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Compute This B

Posted: June 11th, 2009, 7:28 pm
by Jim_R
Discussion for Compute This B.

Re: Compute This B

Posted: August 21st, 2009, 8:49 am
by robotman
the site is most likely going to be nasa.gov

Re: Compute This B

Posted: August 27th, 2009, 11:59 am
by fmtiger124
robotman09 wrote:the site is most likely going to be nasa.gov
did you get the draft rules for this too?
Im going to miss this event :(
anyway, I find that its a lot easier to do the graph first because that has a lot more knit-pick things that you can miss and its easier to check them when you aren't rushing around towards the end of the time period

Re: Compute This B

Posted: August 27th, 2009, 2:02 pm
by robotman
yes i did get the draft rules for this also
i feel it depends on the question lengths as to a strategy to use but since no one is the same each team should decide what is best for them and try to stick to the same oder in which they do things (what is the word for that *brain dead*)

Re: Compute This B

Posted: September 13th, 2009, 10:41 pm
by IZhou186
im sorta new to SciOly so can someone explain this event to me?
i tried reading about it but didn't understand most of it

Re: Compute This B

Posted: September 14th, 2009, 1:25 pm
by AlphaTauri
Basically, you find data from a certain website (usually places like USGS or NASA) online, represent some of it in a graph, and find answers to questions (all answers are within the domain of whatever website the rules specify). You can also create a website of your own (non-password protected) where you put up useful links and things like that. That's the short version of the rules. If you want, I can elaborate.

Re: Compute This B

Posted: September 14th, 2009, 1:43 pm
by robotman
the website is nasa.gov this year

Re: Compute This B

Posted: September 15th, 2009, 9:54 pm
by IZhou186
ohhhhhhhhh,

I sort of get it now. thnx alpha!

Re: Compute This B

Posted: September 25th, 2009, 7:51 pm
by robotman
anyone understand what "will be given a problem in the area of space science and exporation" means

i take it to mean that thats where all the questions can come from (still pretty much means the full website)

any ideas?

Re: Compute This B

Posted: September 25th, 2009, 8:45 pm
by SOroxmysox
yeah. i did it last year and you have to figure out what they ask you solely from the website.
like the graph, the short answer, and anything else they ask this year. so you're pretty much right. :idea: