Invasive Species B/C

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby karissagarcia » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:20 am

So I know a lot of teams use sheet protectors for their binders, but does anyone have any other suggestions for making the pages turn easier
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Postby windu34 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:08 pm

karissagarcia wrote:So I know a lot of teams use sheet protectors for their binders, but does anyone have any other suggestions for making the pages turn easier
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby Unome » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:35 pm

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karissagarcia wrote:So I know a lot of teams use sheet protectors for their binders, but does anyone have any other suggestions for making the pages turn easier
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Also, using less pages really helps. Even with Invasives having a lot of info for each specimen (compared to Fossils), you shouldn't need more than one page for the vast majority of them. Your entire binder really doesn't need to be more than around 70 pages front and back in sheet protectors.
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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby gavinnupp » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:46 am

what do you all think about questions asking the number of eggs/seeds an organism produces? seems ambiguous..

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karissagarcia wrote:So I know a lot of teams use sheet protectors for their binders, but does anyone have any other suggestions for making the pages turn easier
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Also, using less pages really helps. Even with Invasives having a lot of info for each specimen (compared to Fossils), you shouldn't need more than one page for the vast majority of them. Your entire binder really doesn't need to be more than around 70 pages front and back in sheet protectors.


agreed. Mine is 33 front and back, including lots of free space for notes. depending on the test, and the efficacy of your partner, speed/quick reference is the name of the game.
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Postby Skink » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:35 am

gavinnupp wrote:what do you all think about questions asking the number of eggs/seeds an organism produces? seems ambiguous..

It's not too ambiguous, as the best references offer a rough number or range, anyway. Provided you fall within the range, you should earn credit. Now...it's not a good question, anyway, because all it requires is copying from the binder, but you should be prepared for it, definitely.

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Postby windu34 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:33 am

Does anyone have any resources or suggestions to help with questions such as: "Devise a control plan to manage _________ ". I cant find any resources online (including research papers) that could help me formulate a management plan with a timeline (when different controls would be used)
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Postby alleycat03 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:34 pm

Does anyone know what to expect from this event at nationals? I read a few pages back that there might be stations? I'm assuming since it is nationals that the questions will be pretty difficult, but is there something specific that we should definitely be studying?
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Postby Skink » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:14 am

windu34 wrote:Does anyone have any resources or suggestions to help with questions such as: "Devise a control plan to manage _________ ". I cant find any resources online (including research papers) that could help me formulate a management plan with a timeline (when different controls would be used)

My opinion only: questions of this type are asking for which control measures (from among, often times, many, because the academic/professional pieces cite specific chemical or biological agents in far more detail than you'd otherwise ever need) you'd select and why. It's asking you to generate and defend an argument on the subject at hand; it's only wrong if the control measure(s) doesn't apply or you don't (adequately) support your decision. It would seem to me that applying a specific timeline is an unrealistic expectation. Have you seen questions like this that asked for a very specific plan in the key?

I'd comment on last season's National test, but my CD is locked in my drawer at school. If nobody else says anything, I'll try to pop it in tomorrow and take a look.

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Re: Invasive Species B/C

Postby windu34 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:24 am

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windu34 wrote:Does anyone have any resources or suggestions to help with questions such as: "Devise a control plan to manage _________ ". I cant find any resources online (including research papers) that could help me formulate a management plan with a timeline (when different controls would be used)

My opinion only: questions of this type are asking for which control measures (from among, often times, many, because the academic/professional pieces cite specific chemical or biological agents in far more detail than you'd otherwise ever need) you'd select and why. It's asking you to generate and defend an argument on the subject at hand; it's only wrong if the control measure(s) doesn't apply or you don't (adequately) support your decision. It would seem to me that applying a specific timeline is an unrealistic expectation. Have you seen questions like this that asked for a very specific plan in the key?

I'd comment on last season's National test, but my CD is locked in my drawer at school. If nobody else says anything, I'll try to pop it in tomorrow and take a look.

This question was from last years nationals. There was no answer key for this station so I'm assuming the supervisor had his own method to grade it or didn't want to release the rubric to the competitors following the tournament
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