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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby hexagonaria » September 1st, 2012, 9:41 pm

I'll be honest, this year's topic sounds a bit dull :|
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Postby iwonder » September 1st, 2012, 9:48 pm

hexagonaria wrote:I'll be honest, this year's topic sounds a bit dull :|


Nah, it's pretty cool ;)

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby mnstrviola » September 1st, 2012, 10:00 pm

iwonder wrote:
hexagonaria wrote:I'll be honest, this year's topic sounds a bit dull :|


Nah, it's pretty cool ;)

(sorry, couldn't resist)


Ice see what you did there, that was pretty cool.

But yeah, this year's topic is Glaciers. Fun fun fun. (not sure if I'm being sarcastic here myself...)

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby hexagonaria » September 1st, 2012, 10:02 pm

I just think that last year's topic was more pun.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby FullMetalMaple » September 2nd, 2012, 6:19 am

hexagonaria wrote:I'll be honest, this year's topic sounds a bit dull :|

I think this topic is exciting, actually. I used to live a few hours from the Columbia Icefield (obviously not in Kansas :P) - maybe having seen glaciers up close gives you a different perspective. *shrugs*

I found Earth's Fresh Water rather boring.

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Postby liutony66 » September 2nd, 2012, 7:50 am

I think that one of the main difficulties with this event is the "lack" of abundant reference materials on glaciers. For example, for Earth's Fresh Waters there were lots of resources and the topic was quite broad. However, for this event I found only four books at the library for it, two of which were children's books, one of which was a book with only pictures, and the final one was a book with 20 something pages.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby mnstrviola » September 2nd, 2012, 9:14 am

liutony66 wrote:I think that one of the main difficulties with this event is the "lack" of abundant reference materials on glaciers. For example, for Earth's Fresh Waters there were lots of resources and the topic was quite broad. However, for this event I found only four books at the library for it, two of which were children's books, one of which was a book with only pictures, and the final one was a book with 20 something pages.


Very true. However, there's always Geology textbooks and online websites that have a small section dedicated to glaciers.

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Postby fozendog » September 2nd, 2012, 10:08 am

liutony66 wrote:I think that one of the main difficulties with this event is the "lack" of abundant reference materials on glaciers. For example, for Earth's Fresh Waters there were lots of resources and the topic was quite broad. However, for this event I found only four books at the library for it, two of which were children's books, one of which was a book with only pictures, and the final one was a book with 20 something pages.

My library had maybe 2 helpful books that weren't all pictures. I actually found that some of the kids books are helpful for a base line of knowledge and although the concepts may seem simple it's always good to know your definitions of simple concepts/words.
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Postby A Person » September 2nd, 2012, 3:35 pm

fozendog wrote:
liutony66 wrote:I think that one of the main difficulties with this event is the "lack" of abundant reference materials on glaciers. For example, for Earth's Fresh Waters there were lots of resources and the topic was quite broad. However, for this event I found only four books at the library for it, two of which were children's books, one of which was a book with only pictures, and the final one was a book with 20 something pages.

My library had maybe 2 helpful books that weren't all pictures. I actually found that some of the kids books are helpful for a base line of knowledge and although the concepts may seem simple it's always good to know your definitions of simple concepts/words.

Although I'm not doing this event, I think that there is a large amount of material about glaciers. My science book several chapter on glaciers and it was only the top of the iceberg.
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Postby syo_astro » September 2nd, 2012, 3:42 pm

I also am not doing this event. But since I tried to help someone I know a little with it, I'd say there are a lot of materials for this event. I think some things were mentioned last year. But I think I could find glaciers glossaries, definitions, etc online. I would say it's more of a problem with the large (should we say glacial) amount that could be asked.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby mnstrviola » September 2nd, 2012, 4:05 pm

A Person wrote:Although I'm not doing this event, I think that there is a large amount of material about glaciers. My science book several chapter on glaciers and it was only the top of the iceberg.


It's the tip of the iceberg ;)

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby nomynameisnotkevin » September 4th, 2012, 9:16 am

There really is a lot of info for Glaciers.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby foreverphysics » September 4th, 2012, 1:30 pm

Har har har so glad I'm not doing this event this year...probably my least favorite event I did ever. But I can help a bit--mostly because I did way too much research over the summer...yeah.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » September 4th, 2012, 5:00 pm

I remember doing this event in 6th grade. Back then I had no clue what I was doing though. Suffice it to say, I didn't medal in it. I think it merits interest though.
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