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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby bernard » October 18th, 2014, 10:19 pm

John Richardsim wrote:Does anyone know what oceanography focused on during the 2008 season?

Both 2008 and 2015 rules have a focus on physical and geological oceanography but the topics listed under Section 3 are somewhat different. Topics for 2008 included: seawater, salinity and sources of salt, measuring seawater properties, three-layered structural zones, plate boundaries, meterology, waves, currents, circulation, sediments, tides, and coastlines.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby JT016 » November 1st, 2014, 6:36 am

What kind of graphs/pictures are you planning on putting on your note sheets?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby azuritemalachite » November 1st, 2014, 4:36 pm

JT016 wrote:What kind of graphs/pictures are you planning on putting on your note sheets?

salinity, topography, etc.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby JT016 » November 2nd, 2014, 8:28 am

azuritemalachite wrote:
JT016 wrote:What kind of graphs/pictures are you planning on putting on your note sheets?

salinity, topography, etc.

Alright. Thanks for the help!

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby azuritemalachite » November 2nd, 2014, 8:38 am

JT016 wrote:
azuritemalachite wrote:
JT016 wrote:What kind of graphs/pictures are you planning on putting on your note sheets?

salinity, topography, etc.

Alright. Thanks for the help!

yw! Also diagrams really help.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby cardboardbelt » November 16th, 2014, 12:40 pm

So what exactly would probeware be like for the competition? How do we prepare for something like that? Also, are there any places with old tests other than the two on this site?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby rockster » December 11th, 2014, 10:58 am

Ok so this is my first time doing this and I am completely confused on what exactly we are doing here... could someone please help?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Unome » December 11th, 2014, 1:29 pm

cardboardbelt wrote:So what exactly would probeware be like for the competition? How do we prepare for something like that? Also, are there any places with old tests other than the two on this site?

I think rfscoach said something about this on here earlier.

rockster wrote:Ok so this is my first time doing this and I am completely confused on what exactly we are doing here... could someone please help?

Have you competed in Science Olympiad before, or not at all until this year? Have you read the wiki and the rules? Past that, Look things up through the rules and wiki as much as possible (I'll confess I don't really know how to study for this event either :mrgreen: )
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby rockster » December 12th, 2014, 11:06 am

Unome wrote:
cardboardbelt wrote:So what exactly would probeware be like for the competition? How do we prepare for something like that? Also, are there any places with old tests other than the two on this site?

I think rfscoach said something about this on here earlier.

rockster wrote:Ok so this is my first time doing this and I am completely confused on what exactly we are doing here... could someone please help?

Have you competed in Science Olympiad before, or not at all until this year? Have you read the wiki and the rules? Past that, Look things up through the rules and wiki as much as possible (I'll confess I don't really know how to study for this event either :mrgreen: )




well I competed last year and did rocks and minerals and write it do it, but since r&m isn't a choice this year and my teacher gave widi to the freshman, I'm doing fossils, which you said I should do lie r&m... but with this.... all I can think is that I should just study and try to remember as much as possible and fit as much as possible on the sheet... but thank you for your help... :D
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby azuritemalachite » December 13th, 2014, 3:28 pm

rockster wrote:
Unome wrote:
cardboardbelt wrote:So what exactly would probeware be like for the competition? How do we prepare for something like that? Also, are there any places with old tests other than the two on this site?

I think rfscoach said something about this on here earlier.

rockster wrote:Ok so this is my first time doing this and I am completely confused on what exactly we are doing here... could someone please help?

Have you competed in Science Olympiad before, or not at all until this year? Have you read the wiki and the rules? Past that, Look things up through the rules and wiki as much as possible (I'll confess I don't really know how to study for this event either :mrgreen: )




well I competed last year and did rocks and minerals and write it do it, but since r&m isn't a choice this year and my teacher gave widi to the freshman, I'm doing fossils, which you said I should do lie r&m... but with this.... all I can think is that I should just study and try to remember as much as possible and fit as much as possible on the sheet... but thank you for your help... :D


If you look at the rules there are topics that might be on the test, so learn those, not study absently mindlessly. Even though it says that it isn't going to be a memorizing kind of event anymore, study the vocab like 110% because you never know if there is going to be vocab that is obscure. My coach has been focusing a lot on the mathematical part of it which is terribly confusing, but I think coastal and shoreline erosional and regular features are important as well as the zones of the ocean (very indepth ones) and oceanic features. i'll attach some diagrams to help. One way I found helpful was using internet sources for diagrams and such and referring to the geo-textbook.

Also... For tests just search up oceanography tests and you'll find college-level tests even though some are multiple choice.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby JT016 » December 27th, 2014, 9:15 am

How would I go about solving a question like this:
"You are studying the sediment layers in an abyssal plain. If the sound is picked up by the receiver 5.92 seconds after leaving the source, how deep is the water? Assume the sound is travelling close to its maximum rate in water."
Would I use 1560 m/s as the speed of sound (found HERE)? If so , would I get 9235.2m deep?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby John Richardsim » December 27th, 2014, 9:46 am

JT016 wrote:How would I go about solving a question like this:
"You are studying the sediment layers in an abyssal plain. If the sound is picked up by the receiver 5.92 seconds after leaving the source, how deep is the water? Assume the sound is travelling close to its maximum rate in water."
Would I use 1560 m/s as the speed of sound (found HERE)? If so , would I get 9235.2m deep?

Uh, don't forget that the sound has to travel back to the receiver after reaching the bottom, so you need to cut the time in half.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby JT016 » December 29th, 2014, 3:19 pm

John Richardsim wrote:
JT016 wrote:How would I go about solving a question like this:
"You are studying the sediment layers in an abyssal plain. If the sound is picked up by the receiver 5.92 seconds after leaving the source, how deep is the water? Assume the sound is travelling close to its maximum rate in water."
Would I use 1560 m/s as the speed of sound (found HERE)? If so , would I get 9235.2m deep?

Uh, don't forget that the sound has to travel back to the receiver after reaching the bottom, so you need to cut the time in half.

Good thing I asked. I forgot to do that. Thanks :P
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby SOnerd » December 30th, 2014, 2:19 pm

Does anyone know what we have to know about topographic maps?
I've studied stuff like contour lines and stuff. Is there anything else?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby azuritemalachite » December 31st, 2014, 8:32 am

SOnerd wrote:Does anyone know what we have to know about topographic maps?
I've studied stuff like contour lines and stuff. Is there anything else?

Last year with glaciers you had to identify features on a topographic map so the testmakers should have atleast something about sediments and sea-floor features.
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