Experimental Design B/C

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby dxu46 » March 17th, 2018, 1:36 pm

YIKES. :shock: How did that work out for you?
If you're replying to me, it didn't. Our experiment loosely followed the topic, but our coach didn't count it.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby MissAmargasaurus » March 17th, 2018, 2:46 pm

Let's see, weirdest experiments...

* Haptics which ended up going quite well actually, and we've done it a few times successfully.

* The other day we had to do one on peripheral vision. Took us ages to come up with a statement of problem but it went fairly okay.

* Viscosity isn't exactly TOO weird, but it was still a heckuva hard experiment to pull off. One of our worst ones we've ever done.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby TheChiScientist » March 17th, 2018, 8:30 pm

Let's see, weirdest experiments...

* Haptics which ended up going quite well actually, and we've done it a few times successfully.

* The other day we had to do one on peripheral vision. Took us ages to come up with a statement of problem but it went fairly okay.

* Viscosity isn't exactly TOO weird, but it was still a heckuva hard experiment to pull off. One of our worst ones we've ever done.
Oof same on that viscosity problem.Got us a score of 107 though ;)
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Postby OrigamiPlanet » March 18th, 2018, 9:37 pm

I guess so.So I was wondering what was the weirdest experiment you guys had to conduct. I had one with Ph and I though we were given mainly physics topics. :|
Making parachutes was definitely annoying and something, especially when I had to do procedure then. The parachute making costed a lot of time and a lot of tape and measuring to get right, but we pulled it off even after we realized we weren't doing the topic correctly.
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Postby mymymy » March 25th, 2018, 9:04 am

How closely to lab attire do we have to dress? Like do we need close-toed shoes, goggles, lab coats, etc?

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Postby kate! » March 25th, 2018, 9:11 am

How closely to lab attire do we have to dress? Like do we need close-toed shoes, goggles, lab coats, etc?
For division C (and this applies to division B as well), all you need is the proper goggles, which you can find clarifications for on soinc.org (eye protection type C). On the manual, it says that chemicals that require other safety clothing will not be used. If you have long hair, I would recommend putting it into a ponytail just in case. Experimental Design won't be involving any chemistry (if the proctor tests according to the rules), so you don't need any lab attire. Of course, if you want to wear these things just in case, there's no penalty.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby MissAmargasaurus » March 25th, 2018, 12:48 pm

How closely to lab attire do we have to dress? Like do we need close-toed shoes, goggles, lab coats, etc?
I've never heard of needing lab coats for experimental design. Goggles are VERY necessary though. Even if teams are taking them off, I would never risk that possibility of getting disqualified due to not wearing them. Closed toe shoes aren't required iirc but it really doesn't hurt to just wear a decent pair of tennis shoes, especially if you have other lab events anyway where you need those kinds of shoes. Just remember the goggles.
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby TheChiScientist » March 26th, 2018, 11:28 am

Yes googles are a must yet I would not leave anything to chance so read the rules.
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Postby TheChiScientist » March 26th, 2018, 11:29 am

Anyone here remembers if last year they had a requirement for long sleeves? I remember in ISO the ES said it was by national rules requirement last year. :?:
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Postby kate! » March 26th, 2018, 1:28 pm

Anyone here remembers if last year they had a requirement for long sleeves? I remember in ISO the ES said it was by national rules requirement last year. :?:
I don't know about Illinois specifically, but in the manual it says nothing about long sleeves, only goggles. It also says in the manual that chemicals requiring further safety equipment won't be used, but if you want to be safe you can wear long sleeves.
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