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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby rocketman1555 » November 19th, 2009, 5:55 am

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby Celeste » December 20th, 2009, 4:20 pm

I was at a meet a several weeks back (the Southland Invite, if anyone else was there) and I did the Remote Sensing test there. It was nearly all about satellites and sensors and things, with very little focus on forest biomes or human impact. It made it pretty tough, because I had spent more time on learning the forest stuff. I would now really recommend studying up on your satellites!
2011~Dynamic (1st Regional, 1st State, 36th Nats) ~Birds (1st, 2nd, 39th) ~Remote (1st, 3rd, 42nd) ~Wind Power (1st, 4th, x)

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby binary010101 » December 21st, 2009, 1:29 pm

What they put on the test really depends on the proctor.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby gneissisnice » December 21st, 2009, 4:33 pm

I was at a meet a several weeks back (the Southland Invite, if anyone else was there) and I did the Remote Sensing test there. It was nearly all about satellites and sensors and things, with very little focus on forest biomes or human impact. It made it pretty tough, because I had spent more time on learning the forest stuff. I would now really recommend studying up on your satellites!
That's basically what happened at nationals. My partner and I had split the event; he studied satellites and I worked on the environmental stuff. When we got to nats, it turned out that the event was almost all satellites. He did most of the event while I helped on the few environmental questions, and I did the tie-breaker. We thought we did horribly, but we ended up getting 3rd. Go figure.
Anyway, the point is, you never know what theyre going to ask.
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
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby Celeste » December 21st, 2009, 5:54 pm

That's basically what happened at nationals. My partner and I had split the event; he studied satellites and I worked on the environmental stuff. When we got to nats, it turned out that the event was almost all satellites. He did most of the event while I helped on the few environmental questions, and I did the tie-breaker. We thought we did horribly, but we ended up getting 3rd. Go figure.
Anyway, the point is, you never know what theyre going to ask.
Yeah, I was at nationals last year, too. Congrats on 3rd by the way, I got 36th :( . But yeah, anyways, it bugged me that so much of the focus was on satellites. I like the image interpretation questions best, where you're given a pic and have to find stuff out about it. (I think the nationals ones from last year were of Canada or somewhere.) I wish that more of the tests would be on that. Plus, the environmental focus on the nationals test was basically just about forest biomes, like it's specified as this year. It'd be nice if we could get that test on the web, it was a pretty tough one and would be great for practicing this year!
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2009~Egg-O (11th State, 36th Nats) ~Herp (6th, 44th) ~Remote (x, 36th)

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby winneratlife » December 31st, 2009, 12:28 pm

But as far as what to study, check the remote sensing pages from the wiki ( http://scioly.org/wiki/Remote_Sensing ) and the official Science Olympiad web site ( http://soinc.org/remote_sensing_c ). They both have links for web sites with some good information.
The wiki information and links are really outdated...
I also didn't find the official site useful (other than the NASA tutorial, which is really long, and complicated. If you can struggle through it, and have your partner do the biomes, you can already probably do very well. However, the only way you're capable of reading all probably 200+ pages of the entire thing before most regionals is if you don't have any other events or don't get any homework, and have no life.) Anyone else have a better resource?

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby binary010101 » January 2nd, 2010, 3:22 pm

I did just read through it. It's easier to just pick the relevant info and put it on your pages.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby manutd94 » January 3rd, 2010, 6:04 am

But as far as what to study, check the remote sensing pages from the wiki ( http://scioly.org/wiki/Remote_Sensing ) and the official Science Olympiad web site ( http://soinc.org/remote_sensing_c ). They both have links for web sites with some good information.
The wiki information and links are really outdated...
I also didn't find the official site useful (other than the NASA tutorial, which is really long, and complicated. If you can struggle through it, and have your partner do the biomes, you can already probably do very well. However, the only way you're capable of reading all probably 200+ pages of the entire thing before most regionals is if you don't have any other events or don't get any homework, and have no life.) Anyone else have a better resource?
200+ pages by regionals isn't really that much, even with other events. I'm on Astronomy, Physics Lab, and It's About Time, and I still had the time to finish the 200+ pages. You just have to use your time effectively.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby gogofofo » January 11th, 2010, 9:40 am

Hey guys, I have decided to dedicate myself to the study of remote sensing. While I don't see myself as an expert (Top 20 Nationals :D ) I think I can help anyone who is looking for it. Anyone else who thought last year's test was way too easy?
The Nationals test was way too easy, I feel like it made it a crap shoot at the top. My partner and I got 11th, which I felt very fortunate about given how easy the test was.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby gneissisnice » January 13th, 2010, 6:07 pm

Hey guys, I have decided to dedicate myself to the study of remote sensing. While I don't see myself as an expert (Top 20 Nationals :D ) I think I can help anyone who is looking for it. Anyone else who thought last year's test was way too easy?
My partner and I honestly didnt really know what we were doing, and we got 3rd.

I'd say that that's a pretty big flaw in the test if we can guess our way to 3rd place.
My partner answered all the satellite questions (which was most of the test), and he ended up guessing on a bunch, and I answered the couple of environmental questions and I did the tie-breaker.
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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