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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby fast__facts » April 1st, 2017, 12:10 pm

If this helps, fast facts writers love to test on the following topics events:
Anatomy
Dynamic Planet
Invasive Species
Meteorology
Reach for the Stars
Rocks and Minerals

Thanks! I just hope they cycle around all of the events to cover a broader range of topics represented from each event (including build events), it just widens everyone's information, and is more helpful than if they just drill you on a say win-lose cutthroat "Nobel Prize Chemistry Winner from the 1968" or such.
Now that you mention it, that would make a pretty good tiebreaker
Lol I think we have about 9 criteria to consider for tiebreakers already on the rules

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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby NeilMehta » April 1st, 2017, 12:59 pm



Thanks! I just hope they cycle around all of the events to cover a broader range of topics represented from each event (including build events), it just widens everyone's information, and is more helpful than if they just drill you on a say win-lose cutthroat "Nobel Prize Chemistry Winner from the 1968" or such.
Now that you mention it, that would make a pretty good tiebreaker
Lol I think we have about 9 criteria to consider for tiebreakers already on the rules
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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby gillio » April 1st, 2017, 3:32 pm

Back to the question about bacteria types: Would writing down bacteria genera work instead of bacteria morphologies ?
For example:
acidobacteria
bacteroides
cyanobacteria
dictyoglomi
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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby Skink » April 1st, 2017, 4:33 pm

Because the category is broad, either approach would work (provided the ES--and his or her graders--understood what you meant!). I think it's a bad category, though it doesn't hurt to have some canned answers prepared.

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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby fast__facts » April 2nd, 2017, 3:43 pm

Back to the question about bacteria types: Would writing down bacteria genera work instead of bacteria morphologies ?
For example:
acidobacteria
bacteroides
cyanobacteria
dictyoglomi

Canned answers take wayyy to long, what we do is just give the event to people who take a general science test and score highest, that way they know a lot

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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby gillio » April 12th, 2017, 8:11 am

For organisms like birds, mammals et cetera, do we need to know common names or scientific names? :?:
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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby NeilMehta » April 12th, 2017, 8:29 am

For organisms like birds, mammals et cetera, do we need to know common names or scientific names? :?:
They should accept both if they don't specify that they require one or the other
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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby Skink » April 12th, 2017, 6:08 pm

However, I can't foresee any scenario where you'd actually need scientific names or other taxa. Possibly animal phyla, but that's the extent of it...

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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby NeilMehta » April 13th, 2017, 9:03 am

However, I can't foresee any scenario where you'd actually need scientific names or other taxa. Possibly animal phyla, but that's the extent of it...
On the other hand, they can always ask about taxonomic ranks themselves, although that is wayyy less common.
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Re: Fast Facts B

Postby gillio » April 13th, 2017, 2:42 pm

For a category like fossils, what do test administrators expect? :?:
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