Solar System B

gopanda13
Member
Member
Posts: 8
Joined: December 21st, 2009, 11:40 am
Division: B
State: CA

Re: Solar System B

Postby gopanda13 » April 3rd, 2010, 1:33 pm

Thanks!
Winston Churchill M.S. is going to Nationals this year for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User avatar
smarticle13
Member
Member
Posts: 237
Joined: September 5th, 2009, 7:54 am
Division: B
State: TX
Location: if I told you, I would have to kill you

Re: Solar System B

Postby smarticle13 » April 4th, 2010, 2:53 pm

Do you guys know of a good website that has which constellations the planets will be in on April 17th?
I didn't think we needed to know about constellations in solar systems
13 Medals:
Dynamic Planet (2nd place and 3rd place)
Elevated Bridge (3rd place)
Meteorology (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, 3rd place and another one at State!)
Road Scholar (1st place)
Shock Value (3rd place)
Solar System (1st place, 4th place)
We've Got Your Number (1st place)

new horizon
Member
Member
Posts: 175
Joined: March 7th, 2010, 6:46 am
Division: C
State: NJ
Location: on pluto.

Re: Solar System B

Postby new horizon » April 4th, 2010, 3:01 pm

yes you do. it's the last letter.
on our regional test, there was a starmap. my partner did it, I didn't see the questions but it didn't seem to be "the day of the competition" thing, those are way to hard to set up for the test maker.
anyway the more you know, the merrier.

User avatar
smarticle13
Member
Member
Posts: 237
Joined: September 5th, 2009, 7:54 am
Division: B
State: TX
Location: if I told you, I would have to kill you

Re: Solar System B

Postby smarticle13 » April 4th, 2010, 3:02 pm

yes you do. it's the last letter.
on our regional test, there was a starmap. my partner did it, I didn't see the questions but it didn't seem to be "the day of the competition" thing, those are way to hard to set up for the test maker.
anyway the more you know, the merrier.
ok, thanks
13 Medals:
Dynamic Planet (2nd place and 3rd place)
Elevated Bridge (3rd place)
Meteorology (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, 3rd place and another one at State!)
Road Scholar (1st place)
Shock Value (3rd place)
Solar System (1st place, 4th place)
We've Got Your Number (1st place)

lkanakamedala0
Member
Member
Posts: 6
Joined: April 5th, 2010, 5:19 pm
Division: B
State: PA

Re: Solar System B

Postby lkanakamedala0 » April 6th, 2010, 4:44 am

Do you guys know of a good website that has which constellations the planets will be in on April 17th?
I didn't think we needed to know about constellations in solar systems
We do like not to much but just a bit here is a good website: http://www.dibonsmith.com/constel.htm
Just click on the names and it will tell you about each one....on the competition they mostly ask what constellation is near a a planet

jaydinwars
Member
Member
Posts: 34
Joined: December 2nd, 2009, 11:20 am
Division: B
State: WA

Re: Solar System B

Postby jaydinwars » April 6th, 2010, 9:44 am

hey ummm can anyone tell me a good way to study i was put on the event for state and i have hardly any knowledge of the solar system
Hard workin.YUP!YUP!YUP!

User avatar
smarticle13
Member
Member
Posts: 237
Joined: September 5th, 2009, 7:54 am
Division: B
State: TX
Location: if I told you, I would have to kill you

Re: Solar System B

Postby smarticle13 » April 6th, 2010, 11:28 am

well, know the characteristics of the planets...this is a study event, so you need to know as much about the planets as possible
13 Medals:
Dynamic Planet (2nd place and 3rd place)
Elevated Bridge (3rd place)
Meteorology (1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, 3rd place and another one at State!)
Road Scholar (1st place)
Shock Value (3rd place)
Solar System (1st place, 4th place)
We've Got Your Number (1st place)

User avatar
brobo
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 445
Joined: April 8th, 2009, 2:44 pm
Division: C
State: TX
Location: MINECRAFT!
Contact:

Re: Solar System B

Postby brobo » April 6th, 2010, 11:58 am

hey ummm can anyone tell me a good way to study i was put on the event for state and i have hardly any knowledge of the solar system
Can you be a little more specific? There's no one way to just "study". There's the planets (atmosphere, location, unique characteristics, moons if any, etc.), Keepler's laws (wording AND meaning), moons (host planet, speed of rotation and orbit), other features of the Solar System (Oort cloud, Kuiper belt, etc.), and formation theories of the solar sytem. You do not need to know any formation theories of the universe.

You should know all of that, and more. Almost all of it can be found in the Solar System Wiki.
Image--Texas!

brobo's Userpage

"Let's put all our differences behind us, for science. You monster."

Ubuntu is awesome.

User avatar
EastStroudsburg13
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 3028
Joined: January 17th, 2009, 7:32 am
Division: Grad
State: MD
Location: At work trying to be a real adult
Contact:

Re: Solar System B

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » April 6th, 2010, 12:51 pm

What is the most amount of moons anyone has seen on a test? I was thinking that people should know at least the ones that are at least 50 km in radius and then some extras, but some of them seem like they could be long shots to appear somewhere. Then again, someone could come up with a long matching section on just moons or something.
East Stroudsburg South Class of 2012, Alumnus of JT Lambert, Drexel University Class of 2017

Helpful Links
Wiki
Wiki Pages that Need Work
FAQ and SciOly FAQ Wiki
Chat (See IRC Wiki for more info)
BBCode Wiki


If you have any questions for me, always feel free to shoot me a PM.

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″
Contact:

Re: Solar System B

Postby AlphaTauri » April 6th, 2010, 3:12 pm

Probably just all the major ones at the most (i.e. the ones that aren't just pieces of rock floating in space that we know nothing about). You should definitely know:

Jupiter- Io, Callisto, Ganymede, Europa
Saturn- Janus, Epimetheus, Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Hyperion, Iapetus
Uranus- Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, Oberon
Neptune- Triton

I'm thinking that there might be a tiebreaker on naming as many moons of, say, Saturn as you can.
Hershey Science Olympiad 2009 - 2014
Volunteer for Michigan SO 2015 - 2018

]\/[ Go Blue!


Return to “2010 Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests