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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby dxu46 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:13 am

TheChiScientist wrote:Do you guys use up all of your time on this event or do you have time to spare.I ask cuz we are always cutting it close while other teams leave early. :?:

It is perfectly okay to be working to the last minute. In fact, if you leave early, then you are probably missing something in your experiment. This is normally a very time-pressed event.
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Postby TheChiScientist » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:26 am

Anyone got an idea how the heck you break a 5 way tie when all the teams have a score of 120? I am in ISO and at state that is the most likely outcome as at least 4 teams have gotten a score of 120 (perfect score) consistently so I am curious to know. :? :?:
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby kate! » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:50 am

TheChiScientist wrote:Anyone got an idea how the heck you break a 5 way tie when all the teams have a score of 120? I am in ISO and at state that is the most likely outcome as at least 4 teams have gotten a score of 120 (perfect score) consistently so I am curious to know. :? :?:


Ties are based upon Variables, Procedure, Analysis of Results, Graph, and Data Table, so the person grading the experiment would probably go those sections again extra carefully and grade very harshly in order to prevent a tie.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby TheChiScientist » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:18 pm

kate! wrote:
TheChiScientist wrote:Anyone got an idea how the heck you break a 5 way tie when all the teams have a score of 120? I am in ISO and at state that is the most likely outcome as at least 4 teams have gotten a score of 120 (perfect score) consistently so I am curious to know. :? :?:


Ties are based upon Variables, Procedure, Analysis of Results, Graph, and Data Table, so the person grading the experiment would probably go those sections again extra carefully and grade very harshly in order to prevent a tie.

I know that my coaches told me that they still got a score of 120 even under heavy scrutiny so I still don't know how the scoring went. :?
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

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TheChiScientist wrote:
kate! wrote:
TheChiScientist wrote:Anyone got an idea how the heck you break a 5 way tie when all the teams have a score of 120? I am in ISO and at state that is the most likely outcome as at least 4 teams have gotten a score of 120 (perfect score) consistently so I am curious to know. :? :?:


Ties are based upon Variables, Procedure, Analysis of Results, Graph, and Data Table, so the person grading the experiment would probably go those sections again extra carefully and grade very harshly in order to prevent a tie.

I know that my coaches told me that they still got a score of 120 even under heavy scrutiny so I still don't know how the scoring went. :?


In that case they should probably have gotten multiple people to grade each one because a 5-way tie means someone's going to get a 5th place medal even though they tied for first.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby TheChiScientist » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:59 pm

I guess so.So I was wondering what was the weirdest experiment you guys had to conduct. I had one with Ph and I though we were given mainly physics topics. :|
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby kate! » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:53 pm

TheChiScientist wrote:I guess so.So I was wondering what was the weirdest experiment you guys had to conduct. I had one with Ph and I though we were given mainly physics topics. :|


The experiment i did at invitationals involved pennies and had to do with the elasticity of rubber bands. The experiments you get vary, but are usually physics based and sometimes chemistry based.
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Postby dxu46 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:12 pm

TheChiScientist wrote:I guess so.So I was wondering what was the weirdest experiment you guys had to conduct. I had one with Ph and I though we were given mainly physics topics. :|

A sample topic our coach once gave us was the sense of touch, and we got 3 different colored pens and paper.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby TheChiScientist » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:24 am

YIKES. :shock: How did that work out for you?
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Postby Skink » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:40 pm

TheChiScientist wrote:I guess so.So I was wondering what was the weirdest experiment you guys had to conduct. I had one with Ph and I though we were given mainly physics topics. :|

Insect experiments are fun but produce garbage data. Friction is pretty awful, too.

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Postby dxu46 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:36 pm

TheChiScientist wrote:YIKES. :shock: How did that work out for you?

If you're replying to me, it didn't. Our experiment loosely followed the topic, but our coach didn't count it.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby MissAmargasaurus » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:46 pm

Let's see, weirdest experiments...

* Haptics which ended up going quite well actually, and we've done it a few times successfully.

* The other day we had to do one on peripheral vision. Took us ages to come up with a statement of problem but it went fairly okay.

* Viscosity isn't exactly TOO weird, but it was still a heckuva hard experiment to pull off. One of our worst ones we've ever done.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby TheChiScientist » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:30 am

MissAmargasaurus wrote:Let's see, weirdest experiments...

* Haptics which ended up going quite well actually, and we've done it a few times successfully.

* The other day we had to do one on peripheral vision. Took us ages to come up with a statement of problem but it went fairly okay.

* Viscosity isn't exactly TOO weird, but it was still a heckuva hard experiment to pull off. One of our worst ones we've ever done.

Oof same on that viscosity problem.Got us a score of 107 though ;)
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Postby OrigamiPlanet » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:37 am

TheChiScientist wrote:I guess so.So I was wondering what was the weirdest experiment you guys had to conduct. I had one with Ph and I though we were given mainly physics topics. :|


Making parachutes was definitely annoying and something, especially when I had to do procedure then. The parachute making costed a lot of time and a lot of tape and measuring to get right, but we pulled it off even after we realized we weren't doing the topic correctly.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby mymymy » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:04 pm

How closely to lab attire do we have to dress? Like do we need close-toed shoes, goggles, lab coats, etc?


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