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Re: Solar System B

Post by space-egg » April 24th, 2019, 12:47 pm

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space-egg wrote:In the rules, it says that we should study rocky bodies in the solar system. That mostly implies the terrestrial planets (and the asteroids/trojans/etc.) Does that also include icy moons, such as the Galilean moons? At invitationals and regionals, there weren't any questions on the rocky moons of the outer planets. But at state, 60% of the test consisted of Jupiter and Saturn's moons. Should I expect this topic to be a big part of the Nationals test?
No. You are not supposed to be studying ANY of the terrestrial planets. Take a closer look at the rules. That, is what you need to be studying. If 60% of the test was on Jupiter and Saturn's moons, it was a bad test. The only moons that you should be studying are : Mimas, Phoebe, Earth's moon, and Charon.

This is in the rules: "Participants must be knowledgable about the history and geologic processes involved in the formation and evolution of Earth's moon and other rocky bodies of the solar system."

On every test I have taken, theere have been questions on the inner planets. Usually about their moons, geologic features, and formation. Even on the test exchange, many tests have in depth questions about the terrestrial planets.
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Re: Solar System B

Post by Killboe » April 24th, 2019, 12:53 pm

space-egg wrote:
Killboe wrote:
space-egg wrote:In the rules, it says that we should study rocky bodies in the solar system. That mostly implies the terrestrial planets (and the asteroids/trojans/etc.) Does that also include icy moons, such as the Galilean moons? At invitationals and regionals, there weren't any questions on the rocky moons of the outer planets. But at state, 60% of the test consisted of Jupiter and Saturn's moons. Should I expect this topic to be a big part of the Nationals test?
No. You are not supposed to be studying ANY of the terrestrial planets. Take a closer look at the rules. That, is what you need to be studying. If 60% of the test was on Jupiter and Saturn's moons, it was a bad test. The only moons that you should be studying are : Mimas, Phoebe, Earth's moon, and Charon.

This is in the rules: "Participants must be knowledgable about the history and geologic processes involved in the formation and evolution of Earth's moon and other rocky bodies of the solar system."

On every test I have taken, theere have been questions on the inner planets. Usually about their moons, geologic features, and formation. Even on the test exchange, many tests have in depth questions about the terrestrial planets.
Every test? Really?

Read ALL of the rules.

We do not need to know about Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus.
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Re: Solar System B

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » April 24th, 2019, 1:44 pm

space-egg wrote:
Killboe wrote:
space-egg wrote:In the rules, it says that we should study rocky bodies in the solar system. That mostly implies the terrestrial planets (and the asteroids/trojans/etc.) Does that also include icy moons, such as the Galilean moons? At invitationals and regionals, there weren't any questions on the rocky moons of the outer planets. But at state, 60% of the test consisted of Jupiter and Saturn's moons. Should I expect this topic to be a big part of the Nationals test?
No. You are not supposed to be studying ANY of the terrestrial planets. Take a closer look at the rules. That, is what you need to be studying. If 60% of the test was on Jupiter and Saturn's moons, it was a bad test. The only moons that you should be studying are : Mimas, Phoebe, Earth's moon, and Charon.

This is in the rules: "Participants must be knowledgable about the history and geologic processes involved in the formation and evolution of Earth's moon and other rocky bodies of the solar system."

On every test I have taken, theere have been questions on the inner planets. Usually about their moons, geologic features, and formation. Even on the test exchange, many tests have in depth questions about the terrestrial planets.
Several of the tests on the test exchange are from past years, when inner planets were part of the rules. In addition, I suspect some supervisors are not aware of all of the rules changes, and have been including questions about bodies that are not laid out in the rules.

However, for nationals, you should expect that the test will follow the rules. Thus, you should expect no questions on terrestrial planets, aside from questions about the Earth relating to eclipses, tides, etc.
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Re: Solar System B

Post by space-egg » April 25th, 2019, 6:03 am

EastStroudsburg13 wrote:
space-egg wrote:
Killboe wrote:
No. You are not supposed to be studying ANY of the terrestrial planets. Take a closer look at the rules. That, is what you need to be studying. If 60% of the test was on Jupiter and Saturn's moons, it was a bad test. The only moons that you should be studying are : Mimas, Phoebe, Earth's moon, and Charon.

This is in the rules: "Participants must be knowledgable about the history and geologic processes involved in the formation and evolution of Earth's moon and other rocky bodies of the solar system."

On every test I have taken, theere have been questions on the inner planets. Usually about their moons, geologic features, and formation. Even on the test exchange, many tests have in depth questions about the terrestrial planets.
Several of the tests on the test exchange are from past years, when inner planets were part of the rules. In addition, I suspect some supervisors are not aware of all of the rules changes, and have been including questions about bodies that are not laid out in the rules.

However, for nationals, you should expect that the test will follow the rules. Thus, you should expect no questions on terrestrial planets, aside from questions about the Earth relating to eclipses, tides, etc.
Alright, I reread the rules and that makes sense. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Solar System B

Post by bp31000 » May 1st, 2019, 7:42 am

space-egg wrote:
Killboe wrote:
space-egg wrote:In the rules, it says that we should study rocky bodies in the solar system. That mostly implies the terrestrial planets (and the asteroids/trojans/etc.) Does that also include icy moons, such as the Galilean moons? At invitationals and regionals, there weren't any questions on the rocky moons of the outer planets. But at state, 60% of the test consisted of Jupiter and Saturn's moons. Should I expect this topic to be a big part of the Nationals test?
No. You are not supposed to be studying ANY of the terrestrial planets. Take a closer look at the rules. That, is what you need to be studying. If 60% of the test was on Jupiter and Saturn's moons, it was a bad test. The only moons that you should be studying are : Mimas, Phoebe, Earth's moon, and Charon.

This is in the rules: "Participants must be knowledgable about the history and geologic processes involved in the formation and evolution of Earth's moon and other rocky bodies of the solar system."

On every test I have taken, theere have been questions on the inner planets. Usually about their moons, geologic features, and formation. Even on the test exchange, many tests have in depth questions about the terrestrial planets.
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Re: Solar System B

Post by Girlpower05 » May 7th, 2019, 7:11 pm

We had our State tournament last weekend, but unfortunately, our team will not be moving forward :cry: . Since I won't be doing this event again, here is the cheat sheet I made over the last two years: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BZz ... sp=sharing I hope that this may help someone.

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Re: Solar System B

Post by space-egg » May 15th, 2019, 11:19 am

https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... est_V2.pdf
This test was posted on soinc.org. It's a sample 2019 test. Would it be expected that the person who wrote the sample test will also write the Nationals test?
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Re: Solar System B

Post by LiteralRhinoceros » May 15th, 2019, 11:20 am

space-egg wrote:https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... est_V2.pdf
This test was posted on soinc.org. It's a sample 2019 test. Would it be expected that the person who wrote the sample test will also write the Nationals test?
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Re: Solar System B

Post by 19alekb » May 23rd, 2019, 9:10 am

what was the national test from last year like?

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Re: Solar System B

Post by Killboe » May 23rd, 2019, 12:24 pm

19alekb wrote:what was the national test from last year like?
Similar to this year's sample test, except a bit harder.
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