Remote Sensing C

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: Remote Sensing C

Postby zyzzyva980 » September 4th, 2010, 11:02 am

It's not that I wouldn't like the event, I just don't think I have good odds to get the event for when the competitions matter.
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][/wiki] & Image Gallery
Social Networks: scioly.org on Facebook & Twitter

User avatar
EastStroudsburg13
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 3035
Joined: January 17th, 2009, 7:32 am
Division: Grad
State: MD
Location: At work trying to be a real adult
Contact:

Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby EastStroudsburg13 » September 4th, 2010, 12:02 pm

In my experience with Remote Sensing, the test really depends on the event supervisor. One might focus on satellites, another on interpreting images, and another might do more on the ecological aspect. I've seen tests, whether in competition or just practice ones, that focus on all three. I don't think they should focus on ecology that much, since there IS another event called Ecology. There may be a few questions but it's mostly more of an overview than something that has to be focused on. Usually it's mostly on satellites, satellite imagery, and interpreting images. Basically all that Celeste mentioned.

Then again, if a supervisor really likes ecology, then that may be the main part of their test. So I can say what's the norm, but not what will happen every time. So you have to be competent in all parts of it.
East Stroudsburg South Class of 2012, Alumnus of JT Lambert, Drexel University Class of 2017

Helpful Links
Wiki
Wiki Pages that Need Work
FAQ and SciOly FAQ Wiki
Chat (See IRC Wiki for more info)
BBCode Wiki


So long, and thanks for all the Future Dictator titles!

User avatar
gneissisnice
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 927
Joined: March 11th, 2008, 9:10 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: Long Island

Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby gneissisnice » September 4th, 2010, 1:14 pm

In my experience with Remote Sensing, the test really depends on the event supervisor. One might focus on satellites, another on interpreting images, and another might do more on the ecological aspect. I've seen tests, whether in competition or just practice ones, that focus on all three. I don't think they should focus on ecology that much, since there IS another event called Ecology. There may be a few questions but it's mostly more of an overview than something that has to be focused on. Usually it's mostly on satellites, satellite imagery, and interpreting images. Basically all that Celeste mentioned.

Then again, if a supervisor really likes ecology, then that may be the main part of their test. So I can say what's the norm, but not what will happen every time. So you have to be competent in all parts of it.
Yeah, at nationals 2 years ago, the even was around 95% satellites. My partner had covered the satellites and I had covered the ecology, so I answered the few questions pertaining to ecology and did the tie breaker graph while my partner did the rest of the test. He ended up guessing on a lot because some information wasn't on our sheets. The event was really poorly written; we had barely prepared and had won 3rd. While I'm glad I medalled, I honestly don't think we deserved it.

And at states the same year, the event was heavy on ecology, and even weather. We weren't expecting a weather event, but my partner had done meteorology before and we managed to medal in that too (6th). So yeah, the event can vary greatly depending on the writer.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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: Remote Sensing C

Postby zyzzyva980 » September 4th, 2010, 1:23 pm

Huh. So in short, prepare for everything- absolutely everything- because you never know what will show up.

Well, this will be fun to study for.
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][/wiki] & Image Gallery
Social Networks: scioly.org on Facebook & Twitter

User avatar
paleonaps
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 1282
Joined: March 7th, 2009, 7:14 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: Turning and turning in the widening gyre

Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby paleonaps » September 4th, 2010, 2:09 pm

Hence my earlier statement "This is impossible to study for".
Brown University 2017
2009 B Division National Ecology Champion
4 time National Medalist
Farewell Science Olympiad. We will meet again.

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: Remote Sensing C

Postby zyzzyva980 » September 4th, 2010, 2:12 pm

Of course it's possible to study for it. From what I've seen, it looks about 100 times easier to study for than say, Pentathlon or Experimental Design (the latter being slightly easier to study for)
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][/wiki] & Image Gallery
Social Networks: scioly.org on Facebook & Twitter

User avatar
paleonaps
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 1282
Joined: March 7th, 2009, 7:14 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: Turning and turning in the widening gyre

Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby paleonaps » September 4th, 2010, 2:13 pm

Well, yes, but it's a hell of a lot harder to study for than, say, Fossils or Birds.
Brown University 2017
2009 B Division National Ecology Champion
4 time National Medalist
Farewell Science Olympiad. We will meet again.

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: Remote Sensing C

Postby zyzzyva980 » September 4th, 2010, 2:16 pm

Perhaps. Honestly, I think I'll enjoy studying this event. It's a lot easier to study for something if you enjoy it. I mean, I loved earthquakes and volcanoes but didn't do Dynamic Planet at all, didn't know that much about them, and in just thirty days of studying I was able to get third at state.
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][/wiki] & Image Gallery
Social Networks: scioly.org on Facebook & Twitter

User avatar
paleonaps
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 1282
Joined: March 7th, 2009, 7:14 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: Turning and turning in the widening gyre

Re: Remote Sensing C

Postby paleonaps » September 4th, 2010, 2:18 pm

I think I'll enjoy it too. Sounds very interesting.
Brown University 2017
2009 B Division National Ecology Champion
4 time National Medalist
Farewell Science Olympiad. We will meet again.

sydwiz
Member
Member
Posts: 2
Joined: October 1st, 2010, 7:19 pm
Division: B
State: OR

satellites

Postby sydwiz » October 2nd, 2010, 10:08 am

My team and I were wondering which satellites are orbiting the Earth right now. All the research we've done was made in 1957...


Return to “2011 Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest