Indiana Science Olympiad

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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby ktrujillo52 » March 29th, 2009, 11:28 am

Anyone know if the results have been posted online yet?

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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby izzy » March 29th, 2009, 11:56 am

My partners and I got 1st in picture this (I'm from Munster). We weren't sure how many words we got, but we thought it was about 13.
And for "not working" Munster got prettty close to 3rd place haha. But congrats to everyone, and good luck to bloomington north :)

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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby Doggalina » March 29th, 2009, 12:02 pm

Friedoyster3 wrote:Well that didn't exactly happen because Wilber Wright got 3rd(9 points from 2nd, 20 from 1st)
and Munster high got 4th (the bridge was finished the day before)
Also most people played starcraft instead of working

The difference between us (MHS) and 5th was about the same as between us and first. We were like 8 pts away from 3rd, 14 away from 2nd, and 28 away from 1st. 5th place was about 25 or so pts away (I don't know the exact score).

Bridge was a game-time decision. We had a design that we knew wouldn't do well, but it'd be solid (it got 12th). We also had a new, untested design made by a girl who was in her first ever year of Science Olympiad. It was made with an arch, but it wasn't exactly even.

Overall, I'm pretty proud of everybody. Sure, we could've done better (I personally did worse than last year, despite actually medalling this year.) Everybody had better watch out for Munster next year. Our team was carried by juniors and sophomores this year, so the core of our team is only going to mature and get better.

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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby Friedoyster3 » March 29th, 2009, 1:08 pm

Doggalina wrote:
Friedoyster3 wrote:Well that didn't exactly happen because Wilber Wright got 3rd(9 points from 2nd, 20 from 1st)
and Munster high got 4th (the bridge was finished the day before)
Also most people played starcraft instead of working

The difference between us (MHS) and 5th was about the same as between us and first. We were like 8 pts away from 3rd, 14 away from 2nd, and 28 away from 1st. 5th place was about 25 or so pts away (I don't know the exact score).

Bridge was a game-time decision. We had a design that we knew wouldn't do well, but it'd be solid (it got 12th). We also had a new, untested design made by a girl who was in her first ever year of Science Olympiad. It was made with an arch, but it wasn't exactly even.

Overall, I'm pretty proud of everybody. Sure, we could've done better (I personally did worse than last year, despite actually medalling this year.) Everybody had better watch out for Munster next year. Our team was carried by juniors and sophomores this year, so the core of our team is only going to mature and get better.

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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby kmeister87 » March 29th, 2009, 1:28 pm

dickyjones wrote:Congrats to Bloomington North! You guys better get at least top 10 at nats again. Or at least continue the VHSSO curse and get 11th. :P If you need any tests/resources in ecology or herp just ask since I have a ridiculous amount of stuff lying around on my computer. I was also very impressed with Bloomington South. It's too bad only one teams going on such a competitive year.

Our day was somewhat bad...probably the worst I've ever done. Within the first five minutes of competition eggonaut had bombed (if either rocket's parachute had decided to deploy or if my primary rocket hadn't blown away 4 days before, it probably could've gotten 1/2). Herpetology was sort of a disappointing (but well-written) test. There were like no crocodiles, lizards, or frogs (except for the tadpoles) and ended up being like 50+% salamander. Ecology was okay, though we got the time wrong and left 25 minutes before we had to. :) And enviro chem was enviro chem. I knew I was not going to medal as soon as I saw someone competent was running it; I really needed a long written test with a lot of calculations and soil chemistry that you don't technically have to know to have a chance. But it's a sunk cost, so oh well. Overall most of the (non-building) events were run well. And it was a pretty fun day considering.

I feel like I've experienced pretty much all SO has to offer by being on two ridiculously good teams (gotten 3 nats medals!), two teams that just missed nats due to one or two failures, and one team that did absolutely no work but had a ridiculous amount of fun. It was a pretty fun five years overall.


Cell bio test... 30 multiple choice questions on a SCANTRON, 75% of which were off-topic? What did everyone else think?

This year's competition as a whole was WEIRD. At awards, we'd accepted that we weren't going to win about halfway through (I'm from North) based on what medals we were getting. People were laughing crazily at the situation, people were crying, people were making plans for all the strange new free time we'd have without S.O.... They announced South as second and everyone was trying to figure out who had beaten them, and then they announced North. It was really, really, really bizarre, and the fact that it all came down to them throwing out trajectory... I know that South is trying to appeal to get a berth to Nationals, and I really hope they get it.

Meanwhile, we'll be extremely grateful for this serendipitous opportunity and working our butts off to get a trophy for Indiana (and, of course, to beat South fair and square if they win the appeal.)

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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby Deeisenberg » March 29th, 2009, 1:33 pm

So the only high school going to nationals from Indiana is Bloomington North?
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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby kmeister87 » March 29th, 2009, 2:01 pm

inuyashakusho wrote:So the only high school going to nationals from Indiana is Bloomington North?


We'll see, based on how the appeal turns out.

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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby Quinjamincy » March 29th, 2009, 3:05 pm

Did Bloomington south make an appeal about Trajectory since they would have gotten first if it counted?

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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby chzlover3 » March 29th, 2009, 3:14 pm

izzy wrote:My partners and I got 1st in picture this (I'm from Munster). We weren't sure how many words we got, but we thought it was about 13.
And for "not working" Munster got prettty close to 3rd place haha. But congrats to everyone, and good luck to bloomington north :)


Do you remember any of the words? I was in it too.
All i remember was Cloud Computing {wtf?}, Erlenmeyer flask, static, simple machine, virus, angiosperm, antibody, abyssal plane, dioxyribonucleic acid, cathode, ?, ?, ?, iteration, mastication?

Which do you remember getting correctly?

Also, do you know why they took out a word?

Also Also :P, WHAT WAS WITH THE PAPER TOWEL WRITING?? CHEAP!!
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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby dickyjones » March 29th, 2009, 3:22 pm

Ooooh, chzlover, I was wondering why you posted in Astronomy. Are you the other Mexican? :P

The 2nd place team is the first alternate if any other state doesn't send a team to nats, so I wouldn't be that suprised if Bloomington South got to go even without the appeal. Good luck to them though, they amazed me this year. When everyone else (*cough*us*cough*) was sucking it up, they were still continually meddling.
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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby izzy » March 29th, 2009, 5:57 pm

chzlover3 wrote:
izzy wrote:My partners and I got 1st in picture this (I'm from Munster). We weren't sure how many words we got, but we thought it was about 13.
And for "not working" Munster got prettty close to 3rd place haha. But congrats to everyone, and good luck to bloomington north :)


Do you remember any of the words? I was in it too.
All i remember was Cloud Computing {wtf?}, Erlenmeyer flask, static, simple machine, virus, angiosperm, antibody, abyssal plane, dioxyribonucleic acid, cathode, ?, ?, ?, iteration, mastication?

Which do you remember getting correctly?

Also, do you know why they took out a word?

Also Also :P, WHAT WAS WITH THE PAPER TOWEL WRITING?? CHEAP!!


haha okay soo here's our list that we remembered:
electrophoresis, literary (mbe it was iteration and i misread it?), caldera, virus, nebula, erlenmeyer flask, lithosphere, pinocystosis, sublimation, cloud computing, angiosperm, acceleration, spark, deoxyribonucleic acid, masticate, simple machine, doppler effect, antibody, abyssal plane, chromosome, and integrated circuit

i bolded the ones we got..there were most likely others we just can't remember haha. we actually had a minute left at the end...
& nope, idk why they took out a word, they wouldn't tell us anything at all lol. and yea i couldn't believe they made us use paper towels....a little odd! :lol:

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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby chzlover3 » March 29th, 2009, 8:50 pm

dickyjones wrote:Ooooh, chzlover, I was wondering why you posted in Astronomy. Are you the other Mexican? :P

The 2nd place team is the first alternate if any other state doesn't send a team to nats, so I wouldn't be that suprised if Bloomington South got to go even without the appeal. Good luck to them though, they amazed me this year. When everyone else (*cough*us*cough*) was sucking it up, they were still continually meddling.



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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby swimmergurl43091 » March 30th, 2009, 1:08 pm

Hey so I'm from Bloomington South and we were all wondering if anyone knows why trajectory was taken out? We were told it was because students didn't get their graphs back and that the even was confined to a small area, but the state coordinators won't tell us any real reasons why. I don't know if any of you filed a complaint, but it would be extremely helpful for us to know why it was taken out. All of the things that they told us are things that would have affected all teams equally (just like the paper towels for picture this) but picture this did not get thrown out. We'd just really like some feed back to figure out what happened with trajectory and/or other events (like write it/do it) and to hopefully help our chances at receiving a berth to nationals.

Also do you guys at Valpo or Carmel know what happened with Write It/ Do It? It seems highly unlikely that 3 of the top 5 teams would be the last three teams to place in that event. I mean it is possible that we placed that low, it just seems really weird that all three of our teams placed that badly.

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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby dickyjones » March 30th, 2009, 1:41 pm

Scores are up here. pigeon...half of an inch of parachute is what kept us from nats. Oh well.

I don't think our WIDI people were terribly surprised at getting last. They can post for themselves though. Personally, I don't think WIDI should ever count towards a team's score. :P The whole tournament wasn't that well run though. (I mean the junkyard people wanted to let the people choose which challenge to do at the beginning of the day I hear!) I personally agree with you that Trajectory should have been counted (even though that was our third bomb), and you should have gone to nats, but there's not that much you can do about it. Personally, I think they should completely redo state...but this time well. :P That's obviously not gonna happen though.

Best of luck on going to nats! Hopefully, Hawaii or DC will decide not to send a team and everything can work out smoothly.
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Re: Indiana Science Olympiad

Postby kmeister87 » March 30th, 2009, 2:10 pm

Why trajectory turned out the way it did... I heard that some of the teams who should have been put down to second tier weren't, and people who should have been on first were put down to second. At the end of the day, the results were so convoluted that the whole event was thrown out. However, that's not first-hand information, so there could be more to it than that. Apparently a few teams appealed it, but we weren't one of them so we don't know the exact reasons that were listed. Good luck with your appeal!

Also, state is supposed to be at IU next year unless something changes between now and then, so hopefully none of this test and building event weirdness will happen.


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