Vsauce wrote:First year in Middle school, what will it look like from experience, and how long is it?
I nosedived in my sixth-grade year into this event ( wow that was like 4 years ago...).
My team was made of 5 seventh and 10 sixth grade students.
The tests are hard, you most definitely want a cheat sheet, and study your heart out. Both times at state I've taken the test (sixth grade and ninth grade), e my teammate and I teammate were out before the timer was done with, id says Somewhere between 40 and 45 minutes total testing, double and triple checking. all the questions. We brought a red light but ended up not needing it.
It's a lot of IDentification, so knowledge of the characteristics of the objects in the study. (Pictures on cheatsheets help).
We had a decent amount of short answer questions. I remember the one about pancake domes on Venus, which I knew what they were, however, I didn't know how they formed, however, have a decent understanding of how to SWAG it.
In Sixth-Grade, we placed 3rd at the Michigan State Finals
In Ninth Grade we placed 2nd at Michigan State Finals