kinda late but whatever lol
Anatomy (9th): Good test and well written, especially the muscular section. As TCC said, nothing too special but overall good. 8/10
Designer (welp): Honestly, this one came as somewhat of a surprise. We didn’t think it was that bad, but we got a lot more wrong than we expected. I think we compared it a lot to the Cornell test, which was much harder, so it seemed easier than it actually was. Looking back the test was pretty good, and had a good split of amounts of content for each section. 7/10
Experimental (3rd): I wasn’t a big fan of the room it was run in, since we were at big tables and sat directly next to and across from other teams and had to sit next to each other, when we tend to sit at tables where we can sit across from each other, making it much easier to run an experiment. We also kept having our marbles roll away toward other teams since there was practically no space between us lol. Not bad otherwise, except the event supervisors kept standing in front of the clock on the screen so we couldn’t really see how much time was left. It was generally run well, although we did get points off for not including things which we included on the back of pages (we included arrows and “see back” so idk what happened but) 5/10
Ornithology (4th): A lot of things went wrong for us in this event, but I think it’s mainly since we were in first time block. Supervisors did not arrive for a bit and the room was locked, and when they did arrive we had to wait outside for longer while they set up (which was already after the time the event was supposed to start). When we got in, they thought the first time block was at 8:40 and that we were there to sign up for time slots, since they were apparently not informed that time slot signups occurred online and there was a 7:30 time slot (so I don’t blame the supervisors since they seemed completely unaware of this lol.) Once they started to set up the PowerPoint, there were issues with lighting and once we got to the slides with the calls they were not able to play them at first since it was the first run with the powerpoint. The test content itself was not bad, and there was a good amount of time per slide. I think it was just that we were the first time block so we happened to have this experience lol. 2/10
Overall it wasn’t bad, although the food and awards situation kinda sucked, but I understand how long it must take to grade that many teams.
Kellenberg Memorial HS
2020 events: Anatomy, Designer Genes, Experimental Design, Ornithology