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Re: Solar System B

Postby BreeThePotato » October 22nd, 2018, 1:12 pm

ferociousbus493 wrote:Hey, I am new to solar system, and I am wondering if anybody has any leads on were to get my information... Specific sources and stuff. The best I have been finding is sources from NASA.


You could search for the specific information you are looking for online, but make sure it is from a notable website. Or you could just use normal textbooks which will most likely have the information you are looking for.

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Re: Solar System B

Postby syo_astro » October 23rd, 2018, 8:17 am

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ferociousbus493 wrote:Hey, I am new to solar system, and I am wondering if anybody has any leads on were to get my information... Specific sources and stuff. The best I have been finding is sources from NASA.


You could search for the specific information you are looking for online, but make sure it is from a notable website. Or you could just use normal textbooks which will most likely have the information you are looking for.


I agree the first thing to do is to look for specific information. To be more exact, you should look at info from the rules and search it. NASA is also a great resources, and you can ask teammates, coaches, or others here if you're unsure if a website has good/useful information.

Textbooks can be tricky. They usually contain a lot of information and don't always make a lot of sense when studying independently / in a small group (at least I've found). Also, textbooks cost money. Some like them, but I'm not sure of any recommended ones off the top of my head (others would have to suggest that is what I mean).

Have you looked at the national website page for Solar System? It is https://www.soinc.org/solar-system-b. In addition to the rules, it gives many useful examples for resources and organizing information, such as the webinar (the first link on that website...did nobody post this / I forgot??!??!!?), the links list, and the sample test (note, I believe the test was for last year, so it's NOT up to date with the rules...but it still gives an idea as to what tests are like). For reference, the webinar is like a summary of what the event is about, an ES/experienced person reads through the rules with you to give you an idea for what the rules mean / what to look out for to focus studying.

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Re: Solar System B

Postby Adi1008 » October 28th, 2018, 12:20 pm

Hey everyone,

dkarkada and I ran Solar System together at this weekend's UT Invitational. In case any of you are interested, here's the test and the key, which can also be found on his beautiful website.

As with the Astronomy test, I am personally quite happy with how the scores turned out. A lot of teams scored extremely highly on the matching/MC sections (perfect scores or near perfect scores), and many teams got through the entire test without any problems (so it didn't seem to be too long either). In terms of actual numbers:

Maximum possible score: 200
Mean: 91.6
Standard Deviation: 42.5
Sample Size: 21

As always, if you notice any mistakes or have any questions about the test or key, please let us know! I forgot how much I loved Solar System until I wrote this test.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby rahulram » October 28th, 2018, 4:30 pm

anyone have 2019 solar system sheets that i can base my notes off of? while scioly seems to have some good info, it isnt applicable to 2019 because this year has more on dwarves and moons... im new to solar anyways so does anybody have notesheets that i can use?
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Name » October 28th, 2018, 4:35 pm

rahulram wrote:anyone have 2019 solar system sheets that i can base my notes off of? while scioly seems to have some good info, it isnt applicable to 2019 because this year has more on dwarves and moons... im new to solar anyways so does anybody have notesheets that i can use?

Honestly you should make your own sheets. Google is enough to find most things, then take some tests to find out what else you need
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Raphael » November 1st, 2018, 8:00 am

Adi1008 wrote:Hey everyone,

dkarkada and I ran Solar System together at this weekend's UT Invitational. In case any of you are interested, here's the test and the key, which can also be found on his beautiful website.

As with the Astronomy test, I am personally quite happy with how the scores turned out. A lot of teams scored extremely highly on the matching/MC sections (perfect scores or near perfect scores), and many teams got through the entire test without any problems (so it didn't seem to be too long either). In terms of actual numbers:

Maximum possible score: 200
Mean: 91.6
Standard Deviation: 42.5
Sample Size: 21

As always, if you notice any mistakes or have any questions about the test or key, please let us know! I forgot how much I loved Solar System until I wrote this test.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! <3 :D
This is so helpfull!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Solar System B

Postby Adi1008 » November 1st, 2018, 9:24 pm

Raphael wrote:
Adi1008 wrote:Hey everyone,

dkarkada and I ran Solar System together at this weekend's UT Invitational. In case any of you are interested, here's the test and the key, which can also be found on his beautiful website.

As with the Astronomy test, I am personally quite happy with how the scores turned out. A lot of teams scored extremely highly on the matching/MC sections (perfect scores or near perfect scores), and many teams got through the entire test without any problems (so it didn't seem to be too long either). In terms of actual numbers:

Maximum possible score: 200
Mean: 91.6
Standard Deviation: 42.5
Sample Size: 21

As always, if you notice any mistakes or have any questions about the test or key, please let us know! I forgot how much I loved Solar System until I wrote this test.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! <3 :D
This is so helpfull!!!!!!!!!!

Anytime dude! Glad this helped you and hope it can help others as well.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Killboe » November 8th, 2018, 11:34 am

The tests are very weird in this event. And very random. Which makes it kind of hard to get a high score, any tips?
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Re: Solar System B

Postby syo_astro » November 11th, 2018, 4:15 pm

Killboe wrote:The tests are very weird in this event. And very random. Which makes it kind of hard to get a high score, any tips?


What do you mean very weird / random? Is this at invites, and do the tests you speak of still align with the rules? I'm just trying to figure out what the issue is since it sounds like you've already gotten going with studying, and it's easier to give specific tips than general tips (unless this is more of an issue with getting started?).
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Nba2302 » November 14th, 2018, 5:03 pm

I got all my notes from this wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formation ... lar_System. Do you think I need more?

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Re: Solar System B

Postby isotelus » November 14th, 2018, 10:29 pm

Nba2302 wrote:I got all my notes from this wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formation ... lar_System. Do you think I need more?


Yes, of course. This year's topic is mainly over dwarf planets and other small bodies. If you have a copy of the rules, learn what is on there, and if you don't, ask your coach to see, because you'll need it. There is way much more to Solar System than just it's formation on the rules.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Killboe » November 15th, 2018, 11:12 am

Nba2302 wrote:I got all my notes from this wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formation ... lar_System. Do you think I need more?



I got all of my information from space.com and Wikipedia, mainly wikipedia though. Some digging around for other websites. Honestly if you just search up each object it'll give you a lot of information. I got 5th in the Dodgen Invite from just that.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Adi1008 » November 17th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Killboe wrote:
Nba2302 wrote:I got all my notes from this wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formation ... lar_System. Do you think I need more?



I got all of my information from space.com and Wikipedia, mainly wikipedia though. Some digging around for other websites. Honestly if you just search up each object it'll give you a lot of information. I got 5th in the Dodgen Invite from just that.

Adding on to this, I'd like to recommend the Chandra webinars for Solar System. When a lot of people start studying for Solar System, they primarily focus on the Solar System as a whole instead of the specific objects in the rules. Furthermore, most other online resources accessible to middle school students focus on random facts/trivia for these objects, but the event is meant to prioritize image interpretation/analysis. I think the webinar does an excellent job of showing what type of material you should focus on and pointing you in the right direction in terms of resources. I personally remember using these webinars a ton when I did Solar System in 2014 and 2015 and think they helped me a lot.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby ferociousbus493 » November 19th, 2018, 11:31 am

Hey! Sorry I have not responded to all of the amazing ideas on were to find sources... Thank you so much! I am also wondering if anybody knows were they can find any other 2019 tests. I already have the one from the most recent invitationals. Once again thank you all so much!

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Re: Solar System B

Postby Killboe » November 19th, 2018, 11:36 am

ferociousbus493 wrote:Hey! Sorry I have not responded to all of the amazing ideas on were to find sources... Thank you so much! I am also wondering if anybody knows were they can find any other 2019 tests. I already have the one from the most recent invitationals. Once again thank you all so much!

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Road Scholar :geek:
Solar System :geek:
Mystery Architecture :geek:


If you have the tests from the most recent invitationals, do some test trading. That's all you can do.

Also, don't put your events in your actual post, put it in your signature. You can do that by going to your profile settings.
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