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Re: How does your team practice for Science Olympiad? How often?

Post by mej710 » September 27th, 2014, 10:27 am

Does anyone have any ideas for science related team building activities we can do at our next meeting?

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Re: How does your team practice for Science Olympiad? How often?

Post by Unome » September 27th, 2014, 3:05 pm

mej710 wrote:Does anyone have any ideas for science related team building activities we can do at our next meeting?
Maybe have them build for some event (don't listen to me though :mrgreen: ).
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Re: How does your team practice for Science Olympiad? How often?

Post by bernard » September 27th, 2014, 11:53 pm

mej710 wrote:Does anyone have any ideas for science related team building activities we can do at our next meeting?
At our first meeting, new members formed teams and built water-propelled bottle rockets. For our most recent meeting, I designed an egg drop activity to familiarize the new members with build events (and impounds, tiers, etc). I can share with you the rules I made for the event; just send me a private message.
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Re: How does your team practice for Science Olympiad? How often?

Post by mej710 » October 7th, 2014, 5:54 pm

We have about 22 people in our club right now and we are trying to figure out how to find the best 15 to go to the regional. What do other teams do? Just give people one test and figure it out based on the scores for that test?

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Post by chinesesushi » October 7th, 2014, 7:36 pm

mej710 wrote:We have about 22 people in our club right now and we are trying to figure out how to find the best 15 to go to the regional. What do other teams do? Just give people one test and figure it out based on the scores for that test?
Have them all take tests for their respective events. Most likely, a few people will score the highest in multiple events, so choose the top people to go. This is how we do it I think.
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Post by ceg7654 » October 7th, 2014, 8:07 pm

We have this new system where each event has one person make a short 5 question test to give to everyone else in that event each week, and then next week it's a new person, and so on. On Mondays since we have way too many other tests on Fridays. This way is pretty good since we all get testing practice for study and some hands on events, and our coach doesn't have to make 23 tests.
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Post by Eggo » November 14th, 2014, 11:34 am

Yes, I really enjoy this system. I think you can learn a lot from it.
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Post by Milankovitch1 » December 7th, 2014, 8:34 pm

So why do we call them "cheat sheets?' Always wondered that. Cheat sheet sounds, well, like you're cheating.
John Richardsim wrote:As for official practices, we have 3-1 hour individual event timeslots Monday-Friday for most of the study events (during which time we took practice tests, had a PowerPoint, got handouts, etc.), and most of the building event practices occur on the weekend. For example, I had practice for disease detectives every Tuesday at 3:00 and boomilever every Saturday at noon.

Other than that, I personally do a lot of individual studying. I know that my teammates occasionally met to collaborate on a cheat sheet, or possibly do an extra WIDI exercise.

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Post by GoofyFoofer » December 7th, 2014, 10:44 pm

Milankovitch1 wrote:So why do we call them "cheat sheets?' Always wondered that. Cheat sheet sounds, well, like you're cheating.
John Richardsim wrote:As for official practices, we have 3-1 hour individual event timeslots Monday-Friday for most of the study events (during which time we took practice tests, had a PowerPoint, got handouts, etc.), and most of the building event practices occur on the weekend. For example, I had practice for disease detectives every Tuesday at 3:00 and boomilever every Saturday at noon.

Other than that, I personally do a lot of individual studying. I know that my teammates occasionally met to collaborate on a cheat sheet, or possibly do an extra WIDI exercise.

To be honest, I've hardly seen people from my town on SciOly since the new forum has been implemented.
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Re: How does your team practice for Science Olympiad? How often?

Post by samlan16 » December 10th, 2014, 9:52 am

We have two main days for practices, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (because that worked best for the 30 of us), and there are 3 blocks during which events are held. Building events are either self study or with a coach on the weekend, and other events are on Mondays because that was the only day the coaches could help.
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