Events 2016-2017

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby MysterySkye04 » June 7th, 2016, 1:47 pm

I have a question. When the rule book comes out, where can you buy it? I want to get one so I can see how each event is like, and I don't have to worry about getting one from my SO teacher/coach.
Events 2017-2018
Meterology ~ Ecology
Potions and Poisons ~ Wright Stuff
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby rfscoach » June 7th, 2016, 2:12 pm

I have a question. When the rule book comes out, where can you buy it? I want to get one so I can see how each event is like, and I don't have to worry about getting one from my SO teacher/coach.
You can buy the rule books at the SO store http://store.soinc.org/ Rules are available in early September.
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby MysterySkye04 » June 7th, 2016, 2:35 pm

Thanks!
Events 2017-2018
Meterology ~ Ecology
Potions and Poisons ~ Wright Stuff
~Solar System~

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby chalker » June 7th, 2016, 5:57 pm

I have a question. When the rule book comes out, where can you buy it? I want to get one so I can see how each event is like, and I don't have to worry about getting one from my SO teacher/coach.
You can buy the rule books at the SO store http://store.soinc.org/ Rules are available in early September.

You can also get the mobile app version about the same time. Check out my signature below for details.

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby roadscholar11 » June 7th, 2016, 5:57 pm

Just wondering, why is Hydrogeology in the Inquiry and Nature of Science Committee (https://www.soinc.org/2016_event_table), not the Earth and Space Science one? It just seems kinda odd since Hydrogeology is a branch of geology..

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby John Richardsim » June 7th, 2016, 5:59 pm

Just wondering, why is Hydrogeology in the Inquiry and Nature of Science Committee (https://www.soinc.org/2016_event_table), not the Earth and Space Science one? It just seems kinda odd since Hydrogeology is a branch of geology..
My best guess is its use of computer modeling. Kind of goes along with a lot of other odd inquiry events, like Bottle Rocket, Bungee Drop (bungee was an inquiry, right?)
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » June 8th, 2016, 5:29 am

Just wondering, why is Hydrogeology in the Inquiry and Nature of Science Committee (https://www.soinc.org/2016_event_table), not the Earth and Space Science one? It just seems kinda odd since Hydrogeology is a branch of geology..
My best guess is its use of computer modeling. Kind of goes along with a lot of other odd inquiry events, like Bottle Rocket, Bungee Drop (bungee was an inquiry, right?)
I think Bungee was mostly about creating models to predict what to set the cord to to get the best drop once you know the height and weight of the drop; the model making is why it's inquiry.

However, while I never competed in it, Hydrogeo doesn't really seem to have the inquiry part.
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby chalker » June 8th, 2016, 9:16 pm

Just wondering, why is Hydrogeology in the Inquiry and Nature of Science Committee (https://www.soinc.org/2016_event_table), not the Earth and Space Science one? It just seems kinda odd since Hydrogeology is a branch of geology..
My best guess is its use of computer modeling. Kind of goes along with a lot of other odd inquiry events, like Bottle Rocket, Bungee Drop (bungee was an inquiry, right?)
I think Bungee was mostly about creating models to predict what to set the cord to to get the best drop once you know the height and weight of the drop; the model making is why it's inquiry.

However, while I never competed in it, Hydrogeo doesn't really seem to have the inquiry part.
There aren't any hard and fast rules as to which event goes in which committee. The chairs sometimes 'horse trade' a bit or help bring in events they have some sort of particular tie to. Hydrogeology is one such event, where there is a tie between the chair and the Groundwater Foundation that helped develop it.

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby BrS » June 9th, 2016, 3:28 pm

Is ecology most likely going to be an official event next year?

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby John Richardsim » June 9th, 2016, 6:29 pm

Is ecology most likely going to be an official event next year?
Yes.

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