Technical Problem Solving C

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Technical Problem Solving C

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Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Postby SOguy72 » September 4th, 2014, 6:51 pm

Anyone know what this years topics are?

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Postby Crazy Puny Man » September 5th, 2014, 11:20 am

SOguy72 wrote:Anyone know what this years topics are?


The rules are really vague...

You'll see what I mean when you get them

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Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Postby SOguy72 » September 5th, 2014, 1:02 pm

So no assigned topics like electrochem like last year?

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Postby Unome » September 5th, 2014, 1:04 pm

Crazy Puny Man wrote:
SOguy72 wrote:Anyone know what this years topics are?


The rules are really vague...

You'll see what I mean when you get them

The Draft for TPS basically looks like Bio-Process Lab "students will solve problems on topics x and y using scientific methods".
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Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Postby thsom » September 7th, 2014, 10:59 am

Has anyone got what the topics are this year? Our school is testing very soon and our rules haven't gotten here yet :/

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Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Postby Crazy Puny Man » September 7th, 2014, 12:27 pm

Unome wrote:
Crazy Puny Man wrote:
SOguy72 wrote:Anyone know what this years topics are?


The rules are really vague...

You'll see what I mean when you get them

The Draft for TPS basically looks like Bio-Process Lab "students will solve problems on topics x and y using scientific methods".


Something of that sort. There is a topic, but it's really vague. Not really specific like the past two years have been.

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Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Postby Algorhythmic » September 9th, 2014, 9:15 am

Both the topics this year are forensic science. The things that are really going to set TPS apart from forensics (the event) this year is the analysis of ONLY physical evidence, and the fact that TPS will be mainly focused on the analysis of the evidence rather than the mechanisms behind them.

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Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Postby iwonder » September 9th, 2014, 12:10 pm

Awwww man that would've been awesome.
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Postby scruz1331 » September 15th, 2014, 7:10 pm

Huh, I wonder how different it will be this year.
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Postby hscmom » September 27th, 2014, 6:37 pm

Anyone look over the SOINC store's updated TPS CD-ROM? What is on it and is it worth buying, in your opinion? I don't want to purchase a disc only to find that it's basically what you can easily find (and for free) with a little time doing some internet searching.
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Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Postby raxu » October 12th, 2014, 7:11 pm

My understanding on rule: It will be about forensic patterns, physical, about crime for both stations, and we collect data and make predictions. Is that right? Also, what is a colorimeter and a CBR2??
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Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Postby bernard » October 13th, 2014, 1:46 am

Wikipedia wrote:A colorimeter is a device used in colorimetry. In scientific fields the word generally refers to the device that measures the absorbance of particular wavelengths of light by a specific solution. This device is most commonly used to determine the concentration of a known solute in a given solution by the application of the Beer-Lambert law, which states that the concentration of a solute is proportional to the absorbance.

Texas Instruments wrote:The CBR 2 motion sensor is TI's answer to an easy, affordable data collection device! Designed for teachers who want their students to collect and analyze real-world motion data, such as distance, velocity and acceleration.
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Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Postby alwaysmatts » October 17th, 2014, 2:00 pm

So since this year's topic deals a lot with physics stuff(motion/velocity/wavelength), its going to be more of a physics event?

also what is Dual force?
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Postby bernard » October 17th, 2014, 9:25 pm

Vernier wrote:The Dual-Range Force Sensor is a general-purpose sensor for measuring pushing and pulling forces. It can be used in a broad range of ways: as a replacement for a hand-held spring scale, mounted horizontally on a dynamics cart to study collisions, mounted on a ring-stand to measure forces in a vertical direction, collect data from two Force Sensors simultaneously to study Newton’s Third Law.
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