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Dynamic Planet B/C

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby windu34 » September 22nd, 2015, 6:02 pm

I dont understand 3.b. - Energy input/outputs. What does that entail? Is it just that the ocean is a heat sink and it keeps the Earths climate temperate throughout (rids it of extremes) etc?
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Postby liberalartslover » September 24th, 2015, 9:38 pm

Yeah basically. How does energy transfer between the earth/air. It's a pretty small portion and I don't really remember there being many questions related to that. Knowing temperature moderation/hydrogen bonding will get you through most of the questions.

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Postby windu34 » September 25th, 2015, 4:01 am

liberalartslover wrote:Yeah basically. How does energy transfer between the earth/air. It's a pretty small portion and I don't really remember there being many questions related to that. Knowing temperature moderation/hydrogen bonding will get you through most of the questions.

Ok thanks. The national test was more concept-based than most regional and states tests which seem more vocab based. Do you see this is your state as well?
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Postby liberalartslover » September 25th, 2015, 11:50 am

Yeah NorCal's Dynamic State test is always RIDICULOUSLY long where nobody can finished and is basically a test of how fast you can recall vocab terms, etc. There are 2 essay questions that are difficult, but the test is merely difficult because of speed not content. There are some really obscure pictures and things from Wikipedia but I doubt those terms are useful outside of that one competition.

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Postby windu34 » September 25th, 2015, 4:47 pm

liberalartslover wrote:Yeah NorCal's Dynamic State test is always RIDICULOUSLY long where nobody can finished and is basically a test of how fast you can recall vocab terms, etc. There are 2 essay questions that are difficult, but the test is merely difficult because of speed not content. There are some really obscure pictures and things from Wikipedia but I doubt those terms are useful outside of that one competition.

Do you mostly include pics in your cheat sheets or words?
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Postby liberalartslover » September 26th, 2015, 11:43 am

A combination of both. My partner usually does the cheat sheet, but I'm a believer in leaving the cheat sheet as the last thing you do and filling it with things you don't want to memorize. Having pictures on there is also beneficial if you want to ID things but that's not really the focus of the event. Diagrams and strong, prewritten answers to common essay questions that you can copy onto the test are much more valuable. I guess some vocabulary is always nice to have a textbook definition of too because with 8 sides it can sometimes be difficult to fill it up completely.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby windu34 » September 26th, 2015, 12:49 pm

liberalartslover wrote:A combination of both. My partner usually does the cheat sheet, but I'm a believer in leaving the cheat sheet as the last thing you do and filling it with things you don't want to memorize. Having pictures on there is also beneficial if you want to ID things but that's not really the focus of the event. Diagrams and strong, prewritten answers to common essay questions that you can copy onto the test are much more valuable. I guess some vocabulary is always nice to have a textbook definition of too because with 8 sides it can sometimes be difficult to fill it up completely.

Yeah they give us a lot of space. Good idea with the textbook answers.
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Postby brayden box » October 7th, 2015, 9:58 am

Last year, I did mostly definitions and a few maps and diagrams. We forgot the formulas, and we didn't do too well. (23rd!) :cry: Don't forget the formulas!!!!!!!( For density, buoyancy, etc.)
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby windu34 » October 9th, 2015, 8:21 am

brayden box wrote:Last year, I did mostly definitions and a few maps and diagrams. We forgot the formulas, and we didn't do too well. (23rd!) :cry: Don't forget the formulas!!!!!!!( For density, buoyancy, etc.)

23rd at nats?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Unome » October 9th, 2015, 8:34 am

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brayden box wrote:Last year, I did mostly definitions and a few maps and diagrams. We forgot the formulas, and we didn't do too well. (23rd!) :cry: Don't forget the formulas!!!!!!!( For density, buoyancy, etc.)

23rd at nats?

Seeing as neither NY Div B team placed 23rd in this event last year, it's probably State or Regionals.
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Postby brayden box » October 9th, 2015, 9:01 am

Sorry, I forgot to tell which. We placed 23rd at states.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Unome » October 9th, 2015, 9:22 am

brayden box wrote:Sorry, I forgot to tell which. We placed 23rd at states.

Seeing as you're from Hudson Valley Consortium, it appears that you placed 25th
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby windu34 » October 10th, 2015, 12:18 pm

It occurs to me that sitting at the beach observing would probably be really effective for topics such as tides, upwelling, longshore drift, etc
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Postby brayden box » October 10th, 2015, 1:38 pm

Unome wrote:Seeing as you're from Hudson Valley Consortium, it appears that you placed 25th


Oh, yeah, sorry. It was either 23rd or 25th. ANother event was 25th.
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