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Re: Anatomy & Physiology B/C

Postby WhatScience? » September 29th, 2017, 6:58 pm

The central idea behind Science Olympiad is exploration of science. We, as a site, will never discourage people from sharing resources that they have created; the wiki and image gallery are essentially based on the foundation of this idea. Some people when sharing notes are not looking for there to be any exchange. Some people are just willing to share their knowledge for free in order to help others, selflessly. And keep in mind, people will not be able to become experts in an event without studying still, and no matter the resources available, it still takes work to excel.

I'm somewhat surprised this was brought up as an issue. People who share their notes are willingly giving up their work to help others to potentially get the same appreciation from science as they did. Should we not encourage that above all else?
Kind of making it hard for me to argue with that. I do suppose this is true. Though I still would not share with someone in my state. But anywhere else in the country is fine.
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Re: Anatomy & Physiology B/C

Postby MangoMonKey45 » October 1st, 2017, 9:33 am

I'm really confused as in what resources I should use. I'm new to Anatomy&Physiology, and new to Scio in general. What books/sites/resources do you recommend?

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Re: Anatomy & Physiology B/C

Postby Person » October 1st, 2017, 10:04 am

I'm really confused as in what resources I should use. I'm new to Anatomy&Physiology, and new to Scio in general. What books/sites/resources do you recommend?
As usual, the first place to start is the wiki. Also, NeilMehta previously mentioned the Saladin textbook as a good resource. I haven't done this event before, so hopefully someone else can give a more detailed answer :lol:
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Re: Anatomy & Physiology B/C

Postby sciolyFTW_aku » October 1st, 2017, 10:37 am

Hi,

Jumping into the conversation, I think the best place to start would be with the powerpoints on soinc.org. They provide a good introduction, and will give you something to go off once you start reading through textbooks. Also, videos are really helpful if you don't quite understand a process, etc.

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Re: Anatomy & Physiology B/C

Postby NeilMehta » October 3rd, 2017, 6:26 pm

Hi,

Jumping into the conversation, I think the best place to start would be with the powerpoints on soinc.org. They provide a good introduction, and will give you something to go off once you start reading through textbooks. Also, videos are really helpful if you don't quite understand a process, etc.

Thanks,
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^^^, the PowerPoints are an amazing way to start. In addition, a common strategy is to paraphrase textbooks and add in online info for a starting notesheet. After that, take tests of increasing difficulty and add on everything you aren't familiar with to the note sheet, while removing info that you memorized in the process. Like sciolyFTW said, videos are awesome! Crash Course has some good overviews of all of the systems. Finally, Quizlet is your best friend here - terms on position and breathing patterns can be memorized quite easily through some well-made flashcards.
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Re: Anatomy & Physiology B/C

Postby WhatScience? » October 12th, 2017, 3:27 pm

Hey guys...where can I get these textbooks at a reasonable price?
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Re: Anatomy & Physiology B/C

Postby DrakonidOperative » October 12th, 2017, 6:11 pm

Today was our first regional meet (which contained A + P), and there were some interesting results. As one of the leaders for our team, I was in charge or managing the anatomy and phys team and help them prepare for the meet through practice questions and exposure to resources. When it was time for the meet, the questions we got were on the three systems last year: nervous system, endocrine system, and sensory organs! I naturally assumed that the anatomy and physiology systems rotated out every year starting from the 2015-2016 year on a four year cycle, so there was no reason to believe that we would be tested on these three systems because they were last years' systems. Me and my team have been preparing the respiratory, digestive, and immune systems for four weeks leading up to the regional meet and it was quite frustrating that a lot of work was put to waste in the time being (though it will be helpful for state preparation probably).

What ended up happening was that the regional coordinators posted last year's event description and thus the questions were focused on last year's event descriptions. I never knew that the regional event descriptions overruled the national rule and it was a hard way to learn about this rule today. Now leading up to the state meet, I do not know what to expect for Anatomy and Physiology. Will we be tested on last year's systems or this year's systems?

Overall, I will take the blame for not checking these event descriptions and for assuming that the meet will be testing the three current systems, but I believe there should be some sort of standardization throughout the state (I'm in MA).

Also my buddies in Astronomy was not permitted to have access to internet-less laptops despite the rules/event description (posted by the regional coordinators) stating that it was allowed to bring two laptops as long as they are not connected to the internet. They were forced to take the test without any resources (binders/laptops) because that spent their time in preparation for the meet organizing resources on their laptops, not expecting that they were only permitted binders.

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Re: Anatomy & Physiology B/C

Postby WhatScience? » October 12th, 2017, 6:28 pm

Today was our first regional meet (which contained A + P), and there were some interesting results. As one of the leaders for our team, I was in charge or managing the anatomy and phys team and help them prepare for the meet through practice questions and exposure to resources. When it was time for the meet, the questions we got were on the three systems last year: nervous system, endocrine system, and sensory organs! I naturally assumed that the anatomy and physiology systems rotated out every year starting from the 2015-2016 year on a four year cycle, so there was no reason to believe that we would be tested on these three systems because they were last years' systems. Me and my team have been preparing the respiratory, digestive, and immune systems for four weeks leading up to the regional meet and it was quite frustrating that a lot of work was put to waste in the time being (though it will be helpful for state preparation probably).

What ended up happening was that the regional coordinators posted last year's event description and thus the questions were focused on last year's event descriptions. I never knew that the regional event descriptions overruled the national rule and it was a hard way to learn about this rule today. Now leading up to the state meet, I do not know what to expect for Anatomy and Physiology. Will we be tested on last year's systems or this year's systems?

Overall, I will take the blame for not checking these event descriptions and for assuming that the meet will be testing the three current systems, but I believe there should be some sort of standardization throughout the state (I'm in MA).

Also my buddies in Astronomy was not permitted to have access to internet-less laptops despite the rules/event description (posted by the regional coordinators) stating that it was allowed to bring two laptops as long as they are not connected to the internet. They were forced to take the test without any resources (binders/laptops) because that spent their time in preparation for the meet organizing resources on their laptops, not expecting that they were only permitted binders.
By regional meet do you mean the official regional competition that decides who goes to states? Because it seems a bit early for that...Or are you referring to an invitational?

And what happened here was definitely wrong and shouldn't normally happen in competition. You should certainly report this...
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Re: Anatomy & Physiology B/C

Postby DrakonidOperative » October 12th, 2017, 7:21 pm

We have a league called WSSL (West Suburban Science League) in MA that has 5 regional science olympiad meets that determine the teams competing in the state meet I believe. There are four events per regional meet and I think the total score of the 5 meets of your school determines if you can advance to the state competition. (Not sure if all schools in MA make it to states - I don't think so, I would have to check on the rulebook for our state).

Acton-Boxborough naturally crushes our regional/state competitions by getting first always >.<

Here is the link to WSSL's website: https://sites.google.com/a/bedford.k12. ... eague/home

WSSL might not be the only science olympiad regional league in MA, there might be one in central/western Massachusetts.

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Re: Anatomy & Physiology B/C

Postby Unome » October 13th, 2017, 6:19 am

We have a league called WSSL (West Suburban Science League) in MA that has 5 regional science olympiad meets that determine the teams competing in the state meet I believe. There are four events per regional meet and I think the total score of the 5 meets of your school determines if you can advance to the state competition. (Not sure if all schools in MA make it to states - I don't think so, I would have to check on the rulebook for our state).

Acton-Boxborough naturally crushes our regional/state competitions by getting first always >.<

Here is the link to WSSL's website: https://sites.google.com/a/bedford.k12. ... eague/home

WSSL might not be the only science olympiad regional league in MA, there might be one in central/western Massachusetts.
WSSL is separate from the MA state organization for the most part - all teams in the state are able to attend the state tournament, although I imagine there are probably a few teams that attend WSSL but not MA state.
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