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Re: Northern California 2015

Posted: April 18th, 2015, 10:19 pm
by mnstrviola
That Experimental Design prompt was probably one of the best-written and definitely the most creative tests I've ever taken for SciOly! How did you guys approach that problem???

Re: Northern California 2015

Posted: April 19th, 2015, 4:45 am
by rockhound
mnstrviola wrote:That Experimental Design prompt was probably one of the best-written and definitely the most creative tests I've ever taken for SciOly! How did you guys approach that problem???
What was it?

Re: Northern California 2015

Posted: April 19th, 2015, 11:08 am
by mnstrviola
rockhound wrote:
mnstrviola wrote:That Experimental Design prompt was probably one of the best-written and definitely the most creative tests I've ever taken for SciOly! How did you guys approach that problem???
What was it?
We were given a story about how we were trapped in a cavern and needed to escape before a hungry monkey came by setting up an escape route and hiding bananas (I came late and didn't have time to read the whole thing so I may have messed up some details). We were supposed to model this situation with a paper cup (cave), plastic monkey and bananas, pebbles (rocks), popsicle sticks (planks), string (rope) and a few other materials. My team and I were stumped; we ended up doing a qualitative experiment testing the efficiency of setups on arbitrary scales... yeah it didn't go too well for us xD. I'm sure those more prepared were able to come up with interesting ways to address the problem while still doing a quantitative experiment.

Re: Northern California 2015

Posted: April 19th, 2015, 1:06 pm
by Paleofreakazoid
I heard about the Experimental Design lab, that sounded insane!

Re: Northern California 2015

Posted: April 19th, 2015, 1:12 pm
by schist99centz
Anyone know the results?

Re: Northern California 2015

Posted: April 19th, 2015, 1:27 pm
by Paleofreakazoid
B Division
1. Winston Churchill Middle School
2. Kennedy Middle School
3. Horner Middle School

C Division
1. Mira Loma High School
2. Palo Alto High School
3. Homestead High School

Re: Northern California 2015

Posted: May 17th, 2015, 12:42 am
by mvxesque
great job to mira loma at nationals!! you guys represented norcal so well :')
best of luck to all teams next year!!

Re: Northern California 2015

Posted: May 17th, 2015, 10:12 pm
by Paleofreakazoid
mvxesque wrote:great job to mira loma at nationals!! you guys represented norcal so well :')
best of luck to all teams next year!!
On behalf of Mira Loma Science Olympiad, thank you so much! We were honored and proud to represent NorCal at Nationals this year #WestCoastBestCoast