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Re: Solar System B

Postby Epicfail21 » April 13th, 2011, 9:13 pm

Hope they don't give the same test for solar like last year ( or something that has to do anything with maps on mars like last year).

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Re: Solar System B

Postby fishman100 » April 14th, 2011, 6:19 pm

Epicfail21 wrote:Hope they don't give the same test for solar like last year ( or something that has to do anything with maps on mars like last year).


IDK, it was mostly on Mars (and that map) and geographical stuff. So it would be a good idea to study that, just in case ;)
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Re: Solar System B

Postby germinator » April 17th, 2011, 5:39 pm

the il state solar system test was completely screwed up. they had nothing on "the" solar system and spent the whole time asking questions about extrasolar orbits, star wobbles, and redshift frequencies WTF oh well i still got 3rd :D
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Re: Solar System B

Postby fcfirewings5 » April 17th, 2011, 6:20 pm

hated the IL Div B Solar System test. It had nothing to do with what the rules listed. I was po'd but its fine i guess. waiting for Nats to kick some grass.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby fishman100 » April 17th, 2011, 6:46 pm

germinator wrote:the il state solar system test was completely screwed up. they had nothing on "the" solar system and spent the whole time asking questions about extrasolar orbits, star wobbles, and redshift frequencies WTF oh well i still got 3rd :D


fcfirewings5 wrote:hated the IL Div B Solar System test. It had nothing to do with what the rules listed. I was po'd but its fine i guess. waiting for Nats to kick some grass.


LOL, it does seem that way :P
But technically everything was on the rules sheet, but still it was a pretty abnormal SS test.

That being said, it WAS Nationals, the final Solar System test for 2010. So it's gotta be weird and pretty hard.

However, I really don't want this year's test to be like last year's test. More like a state test or the nationals test from ~2002.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby rfscoach » April 17th, 2011, 6:58 pm

fishman100 wrote:
germinator wrote:the il state solar system test was completely screwed up. they had nothing on "the" solar system and spent the whole time asking questions about extrasolar orbits, star wobbles, and redshift frequencies WTF oh well i still got 3rd :D


fcfirewings5 wrote:hated the IL Div B Solar System test. It had nothing to do with what the rules listed. I was po'd but its fine i guess. waiting for Nats to kick some grass.


LOL, it does seem that way :P
But technically everything was on the rules sheet, but still it was a pretty abnormal SS test.

That being said, it WAS Nationals, the final Solar System test for 2010. So it's gotta be weird and pretty hard.

However, I really don't want this year's test to be like last year's test. More like a state test or the nationals test from ~2002.


HUH? They are talking about the Illinois State SS Test that they took yesterday, which from their description was completely outside the rules, not last years Nationals test which was inside the rules.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby fishman100 » April 17th, 2011, 7:02 pm

rfscoach wrote:
fishman100 wrote:
germinator wrote:the il state solar system test was completely screwed up. they had nothing on "the" solar system and spent the whole time asking questions about extrasolar orbits, star wobbles, and redshift frequencies WTF oh well i still got 3rd :D


fcfirewings5 wrote:hated the IL Div B Solar System test. It had nothing to do with what the rules listed. I was po'd but its fine i guess. waiting for Nats to kick some grass.


LOL, it does seem that way :P
But technically everything was on the rules sheet, but still it was a pretty abnormal SS test.

That being said, it WAS Nationals, the final Solar System test for 2010. So it's gotta be weird and pretty hard.

However, I really don't want this year's test to be like last year's test. More like a state test or the nationals test from ~2002.


HUH? They are talking about the Illinois State SS Test that they took yesterday, which from their description was completely outside the rules, not last years Nationals test which was inside the rules.


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Oops, my bad :P

On re-reading I see "state test" :P

And I have no idea what star wobbles are! -_-
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Postby AlphaTauri » April 18th, 2011, 1:02 pm

fishman100 wrote:And I have no idea what star wobbles are! -_-
Basically, the star gets "pulled around" by the planets and other stuff that orbit it. Because of this, star wobbles are sometimes used to detect whether distant stars (like those surveyed by NASA's Kepler telescope) have planets.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Bennett » April 20th, 2011, 9:10 am

I have realized that I love this event. It is fun! :D
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Re: Solar System B

Postby fishman100 » April 20th, 2011, 1:28 pm

Bennett wrote:I have realized that I love this event. It is fun! :D


i concur!

It is a lot of fun to take practice tests and own them :)
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Re: Solar System B

Postby abator » April 25th, 2011, 3:09 pm

We have Ohio State on Saturday and solar system on the current schedule is a walk in event. I'm not sure why. Any ideas?

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Re: Solar System B

Postby fishman100 » April 25th, 2011, 4:35 pm

Walk-in? Like, you can enter the room any time you want and take it? Weird :S
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Re: Solar System B

Postby strikerbear10 » April 28th, 2011, 3:04 pm

Or is it like a self-schedule event?

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Re: Solar System B

Postby abator » April 28th, 2011, 3:41 pm

That's what my coach thinks but she is unsure.
I guess I will find out on Saturday.
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Re: Solar System B

Postby Draksis314 » April 28th, 2011, 5:45 pm

My coach asked us which time slot we preferred, then put us in that one. BTW, does anybody know if the same person is running the test as last year?
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