Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby fantasyfan » May 20th, 2014, 1:01 pm

For the SM, I talked to the supervisor mr demos, and the mass was 823 grams
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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby SWAnG » May 20th, 2014, 1:55 pm

I was referring to compound machines

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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby fantasyfan » May 20th, 2014, 2:06 pm

I was referring to compound machines
I understand that, but earlier in the forum people were discussing the simple machines mass, so I thought I would provide that information
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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby SWAnG » May 20th, 2014, 2:18 pm

Sorry, just clarifying what I was saying earlier :D

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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby Sciolapedia » May 21st, 2014, 5:09 pm

Hi, I'm about to join Div C and I was wondering if I should do Compound Machines. In Div B, I did simple machines and got fourth at nationals, but I'm trying to make the high school team, and they are already really great at compound. On the other hand, they are not that great at events like Chem Lab or the new event, Protein Modeling, which I could do instead. I am pretty conflicted as to what to pick for my last event. :?

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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby SWAnG » May 21st, 2014, 5:16 pm

Pick what you enjoy. Your enjoyment in an event is what will push you to do better in it than you would in any other event.

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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby Unome » May 30th, 2014, 10:24 am

Hi, I'm about to join Div C and I was wondering if I should do Compound Machines. In Div B, I did simple machines and got fourth at nationals, but I'm trying to make the high school team, and they are already really great at compound. On the other hand, they are not that great at events like Chem Lab or the new event, Protein Modeling, which I could do instead. I am pretty conflicted as to what to pick for my last event. :?
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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby hscmom » June 1st, 2014, 2:28 pm

Reading the last few posts has me curious. Do you all REALLY get to choose what events you do? Or do you simply get to state your preference and the coaches decide?
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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby chinesesushi » June 1st, 2014, 6:19 pm

It probably is different in other schools, but at our school, interest in Science Olympiad is very, very high. The coach has tryouts for each event and usually only picks the best of each event. Each event has, on average, 5-7 people trying out for it, more for popular events (e.g. Anatomy, Chem Lab, etc.) and less for building events (e.g. Scrambler, Mission Possible, etc.). Needless to say, most of the people who make the team are prepared and competent, and thus we do well at Regionals, States, and Nationals. :D
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Re: Simple Machines B/Compound Machines C

Postby Unome » June 2nd, 2014, 9:21 am

Reading the last few posts has me curious. Do you all REALLY get to choose what events you do? Or do you simply get to state your preference and the coaches decide?
Mostly our team chooses, but the coaches will sometimes put us into events that they think we would be good at (and they're usually right).
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