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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Posted: March 25th, 2018, 9:11 am
by kate!
How closely to lab attire do we have to dress? Like do we need close-toed shoes, goggles, lab coats, etc?
For division C (and this applies to division B as well), all you need is the proper goggles, which you can find clarifications for on soinc.org (eye protection type C). On the manual, it says that chemicals that require other safety clothing will not be used. If you have long hair, I would recommend putting it into a ponytail just in case. Experimental Design won't be involving any chemistry (if the proctor tests according to the rules), so you don't need any lab attire. Of course, if you want to wear these things just in case, there's no penalty.

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Posted: March 25th, 2018, 12:48 pm
by MissAmargasaurus
How closely to lab attire do we have to dress? Like do we need close-toed shoes, goggles, lab coats, etc?
I've never heard of needing lab coats for experimental design. Goggles are VERY necessary though. Even if teams are taking them off, I would never risk that possibility of getting disqualified due to not wearing them. Closed toe shoes aren't required iirc but it really doesn't hurt to just wear a decent pair of tennis shoes, especially if you have other lab events anyway where you need those kinds of shoes. Just remember the goggles.

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Posted: March 26th, 2018, 11:28 am
by TheChiScientist
Yes googles are a must yet I would not leave anything to chance so read the rules.

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Posted: March 26th, 2018, 11:29 am
by TheChiScientist
Anyone here remembers if last year they had a requirement for long sleeves? I remember in ISO the ES said it was by national rules requirement last year. :?:

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Posted: March 26th, 2018, 1:28 pm
by kate!
Anyone here remembers if last year they had a requirement for long sleeves? I remember in ISO the ES said it was by national rules requirement last year. :?:
I don't know about Illinois specifically, but in the manual it says nothing about long sleeves, only goggles. It also says in the manual that chemicals requiring further safety equipment won't be used, but if you want to be safe you can wear long sleeves.

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Posted: March 26th, 2018, 1:29 pm
by dxu46
Anyone here remembers if last year they had a requirement for long sleeves? I remember in ISO the ES said it was by national rules requirement last year. :?:
According to last year's rules, long sleeves aren't required, as "Chemicals that require other safety clothing will not be used."

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Posted: March 29th, 2018, 5:18 pm
by TheChiScientist
Huh. Welp last year was weird then but thanks! :?

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Posted: March 30th, 2018, 9:58 am
by Mp3nguin__
Hey I was wondering what the best materials to look through were. I was assigned this event about an hour ago and my state competition is tomorrow (two people quit this event on my team and I stepped in). I read through the rubric and the rule sheet and I feel somewhat confident (especially since I have at least one other person helping me, and my coach is going to assign a third person). I know I won't place, but what are some things I can do to prepare within the next 24 hours?
Thanks so much!

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Posted: March 30th, 2018, 10:24 am
by kate!
Hey I was wondering what the best materials to look through were. I was assigned this event about an hour ago and my state competition is tomorrow (two people quit this event on my team and I stepped in). I read through the rubric and the rule sheet and I feel somewhat confident (especially since I have at least one other person helping me, and my coach is going to assign a third person). I know I won't place, but what are some things I can do to prepare within the next 24 hours?
Thanks so much!
Reading through the rubric is a good step for right now, see if you can meet with your partners and do at least one sample experiment. Even if you only practice once, that's still good. Split up the tasks on the rubric so you have equal amounts of work and try to memorize what you have to do. Honestly, Experimental Design is an event about creating experiments... you have automatic experience if you've ever done an experiment.

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Posted: March 30th, 2018, 10:38 am
by Mp3nguin__
Hey I was wondering what the best materials to look through were. I was assigned this event about an hour ago and my state competition is tomorrow (two people quit this event on my team and I stepped in). I read through the rubric and the rule sheet and I feel somewhat confident (especially since I have at least one other person helping me, and my coach is going to assign a third person). I know I won't place, but what are some things I can do to prepare within the next 24 hours?
Thanks so much!
Reading through the rubric is a good step for right now, see if you can meet with your partners and do at least one sample experiment. Even if you only practice once, that's still good. Split up the tasks on the rubric so you have equal amounts of work and try to memorize what you have to do. Honestly, Experimental Design is an event about creating experiments... you have automatic experience if you've ever done an experiment.
Thank you so much for your reply! I'll be sure to discuss with the other members in my group about what parts of the rubric we will each be doing. It's a three hundred mile drive to where my state competition is so there will be a lot of time to talk with the other members of my group. :)