Dynamic Planet B/C

User avatar
gyourkoshaven
Member
Member
Posts: 459
Joined: April 14th, 2008, 12:16 pm
Division: C
State: PA
Location: SHHS
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by gyourkoshaven » June 3rd, 2010, 10:24 am

quizbowl13 wrote:now that DP's topic is freshwater, what do you think they will ask on the tests?
its such a narrow topic..
The last time it was at this spot in the rotation it was Rivers and Lakes. I don't know if it's the same thing with a new name, or a new thing.
Strath Haven MS:
2008: Regionals-3, States-5
2009: Regionals-2, States-4
2010: Regionals-1, States-2, Nationals-19 :)
2011 (Co-captain): Regionals-1, States-1, Nationals-11 :D

Nationals: Aquifers-37, Compute This-13, Dynamic Planet-25, Ecology-6, Experimental Design-7, Junkyard-33

Moving to C...

User avatar
zyzzyva980
Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
Posts: 1539
Joined: November 18th, 2009, 12:59 pm
Division: Grad
State: IA
Location: Des Moines
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Contact:

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by zyzzyva980 » June 3rd, 2010, 11:38 am

I'm sure there will be plenty to study for freshwater, even if it is narrowed down to just lakes and rivers.I don't know for sure what it involved last time, but there is quite a lot to know about water. To name a few, there could be questions on currents, floods, and how lakes and rivers affect people living in that area.
Olathe North HS, 2011-2013 | National Runner-Up, Sounds of Music (2012)
Never lose the joy of competing in the pursuit of winning

Resources
Site Help: FAQ & IRC
Event Help: [wiki][/wiki] & Image Gallery
Social Networks: scioly.org on Facebook & Twitter

Katherine
Member
Member
Posts: 28
Joined: April 29th, 2010, 2:24 pm
Division: B
State: IL
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by Katherine » June 4th, 2010, 7:33 am

Do you think they'll ask about the organisms in the water?
Last edited by Katherine on June 9th, 2010, 1:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.

rocketman1555
Staff Emeritus
Staff Emeritus
Posts: 577
Joined: September 10th, 2006, 8:21 am
Division: Grad
Location: The Library
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Contact:

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by rocketman1555 » June 4th, 2010, 8:30 am

You may have to know what types of organisms live in certain areas, but I doubt you will need to know about the organisms in detail, they usually leave that for ecology.
I am a practitioner of the art of magic known as science.

rocketman1555
Staff Emeritus
Staff Emeritus
Posts: 577
Joined: September 10th, 2006, 8:21 am
Division: Grad
Location: The Library
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Contact:

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by rocketman1555 » June 4th, 2010, 8:34 am

quizbowl13 wrote:now that DP's topic is freshwater, what do you think they will ask on the tests?
its such a narrow topic..
Its not really a narrow topic, it can include everything from lakes and rivers to aquifers, which is really quite a lot of stuff, especially with the basic hydrology that is probably necessary. Its really not any narrower than glaciers.
I am a practitioner of the art of magic known as science.

User avatar
IdahoSciGuy
Member
Member
Posts: 153
Joined: April 6th, 2009, 8:05 am
Division: Grad
State: ID
Location: Gryffindor Tower
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 13 times

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by IdahoSciGuy » June 8th, 2010, 10:55 am

Water is a HUGE topic, and if it's fresh water, then there is not only the rivers and lakes systems and properties, but also the groundwater systems. I bet that most tests(if the test writer was smart), would be comprised of half rivers and lakes, and half groundwater. Also, water includes tons of possibilities with topographic maps.

Although i personally think that the topic is boring, there is a lot of possibilities with it.
Actually, if you don't mind, it's just the doctor. - Doctor Who.

Member
Board of Directors
Idaho Science Olympiad

User avatar
soobsession
Member
Member
Posts: 407
Joined: March 21st, 2009, 2:33 pm
Division: C
Location: Chasing butterflies on a circumzenithal arc.
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by soobsession » June 25th, 2010, 3:56 pm

I'm so so so happy. :mrgreen:

When I was doing DP this year, my friend gave me a DP binder which I kinda just tossed to the side because it was the wrong topic. Then I was cleaning out my room a couple days ago and I found it and it was a RIvers and Lakes binder! There wasn't a whole lot of information, but that's okay because I can find it myself and there were a lot of tests. It did have the rules in it though which I thought was really helpful. Topics to study include but are not limited to:

Hydrological cycle
Aging of rivers (young, mature, old)
Depositional features including floodplains, levees, deltas, and meanders
Erosional features including rapids, waterfalls, canyons
Topographic map interpretation as related to river features and actions
River velocity including gradient, channel shape, and channel surface
Stream channel patterns including meandering, straight, and braided
Drainage patterns including dendritic, radial, and centripetal
Steam capacity including dissolved load, suspended load, and bedload
Stream classification including perennial and intermittent

Huh. I never thought there was so much to learn about rivers and lakes. :shock: However, that's just rivers and lakes, there are, as IdahoSciGuy said, going to be much more to cover if it's going to be freshwater.

"Do or do not. There is no try" -Yoda

Image
Image

AlphaTauri
Staff Emeritus
Staff Emeritus
Posts: 829
Joined: September 11th, 2009, 1:41 pm
Division: Grad
State: PA
Location: 04h 35m 55.239s, +16° 30′ 33.49″
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Contact:

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by AlphaTauri » June 25th, 2010, 7:12 pm

Ewww. I can already tell this isn't going to be a fun two years. I think by nature, Rivers & Lakes is less interesting than Volcanos & Earthquakes because eruption and EQs are more active, "exciting" events, while Rivers and Lakes are just sort of there. And, it sounds like our earth history unit in science class, which I absolutely hated. Please, please, let there be some other poor kid who gets this event, instead of me...

I'm done whining now.

I would probably add human impact on rivers/lakes to the list of stuff to study, like pollution, irrigation, dams, etc.
Hershey Science Olympiad 2009 - 2014
Volunteer for Michigan SO 2015 - 2018

]\/[ Go Blue!

User avatar
zyzzyva980
Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
Posts: 1539
Joined: November 18th, 2009, 12:59 pm
Division: Grad
State: IA
Location: Des Moines
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Contact:

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by zyzzyva980 » June 25th, 2010, 7:43 pm

Lakes and Rivers may not be as "Dynamic" as quakes and volcanoes but that doesn't mean it won't be a good event. A lot can go into L&R, so it may be an interesting event to study for, similar to how a lot went into everyday weather in Meteorology this year.
Olathe North HS, 2011-2013 | National Runner-Up, Sounds of Music (2012)
Never lose the joy of competing in the pursuit of winning

Resources
Site Help: FAQ & IRC
Event Help: [wiki][/wiki] & Image Gallery
Social Networks: scioly.org on Facebook & Twitter

User avatar
IdahoSciGuy
Member
Member
Posts: 153
Joined: April 6th, 2009, 8:05 am
Division: Grad
State: ID
Location: Gryffindor Tower
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 13 times

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Post by IdahoSciGuy » June 25th, 2010, 7:51 pm

I am going to be writing some Dynamic Planet tests this summer so when I post them online, ill try to make them as engaging and creative as possible! :D
Actually, if you don't mind, it's just the doctor. - Doctor Who.

Member
Board of Directors
Idaho Science Olympiad

Locked

Return to “2010 Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest