Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby platypusomelette » February 11th, 2019, 3:32 pm

Are designer genes and protein modeling staying for next year?
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2016: a&p 1st, fossils 3rd
2017: a&p 3rd, herp 14th
2018: a&p 1st, microbe 8th, herp 13th :/
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby Adi1008 » February 11th, 2019, 3:38 pm

Are designer genes and protein modeling staying for next year?
I believe so.
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby syo_astro » February 12th, 2019, 10:07 am

I'm so sad about the bio ID rotations I always wanted to do forestry or entomology the most but I get lousy herp for pretty much my entire scioly career :(
(no offense to you herp enthusiasts, trees / bugs > everything else)
Meanwhile, there are those who actually like birds...been 9 years...I didn't realize time was a bird, sure does fly.
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby lars » March 3rd, 2019, 8:08 am

Anyone know why forensics stays an event every year without much change?

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby Unome » March 3rd, 2019, 10:57 am

Anyone know why forensics stays an event every year without much change?
In a very general sense, events that rotate are of the sort where accumulated knowledge is more valuable. There are no doubt a number of factors that result in certain events being perennial though.

Forensics rules have actually changed quite a bit year to year, although it's hard to see that without access to a decade's worth of past rules manuals.
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby dxu46 » March 3rd, 2019, 11:33 am

Predictions:

Division B:
Anatomy (topics?)
Battery Buggy -> Mousetrap Vehicle (https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... orm_19.pdf)
Boomilever
Crime Busters
Density Lab
Disease Detectives
Dynamic Planet
Elastic Launch Glider
Experimental Design
Fossils
Game On
Heredity
Herpetology -> Ornithology (or Parasitology?)
Meteorology (Everyday Weather -> Severe Storms)
Mystery Architecture -> ? (Awesome Aquifers?)
Potions and Poisons -> Can't Judge A Powder
Road Scholar
Roller Coaster -> Mission Possible
Solar System -> Reach For The Stars
Thermodynamics -> Simple Machines
Water Quality
Write It Do It

Division C:
Anatomy (topics?)
Astronomy
Boomilever
Chemistry Lab (Acids/Bases & Aqueous Solutions?)
Circuit Lab
Codebusters
Designer Genes
Disease Detectives
Dynamic Planet
Experimental Design
Fermi Questions -> ??? (Technical Problem Solving/Hydrogeology??)
Forensics
Fossils
Geologic Mapping
Herpetology -> Ornithology (or Parasitology?)
Mission Possible -> Robot Arm (or Detector Building?)
Mousetrap Vehicle -> Gravity Vehicle?
Protein Modeling
Sounds of Music
Thermodynamics -> Compound Machines
Water Quality
Wright Stuff
Write It Do It

Edit 3/23: Accounted for possible trial replacements
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby lars » March 3rd, 2019, 1:22 pm

Anyone know why forensics stays an event every year without much change?
In a very general sense, events that rotate are of the sort where accumulated knowledge is more valuable. There are no doubt a number of factors that result in certain events being perennial though.

Forensics rules have actually changed quite a bit year to year, although it's hard to see that without access to a decade's worth of past rules manuals.
Forensics still sticks out to me as a perennial event that rewards the accumulation of knolwdge. All of the other study perennial events have a rotation of topics that make them different every or every other year, but forensics has had no change in content for the past three years. I just find it unusual that experimental design, write it do it, and forensics are the only events with no sort of rotation.

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby Unome » March 3rd, 2019, 1:29 pm

Anyone know why forensics stays an event every year without much change?
In a very general sense, events that rotate are of the sort where accumulated knowledge is more valuable. There are no doubt a number of factors that result in certain events being perennial though.

Forensics rules have actually changed quite a bit year to year, although it's hard to see that without access to a decade's worth of past rules manuals.
Forensics still sticks out to me as a perennial event that rewards the accumulation of knolwdge. All of the other study perennial events have a rotation of topics that make them different every or every other year, but forensics has had no change in content for the past three years. I just find it unusual that experimental design, write it do it, and forensics are the only events with no sort of rotation.
I'd say all of those events are of the sort where actual practice far outweighs the benefits of accumulated knowledge.

That said, it's likely that part of the reason for Exp Design and WIDI's continued nonrotation is just because Inquiry is already struggling with finding events for the two rotating spots.
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby SOPomo » March 3rd, 2019, 4:32 pm

Anyone know why forensics stays an event every year without much change?
In a very general sense, events that rotate are of the sort where accumulated knowledge is more valuable. There are no doubt a number of factors that result in certain events being perennial though.

Forensics rules have actually changed quite a bit year to year, although it's hard to see that without access to a decade's worth of past rules manuals.
Forensics still sticks out to me as a perennial event that rewards the accumulation of knolwdge. All of the other study perennial events have a rotation of topics that make them different every or every other year, but forensics has had no change in content for the past three years. I just find it unusual that experimental design, write it do it, and forensics are the only events with no sort of rotation.
It seems Disease Detectives is headed that way now, didn't they remove the topics and just make it all one big event now?

And B also has Road Scholar, which hasn't really changed much in 400 years.

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby Unome » March 3rd, 2019, 6:16 pm

In a very general sense, events that rotate are of the sort where accumulated knowledge is more valuable. There are no doubt a number of factors that result in certain events being perennial though.

Forensics rules have actually changed quite a bit year to year, although it's hard to see that without access to a decade's worth of past rules manuals.
Forensics still sticks out to me as a perennial event that rewards the accumulation of knolwdge. All of the other study perennial events have a rotation of topics that make them different every or every other year, but forensics has had no change in content for the past three years. I just find it unusual that experimental design, write it do it, and forensics are the only events with no sort of rotation.
It seems Disease Detectives is headed that way now, didn't they remove the topics and just make it all one big event now?

And B also has Road Scholar, which hasn't really changed much in 400 years.
I'd say Disease never really changed at all, they've just stripped away the illusion of change this year.
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