Experimental Design

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Re: Experimental Design

Postby eyeball138 » Mon May 11, 2009 12:36 am

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 » Tue May 12, 2009 1:02 am

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 » Tue May 12, 2009 2:21 pm

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 » Sun May 17, 2009 6:33 pm

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

Postby eyeball138 » Sun May 17, 2009 6:34 pm

What was the experiment?
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby sadistic_cottoncandy » Sun May 17, 2009 6:40 pm

produce an unmoving electric charge.
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby eyeball138 » Sun May 17, 2009 6:47 pm

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

Postby Phenylethylamine » Sun May 17, 2009 11:46 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 » Tue May 19, 2009 7:23 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 » Wed May 20, 2009 12:26 am

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 » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:58 pm

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

Postby Paradox21 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:57 pm

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 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:43 pm

oh thats sounds interesting
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Re: Experimental Design

Postby karatekid44 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:54 am

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

Postby Avis_de-Incendia » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:08 am

So how do you produce an unmoving electric charge lol?
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