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Re: Solar System B

Postby waawamellon » September 14th, 2010, 5:20 am

FIRST

So solar system will be about the same as last year except you can have two pages of notes??
Any other differences?
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Re: Solar System B

Postby tying15 » September 14th, 2010, 5:29 am

FIRST

So solar system will be about the same as last year except you can have two pages of notes??
Any other differences?
ya there are some new topics
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Re: Solar System B

Postby brobo » September 14th, 2010, 12:35 pm

Really, its almos exactly the same. I myself will be re-using last year's notes, just with a few modifications, plus an additional page of notes.

Last year, what got us was the "physical characteristics", of which we knew nothing.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby tying15 » September 16th, 2010, 7:55 am

Really, its almos exactly the same. I myself will be re-using last year's notes, just with a few modifications, plus an additional page of notes.

Last year, what got us was the "physical characteristics", of which we knew nothing.
For us we got caught on the stars and where they were supposed to be.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby AlphaTauri » September 16th, 2010, 1:43 pm

Do you mean the constellations the planets appear in? If you're having trouble with that, you could download this program called Stellarium that's basically a virtual night sky that lets you see constellations, planets, etc at any date and time (kudos to brobo for showing me this last year) or you could print out star maps from a source like Heavens Above.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby waawamellon » September 21st, 2010, 5:15 am

Last year, what got us was the "physical characteristics", of which we knew nothing.
Thats funny... thats my strong point :geek:
actually there is a new table on the wiki under Quick Guide to the Solar System (not to be confused with the Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy)
It tells you all about the different planets, information such as distance from the sun or mass or the radius
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Re: Solar System B

Postby goscience123 » September 21st, 2010, 12:40 pm

I checked and it said it was still one page of notes, im confused here.
Last year we got stuck on the last question, i hope its not the same :?
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Re: Solar System B

Postby AlphaTauri » September 21st, 2010, 7:05 pm

You're probably looking at last year's rules. Official 2011 rules: "Each team may bring two 8.5" by 11" two-sided pages of notes that contain information in any form from any source, plus a non-programmable calculator with a square root function."
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Re: Solar System B

Postby brobo » September 22nd, 2010, 4:41 am

I checked and it said it was still one page of notes, im confused here.
Last year we got stuck on the last question, i hope its not the same :?
Yup, two pages this year, make sure you're using the right year.
The tests aren't ever going to be the same, except at regionals if the proctor doesn't want to take the time to write a test, they may borrow one. But I doubt that that will happen at State, if that was what you were referring to.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby RandomPerson » September 22nd, 2010, 12:48 pm

I checked and it said it was still one page of notes, im confused here.
Last year we got stuck on the last question, i hope its not the same :?
Yup, two pages this year, make sure you're using the right year.
The tests aren't ever going to be the same, except at regionals if the proctor doesn't want to take the time to write a test, they may borrow one. But I doubt that that will happen at State, if that was what you were referring to.
Some proctors do stuff like that.
For example, my astronomy test at regionals used the same section on epsilon aurigae that it had used in past years.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby waawamellon » September 28th, 2010, 5:30 am

So if we basicaly summerized the wiki thing in our notes, would we be able to get a hundred percent??
I hope so because for my notes I am taking all of it from the wiki like last year
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Re: Solar System B

Postby brobo » September 28th, 2010, 11:51 am

The wiki has less than a fraction of all the info you need. I would not only take everything off the wiki, but look elsewhere for graphs, charts, more in depth info about all the planets, more famous astronomers, etc.
At least, that's what I would do...
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Hammurabi » October 7th, 2010, 12:28 pm

Aorry can someone post the official rules.

Alsodo we need to know history( like in 1980 blabla discovered this)

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Re: Solar System B

Postby paleonaps » October 7th, 2010, 12:37 pm

No one can post the official rules. That's illegal.
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