviation is SUCH a complex operation :P

SO many people don't get it though even after they look it up...
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby piisamazing » September 14th, 2012, 3:11 pm

fozendog wrote:We were told to do standard deviation in class and I was like: "psh. I know what's up"

Same here! we use it in stats and while everyone else was freaking out i knew what was going on
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Postby Orchdork » September 14th, 2012, 5:54 pm

mnstrviola wrote:Yeah it's really just a little more math, although the event supervisor may choose to make their experiments involve more sophisticated tools.

This event is a big help in learning the Scientific Method, and it's really fun in general. I can't wait to participate this year :D

really? that is for Division C only? Last year my coach had us practice that for competition. I'm so excited though :D
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Postby awesome90220 » September 22nd, 2012, 8:21 pm

Orchdork wrote:
mnstrviola wrote:Yeah it's really just a little more math, although the event supervisor may choose to make their experiments involve more sophisticated tools.

This event is a big help in learning the Scientific Method, and it's really fun in general. I can't wait to participate this year :D

really? that is for Division C only? Last year my coach had us practice that for competition. I'm so excited though :D

I did that last year 2, but we screwed up at state and got a disappointing 5th. Are team wasn't even called.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby mnstrviola » September 23rd, 2012, 4:05 pm

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Orchdork wrote:
mnstrviola wrote:Yeah it's really just a little more math, although the event supervisor may choose to make their experiments involve more sophisticated tools.

This event is a big help in learning the Scientific Method, and it's really fun in general. I can't wait to participate this year :D

really? that is for Division C only? Last year my coach had us practice that for competition. I'm so excited though :D

I did that last year 2, but we screwed up at state and got a disappointing 5th. Are team wasn't even called.


What's more disappointing is last year at states when we were tiered down for not having enough materials. If I would have listed like "3 people", "flat surface", or more than we would have actually gotten 4th instead of 24th.

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Postby fozendog » September 23rd, 2012, 4:49 pm

Our team was 2nd tiered or something at state as well because we did the wrong experiment cause we didn't understand the question they were asking on the board, but we still got 4th. All I can say is that I will never use Alka-Seltzer again.
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Postby piisamazing » September 23rd, 2012, 5:11 pm

fozendog wrote:Our team was 2nd tiered or something at state as well because we did the wrong experiment cause we didn't understand the question they were asking on the board, but we still got 4th.

I didn't know they could break XPD into tiers with the scoring rubric. Do you know how they decided which tier was which (I'm quite curious now).

fozendog wrote: All I can say is that I will never use Alka-Seltzer again.

Alka-Seltzer...one of my friends drank a homemade lava lamp that was made with oil, water, food colouring, and the Alka-Seltzer made it work...I can't look at the tablets again without thinking of that and wanting to puke.
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Postby fozendog » September 23rd, 2012, 5:15 pm

piisamazing wrote:
fozendog wrote:Our team was 2nd tiered or something at state as well because we did the wrong experiment cause we didn't understand the question they were asking on the board, but we still got 4th.

I didn't know they could break XPD into tiers with the scoring rubric. Do you know how they decided which tier was which (I'm quite curious now).
I think that they did it by the experiment you did cause there were many ways you could do it. It was dissolving the alka-seltzer in water.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby piisamazing » September 23rd, 2012, 5:23 pm

fozendog wrote:
piisamazing wrote:
fozendog wrote:Our team was 2nd tiered or something at state as well because we did the wrong experiment cause we didn't understand the question they were asking on the board, but we still got 4th.

I didn't know they could break XPD into tiers with the scoring rubric. Do you know how they decided which tier was which (I'm quite curious now).
I think that they did it by the experiment you did cause there were many ways you could do it. It was dissolving the alka-seltzer in water.

Ok cool. I've never been given an experiment like that, so I wasn't really sure.
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