Experimental Design B/C

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby mpnobivucyxtz » February 24th, 2018, 1:20 pm

I would advise against making up data.
How would they know unless they see you not doing the experiment? What would you do in the case there are no outliers?
The Event Supervisors in Missouri watch us. If you don't have an outlier, don't write about it.
But it’s a rubric point right? So should i explicitly say “there were no unusual data points observed”

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby dxu46 » February 24th, 2018, 2:45 pm


How would they know unless they see you not doing the experiment? What would you do in the case there are no outliers?
The Event Supervisors in Missouri watch us. If you don't have an outlier, don't write about it.
But it’s a rubric point right? So should i explicitly say “there were no unusual data points observed”
I think you would just write something about how well the data follows a trend. IDK because I don't do analysis.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby mpnobivucyxtz » February 24th, 2018, 3:58 pm

Are we allowed to use the materials we bring in as a part of the experiment? Like using the meterstick we bring in to make a ramp or something?

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby dxu46 » February 24th, 2018, 4:05 pm

Are we allowed to use the materials we bring in as a part of the experiment? Like using the meterstick we bring in to make a ramp or something?
I think so - we are allowed to use our own stopwatches, so why not metersticks?

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby kate! » February 24th, 2018, 4:16 pm

Are we allowed to use the materials we bring in as a part of the experiment? Like using the meterstick we bring in to make a ramp or something?
Like the ES at my invitational said, if everyone else has one, you can use it. (In reference to taping something to a table, but you get the idea.)
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby MissAmargasaurus » February 25th, 2018, 11:36 am

Are we allowed to use the materials we bring in as a part of the experiment? Like using the meterstick we bring in to make a ramp or something?
You can, but you need to use 2 of the materials provided as far as I remember.
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Postby OrigamiPlanet » March 1st, 2018, 12:28 pm

Are we allowed to use the materials we bring in as a part of the experiment? Like using the meterstick we bring in to make a ramp or something?
You can, but you need to use 2 of the materials provided as far as I remember.
It depends; you're allowed to bring certain materials in. A good kit to have ready should include the following: A ruler or two, some extra pencils, goggles, clipboards, a timer and a calculator. Your proctor might only allow some materials in, and the rest you should place elsewhere. A ramp is something I wouldn't bring to a competition.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby mpnobivucyxtz » March 3rd, 2018, 4:14 pm

Are we allowed to use the materials we bring in as a part of the experiment? Like using the meterstick we bring in to make a ramp or something?
You can, but you need to use 2 of the materials provided as far as I remember.
It depends; you're allowed to bring certain materials in. A good kit to have ready should include the following: A ruler or two, some extra pencils, goggles, clipboards, a timer and a calculator. Your proctor might only allow some materials in, and the rest you should place elsewhere. A ramp is something I wouldn't bring to a competition.
Hey, I didn't mean bringing a ramp, I meant using what we brought in as a supplement to our experience. Like rolling things down our meterstick or dropping our pens to test gravity.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby OrigamiPlanet » March 6th, 2018, 1:21 pm


You can, but you need to use 2 of the materials provided as far as I remember.
It depends; you're allowed to bring certain materials in. A good kit to have ready should include the following: A ruler or two, some extra pencils, goggles, clipboards, a timer and a calculator. Your proctor might only allow some materials in, and the rest you should place elsewhere. A ramp is something I wouldn't bring to a competition.
Hey, I didn't mean bringing a ramp, I meant using what we brought in as a supplement to our experience. Like rolling things down our meterstick or dropping our pens to test gravity.
Oh I see what you mean. That situation you could likely get away with it. Sorry for the misconception!
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby SPP SciO » March 8th, 2018, 6:49 am


It depends; you're allowed to bring certain materials in. A good kit to have ready should include the following: A ruler or two, some extra pencils, goggles, clipboards, a timer and a calculator. Your proctor might only allow some materials in, and the rest you should place elsewhere. A ramp is something I wouldn't bring to a competition.
Hey, I didn't mean bringing a ramp, I meant using what we brought in as a supplement to our experience. Like rolling things down our meterstick or dropping our pens to test gravity.
Oh I see what you mean. That situation you could likely get away with it. Sorry for the misconception!
Just keep in mind, you'll be tiered if you don't do an experiment related to the topic (4.f.) I would hope that most supervisors will provide adequate materials to test the topic, and using a meterstick as a ramp, or the stopwatch lanyard as a pendulum, may be going too far "outside the box" to adequately address the topic. It's not prohibited, but I wouldn't encourage that as Plan A. It does make for a good back-up plan though.
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