Road Scholar B

JSGandora
Member
Member
Posts: 613
Joined: December 25th, 2010, 12:09 pm
Division: C
State: NJ

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby JSGandora » February 21st, 2011, 7:09 am

O.O Did he use the laptop???

User avatar
The Architect
Member
Member
Posts: 42
Joined: February 15th, 2011, 3:03 pm
Division: C
State: VT

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby The Architect » February 21st, 2011, 7:12 am

sure
Science, yeah!

Made a new team. 7th place at NH states. Officially the champions of Vermont.

2015-2016 Events:
Air Trajectory, It's About Time, EXPD, and WIDI.

JSGandora
Member
Member
Posts: 613
Joined: December 25th, 2010, 12:09 pm
Division: C
State: NJ

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby JSGandora » February 21st, 2011, 7:15 am

...but that's strictly against the rules...the proctor didn't catch him?

User avatar
The Architect
Member
Member
Posts: 42
Joined: February 15th, 2011, 3:03 pm
Division: C
State: VT

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby The Architect » February 26th, 2011, 4:04 pm

a ruler/measuring device was taped to it. It was a measuring device then
Science, yeah!

Made a new team. 7th place at NH states. Officially the champions of Vermont.

2015-2016 Events:
Air Trajectory, It's About Time, EXPD, and WIDI.

JSGandora
Member
Member
Posts: 613
Joined: December 25th, 2010, 12:09 pm
Division: C
State: NJ

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby JSGandora » February 26th, 2011, 4:11 pm

Well, I meant the laptop itself, with all it's internal capabilities. But I think you're implying that he just took the laptop there to play with the rules.

User avatar
The Architect
Member
Member
Posts: 42
Joined: February 15th, 2011, 3:03 pm
Division: C
State: VT

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby The Architect » March 2nd, 2011, 1:14 pm

(Sigh) He Used The Laptop At The Event Because It Was A Measuring Device. Once The Ruler Was Taped To The Laptop It Was Counted As A Measuring Device. Do You Still Understand :?: If Not, Tell Me What You Don't Understand. Have A Nice Day.
Science, yeah!

Made a new team. 7th place at NH states. Officially the champions of Vermont.

2015-2016 Events:
Air Trajectory, It's About Time, EXPD, and WIDI.

User avatar
zyzzyva980
Admin Emeritus
Admin Emeritus
Posts: 1539
Joined: November 18th, 2009, 12:59 pm
Division: Grad
State: IA
Location: Des Moines
Contact:

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » March 2nd, 2011, 1:34 pm

Shouldn't just the proctor say, "Take the ruler off the laptop, get rid of the laptop, or you'll be DQ'd. I don't find this amusing." That's what I'd say.
Olathe North HS, 2011-2013 | National Runner-Up, Sounds of Music (2012)
Never lose the joy of competing in the pursuit of winning

Resources
Site Help: FAQ & IRC
Event Help: Wiki & Image Gallery
Social Networks: scioly.org on Facebook & Twitter

User avatar
butter side up
Member
Member
Posts: 136
Joined: January 6th, 2011, 9:52 am
Division: Grad
State: PA
Location: The TARDIS, temporarily stopped at 221B Baker Street

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby butter side up » March 3rd, 2011, 8:14 am

I agree- and did they simply use the ruler or did they use the laptop to access online databases etc.
I am the one called "TARDIS Hat Girl," and am known as such by all.
2013: Anatomy, Experimental Design, Genetics, Forestry, Disease Detectives

JSGandora
Member
Member
Posts: 613
Joined: December 25th, 2010, 12:09 pm
Division: C
State: NJ

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby JSGandora » March 7th, 2011, 12:43 pm

What kind of questions about the Universal Transverse Mercator system will they ask?

JSGandora
Member
Member
Posts: 613
Joined: December 25th, 2010, 12:09 pm
Division: C
State: NJ

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby JSGandora » March 9th, 2011, 6:49 pm

In a recent test that I took, it asked for the elevation range of a facility between two contours. Le'ts arbitrarily give these contours elevations of 450 and 460 feet. Would the range be 450-459 or 451-459? If it's the latter, then that must mean that once the land reaches the 450 feet elevation, it cannot plateau right away. If that is so, then how do we show plateaus? The answer key says it's the latter, which bothers me.

JSGandora
Member
Member
Posts: 613
Joined: December 25th, 2010, 12:09 pm
Division: C
State: NJ

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby JSGandora » March 12th, 2011, 4:29 pm

Okay, I might not be asking my question properly which may be why nobody is responding. Allow me to rephrase my question:

What is the minimum and maximum elevation for any point inside a closed contour and inside a depression contour?

User avatar
fishman100
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 478
Joined: January 28th, 2011, 1:26 pm
Division: Grad
State: VA

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby fishman100 » March 13th, 2011, 12:36 pm

When I did RS at the Rustin Invitationals, I didn't remember anything from last year (when i did it for States) and we still got 2nd. :D

So we can use a laptop (including the computer part) if we tape a measuring device to it? Awesome!
Langley HS Science Olympiad '15

AlphaTauri
Staff Emeritus
Staff Emeritus
Posts: 829
Joined: September 11th, 2009, 1:41 pm
Division: Grad
State: PA
Location: 04h 35m 55.239s, +16° 30′ 33.49″
Contact:

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby AlphaTauri » March 14th, 2011, 12:45 pm

fishman100 wrote:So we can use a laptop (including the computer part) if we tape a measuring device to it? Awesome!
Uh, NO. There's this little thing called "spirit of the rules" that that would violate.
Hershey Science Olympiad 2009 - 2014
Volunteer for Michigan SO 2015 - 2018

]\/[ Go Blue!

JSGandora
Member
Member
Posts: 613
Joined: December 25th, 2010, 12:09 pm
Division: C
State: NJ

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby JSGandora » March 14th, 2011, 3:25 pm

JSGandora wrote:Okay, I might not be asking my question properly which may be why nobody is responding. Allow me to rephrase my question:

What is the minimum and maximum elevation for any point inside a closed contour and inside a depression contour?

May someone answer my question? States is tomorrow for me. Pleaseeeeeeeeee :shock:

MeteorologyMan
Member
Member
Posts: 10
Joined: September 10th, 2010, 7:01 am
Division: Grad
State: PA
Location: Lost in the science section of a college library.

Re: Road Scholar B

Postby MeteorologyMan » March 14th, 2011, 5:06 pm

The maximum is just under the next contour line's number. If there is a mountain with a closed contour on it, with an elevation of 1000ft, the contour interval is 20ft, and they tell you to give the answer to the nearest foot, the highest elevation should be 1019ft.
Strath Haven Science Olympiad 2010-2014
States 2014: Astronomy 5th, Geologic Mapping 2nd, Circuit Lab 5th, Team 4th.


Return to “2011 Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest