Ecology B/C

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Ecology B/C

Postby Jim_R » June 11th, 2009, 7:16 pm

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby googlyfrog » August 20th, 2009, 1:09 pm

So...grassland and taiga huh?

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Paradox21 » September 11th, 2009, 7:38 pm

This year, going with the emerging trend for study events, we get to bring an 8.5 by 11 sheet of notes into the event. I am a bit stupmed on what to write for it, I have never had problems memorizing things for the event. Suggestions? Maybe info such as precipitation and temperature range in grasslands and taiga.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gyourkoshaven » September 11th, 2009, 7:48 pm

Paradox21 wrote:This year, going with the emerging trend for study events, we get to bring an 8.5 by 11 sheet of notes into the event.


I was truly upset when I saw this in the manual. I mean it's one thing to have it for something like Dynamic Planet where there are things to calculate and formulas to know, but this is an event where everything is memorization. Very disappointing. I would figure out about 3 or 4 weeks before the competitions what my weak points are and fill my resource page with info on that.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gneissisnice » September 12th, 2009, 6:20 am

gyourkoshaven wrote:
Paradox21 wrote:This year, going with the emerging trend for study events, we get to bring an 8.5 by 11 sheet of notes into the event.


I was truly upset when I saw this in the manual. I mean it's one thing to have it for something like Dynamic Planet where there are things to calculate and formulas to know, but this is an event where everything is memorization. Very disappointing. I would figure out about 3 or 4 weeks before the competitions what my weak points are and fill my resource page with info on that.


Yeah, this does make the event a lot easier, which is bad for an event that is so easy already.
I mean, now you can copy down all the nutrient cycles without having to memorize them, along with some other stuff you just dont feel like memorizing.
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Postby sewforlife » September 12th, 2009, 12:21 pm

even though I didn't actually compete in ecology for states or regions, i remember feeling the same way. that it would be waaaayyy easier if we could use a cheat sheet. it would be like we were literally cheating.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Liv » September 19th, 2009, 10:28 am

I'm hopping back into the Scioly world. So can we bring any notes to the Comp.?

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gyourkoshaven » September 19th, 2009, 11:03 am

Look 5 posts above you:
Paradox21 wrote:This year, going with the emerging trend for study events, we get to bring an 8.5 by 11 sheet of notes into the event. I am a bit stupmed on what to write for it, I have never had problems memorizing things for the event. Suggestions? Maybe info such as precipitation and temperature range in grasslands and taiga.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby crabnebula143 » September 24th, 2009, 4:24 pm

Does anyone have any basic ecology websites you could suggest for a less-experienced person??
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gyourkoshaven » September 24th, 2009, 4:58 pm

For good ecological principles, I highly suggest the Old Dominion course(Taught by Dr. Kilburn according to the course homepage). I think it's the 1st link on Soinc.org's ecology page. Too lazy to link it, tell me if you can't find it.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Paradox21 » September 24th, 2009, 7:08 pm

crabnebula143 wrote:Does anyone have any basic ecology websites you could suggest for a less-experienced person??
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In my opinion, an AP Biology book is better than any website I have seen. But if you insist on a webpage, the Kilburn one is very good. It might be a good idea to look at all of the links on the SOinc page, most are helpful and they will often link you to even more websites.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Ostonzi » October 1st, 2009, 3:15 pm

Notes??????????????????????????????????
Wow.................
Why would they do that?

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby sciolykid101 » October 1st, 2009, 5:05 pm

Ostonzi wrote:Notes??????????????????????????????????
Wow.................
Why would they do that?

They'll probably get rid of that next year.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby 13bridges » October 16th, 2009, 1:39 pm

the rule about the reference sheet is definitely annoying but maybe they will make the tests harder. But....this is ecology...hard can it get?

What do you guys think will be asked about the biomes this year? Last year, the majority of questions focused on desert adaptations so I'm
wondering what to study about taigas and grasslands...
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Paradox21 » October 16th, 2009, 5:27 pm

My bet would be adaptations for Grassland and Taiga. Since we have a reference sheet this year they could ask about specific species of grass or something equally gross.
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