History of Science C [Trial]

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History of Science C [Trial]

Postby Jim_R » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:21 am

Discussion for History of Science C, a Trial event in Texas.

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Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Postby paleonaps » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:58 pm

Now I wish I lived in Texas. This sounds really cool.
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Postby The Eviscerator » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:30 pm

paleonaps wrote:Now I wish I lived in Texas. This sounds really cool.

Hey man, New York still has a lot of cool trials.
North Carolina never gets anything... This year our only trial is Sumo Bots cause our state doesn't want to have it count as a real event.

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Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Postby Skink » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:50 pm

Anyone in TX had better support this event! I wanna see this one go nationwide. It's something different. Really...people tend to not care about Dalton or Curie or Tesla because they go on the backburner in science class and only get treatment in history until you hit Kepler.

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Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Postby paleonaps » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:22 am

The Eviscerator wrote:
paleonaps wrote:Now I wish I lived in Texas. This sounds really cool.

Hey man, New York still has a lot of cool trials.
North Carolina never gets anything... This year our only trial is Sumo Bots cause our state doesn't want to have it count as a real event.

How is that allowed?
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Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Postby Skink » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:14 am

paleonaps wrote:
The Eviscerator wrote:
paleonaps wrote:Now I wish I lived in Texas. This sounds really cool.

Hey man, New York still has a lot of cool trials.
North Carolina never gets anything... This year our only trial is Sumo Bots cause our state doesn't want to have it count as a real event.

How is that allowed?

I dunno, but the same's true in IL.

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Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Postby chalker » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:26 am

paleonaps wrote:How is that allowed?


State Directors are allowed quite a bit of leeway in regards to which events to run, including running a 'partial slate' of the events and adding trial / pilot events.

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Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Postby sciencegeek100 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:41 am

sounds like it could be extremely easy or extremely hard depending on if they get questions on the most famous scientists or really unheard of scientist... :lol: :lol: :lol: but i would try it if my state ever decided to do trial events... :evil:
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)
2013: Team 3rd (Assistant Coach)

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Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Postby sciencegeek100 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:43 am

The Eviscerator wrote:
paleonaps wrote:Now I wish I lived in Texas. This sounds really cool.

Hey man, New York still has a lot of cool trials.
North Carolina never gets anything... This year our only trial is Sumo Bots cause our state doesn't want to have it count as a real event.


same for us, we just wonder how few team may even compete
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)
2013: Team 3rd (Assistant Coach)

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Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Postby victor0624 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:15 pm

I really wish this was a national event. I was worried it wouldn't be a Texas trial event again this year. It's an interesting event for me, but it's been really random this year. Most invitationals can have nearly anything on the test. Overall, it's a pretty fun event and here's a link to the rules if you guys are interested:
http://outreach.science.tamu.edu/tso/20 ... cience.pdf

Also, it's an interesting event because you can't depend on resources and all info has to be memorized. It gives some people an advantage and while some people are at a disadvantage.

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Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Postby Swag » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:31 pm

I reallyyyyyyyyy wish this was a real event next year!!
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Re: History of Science C [Trial]

Postby QuantumLeaper » Tue May 17, 2011 9:29 pm

Swag wrote:I reallyyyyyyyyy wish this was a real event next year!!


Same here! Unfortunately RI doesn't do the really awesome trials, but I'm still going to hope that it does make it as a trial in my state, maybe even as a real event.
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