Solar System B

Locked
User avatar
amerikestrel
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 606
Joined: August 17th, 2009, 7:10 am
Division: C
State: PA
Location: SCAHS
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Solar System B

Post by amerikestrel » November 3rd, 2009, 3:29 pm

Wait, so we will have to know what constellation each planet is in on the day of the competition? Then what does this mean:
...either with the unaided eye or a telescope.
Not competing in the 2011-12 season.
2011 B division PA State Ornithology and Fossils champ!
Medal count: 14

User avatar
SOninja
Member
Member
Posts: 76
Joined: April 13th, 2009, 4:17 pm
Division: C
Location: The Dark Side imaninja.com
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Contact:

Re: Solar System B

Post by SOninja » November 3rd, 2009, 3:31 pm

you may have to find the constellation and/or planet yourself, in a planetarium.
2009 States: :D
Crime busters <3 - 1st
*Reach for the Stars* - 1st
Anatomy - 7th


SO forever

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." -Charles Austin Beard

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: Solar System B

Post by gyourkoshaven » November 3rd, 2009, 3:38 pm

amerikestrel wrote:
gyourkoshaven wrote:
cooltiger wrote:Can I get some example questions on this? I think I get it but I want to be sure.
Other than that I'm good.
(Can guarantee you won't get this question, but I haven't studied other planets enough.)

Put the following in order:Vaalbara, Pangea, Laurasia and Gondwana.
Wait a minute, weren't Laurasia and Gondwana part of Pangea?
Pangea broke apart to form them. *Moves conversation to DP thread*
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
amerikestrel
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 606
Joined: August 17th, 2009, 7:10 am
Division: C
State: PA
Location: SCAHS
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Solar System B

Post by amerikestrel » November 3rd, 2009, 3:45 pm

But you can't say that either of them "came before" the other.
x_SOninja_x wrote:you may have to find the constellation and/or planet yourself, in a planetarium.
How would there be a planetarium at the competition?
Not competing in the 2011-12 season.
2011 B division PA State Ornithology and Fossils champ!
Medal count: 14

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: Solar System B

Post by gyourkoshaven » November 3rd, 2009, 3:49 pm

I meant Laurasia and Gondwana were one thing in the order.
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
amerikestrel
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 606
Joined: August 17th, 2009, 7:10 am
Division: C
State: PA
Location: SCAHS
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Solar System B

Post by amerikestrel » November 3rd, 2009, 3:53 pm

gyourkoshaven wrote:I meant Laurasia and Gondwana were one thing in the order.
Oh, OK. I thought they were separate things in the list.
Not competing in the 2011-12 season.
2011 B division PA State Ornithology and Fossils champ!
Medal count: 14

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: Solar System B

Post by AlphaTauri » November 3rd, 2009, 4:12 pm

amerikestrel wrote:But you can't say that either of them "came before" the other.
x_SOninja_x wrote:you may have to find the constellation and/or planet yourself, in a planetarium.
How would there be a planetarium at the competition?
PA states always has an inflatable planetarium that they use for RFS (they set it up in one of the raquetball courts at Juniata). I don't know if they'll use it this year because the only thing that involves it is finding where the planets are in relation to the constellations. If they use it, a couple words of advice about the planetarium:
  • ~You often have to twist your neck at awkward angles to see what the event sup. is pointing at because it's crowded.
    ~They provide pencils for this part so you don't accidentally poke a hole in the planetarium.
    ~Don't look at the flashlight. Afterwards, you can't see anything for a couple minutes. This was how we did not-so-well last year.
Hershey Science Olympiad 2009 - 2014
Volunteer for Michigan SO 2015 - 2018

]\/[ Go Blue!

User avatar
EastStroudsburg13
Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
Posts: 3166
Joined: January 17th, 2009, 7:32 am
Division: Grad
State: MD
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Location: At work trying to be a real adult
Has thanked: 31 times
Been thanked: 135 times
Contact:

Re: Solar System B

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » November 3rd, 2009, 4:51 pm

When I did Solar System in 7th grade (this statement is for PA states), it wasn't with the inflatable planetarium, and it was just a test in a lecture room. However, there were pictures for planets and moons that we had to match and identify, so that would be a good thing to study.
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


So long, and thanks for all the Future Dictator titles!

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: Solar System B

Post by AlphaTauri » November 3rd, 2009, 5:01 pm

At my regionals, we basically sat down in a classroom and answered questions based on a Powerpoint the event sup. was projecting on the screen. (This was for RFS, but I think the same format would work for Solar System.) I'm not sure why they didn't just give everyone a test packet and let us work at our own pace, but I guess it was easier to grade and saved a few more trees...
Hershey Science Olympiad 2009 - 2014
Volunteer for Michigan SO 2015 - 2018

]\/[ Go Blue!

User avatar
brobo
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 445
Joined: April 8th, 2009, 2:44 pm
Division: C
State: TX
Location: MINECRAFT!
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
Contact:

Re: Solar System B

Post by brobo » November 3rd, 2009, 8:19 pm

Last year for RFS, they handed us a big packet and said "Start working now!"
That was it. It was in a small lecture room, but it had some pretty steep stairs. Most study events are done that way. At least thats what I would prepare for.
Image--Texas!

brobo's Userpage

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

Ubuntu is awesome.

Locked

Return to “2010 Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest