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Solar System B

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Re: Solar System B

Postby SOninja » August 3rd, 2009, 6:11 pm

no you don't need to know anything at all. ;)

-atmospheric and geologic characteristics of the planets and their satellites
-kepler's laws and newton's laws and maybe some other laws/theories?
-famous past astronomers and what they did
-comets, asteroids, meteors, Kuiper belt, oort cloud
-features of the sun

stuff like that i think. (i haven't actually done this event before)
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Glacierguy1 » August 3rd, 2009, 9:18 pm

A couple years ago, the NY State test was some basic questions about the planets and other parts of the solar system and then a section where you had to calculate the escape velocity for each of the planets and plot them on a graph. It was a very easy test.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Allirog24 » August 6th, 2009, 1:41 pm

If you are allowed a binder, couldn't you just put the escape velocities in the binder?
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Re: Solar System B

Postby andrewwski » August 6th, 2009, 1:46 pm

You can put down anything you want on your note sheet, but if the question asks you to show how you calculated it, it'll only be useful as confirmation that you got the right answer.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby rfscoach » August 25th, 2009, 8:33 am

About resources - I have draft rules now and they state that students will be allowed one 8.5" x 11" two-sided sheet of paper. It can include images, graphics and text just like Reach for the Stars. Plus a basic calucator with square root function. That is that biggest change from that last time the event was run when you could have any resource that fit into a 12"x12"x3"space. As a coach I prefer the single page resource, It forces the kids to really know their stuff.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby shorti96 » September 1st, 2009, 1:58 pm

but why exactly would you need a calculator for a study event having to deal with space :?:
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Re: Solar System B

Postby andrewwski » September 1st, 2009, 2:21 pm

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Postby EastStroudsburg13 » September 1st, 2009, 4:06 pm

You might need to find distances and stuff, or converting between units such as miles to AU's. You should always have a calculator with you if it mentions one in the rules just in case.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby shorti96 » September 1st, 2009, 4:44 pm

oh cause you know at first you might not think that you need a calculator though
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Re: Solar System B

Postby smarticle13 » September 5th, 2009, 1:39 pm

google squared gives information i heard :D
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Re: Solar System B

Postby shorti96 » September 8th, 2009, 3:13 pm

your right it is a really great sight to find more information
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Re: Solar System B

Postby AlphaTauri » September 20th, 2009, 11:07 am

I wish RFS was still an event. For me, constellations, SNs and black holes were more exciting than our solar system. :(
x_SOninja_x wrote:no you don't need to know anything at all. ;)

-atmospheric and geologic characteristics of the planets and their satellites
-kepler's laws and newton's laws and maybe some other laws/theories?
-famous past astronomers and what they did
-comets, asteroids, meteors, Kuiper belt, oort cloud
-features of the sun

stuff like that i think. (i haven't actually done this event before)

Anyways, does anyone know if they are still including Pluto on the list of planets to study or is it now considered a "planetoid" that we don't need to know as much about? (Sorry if that was confusing.) And speaking of a different kind of satellite, do we need to know about space probes/exploration, like Voyager and the Apollo missions?
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Re: Solar System B

Postby AlphaTauri » September 20th, 2009, 11:25 am

Sorry about the double post, but I found some resources for SS.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_system
http://nineplanets.org/
http://library.thinkquest.org/23830/astronomers.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler's_laws_of_planetary_motion
Or you could just search for whatever you need on Wikipedia or Google.

And then there's this picture (sizes are to scale, distances are not):
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c4/Planets2008.jpg
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Re: Solar System B

Postby SOninja » September 20th, 2009, 11:56 am

AlphaTauri wrote:I wish RFS was still an event. For me, constellations, SNs and black holes were more exciting than our solar system. :(
x_SOninja_x wrote:no you don't need to know anything at all. ;)

-atmospheric and geologic characteristics of the planets and their satellites
-kepler's laws and newton's laws and maybe some other laws/theories?
-famous past astronomers and what they did
-comets, asteroids, meteors, Kuiper belt, oort cloud
-features of the sun

stuff like that i think. (i haven't actually done this event before)

Anyways, does anyone know if they are still including Pluto on the list of planets to study or is it now considered a "planetoid" that we don't need to know as much about? (Sorry if that was confusing.) And speaking of a different kind of satellite, do we need to know about space probes/exploration, like Voyager and the Apollo missions?


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Well, the pluto question is a good question. However, i wouldn't say that pluto is a planetoid (asteroid, minor planet)... more like "dwarf planet". ;)
The "official" dwarf planets (aka recognized by IAU) right now are pluto, ceres, eris, makemake, and haumea.
There are prob tons of other dwarf planets out there in the kuiper belt but they haven't all been explored yet.
I suggest learning about Sedna too, because it's a very good candidate for joining those five dwarf planets.
Learning why Pluto is now a dwarf planet is a definite must, and it's really rather interesting :)
http://www.universetoday.com/2008/04/10 ... -a-planet/ (this explains why)
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg2 ... r-all.html (this is fascinating... so is pluto considered a planet in illinois?)
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