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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby BasuSiddha23 » April 9th, 2017, 6:34 pm

For azimuths and bearings, should the magnetic declination be added/subtracted to the original degree measure?
For example, from the gravel pit to the top of the mountain, the azimuth is 236 degrees. If the magnetic declination is 10 degrees, should that value be added to the value or subtracted to the value or not even be included?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby freed2003 » April 9th, 2017, 7:12 pm

Ok I'm going to say this as a warning for any states that haven't happened. Some places are taking this "rule change" close to heart. There might be profiling. At my state they only had like 10 questions out of 30 on topos, none on state highway. And instead of full sized maps they were printed on a 8 1/2 x 11 paper and had bezels, making it impossible to read anything. The first 20 questions were all on the terms listed in the rules, but they went really specific so be warned.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » April 11th, 2017, 7:36 pm

BasuSiddha23 wrote:For azimuths and bearings, should the magnetic declination be added/subtracted to the original degree measure?
For example, from the gravel pit to the top of the mountain, the azimuth is 236 degrees. If the magnetic declination is 10 degrees, should that value be added to the value or subtracted to the value or not even be included?

I've never done it since it seems like those questions always refer only to the topo map, not the actual world, but it would be a good idea to ask your event supervisor(s) :D .

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Answer Key for Grinch?

Postby maps » April 15th, 2017, 2:18 pm

Hi there,

Does anyone have an answer key for the 2008 National Road Scholar Competition (How the Grinch Aced Road Scholar)?

Thank you!

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Re: Answer Key for Grinch?

Postby Fanglin » April 15th, 2017, 8:27 pm

maps wrote:Hi there,

Does anyone have an answer key for the 2008 National Road Scholar Competition (How the Grinch Aced Road Scholar)?

Thank you!
I may or may not have one :D
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Re: Answer Key for Grinch?

Postby NeilMehta » April 15th, 2017, 9:05 pm

Fanglin wrote:
maps wrote:Hi there,

Does anyone have an answer key for the 2008 National Road Scholar Competition (How the Grinch Aced Road Scholar)?

Thank you!
I may or may not have one :D

I'll check I might have one lying around and it certainly sounds familiar
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Jesusfather123 » April 17th, 2017, 12:03 am

Hi,
Not related to road scholar.
Is there any online coaching in summer for science oympaid coaches? When do we know the topics for fall(2017-18)?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Unome » April 17th, 2017, 5:33 am

Jesusfather123 wrote:Hi,
Not related to road scholar.
Is there any online coaching in summer for science oympaid coaches? When do we know the topics for fall(2017-18)?

There are several clinics and such over the summer. The most notable (that I can think of) would be the 5-day Science Olympiad Summer Institute in Arizona, and the 1-day clinic in SoCal (I can't find a link). The most recent event list for next year can be found here. Technically they're not final until the rules go to print in mid to late August, but they're generally unlikely to change much (really the only event that I can see them changing would be putting in something else instead of Mystery Architecture). Usually the majority of the events can be predicted for seasons several years in advance, with some rotations that are less certain (for example, the two rotating spots in Inquiry are rarely predictable more than one year in advance).
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby snorrio » May 10th, 2017, 11:25 am

Since I´m done with scioly for this year, and road scholar isn´t in high school, I'd like to share my practice test for state-highways. It's really easy, and you probably won't go through the trouble of buying a map, so you can just answer with how you would answer the question.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Fanglin » May 10th, 2017, 5:17 pm

snorrio wrote:Since I´m done with scioly for this year, and road scholar isn´t in high school, I'd like to share my practice test for state-highways. It's really easy, and you probably won't go through the trouble of buying a map, so you can just answer with how you would answer the question.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L2bemtZnCf9m-18BRw-MHmcjLtLjpQjZia7cBaYfyDE
Thanks for the resource! It's a shame Road Scholar isn't a devision C event. I may even use this next year as a coaching tool! Thanks again, and enjoy your time off.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Tailsfan101 » May 12th, 2017, 1:48 pm

I just took the test "How the Grinch Aced Road Scholar", but I can't find an answer key for it anywhere. Does anyone know where one would be?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » May 12th, 2017, 2:48 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:I just took the test "How the Grinch Aced Road Scholar", but I can't find an answer key for it anywhere. Does anyone know where one would be?

I can't find that either! When I was practicing and wanted a test, my coach said to not do the "How the Grinch Aced Road Scholar" test because there was no key. But since it's a national test, you might be able to get them from the National test writer from 2008. IDK how else. Maybe you could let a lot of road scholars take the test and compile a basic answer key. If a lot of people get the same answers, they are probably right.

EDIT: I suggest doing the test, then seeing what you do and don't know (based on your understanding of the test) and practicing those parts.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby daycd » May 16th, 2017, 12:42 am

Here is a key for the Grinch test. See if this link works http://docdro.id/8goQylZ

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby dxu46 » May 16th, 2017, 7:10 am

daycd wrote:Here is a key for the Grinch test. See if this link works http://docdro.id/8goQylZ

Thanks!

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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Tailsfan101 » May 16th, 2017, 8:43 am

daycd wrote:Here is a key for the Grinch test. See if this link works http://docdro.id/8goQylZ

How did you get one?
P.S. This helps a lot.
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RS: 1/2/1/-
DD: -/3/2/-
HD: 2/4/4/-
CB: 3/6/1/-
ELG: -/6/-/-
GLM: -/-/-/31
WIDI: -/-/-/24
PTQ: -/-/-/41


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