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Re: California 2011

Postby clairebear7 » December 15th, 2010, 9:40 pm

hey everyone (this is for North Cali) but hasn't experimental design been the same for like 5 years now (@ CSUS) and its like the helicopter paper lab? Is it scheduled to change...like ever?
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Re: California 2011

Postby honeybunchesofoats » December 22nd, 2010, 3:09 pm

i think it's hilarious how some california schools have so much funding yet we still do horribly
like I repplied to somebody else, knowledge is more important, money means nothing if you don't qualify, it how determined the students/coaches are that really helps...
I'm from SoCal. I'm pretty sure it's the time you put into studying, not the funding, although if you don't have enough funding, you don't really have that much to study.

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Re: California 2011

Postby zyzzyva980 » December 22nd, 2010, 3:18 pm

This great thing called the internet doesn't need funding from your school. You have plenty to study even if you don't get funding.
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Re: California 2011

Postby lllazar » December 22nd, 2010, 3:32 pm

Building events = the only events that require money. Lets be generous about this and say you need 100 bucks per building event. Do a few bake sales, voila.

And a budget like 100 bucks per building event would probably be for a team thats actually dedicated and competitive, they don't all cost that much.

And the internet is free...you do NOT need money to google. Only time and dedication.
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Re: California 2011

Postby purplepeopleeater » December 22nd, 2010, 4:04 pm

Gee... our team goes through money really fast... not from the school though, just our own money.... haha, wow... :roll:
i guess if we HAD to we could get by without it... true though the web is completely free (ok not completely if u want to get technical...)
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Re: California 2011

Postby austinfhs » December 22nd, 2010, 5:30 pm

I don't think funding should hamper your team's success. My school hates Science Olympiad (for an explosion incident regarding unsafe hexane use) so they only gave us about $600 for the entire year, including registration fees. We managed to get 3rd place twice, and 2nd place in the last two years, regardless (Norcal).

Online websites are usually really cheap, but I think that my team and our coach end up fronting a lot of the cost for building supplies. For example, I used my own money to buy suppliues for Mousetrap Vehicle, It's About Time (last year), and we plan on using everyday objects for Mission Possible.

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Re: California 2011

Postby AlphaTauri » December 22nd, 2010, 6:47 pm

...Explosion...incident? What happened?
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Re: California 2011

Postby austinfhs » December 22nd, 2010, 7:34 pm

I'm reluctant to talk about the specifics in case someone from the School District gets wind of what actually happened and my school gets in trouble o___o

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Re: California 2011

Postby starpug » December 22nd, 2010, 8:02 pm

I don't think funding should hamper your team's success. My school hates Science Olympiad (for an explosion incident regarding unsafe hexane use)
I remember kube saying something about that...
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Re: California 2011

Postby zyzzyva980 » December 22nd, 2010, 8:10 pm

I'm reluctant to talk about the specifics in case someone from the School District gets wind of what actually happened and my school gets in trouble o___o
Your school doesn't even know what happened?
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