Least Favorite Event?

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Re: What is your least favorite event?

Post by GoofyFoofer » May 26th, 2014, 8:14 pm

Dynamic Planet sucks. Who wants to learn about a block of ice? :(
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Re: What is your least favorite event?

Post by GoofyFoofer » May 26th, 2014, 8:15 pm

Bozongle wrote:I would have to say Metric Mastery. The event itself doesn't seem to have much scientific basis, other than the understanding of the metric system. Other than that, it doesn't have much real value in the advanced world of science, especially estimation. It seems kind of stupid to try to master estimating measurements, when in reality you would use tools if needed to measure something. Also, sometimes the event can be ridiculous, such as the estimation/measurement of the temperature of water, when it fluctuates throughout the day. I personally don't like it.
Good point. It is kind of dumb.
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Re: What is your least favorite event?

Post by bernard » May 26th, 2014, 9:56 pm

GoofyFoofer wrote:Dynamic Planet sucks. Who wants to learn about a block of ice? :(

I'm not a Dynamic Planet person, but I'm pretty sure glaciers can be pretty useful for predicting climate cycles.
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Re: What is your least favorite event?

Post by bernard » May 26th, 2014, 11:01 pm

John Richardsim wrote:Forestry. It doesn't interest me at all. I really sucked at it. I've taken 25 point practice quizzes and gotten 0 right multiple times.
It seems really silly to memorize hundreds of trees, but I guess it counts as an event since scientists do study it :P
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Re: What is your least favorite event?

Post by John Richardsim » May 28th, 2014, 3:12 pm

Astroknight wrote:Then get ready for Picture This, which has even less to do with science and is rotating in for Metric Mastery!
I have to disagree. They can ask you to draw almost anything pertaining to many different fields of science, and if you can draw it you'll probably have a decent understanding of whatever you're drawing.
Bozongle wrote:I would have to say Metric Mastery. The event itself doesn't seem to have much scientific basis, other than the understanding of the metric system. Other than that, it doesn't have much real value in the advanced world of science, especially estimation. It seems kind of stupid to try to master estimating measurements, when in reality you would use tools if needed to measure something. Also, sometimes the event can be ridiculous, such as the estimation/measurement of the temperature of water, when it fluctuates throughout the day. I personally don't like it.
As for metrics, it's not really about estimation or measurement, it's about math. And math is really all about the skill of problem solving if you ask me. Although, I do agree about temperature. In fact, I've never heard anybody say that it isn't kind of sketchy.
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Re: What is your least favorite event?

Post by the_Aminator » June 18th, 2014, 3:02 pm

I didn't like GeoLogic Mapping very much. It was a bit confusing :(
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Re: What is your least favorite event?

Post by Unome » June 19th, 2014, 7:00 am

Personally I disliked Experimental Design (I'm still not sure why).
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Re: What is your least favorite event?

Post by scienceswimmer4 » June 28th, 2014, 4:26 pm

helicopters. mostly because my partner and I could not stop breaking the darn things. And because at states BOTH of our helicopters broke. It was very frustrating.
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Least Favorite Event?

Post by TheRealToast » September 30th, 2018, 4:15 pm

just curious
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Re: Least Favorite Event?

Post by PM2017 » September 30th, 2018, 8:50 pm

TheRealToast wrote:2
uhhhhh,

Hydrogeology is the only event that I really disliked, and believed should not have been an event. (It also happens to be one of only two events I've beaten Troy in, so, ehh? (14ht place to Troy's 15th place lol))
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