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Re: Ecology

Postby Phenylethylamine » May 10th, 2009, 8:30 am

It seems like most events this year focus way more on deserts (especially adaptations of different organisms to deserts- water retention, heat management, etc) than on grasslands.
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Re: Ecology

Postby Paradox21 » May 10th, 2009, 6:50 pm

Two out of the three tests I took this year had a lot of grasslands stuff. Like asking about scientific names and where certain species of grass grow. It was awful.

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Re: Ecology

Postby gyourkoshaven » May 10th, 2009, 6:58 pm

The only grasslands question I got on even a practice test was how long the roots would be for some prairie grass
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Re: Ecology

Postby rocketman1555 » May 11th, 2009, 1:48 pm

i think all the tests this year that i took were at least half deserts and grasslands, though more about deserts than grasslands
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Re: Ecology

Postby dickyjones » May 11th, 2009, 2:09 pm

I do not understand the inclusion of taiga next year. Boreal forests were considered part of forests for the two previous years, so I don't understand why they're going back to it instead of skipping forward to tundra.

My regional test did a great job of covering grasslands, however there was next to nothing on grasslands on the state test. I'd expect nationals to cover both grasslands and deserts pretty evenly.
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Re: Ecology

Postby Liv » May 11th, 2009, 3:49 pm

At regional there was NOTHING about deserts, the only thing that I remember is ..... " Isn't the Kangaroo Rat cute"(no points given)....... of course me and my partner said yes.

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Re: Ecology

Postby gyourkoshaven » May 17th, 2009, 5:14 pm

What was nats test like? Challenging I presume.
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Re: Ecology

Postby Phenylethylamine » May 17th, 2009, 5:18 pm

It was 10 stations, 5 minutes apiece, 147 questions total (I don't remember how they were divided up). They were a combination of multiple choice, one-word answers, and math problems. We didn't have a calculator, so we left the math ones for last and then frantically tried to do them by hand... We left most of the math ones blank, but we still got 4th :D :lol:
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Re: Ecology

Postby gneissisnice » May 17th, 2009, 5:21 pm

C division was actually probably easier. It was 50 questions with no multiple choice, it was all short answer. The only math on it was doubling time. We got 5th.
There seemed to be more grassland questions than desert questions, which I thought was kinda weird.
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Re: Ecology

Postby gyourkoshaven » May 17th, 2009, 5:23 pm

Geez my states tests were so easy for every event! I finished my ecology test at states in 10 minutes. It was 30 questions all multiple choice or fill-in-blank, everything was basic stuff that you'd learn in science class (7th grade for me). My partner knows everything though, so we might have done well on this.
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