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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Post by pb5754 » February 18th, 2018, 7:15 am

Will tests be posted???
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Post by appleshake123 » February 18th, 2018, 7:37 am

Remote(2): I enjoyed the test. The MC had a good mix of image interpretation and satellite information. Short Answers were few in number, so definitely could have a few more. Despite the room change to the ecology room, it was ran great.

Thermo(5): The test was great, evenly dividing the questions into sections. I hate the questions that ask to choose all that apply, but that's just a personal preference. It was a good test for the time alotted nonetheless. The event was initially ran rather poorly in the third and last timeblock for thermo: Water tub temperature of 55 deg C, the time to get devices filled with water exceeded 40 minutes with a 30 minute test due to water depletion in the tub. However, I believe most if not everyone was able to run their devices in equal conditions for the most part. The event supervisor got everything situated allowing those without an event in the next time block to stay and take the test then or come back at the end. It started out poorly but the supervisor was able to adapt well enough to provide competitive fairness.

Fermi(10): Pretty standard but good test. They utilized a great deal of prefixes and alternative-standard measurements, like hogshead and millimiles. There were a few questions that were not pure dimensional analysis between like-units which is always fun.

DP(17): The test was great. I did the short answer sections of 1 and 3, and I really enjoyed it; however, that was where we got most of the points. The multiple section was a flop yielding very few points for us, so I presume it was pretty hard. I was hoping for another fun abstract report that we had to read and analyze like from last year, what a shame!
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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Post by Raven » February 18th, 2018, 8:13 am

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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Post by Raven » February 18th, 2018, 8:28 am

When I was stacking, I added up LASA's scores and got 185 points, but the scoresheet says 162? Anybody know why?
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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Post by Raven » February 18th, 2018, 8:30 am

Raven wrote:When I was stacking, I added up LASA's scores and got 185 points, but the scoresheet says 162? Anybody know why?
This is also happening for some other events. I just re-added the event placings and I'm getting different values than the final score in the results.
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Post by pb5754 » February 18th, 2018, 8:41 am

Raven wrote:
Raven wrote:When I was stacking, I added up LASA's scores and got 185 points, but the scoresheet says 162? Anybody know why?
This is also happening for some other events. I just re-added the event placings and I'm getting different values than the final score in the results.
Yeah I got that as well...

Maybe the scores are added wrong?????
Also, if you download the csv file, WWP South's hovercraft placement seems to be missing.
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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Post by Synaptic_Cleft » February 18th, 2018, 8:41 am

Yea rocks and minerals wasn’t counted towards team scores because some people ended up moving samples around :o

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Post by pb5754 » February 18th, 2018, 8:43 am

Synaptic_Cleft wrote:Yea rocks and minerals wasn’t counted towards team scores because some people ended up moving samples around :o
and why did the ESs allow that?? :?:
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Post by Raven » February 18th, 2018, 8:44 am

pb5754[] wrote:
Synaptic_Cleft wrote:Yea rocks and minerals wasn’t counted towards team scores because some people ended up moving samples around :o
and why did the ESs allow that?? :?:
Okay, I made another sheet without the rocks scores, you can access it if you go to the bottom of the spreadsheet.
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Re: Science Olympiad at UPenn 2018 Invitational

Post by GoldenKnight1 » February 18th, 2018, 8:44 am

pb5754[] wrote:
Synaptic_Cleft wrote:Yea rocks and minerals wasn’t counted towards team scores because some people ended up moving samples around :o
and why did the ESs allow that?? :?:
They were told not to but managing 30 stations can be difficult. It would have been better if the samples them had a label on them.

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