Dynamic Planet B/C

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby The Eviscerator » April 25th, 2011, 9:51 am

Thanks.
Anybody have a good way of measuring the length of a stream on a topographic map without a string? We just kind of twisted the ruler around to get the length, which seemed kind of imprecise... :?
Photo copy a ruler on to the edge of one of your cheat sheets.
We already have that. It's how to measure it that gets imprecise...

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby mingtian » April 27th, 2011, 5:39 pm

So is the Caspian Sea considered a lake or not? If asked on a test to rank the largest lakes, should I include it?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby The Eviscerator » April 27th, 2011, 5:50 pm

I would consider the Caspian Sea a lake; wikipedia says that it was formed from tectonic uplift, so it is basically a lake from natural damming. Plus, it has no outflow, rather just inflow of freshwater. Seas are usually connected to oceans. However, I'm not sure if people that write tests will consider it a lake because they might see the word sea and assume it is a sea.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby personasaurus rex » April 28th, 2011, 1:18 pm

I would consider the Caspian Sea a lake; wikipedia says that it was formed from tectonic uplift, so it is basically a lake from natural damming. Plus, it has no outflow, rather just inflow of freshwater. Seas are usually connected to oceans. However, I'm not sure if people that write tests will consider it a lake because they might see the word sea and assume it is a sea.
I don't think it's generally accepted as a lake (do correct me if I'm wrong), so I wouldn't put that in there.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby FueL » April 28th, 2011, 2:12 pm

Whether it's an inland sea or a lake is still being debated. I don't think a well-written test would have you make that distinction, but the only thing you can really do is explain the issue and try to get clarification on what the test writer's definition of "sea" is.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby The Eviscerator » May 1st, 2011, 6:07 pm

Has anybody looked at the nationals tests from 2003 and 2004 (when it was Lakes and Rivers) and noticed how easy they were?
Hopefully the nationals test this year will be hard.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Luo » May 1st, 2011, 6:13 pm

Has anybody looked at the nationals tests from 2003 and 2004 (when it was Lakes and Rivers) and noticed how easy they were?
Hopefully the nationals test this year will be hard.
Where did you find those tests? They don't appear to be at Wright Center or on the test exchange.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby The Eviscerator » May 1st, 2011, 6:29 pm

I'm pretty sure that past nationals tests (for the previous year) are sold at the end of each national tournament in test booklets. They're not online.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Luo » May 1st, 2011, 6:38 pm

I'm pretty sure that past nationals tests (for the previous year) are sold at the end of each national tournament in test booklets. They're not online.
Ah, I see. I'm surprised you actually have the test booklets from that far back.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby cuccoslayer97 » May 1st, 2011, 6:57 pm

too bad that you can't get the booklets earlier. that would have made making the notes so much easier.
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