Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Postby geminicross » April 17th, 2012, 3:33 pm

An ultimate event with 5 people from each team in which questions from ALL the events can be asked. It would be run after all the other events, and spectators would be allowed. All teams will participate at the same time and scores would be broadcasted after each question. I'm not explaining it well, but I know they had something like this in the A Div. science olympiad.
Even if the event is run last, The "problem" with having running scores is that, teams already know who is getting medals before the ceremony even begins.


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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Postby hscmom » April 19th, 2012, 10:55 pm

Today, another mom (homeschool team) and I were talking and said it would be fun if the coaches could compete in some of the events. Not that we want to build vehicles, but after helping middle schoolers learn about microbes, rocks, aquifers, optics, or whatever, we're ready to go in there too. The high schoolers tend to figure out things on their own a lot more, but for middle schoolers we often have to figure it out ourselves and demonstrate/teach it... I'm ready to walk into Dynamic Planet, Aquifer (test only), and Microbes. It would be neat if they could let us take the tests and add us into the rankings! Ha ha...

Of course, that's not what the question is asking. I'd like to see impromptu computer programming. They walk in, see a problem on the board, and write the code for it. Tie-breaker would be good coding style and comments.

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Postby Cedavis6 » May 11th, 2012, 2:31 pm

Genetics. That is awesome. We would win that event if I were on that team.

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Postby M-E-T-H-O-D MAN » May 12th, 2012, 5:49 am

Genetics. That is awesome. We would win that event if I were on that team.
Modesty. You would lose that event if you were on that team.

Because I would win.
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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Postby Cedavis6 » May 12th, 2012, 5:51 am

Oh really now?
Hm... There should be a rollercoaster build event.

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Postby sciolyperson » May 12th, 2012, 3:00 pm

I would own that one.
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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Postby sciencegeek999 » May 19th, 2012, 11:53 am

An essay one on any current science olympiad event as your topic, very broad, and timed

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Postby fr00tl00p » May 22nd, 2012, 7:59 pm

I'd love to see a pure programming event. Like, sit down each kid with a C++ compiler and give him some problem, fastest most elegant solution wins. For example, you could provide a .csv with a list of 10000 names, emails, phone numbers, etc. in a random order, and you would have to write a program that would read this file and output the file with the entries in a specific organization. The team's program that completes it the fastest would win.

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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Postby iYOA » May 22nd, 2012, 8:41 pm

I wish there was a purely math event, not just Technical Problem Solving and Fermi Questions.
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actually, if you feel really strongly about an event, you could write up the sample rules and submit it because they like reading about event ideas and they may consider it for a trial event.
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Re: Events You Wish Science Olympiad Had

Postby Gearbox » May 23rd, 2012, 5:37 pm

I would really love to see an event dedicated to Virology, i know microbes was sort of like that, but it also had to do a great about protists and such. something that has viral identification, antigen identification, knowledge about the different types of nucleic acid, and the different types of proteins that viruses use to get into the host cell, take it over, and make more copies of itself. I don't know, just an idea
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