Ecology B/C

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Paradox21 » May 29th, 2010, 7:38 pm

I agree. I thought last year's test was pretty good. It seems pretty likely that someone else wrote the test this year. The writer seemed to know/ care much more about the taiga than grasslands. Sadly, that might mean the same person will be writing the test next year for taiga and tundra. The national cometition probably has the widest range of preparedness of any competition, it ought to have a well made test with a good balance of easy, medium, and hard questions.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 29th, 2010, 8:02 pm

I recognized my writer. She used the same style, except that her tests are usually long.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby frogzorz » May 30th, 2010, 10:49 am

Ugh, that test was too easy. I hate easy tests. They butterfly me off.
Via the Event CD: DP:
2011-2012: Rivers and Lakes
2013-2014: Glaciers
2015-2016: Oceanography

What can be determined from the rulebook: Ecology:
2011-Taiga, Tundra
2012-Tundra, Freshwater Lakes and Streams
2013-Freshwater Lakes and Streams, Marine Estuaries
2014-Marine Estuaries, Forests
NOOOO THREE YEARS OF AQUATIC BIOMES! WAHHHH! :cry: :cry: :cry:
Ecology always manages to depress me.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 31st, 2010, 7:57 am

Yes, that will really suck.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby quizbowl » June 3rd, 2010, 8:38 am

that really dampens my mood....
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2011: 4th in NYS
2012: 3rd in NYS
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gneissisnice » June 3rd, 2010, 1:34 pm

Ugh, that test was too easy. I hate easy tests. They butterfly me off.
Via the Event CD: DP:
2011-2012: Rivers and Lakes
2013-2014: Glaciers
2015-2016: Oceanography

What can be determined from the rulebook: Ecology:
2011-Taiga, Tundra
2012-Tundra, Freshwater Lakes and Streams
2013-Freshwater Lakes and Streams, Marine Estuaries
2014-Marine Estuaries, Forests
NOOOO THREE YEARS OF AQUATIC BIOMES! WAHHHH! :cry: :cry: :cry:
Ecology always manages to depress me.
Funny, those are the biomes that I would have LOVED to do. But no, I didn't even get to do Ecology until my senior year (it was deserts and grasslands) at Nationals, only because it was the same time as WIDI and the same 2 kids did both events. And I ended up with 5th.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Paradox21 » June 3rd, 2010, 5:31 pm

Yeah, aquatic biomes are some of the most fun. Limnology has some really cool stuff in it and there are some amazing creatures in the oceans. Coral reefs are some of the most diverse biomes in the world. I would much sooner take any of the marine biomes. Taiga and Tundra is going to be... cold. There isn't a lot of diversity at the high latitudes. Lots of plants... and lichen. So, regardless of your biome preferences, take my approach and learn about ALL the biomes. But of course focus on the featured biomes.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Nerd95 » June 7th, 2010, 3:33 pm

2011 Ecology Discussion:
Tundra and Taiga

What do you think about the tundra???
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » June 18th, 2010, 6:39 am

I think that....
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby quizbowl » June 18th, 2010, 10:42 am

funny, paleo. real funny.
but on a lighter note, i always did like the tundra, and this seems like next year will be a good test.
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