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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by kate! » June 5th, 2019, 5:45 pm

dchen22 wrote:Apparently this year Dynamic Planet was supposed to be Freshwater but it was redundant with Freshwater Water Quality. Won’t Oceanography be redundant with Marine Water Quality?
No, the two are very, very different. Oceanography is really about the geographic aspect of oceans, while Marine Water Quality also includes estuaries and has to do more with the ecological aspect of oceans and salt water in general. However, Freshwater Water Quality and Freshwater are similar in things like stream order and the water cycle and parts of rivers and stuff.
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by dchen22 » June 5th, 2019, 5:50 pm

kate! wrote:
dchen22 wrote:Apparently this year Dynamic Planet was supposed to be Freshwater but it was redundant with Freshwater Water Quality. Won’t Oceanography be redundant with Marine Water Quality?
No, the two are very, very different. Oceanography is really about the geographic aspect of oceans, while Marine Water Quality also includes estuaries and has to do more with the ecological aspect of oceans and salt water in general. However, Freshwater Water Quality and Freshwater are similar in things like stream order and the water cycle and parts of rivers and stuff.
In that case will Freshwater just be removed from the Dynamic Planet rotation and replaced with another topic because Water Quality can just take its place?
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by kate! » June 5th, 2019, 6:00 pm

dchen22 wrote:
kate! wrote:
dchen22 wrote:Apparently this year Dynamic Planet was supposed to be Freshwater but it was redundant with Freshwater Water Quality. Won’t Oceanography be redundant with Marine Water Quality?
No, the two are very, very different. Oceanography is really about the geographic aspect of oceans, while Marine Water Quality also includes estuaries and has to do more with the ecological aspect of oceans and salt water in general. However, Freshwater Water Quality and Freshwater are similar in things like stream order and the water cycle and parts of rivers and stuff.
In that case will Freshwater just be removed from the Dynamic Planet rotation and replaced with another topic because Water Quality can just take its place?
This I'm not sure about, but maybe the rotations won't line up anymore because of Green Generation and because of the potential one-year Dynamic Planet rotations.
Two years ago I knew stuff about rocks, minerals, experiments, and ecosystems, yay!
Last year I knew stuff about amphibians, reptiles, freshwater, and more experiments, yay again!
Now I know stuff about oceanography, saltwater, birds, and fossils, yay for the third time!

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by dchen22 » June 5th, 2019, 6:13 pm

kate! wrote:
dchen22 wrote:
kate! wrote: No, the two are very, very different. Oceanography is really about the geographic aspect of oceans, while Marine Water Quality also includes estuaries and has to do more with the ecological aspect of oceans and salt water in general. However, Freshwater Water Quality and Freshwater are similar in things like stream order and the water cycle and parts of rivers and stuff.
In that case will Freshwater just be removed from the Dynamic Planet rotation and replaced with another topic because Water Quality can just take its place?
This I'm not sure about, but maybe the rotations won't line up anymore because of Green Generation and because of the potential one-year Dynamic Planet rotations.
There will still be two different events with basically the same topic. Hopefully Freshwater will get replaced.
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » June 5th, 2019, 7:43 pm

kate! wrote:
dchen22 wrote:Apparently this year Dynamic Planet was supposed to be Freshwater but it was redundant with Freshwater Water Quality. Won’t Oceanography be redundant with Marine Water Quality?
No, the two are very, very different. Oceanography is really about the geographic aspect of oceans, while Marine Water Quality also includes estuaries and has to do more with the ecological aspect of oceans and salt water in general. However, Freshwater Water Quality and Freshwater are similar in things like stream order and the water cycle and parts of rivers and stuff.
The two will likely overlap somewhere though (e.g. properties of saltwater and turbidity/dO/pH of ocean water)?

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by whythelongface » June 7th, 2019, 11:31 am

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
kate! wrote:
dchen22 wrote:Apparently this year Dynamic Planet was supposed to be Freshwater but it was redundant with Freshwater Water Quality. Won’t Oceanography be redundant with Marine Water Quality?
No, the two are very, very different. Oceanography is really about the geographic aspect of oceans, while Marine Water Quality also includes estuaries and has to do more with the ecological aspect of oceans and salt water in general. However, Freshwater Water Quality and Freshwater are similar in things like stream order and the water cycle and parts of rivers and stuff.
The two will likely overlap somewhere though (e.g. properties of saltwater and turbidity/dO/pH of ocean water)?
Oceanography is much more focused on the geology of the oceans and other aspects of physical oceanography, whereas to my understanding marine water quality is far more chemical and biologically oriented. That's my take on it anyway.
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by ericlepanda » June 9th, 2019, 2:04 pm

I'm really interested in how the rules for detector will turn out next season. I don't know how they'll make the event so that there's a good enough gap between teams at a national level.
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by LIPX3 » June 9th, 2019, 5:37 pm

ericlepanda wrote:I'm really interested in how the rules for detector will turn out next season. I don't know how they'll make the event so that there's a good enough gap between teams at a national level.
With how the event was set up this year, I'm concerned about it being competitive at even the state level.

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by SentientJello » June 12th, 2019, 9:29 pm

whythelongface wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
kate! wrote: No, the two are very, very different. Oceanography is really about the geographic aspect of oceans, while Marine Water Quality also includes estuaries and has to do more with the ecological aspect of oceans and salt water in general. However, Freshwater Water Quality and Freshwater are similar in things like stream order and the water cycle and parts of rivers and stuff.
The two will likely overlap somewhere though (e.g. properties of saltwater and turbidity/dO/pH of ocean water)?
Oceanography is much more focused on the geology of the oceans and other aspects of physical oceanography, whereas to my understanding marine water quality is far more chemical and biologically oriented. That's my take on it anyway.
When's the soonest we'd get confirmation?
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Post by Umaroth » June 12th, 2019, 11:25 pm

SentientJello wrote:
whythelongface wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote: The two will likely overlap somewhere though (e.g. properties of saltwater and turbidity/dO/pH of ocean water)?
Oceanography is much more focused on the geology of the oceans and other aspects of physical oceanography, whereas to my understanding marine water quality is far more chemical and biologically oriented. That's my take on it anyway.
When's the soonest we'd get confirmation?
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