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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 7th, 2010, 5:57 am
by Flavorflav
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.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 7th, 2010, 2:51 pm
by personasaurus rex
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.
no but honestly, its true. dynamic has gotten to be more and more of a joke every year that passes. I first started scioly with oceanography in place, and it was actually somewhat challenging. then earthquakes and volcanoes came, and it was literally easier than my REGENTS EARTH SCIENCE test. and that was at the states level.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 7th, 2010, 3:34 pm
by EpicFailOlympian
Yea regionals is pretty easy. We had worthless notes and we place 1st.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 7th, 2010, 4:09 pm
by zyzzyva980
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.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 7th, 2010, 6:08 pm
by lllazar
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...

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 7th, 2010, 6:13 pm
by zyzzyva980
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.

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 7th, 2010, 6:56 pm
by lllazar
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?

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 7th, 2010, 7:23 pm
by quizbowl
discharge

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 7th, 2010, 7:56 pm
by EpicFailOlympian
discharge
Discharge(Cubic meters/second)=channel width(meters)x channel depth(meters) x velocity(meters/second)

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Posted: October 7th, 2010, 7:57 pm
by quizbowl
probably also stream gradient. but thats not really a formula.