Events 2016-2017

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby cemsc10 » May 1st, 2016, 6:29 pm

Does anyone know what Dynamic Planet should be covering next year? I've heard Earthquakes and Volcanoes, but I wasn't sure if that was exactly the case.
Tectonics, but of course until rules are released it is tentative.

How come there is a sudden change in the cycle?
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby rfscoach » May 1st, 2016, 7:02 pm

Does anyone know what Dynamic Planet should be covering next year? I've heard Earthquakes and Volcanoes, but I wasn't sure if that was exactly the case.
Tectonics, but of course until rules are released it is tentative.

How come there is a sudden change in the cycle?
"Tectonics" and "Earthquake and Volcanoes" are the same thing, as one is what causes the other...
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby cemsc10 » May 2nd, 2016, 3:57 pm

Tectonics, but of course until rules are released it is tentative.

How come there is a sudden change in the cycle?
"Tectonics" and "Earthquake and Volcanoes" are the same thing, as one is what causes the other...
Oh, I thought like in addition to name change they would only focus on one topic, rather than the other. Like not go into detail about types of volcanoes and earthquakes, and rather just focus on the tectonics. I guess we have to wait until rules to officially see! :(
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby kaon » May 4th, 2016, 10:30 am

Are the topics for "shared" B & C events (like Anatomy & Physiology, Dynamic Planet, etc.) likely to be the same? #noobquestions

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby JasperKota » May 4th, 2016, 11:22 am

Are the topics for "shared" B & C events (like Anatomy & Physiology, Dynamic Planet, etc.) likely to be the same? #noobquestions
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby kaon » May 4th, 2016, 11:26 am

Are the topics for "shared" B & C events (like Anatomy & Physiology, Dynamic Planet, etc.) likely to be the same? #noobquestions
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby SenseiSushi » May 4th, 2016, 11:28 am

Are the topics for "shared" B & C events (like Anatomy & Physiology, Dynamic Planet, etc.) likely to be the same? #noobquestions
I'm going to assume that they are going to be extremely similar. Experimental Design and Green Generation are examples of this, however the C Division version of the events usually covers some extra topics.
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby Entomology » May 5th, 2016, 6:59 pm

It's near the end of the season, so I"m going to put out my usual offer regarding the rules. We're always interested in hearing feedback / suggestions on changes to make next year. The day after the National Tournament the rules committee will meet to try to lock down the rules for the next season. While I can't guarantee we'll adopt suggestions made here, I can at least promise we'll listen to them and consider them.
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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby I_wilsonp » May 8th, 2016, 5:14 pm

It was a real pain that this year the voltage limit for Electric Vehicle was 7.2V, when lithium ion batteries are either 3.7V or 7.4V. Leaves us stuck with temperamental NiMH batteries when Li-ions are so much easier to use.

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Re: Events 2016-2017

Postby valjean » May 9th, 2016, 9:37 am

Does anybody know what the topics for Astronomy will be next year?
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