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Re: Disease Detectives

Postby crazibanana_51 » January 22nd, 2009, 4:45 pm

The studies are kinda hard but you just have to remember some of the characterristics of the studies.
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Re: disease detective

Postby PoisonedLove » January 24th, 2009, 1:35 pm

Do you happen to have any things to tell about what the tests are like in Disease Detectives?
This is my first year in it and I'm a little nervous ^^;;
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Re: disease detective

Postby egrmom » January 25th, 2009, 9:40 am

The best place that I have found for teaching/coaching Disease Detectives is the Montclair site. The site is: http://www.montclair.edu/detectives/index.html. This lays out an entire curriculum, easy to teach and easy to learn. It's meant to be taught in a classroom, but I have a very small group of students, so I have to get creative with some of the exercises. Good luck!

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Re: disease detective

Postby ovhs_soinc_nerd » January 26th, 2009, 12:43 pm

I competed in the Disease Detective event last year at one of our state's regional competitions and I have to say the test wasn't that scary. You need to know simple math equations such as percentages (is/of), averages and the such. There was also an awesome Bonus question where you had to match celebrities with the diseases they had. I would be sure to play some of the games on the official Science Olympiad site because they definitely give you an idea of what work as an epidemiologist is like, which is basically what you are doing on the test. =) Good luck!
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Re: disease detective

Postby eaodon7747 » January 27th, 2009, 5:56 am

pretty much do wht the dude in front of me said and be good at math and reasoning
(a whole unch of math)
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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » January 28th, 2009, 11:38 am

There was also an awesome Bonus question where you had to match celebrities with the diseases they had.
What does that have to do with SO? :?
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Re: disease detective

Postby keamo » January 29th, 2009, 5:25 am

Yah this event is pretty good. Got my 1st medal on it on my first try.
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Re: disease detective

Postby zorbak5044 » January 29th, 2009, 8:01 am

ive found that what youb study is what is not on the test
i dunno what to write. oh i know! wait never mind. hmm. ive got it! i shall meh a lot. no that doesnt seem like much fun hmm oh ive got it. if youve read this ive just wasted about 16 seconds of your life
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Re: disease detective

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » January 29th, 2009, 10:56 am

I would think that's coincidence. When I did it (and it was only once) the stuff I studied was pretty much what the test was about. I think it has to do with what you study.
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Re: disease detective

Postby zorbak5044 » January 30th, 2009, 8:17 am

we did barely any math in ours... it was hard
i dunno what to write. oh i know! wait never mind. hmm. ive got it! i shall meh a lot. no that doesnt seem like much fun hmm oh ive got it. if youve read this ive just wasted about 16 seconds of your life
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