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Re: Solar System B

Postby AwersomeUser » January 9th, 2019, 5:34 pm

Oh ok thanks. Do I need to know stuff like how bigor long a feature is?
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Adi1008 » January 9th, 2019, 6:51 pm

AwersomeUser wrote:Oh ok thanks. Do I need to know stuff like how bigor long a feature is?

Having a rough idea of the scale, what features are bigger/smaller than others, etc. can be useful. Generally, only focus on the size if that's what makes the feature significant. Most features are interesting for reasons other than their size; for instance, Ernutet Crater on Ceres is interesting to scientists because that's where Dawn discovered evidence of organic matter, but its size isn't very important. On the flip side, Herschel Crater on Mimas is the biggest surface feature on that object by far and provides a lot of clues for the formation and evolution (especially the temperature distribution) of the object, so it would be important to know and understand the significance of its size.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby jleremy » January 10th, 2019, 2:57 pm

in the rule sheet it says surface feature, can it be atmosphere and temperature?
i know it means features such as craters, mountains.....

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Re: Solar System B

Postby AwersomeUser » January 11th, 2019, 7:50 pm

In part I, it clearly states that it’s geologic surface features. So I would assume they are only going to ask about geologic suface features.

Also, at viewtopic.php?f=297&t=12535&start=15, one of the questions on the marathon was about the sun’s corona... So is that person just asking extra stuff or I should study that too? I don’t recall that I have to study about the sun.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby isotelus » January 11th, 2019, 8:15 pm

jleremy wrote:in the rule sheet it says surface feature, can it be atmosphere and temperature?
i know it means features such as craters, mountains.....

It could be any surface features. Geologic features are definitely something asked often, and atmospheric conditions are very important. I would also know temperature if I were you. The rules were left a little vague for interpretation, so anything you think counts as a surface feature should be fair game on a test.
AwersomeUser wrote:In part I, it clearly states that it’s geologic surface features. So I would assume they are only going to ask about geologic suface features.

Also, at viewtopic.php?f=297&t=12535&start=15, one of the questions on the marathon was about the sun’s corona... So is that person just asking extra stuff or I should study that too? I don’t recall that I have to study about the sun.

For your first statement, in part II atmospheric conditions is including among other things so it's not just the geologic features. For your second question, no, the sun shouldn't come up on a test. You don't need to study that, the question poster was just asking extra.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Killboe » January 14th, 2019, 11:16 am

jleremy wrote:in the rule sheet it says surface feature, can it be atmosphere and temperature?
i know it means features such as craters, mountains.....


Personally, and I would strongly recommend, putting atmosphere make-ups in cheat sheets. I see them in almost every test I take. On the temperature side of things, I also include that in my cheat sheet, I have seen in a couple of times on tests. So yes, I would include both.



AwersomeUser wrote:In part I, it clearly states that it’s geologic surface features. So I would assume they are only going to ask about geologic suface features.

Also, at viewtopic.php?f=297&t=12535&start=15, one of the questions on the marathon was about the sun’s corona... So is that person just asking extra stuff or I should study that too? I don’t recall that I have to study about the sun.


I haven't seen the Sun's corona on any tests, and it is not in the rules. So you shouldn't worry about that.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby AwersomeUser » January 14th, 2019, 5:20 pm

Oh ok. One of the questions here viewtopic.php?f=297&t=12535 are about mars. Do I have to learn about Mars? (Just checking)
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Re: Solar System B

Postby isotelus » January 15th, 2019, 6:29 pm

AwersomeUser wrote:Oh ok. One of the questions here viewtopic.php?f=297&t=12535 are about mars. Do I have to learn about Mars? (Just checking)

No, and in the same question they covered Venus which should not be on any tests either.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby dntf88 » Yesterday, 7:33 am

Has anyone purchase the CD/DVD that SO sells on its website? Is the material on that disk sufficient and relevant/updated for this year's specific areas to cover anything that will be tested?


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