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Re: Solar System B

Postby Vsauce » November 27th, 2018, 6:45 am

First year in Middle school, what will it look like from experience, and how long is it?

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Re: Solar System B

Postby Killboe » November 27th, 2018, 11:08 am

Vsauce wrote:First year in Middle school, what will it look like from experience, and how long is it?


Depends what kind of experience you have, I'm assuming you're coming from Div A, I've never been in Div A so I don't know what kind of tests they make. But I'm assuming they're pretty easy.

Solar system in Div B is a pretty hard event. But it talks about a lot of things, sometimes small details. Really small details, that's what you make a cheat sheet for. If you want to see some tests, go to the test exchange or click this link. Test You need to study a lot. Good luck on your first year!
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Postby arv101 » December 5th, 2018, 3:26 pm

The rules don't say we can use calculators, however some tests I have taken would require the use of a calculator. Would an ES allow it?
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Postby Unome » December 5th, 2018, 5:53 pm

arv101 wrote:The rules don't say we can use calculators, however some tests I have taken would require the use of a calculator. Would an ES allow it?

Event supervisors should not be writing tests that require calculators. That said, you could bring a calculator in case the event supervisor allows you to use it.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby TheCowboyandhisArk » December 6th, 2018, 5:53 am

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.

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