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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby northernjacana » May 5th, 2011, 3:43 pm

Quizlet helped me with identification, but you probably need to get really good at learning information about the birds as well. You can have the people who did Ornithology at Regionals or State help you, but if you spend too much time on Ornithology, then your chance of medalling in other events could decrease (unless you have an eidetic memory).
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » May 5th, 2011, 3:51 pm

at state?? lucky...thats probably how you did so well.....jk...lol :D i still can't believe i got the tufted puffin beak question wrong.... :(
can u post any question you remember on here that were hard/weird/interesting...
i posted them a long time ago...go back in this thread and look if you want..they weren't ENTIRELY hard, just a few things that we just make guesses on..
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby lolliexdd » May 5th, 2011, 4:27 pm

You could try highlighting the birds in your bird guide, it helped me a lot to connect birds to their names. After that, just use one of those websites where people have notecards or slideshows to study from. Hope that helps.

There may be some truth in the last part, but I would feel much better trying, than not trying at all. And learning is part of science Olympiad, saying you wouldn't try is like discouraging someone from learning and bettering themselves.

I've never been to nationals so I'm not too familiar with the competition, but you might as well try, Kokonilly. I'm curious though- what happened to the people on the event before? Did they both have conflicts?
Thanks for the tips! I've inherited the old bird guide, which I've been reading for the last couple days.
And I'm not really expecting to do too well (30th?) but yes, I figure I may as well put some effort into it. I would feel terrible if I hurt the team. And yes; both members of the former Ornithology pairing had conflicts, and my partner and I are the most interested people with that block open.
Your welcome. Since you don't have too much time, you could split the information with your partner like- one partner ID's birds on first page of list, other partner ID's birds on the other page, and both of you study general information. Or one of you does ID and the other does general information.
Anyway, Good luck at nationals!
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby Kokonilly » May 5th, 2011, 4:34 pm

Quizlet helped me with identification, but you probably need to get really good at learning information about the birds as well. You can have the people who did Ornithology at Regionals or State help you, but if you spend too much time on Ornithology, then your chance of medalling in other events could decrease (unless you have an eidetic memory).
Well, at this point I don't know how much time I want to spend on it, but I do want to put forth an effort.
Since you don't have too much time, you could split the information with your partner like- one partner ID's birds on first page of list, other partner ID's birds on the other page, and both of you study general information. Or one of you does ID and the other does general information.
Anyway, Good luck at nationals!
Thanks! My partner and I will probably divide the information somehow, just for the sake of time.

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » May 5th, 2011, 4:44 pm

there was this really good website thing someone made..

http://salpo.isgreat.org/identify/

here..it has birds from last year, but most of them are the same...so this should help...good luck! you guys did pretty dang good to make it to NATIONALS! ive never... :(
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » May 6th, 2011, 3:59 am

there was this really good website thing someone made..

http://salpo.isgreat.org/identify/

here..it has birds from last year, but most of them are the same...so this should help...good luck! you guys did pretty dang good to make it to NATIONALS! ive never... :(
The bird list from last year was identical to this year's.
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Postby havenguy » May 6th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Um, my partner actually told me there was 1 change...I don't know what the change was, though.
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Postby junexia » May 6th, 2011, 1:28 pm

Um, my partner actually told me there was 1 change...I don't know what the change was, though.
i was wrong, there is actually no change
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 6th, 2011, 2:18 pm

Quizlet helped me with identification, but you probably need to get really good at learning information about the birds as well. You can have the people who did Ornithology at Regionals or State help you, but if you spend too much time on Ornithology, then your chance of medalling in other events could decrease (unless you have an eidetic memory).
Is it possible for you to post a link to your Quizlet set?
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby sciencegeek100 » May 6th, 2011, 7:58 pm

Quizlet helped me with identification, but you probably need to get really good at learning information about the birds as well. You can have the people who did Ornithology at Regionals or State help you, but if you spend too much time on Ornithology, then your chance of medalling in other events could decrease (unless you have an eidetic memory).
Is it possible for you to post a link to your Quizlet set?
look above 3 posts... http://salpo.isgreat.org/identify/ here it is again...
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2008: Team 1st, Rocks 2nd
2009: Team 3rd, Fossils 7th
2010: Team 5th, Fossils 4th, Ornithology 7th Egg o Naut 6th
2011: Team 4th, Ornithology 3rd
2012: Team 2nd (Assistant Coach)
2013: Team 3rd (Assistant Coach)

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 7th, 2011, 6:14 am

That site won't work on my computer.
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby sr243 » May 7th, 2011, 6:17 am

odd, it even works on my ipod, try a different browser? It is just javascript.

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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby paleonaps » May 7th, 2011, 6:29 am

I might try my iphone...
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby sciencegeek100 » May 7th, 2011, 3:00 pm

That site won't work on my computer.
works on mac --> firefox
Nationals History...

2008: Team 1st, Rocks 2nd
2009: Team 3rd, Fossils 7th
2010: Team 5th, Fossils 4th, Ornithology 7th Egg o Naut 6th
2011: Team 4th, Ornithology 3rd
2012: Team 2nd (Assistant Coach)
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Re: Ornithology B/C

Postby havenguy » May 7th, 2011, 3:06 pm

It also works on windows 7.
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