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What to do for the rest of the year

Postby raxu » February 9th, 2016, 8:31 am

Hello fellow Science Olympians:
My school Science Olympiad team, due to some event failures, was not able to get to the states competition. Now, with more than four months before the end of school year, the team doesn't really know what to do next. What are some of the things you guys do off season? Also, although it's still really early through the 15-16 season, any good guesses about event changes next year?

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Re: What to do for the rest of the year

Postby Eggo » February 9th, 2016, 9:59 am

We usually do 3D printing classes with the librarian.
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Re: What to do for the rest of the year

Postby John Richardsim » February 9th, 2016, 12:51 pm

Also, although it's still really early through the 15-16 season, any good guesses about event changes next year?
Here are the events listed in the tentative schedule for the summer institute: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MtP ... sp=sharing
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Re: What to do for the rest of the year

Postby Unome » February 9th, 2016, 1:45 pm

Note that there are several topic changes (not listed on the list above, this is me speculating, but it's probably accurate):

Anatomy & Physiology: Integ, Muscular, Skeletal ---> Nervous, Endocrine and one more that I can't remember (this was tentatively announced and is somewhere on soinc.org)
Dynamic Planet: Oceanography ---> Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Disease Detectives: Will probably switch topics, but I'm not certain
Meteorology: Everyday Weather ---> Severe Storms (if I remember correctly)
Chem Lab: Kinetics & Gases ---> Gases and something else (not sure)
I think Ecology and Remote Sensing will also have topics, but I'm not sure.

Edit: Since when has Fossils/Rocks been a two-year rotation?!
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Re: What to do for the rest of the year

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » February 9th, 2016, 1:48 pm

Note that there are several topic changes (not listed on the list above, this is me speculating, but it's probably accurate):

Anatomy & Physiology: Integ, Muscular, Skeletal ---> Nervous, Endocrine and one more that I can't remember (this was tentatively announced and is somewhere on soinc.org)
Dynamic Planet: Oceanography ---> Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Disease Detectives: Will probably switch topics, but I'm not certain
Meteorology: Everyday Weather ---> Severe Storms (if I remember correctly)
Chem Lab: Kinetics & Gases ---> Gases and something else (not sure)
I think Ecology and Remote Sensing will also have topics, but I'm not sure.

Edit: Since when has Fossils/Rocks been a two-year rotation?!
Astronomy too, although we don't know the topic
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Re: What to do for the rest of the year

Postby bernard » February 9th, 2016, 5:27 pm

Also, although it's still really early through the 15-16 season, any good guesses about event changes next year?
Here are the events listed in the tentative schedule for the summer institute: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MtP ... sp=sharing
Anatomy & Physiology (Nervous, Sense Organs, Endocrine)
Disease Detectives (Food Illness)
Dynamic Planet (Tectonics)
Meterology (Severe Storms)
Chemistry Lab (Thermodynamics/Gas Laws)
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Re: What to do for the rest of the year

Postby windu34 » February 11th, 2016, 8:48 am

In respect to builds:
AIr Trajectory ---> Optics (isn't that a hybrid???)
Its about time ---> Radio Lab (proposed)
Bridges ---> Boomelever
Wright Stuff --->Egg-O-naut (I'm pretty sure that is before helicopters)
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Re: What to do for the rest of the year

Postby Unome » February 11th, 2016, 1:30 pm

In respect to builds:
AIr Trajectory ---> Optics (isn't that a hybrid???)
Its about time ---> Radio Lab (proposed)
Bridges ---> Boomelever
Wright Stuff --->Egg-O-naut (I'm pretty sure that is before helicopters)
Air Trajectory ---> Radio Lab ---> don't know (it's being revised so we don't know what will happen next; I'd bet against MagLev returning)
It's About Time ---> Optics ---> Circuit Lab
Bridges ---> Towers ---> Boomilever
Wright Stuff ---> Helicopters ---> ELG (not completely sure about this one, but I don't think Egg-O-Naut will return)

The info from SOSI is basically as accurate as it gets.
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Re: What to do for the rest of the year

Postby Skink » February 12th, 2016, 6:22 pm

Options include:
-celebrate and call it a season (you've earned it!)
-prepare for next season (also done by some teams who do not earn a Nationals bid)
-do other science blub-type activities outside the scope of SO
-do in-house for-fun SO scrimmages (e.g. spend 2-3wk building an egg drop device and, then, compete with your friends)
-fund-raise for next season

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Re: What to do for the rest of the year

Postby varunscs11 » February 12th, 2016, 8:28 pm

Since when has fossils/rocks been a 2 yr rotation? It used to be 3
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