Dynamic Planet B/C

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby S.liiin » January 16th, 2018, 3:02 pm

Thank you pettywap and knottingpurple! I admittedly have been stalking the DP forums hahah what fun (read: I'm crying) and noticed someone else posted a question similar to mine. Seeing how no one responded, I was hopping if I prodded some more, a knowledgeable one would enlighten us all. Is there a specific time frame I should focus on for that topic (like mesozoic etc)? Also I have searched for ocean currents before but can't find any info on prehistoric currents and change over time...

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Pettywap » January 16th, 2018, 3:36 pm

S.liiin wrote:Thank you pettywap and knottingpurple! I admittedly have been stalking the DP forums hahah what fun (read: I'm crying) and noticed someone else posted a question similar to mine. Seeing how no one responded, I was hopping if I prodded some more, a knowledgeable one would enlighten us all. Is there a specific time frame I should focus on for that topic (like mesozoic etc)? Also I have searched for ocean currents before but can't find any info on prehistoric currents and change over time...

(Thank you once again!!) <3

They usually don't test on a specific time period, rather they focus on the mechanics of what has happened in the past and why. I have never seen any thing about prehistoric currents so I wouldn't worry too much abut that. Though if you do come across something let me know.
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So I just got suddenly hurled into this event...

Postby geniusjohn5 » January 16th, 2018, 6:36 pm

So I just got thrown into this event and there's only a couple weeks until regionals. How should I start off studying for the event? Also, can anyone provide a link the Dynamic Planet rules sheet as my school, albeit unreasonably, threw away all the excess event rules sheets? :lol:
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Re: So I just got suddenly hurled into this event...

Postby dxu46 » January 16th, 2018, 6:37 pm

geniusjohn5 wrote:So I just got thrown into this event and there's only a couple weeks until regionals. How should I start off studying for the event? Also, can anyone provide a link the Dynamic Planet rules sheet as my school, albeit unreasonably, threw away all the excess event rules sheets? :lol:
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scioly.org isn't a place to get the rules, but you can get them online free at the soinc.org store.

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Re: So I just got suddenly hurled into this event...

Postby Pettywap » January 16th, 2018, 6:58 pm

geniusjohn5 wrote:So I just got thrown into this event and there's only a couple weeks until regionals. How should I start off studying for the event? Also, can anyone provide a link the Dynamic Planet rules sheet as my school, albeit unreasonably, threw away all the excess event rules sheets? :lol:
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You can start off by going to the wiki and look up anything on the rules you don't know.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby knottingpurple » January 16th, 2018, 7:25 pm

matematika wrote:I know what is going to be tested (topics-wise), but I'm not sure where to get resources. My school had tryouts for the team (of course), and I was able to find what I needed easily, but now I don't know where they are. Any online resources or books (*books*) for recommendation please (other than the soinc.org PDF links)? Thanks!


Last year in the DP thread, somebody mentioned Kent C Condie Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution for a textbook (you can find a PDF version from a Google search I'm pretty sure), and although I haven't used it too much the table of contents looks as though it hits most of the topics in the event?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby S.liiin » January 17th, 2018, 5:36 pm

Does any one know if we actually have to calculate gravity anomalies or just know about them? Teachers told me it's too "upper-level" and refuse to help me, saying it won't be tested.

And what about isostatic adjustments and anomalies? They seem easier to calculate so I am guessing we will actually be expected to calculate it?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby knottingpurple » January 17th, 2018, 5:47 pm

S.liiin wrote:Does any one know if we actually have to calculate gravity anomalies or just know about them? Teachers told me it's too "upper-level" and refuse to help me, saying it won't be tested.

And what about isostatic adjustments and anomalies? They seem easier to calculate so I am guessing we will actually be expected to calculate it?


Isostatic anomalies there are definitely calculation problems about, plenty of invitationals have free response problems you can work through for practice.

Gravity anomalies there were questions about on the Nats test involving graphs of different types relative to different isostatic characteristics but I don't think that comes up too often?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Unome » January 17th, 2018, 6:47 pm

knottingpurple wrote:
S.liiin wrote:Does any one know if we actually have to calculate gravity anomalies or just know about them? Teachers told me it's too "upper-level" and refuse to help me, saying it won't be tested.

And what about isostatic adjustments and anomalies? They seem easier to calculate so I am guessing we will actually be expected to calculate it?


Isostatic anomalies there are definitely calculation problems about, plenty of invitationals have free response problems you can work through for practice.

Gravity anomalies there were questions about on the Nats test involving graphs of different types relative to different isostatic characteristics but I don't think that comes up too often?

Gravity anomaly questions of any kind are very rare. Outside of nationals, I've seen less than 5 total.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby OrigamiPlanet » January 21st, 2018, 6:21 pm

Unome wrote:
knottingpurple wrote:
S.liiin wrote:Does any one know if we actually have to calculate gravity anomalies or just know about them? Teachers told me it's too "upper-level" and refuse to help me, saying it won't be tested.

And what about isostatic adjustments and anomalies? They seem easier to calculate so I am guessing we will actually be expected to calculate it?


Isostatic anomalies there are definitely calculation problems about, plenty of invitationals have free response problems you can work through for practice.

Gravity anomalies there were questions about on the Nats test involving graphs of different types relative to different isostatic characteristics but I don't think that comes up too often?

Gravity anomaly questions of any kind are very rare. Outside of nationals, I've seen less than 5 total.

I think just focus on isostatic adjustments more, since that topic appears more so as a math problem, which can be worth quite a good amount of points. I'd still have maybe something about gravity anomalies, but you should just maybe watch a short video about them, don't really put too many notes on it so you can focus on the more frequently occurring topics.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Ethancheese123 » February 4th, 2018, 7:42 am

So this is my first year doing scioly as well as my first time doing a study event. Can anyone give me some sources to study from? (I already read the rules)

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby knottingpurple » February 4th, 2018, 8:01 am

Ethancheese123 wrote:So this is my first year doing scioly as well as my first time doing a study event. Can anyone give me some sources to study from? (I already read the rules)


Wikipedia or other things that come up with google searches are honestly really good for DP, because it gives you all these details in the rules about specific things that come up so you can just look up each of those things in turn and then expand from there.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby skiski » February 6th, 2018, 12:12 pm

What do I have to know for "Geological Settings of Ores, Hydrothermals, Hydrocarbons in relation to tectonic processes and features"? Cause my partner and I have a huge section dedicated to this bullet point, yet there are barely any tests that include any questions relating to this part.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Unome » February 6th, 2018, 4:13 pm

skiski wrote:What do I have to know for "Geological Settings of Ores, Hydrothermals, Hydrocarbons in relation to tectonic processes and features"? Cause my partner and I have a huge section dedicated to this bullet point, yet there are barely any tests that include any questions relating to this part.
Any thoughts?

I doubt you'll encounter much on this subject, it's fairly obscure. I personally wouldn't devote any more than 2-4% of any test to it. If you have good info on each of those points (especially the 1st and 3rd, which are easier to test) you should be fine.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby knottingpurple » February 7th, 2018, 7:04 am

Unome wrote:
skiski wrote:What do I have to know for "Geological Settings of Ores, Hydrothermals, Hydrocarbons in relation to tectonic processes and features"? Cause my partner and I have a huge section dedicated to this bullet point, yet there are barely any tests that include any questions relating to this part.
Any thoughts?

I doubt you'll encounter much on this subject, it's fairly obscure. I personally wouldn't devote any more than 2-4% of any test to it. If you have good info on each of those points (especially the 1st and 3rd, which are easier to test) you should be fine.


It's probably one of those things like gravity anomalies, which will come up on the hardest few tests so you do need to know but isn't really the main focus of the event for a vast majority of test writers.
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