Where do you find out whether an event is a testing event vs a building event? Though the team always approaches events from the testing vs. building perspective, I never knew that SO actually categorized them that way. I only knew about categories like: physical science, technology, earth science, etc., I have never seen anything in the rules where an event was put into the testing vs. build category. There are quite a few events each year that have both pre competition building and at competition knowledge testing. Sounds of music is one of these building and testing events. I personally don't know much about music but I have watched the Sounds guys practice (and build) and it certainly seems like the event has plenty that I would call testing. They don't just have to build the instruments, they have to play them, which in many cases is virtually like learning to play a new type of instrument, and explain the physics of how they work, as well as answer more general questions on the physics of sound. If a team spends a ton of time building their instrument, and only a bit on practice and learning about the physics of sound, then it may well seem like a building event to them. But if a team builds relatively simple instruments, but tons of time practicing and studying, then it/ probably seems more like a testing event to them.Wait does anyone know why this is technically a testing event when its obviously much more of a building event?
Which category (Building, Lab, Study) events are assigned to on these forums is an arbitrary decision unrelated to the official categories assigned by Science Olympiad Inc:Where do you find out whether an event is a testing event vs a building event?
Did you ever get a written exam?? Or was it always oral?how it was built may come up, why you did certain things to it, such as hole placements etc.
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