Experimental Design B/C

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by penclspinner » September 13th, 2010, 11:15 pm

scifipi wrote:Do we have to memorize the rubric? My team thought so last year so I did, but they had the rubric in the competition! Sigh...
I don't think one should memorize the rubric so much as be so familiar with it that it all comes second nature. With enough practice it should come easily enough.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by zyzzyva980 » September 14th, 2010, 4:40 pm

You can't always count on the rubric being there, so yeah, know the rubric, but you don't necessarily have to memorize it. Just know what you need to do.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by Phenylethylamine » September 16th, 2010, 4:07 pm

zyzzyva98 wrote:You can't always count on the rubric being there, so yeah, know the rubric, but you don't necessarily have to memorize it. Just know what you need to do.
If a particular supervisor insists on a certain breakdown of the experiment, they will give you a rubric of their own or a marked answer sheet. However, if no rubric is given, you can assume they're using the standard one- so you should be very familiar with it. It's really not that much to memorize, one page of outline split between three people, so you should try. In some sections, there are very specific elements that need to be present, and these should probably be memorized. Don't worry about memorizing the vague, general lines of the rubric- e.g., the "gives meaningful information about methods" or whatever it is in the "Possible Sources of Experimental Error" section- or the exact point values assigned to each thing, although knowing what's the most important to your score in each section can be useful.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by scifipi » October 21st, 2010, 2:59 pm

Phenylethylamine wrote:
zyzzyva98 wrote:You can't always count on the rubric being there, so yeah, know the rubric, but you don't necessarily have to memorize it. Just know what you need to do.
If a particular supervisor insists on a certain breakdown of the experiment, they will give you a rubric of their own or a marked answer sheet. However, if no rubric is given, you can assume they're using the standard one- so you should be very familiar with it. It's really not that much to memorize, one page of outline split between three people, so you should try. In some sections, there are very specific elements that need to be present, and these should probably be memorized. Don't worry about memorizing the vague, general lines of the rubric- e.g., the "gives meaningful information about methods" or whatever it is in the "Possible Sources of Experimental Error" section- or the exact point values assigned to each thing, although knowing what's the most important to your score in each section can be useful.
I'm very bad at memorizing things, but I think it may help with an acronym? :?
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Re: Junkyard Challange B/C

Post by reachgeek » October 21st, 2010, 4:20 pm

Just Got my rules for Science Olympiad today :D but, it was dissapointing, I dont like the events as much as I did last year :( ... Like Junkyad challange the B sections are AWSOME but the A are kinda easy, but my team rules wo we are gonna get gold at regionals........I know we will :mrgreen:

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by zyzzyva980 » October 22nd, 2010, 7:19 am

Thanks for sharing, but this is the Experimental Design thread... JYC is in building events. @scifipi- not sure if an acronym will work, but if it helps you remember, well, more power to you.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by tclme elmo » October 23rd, 2010, 11:53 am

Wait, are there any changes in the rubric from last year?
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by zyzzyva980 » October 24th, 2010, 9:44 am

Not that I know of- this event almost never changes.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by packer-backer91 » November 8th, 2010, 6:57 pm

tclme elmo wrote:Wait, are there any changes in the rubric from last year?

Not really they just made every line on the rubric worth one point so now Div. C has 67pts and B has 63. So for example Statement of the problem had 4 parts to it but only worth 2pts now it’s worth 4 points. This makes it much easier to grade in my opinion because if you missed 1 of the 4 parts in statement of the problem there was never mentioned what point value that would be [1/2 or 1.5/2 could be two different scores that depending on the judge could give you]. There were a couple of other sections that this change was made too [Statement of Problem and Exp. Control are the two that come to mind there may be another].
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by Liv » November 11th, 2010, 10:52 am

The rubric has not changed, however the powerpoint has on the official website, I personally think last years explains the concepts better, but that's just me. Don't bring the rubric.

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