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Technical Problem Solving C

Posted: June 11th, 2009, 7:30 pm
by Jim_R
Discussion for Technical Problem Solving C.

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Posted: October 7th, 2009, 2:04 pm
by Fireheart347
So what kind of equations and information do we need to know for this event? This is my first time competing in Technical Problem Solving.

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Posted: October 7th, 2009, 6:30 pm
by scienceolympiadist
You won't like this response, but you really don't know what to expect. They can give you any experiments that you may see with scientific equipments. Mostly though, the tasks involved activities seen in physics classrooms: determining density, calculating pendulum period, etc.

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Posted: October 21st, 2009, 1:13 pm
by rocketchicka
when i did it last year we went into not knowing what to expect and ended up using physics, chemistry, mapping skills and biology. It's difficult to study for it, so i just studied a little of everything.

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Posted: December 14th, 2009, 5:28 pm
by Nerd95
Do I really need to study EVERYTHING?? Is there one particular class curriculum that I can focus in on? Any good resources for this event I should use? I am new to TPS, so I do not know much about it.

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Posted: December 14th, 2009, 6:46 pm
by ktrujillo52
Honestly, you don't know what to expect in this event. It is usually run as lab stations and physics, chemistry, and biology are involved. I think this is the event that replaced 5 star science several years ago, which is why you have to be well rounded.

But to give you a definite answer, I would suggest learning Standard Deviation and Chi square statistic if you haven't already learned them, I have been asked about them several times on tests.

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Posted: December 14th, 2009, 7:05 pm
by unnamed 23
My suggestion is to pick up your friendly AP text book and give it a good skimming through. That has worked for me so far.

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Posted: December 14th, 2009, 8:44 pm
by ktrujillo52
Lol. You have physics covered and I have bio covered.

We can struggle through the chem together haha

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Posted: December 15th, 2009, 6:46 pm
by unnamed 23
I can deal with chem too it's basically a weirder form of physics

Re: Technical Problem Solving C

Posted: December 15th, 2009, 7:07 pm
by ktrujillo52
lol ok.