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Re: Experimental Design

Postby eyeball138 » May 10th, 2009, 5:36 pm

No, we got 6th. I think the fact that they told us EXACTLY what to do hurt us, because it gave the teams that hadn't prepared well enough a better chance. I really wish that supervisors stopped doing that.
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby Avis_de-Incendia » May 11th, 2009, 6:02 pm

Even worse, sometimes if you try to be creative ( :roll: ) and try to make up your own experiment, they might take points off.
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby 2win » May 12th, 2009, 7:21 am

Well, if they already gave you instructions, you kinda have to know that you have to follow their experiment and not make up another one.
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby sadistic_cottoncandy » May 17th, 2009, 11:33 am

we got 2nd in this event at nats. it was awesome.
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby eyeball138 » May 17th, 2009, 11:34 am

What was the experiment?
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby sadistic_cottoncandy » May 17th, 2009, 11:40 am

produce an unmoving electric charge.
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby eyeball138 » May 17th, 2009, 11:47 am

That sounds pretty difficult. Congratulations on getting 2nd! :D
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby Phenylethylamine » May 17th, 2009, 4:46 pm

We got 12th, and we have no idea why we didn't do better than that (not to sound cocky or anything, but we've always been pretty darn good at this event).

The supervisor seemed a little... unsure of herself, I guess would be the most polite way to put it. We asked for graph paper and she said she couldn't give us any because it weighed too much to take on the plane... because there's no graph paper in Augusta?
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby sadistic_cottoncandy » May 19th, 2009, 12:23 pm

eyeball138 wrote:That sounds pretty difficult. Congratulations on getting 2nd! :D

thanks!
and getting twelfth is not that bad. at least you made it to the top 15. we got 27th in WIDI, and we were so excited. this year was probly our best at nats. we've only been for three years, (our first year was when i was a sixth grader) and last year we got the Spirit award, but this year we placed better overall.
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby Phenylethylamine » May 19th, 2009, 5:26 pm

Oh, I know, 12th isn't bad at all, but this was the one event we were definitely expecting a medal in. I would say it's my best event. We also thought we did really well, didn't leave anything out, etc. and were pretty surprised to hear our place (as was our coach).
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby kp9ssa » June 21st, 2009, 4:58 pm

wat did u hav to do at nats for this event
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby Paradox21 » June 22nd, 2009, 9:57 am

kp9ssa wrote:wat did u hav to do at nats for this event

For Div. C we had to do an experiment on static electricity. They gave us a bunch of materials and told us if they were positively charged or negatively charged.
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby kp9ssa » June 22nd, 2009, 3:43 pm

oh thats sounds interesting
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby karatekid44 » June 27th, 2009, 4:54 am

Why did you guys get in the event then?
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby Avis_de-Incendia » June 29th, 2009, 5:08 pm

So how do you produce an unmoving electric charge lol?
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