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Re: Solar System B

Postby fishman100 » March 27th, 2011, 6:02 pm

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JKrafsur wrote:Thanks! Hey one more question, has anybody taken the state solar system test yet? Was there a lot on planetary geology? And by planetary geology, what do they mean? Is it hard?


A good SS test usually delves into planetary geology, including tectonics, magnetism, volcanism, heat from decay, and atmospheric properties mostly because the only way to separate teams by depth of knowledge is to hone in on the details pertaining to certain planets. The person who writes the national event enjoys testing on planetary geology, and has written two events almost completely on the surface and characteristics of Mars.


Great description, that was like our test :P
So you really need to know a wide range of topics, not just the basics and vocabulary.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby kxiao » March 31st, 2011, 6:21 pm

Are most of the questions theoretical (calculating+Laws) or factual information (distances, mass,etc) or something else?

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Re: Solar System B

Postby space scientist » March 31st, 2011, 6:36 pm

kxiao wrote:Are most of the questions theoretical (calculating+Laws) or factual information (distances, mass,etc) or something else?


From what I have seen, most questions will be about factual information, but I have heard about questions that require calculations (and seen one or two of those questions).
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Postby genius98 » April 1st, 2011, 2:58 pm

guys. i need help finding solar system sample test. help?

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Re: Solar System B

Postby space scientist » April 1st, 2011, 5:10 pm

genius98 wrote:guys. i need help finding solar system sample test. help?


There are a few practice tests for solar system on the test exchange which you can get to by clicking the icon labeled "Wiki". Another alternative is to make your own test which will take a few days, but no one except you would be able to know the answers before taking the test.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby fishman100 » April 1st, 2011, 5:50 pm

genius98 wrote:guys. i need help finding solar system sample test. help?

Oh! Take mine!!!
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Rochelimit » April 2nd, 2011, 6:29 pm

space scientist wrote:
kxiao wrote:Are most of the questions theoretical (calculating+Laws) or factual information (distances, mass,etc) or something else?


From what I have seen, most questions will be about factual information, but I have heard about questions that require calculations (and seen one or two of those questions).


The event should be more calculations and Laws, but the bulk of the questions will involve the physical characteristics of the planets. It wont be numbers like mass and distance (those should go on your sheet) but it will probably have geology, formation, atmosphere and things that are unique to the planets. The bulk of the calculations will probably be eccentricity and Kepler's laws, especially the third. Escape velocity, conservation of angular momentum, and gravity will be the only others, and rare at best.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby genius98 » April 4th, 2011, 1:59 pm

fishman100 wrote:
genius98 wrote:guys. i need help finding solar system sample test. help?

Oh! Take mine!!!
test


yo, u forgot to include the answer key

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Re: Solar System B

Postby fishman100 » April 4th, 2011, 3:52 pm

genius98 wrote:
fishman100 wrote:
genius98 wrote:guys. i need help finding solar system sample test. help?

Oh! Take mine!!!
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yo, u forgot to include the answer key


Please read the first page again.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby sheila17651 » April 6th, 2011, 12:36 pm

what are some really important things we should know like maby things that have bein on the test previous years thanks:)!

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Postby sheila17651 » April 6th, 2011, 12:38 pm

also anybody have any really hard tests?with answer keys thanks!:)

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Re: Solar System B

Postby fishman100 » April 6th, 2011, 6:04 pm

sheila17651 wrote:also anybody have any really hard tests?with answer keys thanks!:)


Oh! Take mine!

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Postby waawamellon » April 11th, 2011, 7:36 am

I got like 7th place in solar system in state and we wont be going to nationals
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Re: Solar System B

Postby fishman100 » April 11th, 2011, 1:15 pm

waawamellon wrote:I got like 7th place in solar system in state and we wont be going to nationals


Aww, that sucks :|

last year we got 6th in SS at States. it sucked when we weren't called to get medals. :P

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Re: Solar System B

Postby bookluvr-yoyo39 » April 12th, 2011, 8:37 am

My state is on Saturday, and I'm wondering whether anyone can give me pointers on what to cram into my brain?
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