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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby JionPark » April 16th, 2019, 9:37 pm

Will water quality have only two years of rotation or three?
I noticed that water quality was in the years 2012, 2013, 2014,
and I was wondering why saltwater was the next topic, because 2012 and 2013
both covered freshwater. I am assuming that the year of 2014 covered saltwater.

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby Unome » April 17th, 2019, 5:17 am

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chalker wrote:Just wanted to point out that for most events, we have the rotations planned out years in advance. For my committee (Physics), we tentatively know the next 6+ years (albeit we're open to adjustments if they are warranted.)

What's replacing Density Lab and Sounds of Music right now?

It's highly likely Sounds will move into B to replace Density Lab in 2021. I'm not sure what will be replacing it in C, though some form of Trajectory or Hovercraft seems most likely to me.
JionPark wrote:Will water quality have only two years of rotation or three?
I noticed that water quality was in the years 2012, 2013, 2014,
and I was wondering why saltwater was the next topic, because 2012 and 2013
both covered freshwater. I am assuming that the year of 2014 covered saltwater.

I suspect two years, and iirc 2014 covered estuaries or something like that.
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby jgrischow1 » April 17th, 2019, 11:29 am

JionPark wrote:Will water quality have only two years of rotation or three?
I noticed that water quality was in the years 2012, 2013, 2014,
and I was wondering why saltwater was the next topic, because 2012 and 2013
both covered freshwater. I am assuming that the year of 2014 covered saltwater.


This rotation has varied. 2009, 2010, 2011 was Ecology, and as you note 2012-14 was WQ. However, they then moved to a 2 year rotation for Green Generation in 2015-16 and back to Ecology for 17-18.

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Postby antoine_ego » April 19th, 2019, 12:48 pm

Hot take: We've Got Your Number should replace Fermi :)
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Postby JoeyC » April 19th, 2019, 1:04 pm

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby sourpatchkids » April 19th, 2019, 3:06 pm

Any insight into what changes will be made to Boomilever rules this upcoming season?

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby TheCrazyChemist » April 19th, 2019, 3:30 pm

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby TheChiScientist » April 19th, 2019, 7:52 pm

sourpatchkids wrote:Any insight into what changes will be made to Boomilever rules this upcoming season?

I see almost no changes being made as boomilever is already hard enough... We might be looking at some sort of bonus though? (idk :?:)
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby TheSquaad » April 20th, 2019, 12:25 am

TheChiScientist wrote:
sourpatchkids wrote:Any insight into what changes will be made to Boomilever rules this upcoming season?

I see almost no changes being made as boomilever is already hard enough... We might be looking at some sort of bonus though? (idk :?:)


Maybe they’ll do something similar to the second year of towers and make the boomi have to fit through a ring at a certain distance from the wall

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby BennyTheJett » April 20th, 2019, 4:51 am

Will Dynamic go to Oceans or Fresh Water after next season?
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby knightmoves » April 20th, 2019, 6:06 am

TheSquaad wrote:
TheChiScientist wrote:
sourpatchkids wrote:Any insight into what changes will be made to Boomilever rules this upcoming season?

I see almost no changes being made as boomilever is already hard enough... We might be looking at some sort of bonus though? (idk :?:)


Maybe they’ll do something similar to the second year of towers and make the boomi have to fit through a ring at a certain distance from the wall


I don't think that's very likely. It could have some minimal change, like increasing the distance to the wall by 5cm, just so people have to tweak their designs. Boomi has the tier 2 rule that stops you from going the light-and-fragile bonus route. You could do some kind of score multiplier for vertical height used on the wall - or maybe add boomi length to the score, so longer boomis scored higher. But boomi length and height on wall are so directly tied to the basic physics of the event that I'm not sure adding them in to the score gains you anything.

Mostly I agree with Chi - there's enough variation in Boomis this year that you don't need to change it up.

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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby MadCow2357 » April 20th, 2019, 9:09 am

TheSquaad wrote:
TheChiScientist wrote:
sourpatchkids wrote:Any insight into what changes will be made to Boomilever rules this upcoming season?

I see almost no changes being made as boomilever is already hard enough... We might be looking at some sort of bonus though? (idk :?:)


Maybe they’ll do something similar to the second year of towers and make the boomi have to fit through a ring at a certain distance from the wall

How would that even work?
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby waffletree » April 20th, 2019, 10:07 am

this was posted on pascioly.org 4 days ago: http://www.pascioly.org/files/Events_2020_041619.pdf
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby reverse » April 20th, 2019, 10:13 am

waffletree wrote:this was posted on pascioly.org 4 days ago: http://www.pascioly.org/files/Events_2020_041619.pdf

No topic changes in Astronomy or Dynamic Planet?
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Re: Science Olympiad Events 2019-2020

Postby ericlepanda » April 20th, 2019, 10:18 am

waffletree wrote:this was posted on pascioly.org 4 days ago: http://www.pascioly.org/files/Events_2020_041619.pdf



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