Dynamic Planet B/C

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Flavorflav » October 7th, 2010, 5:57 am

Lol, looking at all the tests ive taken at my regional competition over the past few years, i think the hardest question on there might be "Describe the water cycle in a few sentences"...seriously, i don't know who makes those tests, but i could spend an hour and make better ones
Try it sometime. It often takes more than an hour just to make the answer sheet for a decent test.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby personasaurus rex » October 7th, 2010, 2:51 pm

Lol, looking at all the tests ive taken at my regional competition over the past few years, i think the hardest question on there might be "Describe the water cycle in a few sentences"...seriously, i don't know who makes those tests, but i could spend an hour and make better ones
Try it sometime. It often takes more than an hour just to make the answer sheet for a decent test.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby EpicFailOlympian » October 7th, 2010, 3:34 pm

Yea regionals is pretty easy. We had worthless notes and we place 1st.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby zyzzyva980 » October 7th, 2010, 4:09 pm

All regionals are different- even the same region in different years. Not every test is a pushover, so don't prepare for it to be.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby lllazar » October 7th, 2010, 6:08 pm

Lol, looking at all the tests ive taken at my regional competition over the past few years, i think the hardest question on there might be "Describe the water cycle in a few sentences"...seriously, i don't know who makes those tests, but i could spend an hour and make better ones
Try it sometime. It often takes more than an hour just to make the answer sheet for a decent test.
I was saying i could make a better test relative to the one they made - by no means would it be a good quality test, but i was just trying to express how little time and effort went into making those tests...
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby zyzzyva980 » October 7th, 2010, 6:13 pm

I've made several Compute This tests before, you'd think they'd be relatively simple to make- they're not. Each has taken at least a couple of hours. DyPlan would, I think, be harder to make. These tests can be pretty hard to make, and none of them are perfect. Cut the supervisors some slack.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby lllazar » October 7th, 2010, 6:56 pm

Sigh, im telling you if you saw the tests at our regionals you'd take back all you've said. Yes, i understand making good tests is difficult, but these were not good tests.

On a side note, are there any formulas for Freshwater we should know?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby quizbowl » October 7th, 2010, 7:23 pm

discharge
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby EpicFailOlympian » October 7th, 2010, 7:56 pm

discharge
Discharge(Cubic meters/second)=channel width(meters)x channel depth(meters) x velocity(meters/second)
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby quizbowl » October 7th, 2010, 7:57 pm

probably also stream gradient. but thats not really a formula.
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