Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Post by mnstrviola » April 1st, 2012, 6:13 pm

sciencegeek999 wrote:A bridge building thing (get Junkyard Challenge back!)
yeah! actually, it'll get rotated back in 2 or 3 years from now I believe.

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Post by winneratlife » April 1st, 2012, 6:19 pm

A123456789 wrote:I wish there was a purely math event, not just Technical Problem Solving and Fermi Questions.
Seconded, although it would defeat the point of Science Olympiad.

Although based on the request and state, I am now going to try to guess your identity for a while. You from Novi?

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Post by Hosj » April 1st, 2012, 6:24 pm

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Post by French_Toast » April 1st, 2012, 10:07 pm

I've been wanting a genetics event since I was in Bio Process Lab freshman year and I had to cover that part of the event, but I'll be getting that next year, so I'm pretty happy.
2011 Events: Anatomy & Physiology, Disease Detectives, Ecology, Microbe Mission, Mission Possible, Optics, Birds, Protein Modeling, Technical Problem Solving
2012 Events: Anatomy & Physiology, Disease Detectives, Elastic Gliders, Trees, Microbe Mission, Protein Modeling, Remote Sensing

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Post by gneissisnice » April 4th, 2012, 6:24 pm

French_Toast wrote:I've been wanting a genetics event since I was in Bio Process Lab freshman year and I had to cover that part of the event, but I'll be getting that next year, so I'm pretty happy.
I've done Heredity before as an event, it used to be an event ages ago. I liked it, it was a good event.

I've been hoping for a geology event other than Rocks and Minerals; don't get me wrong, I love R & M, but I feel like geology deserves more than an ID event, there should be something about geologic principles and such.

But then I saw the rules for the Geologic Mapping event as a NY state trial event, and it's basically college level geology. So maybe we're better off without an event like that.
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Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Post by A123456789 » April 5th, 2012, 6:32 am

@winneratlife
No, I'm not from Novi.

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Post by geminicross » April 5th, 2012, 4:58 pm

Here's an event I came up with (I'd kinda like to participate in it)

Element of Surprise
There are 2 parts to this challenge.

A- A test about the Periodic Table, Compounds, Molecules, Atoms, Mixtures, Solutions, etc.

B- Students must make their own version of the Periodic table, along with their own system of organizing it.
They will be scores on Originality and Affectiveness.

Test makes up 50%, Table Concept makes up 50%

One team member must take the test, while the other developes the Table. The team members will be separated to prevent them from working together. If a team member is DQed, or is Penalized; they are only Penalized for their portion of the event.

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Post by silentsage » April 7th, 2012, 11:44 am

Cheat Sheet making.
Road Scholar seems to depress everyone on my team who does it, but it's my favorite event...
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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Post by geminicross » April 7th, 2012, 12:16 pm

silentsage wrote:Cheat Sheet making.
:lol:
But Dynamic Cram It is already an event :O

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Post by LoopQuantumGravity » April 14th, 2012, 6:57 pm

1) BRING BACK SHOCK VALUE!
Actually, I saw the schedule for the summer coaches camp (it's on the official Science Olympiad site), and Shock Value was on the list. Maybe it will be back.

2) Something on particle physics would be cool. Maybe some questions on properties, interactions, and classifications of particles.

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