Experimental Design B/C

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by dxu46 » March 26th, 2018, 1:29 pm

TheChiScientist wrote: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. :?:
According to last year's rules, long sleeves aren't required, as "Chemicals that require other safety clothing will not be used."

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by TheChiScientist » March 29th, 2018, 5:18 pm

Huh. Welp last year was weird then but thanks! :?
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by Mp3nguin__ » March 30th, 2018, 9:58 am

Hey I was wondering what the best materials to look through were. I was assigned this event about an hour ago and my state competition is tomorrow (two people quit this event on my team and I stepped in). I read through the rubric and the rule sheet and I feel somewhat confident (especially since I have at least one other person helping me, and my coach is going to assign a third person). I know I won't place, but what are some things I can do to prepare within the next 24 hours?
Thanks so much!

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by kate! » March 30th, 2018, 10:24 am

Mp3nguin__ wrote:Hey I was wondering what the best materials to look through were. I was assigned this event about an hour ago and my state competition is tomorrow (two people quit this event on my team and I stepped in). I read through the rubric and the rule sheet and I feel somewhat confident (especially since I have at least one other person helping me, and my coach is going to assign a third person). I know I won't place, but what are some things I can do to prepare within the next 24 hours?
Thanks so much!
Reading through the rubric is a good step for right now, see if you can meet with your partners and do at least one sample experiment. Even if you only practice once, that's still good. Split up the tasks on the rubric so you have equal amounts of work and try to memorize what you have to do. Honestly, Experimental Design is an event about creating experiments... you have automatic experience if you've ever done an experiment.
Two years ago I knew stuff about rocks, minerals, experiments, and ecosystems, yay!
Last year I knew stuff about amphibians, reptiles, freshwater, and more experiments, yay again!
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by Mp3nguin__ » March 30th, 2018, 10:38 am

kate! wrote:
Mp3nguin__ wrote:Hey I was wondering what the best materials to look through were. I was assigned this event about an hour ago and my state competition is tomorrow (two people quit this event on my team and I stepped in). I read through the rubric and the rule sheet and I feel somewhat confident (especially since I have at least one other person helping me, and my coach is going to assign a third person). I know I won't place, but what are some things I can do to prepare within the next 24 hours?
Thanks so much!
Reading through the rubric is a good step for right now, see if you can meet with your partners and do at least one sample experiment. Even if you only practice once, that's still good. Split up the tasks on the rubric so you have equal amounts of work and try to memorize what you have to do. Honestly, Experimental Design is an event about creating experiments... you have automatic experience if you've ever done an experiment.
Thank you so much for your reply! I'll be sure to discuss with the other members in my group about what parts of the rubric we will each be doing. It's a three hundred mile drive to where my state competition is so there will be a lot of time to talk with the other members of my group. :)

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by TheChiScientist » March 31st, 2018, 10:33 am

Yes you are always better off breaking it up but note you must make this time efficient with having 2 people doing the lab and then one person handling the longest part and perfect it :geek:
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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by Mp3nguin__ » April 1st, 2018, 11:04 am

I am not sure if anyone cares, but I went to my state competition yesterday (and as I said, got Experimental Design ONE DAY BEFORE) and got FIFTH in Experimental Design!! I guess reading the rubric paid off haha (my state only gives out first, second and third place medals but its fine, I am just impressed I did so well.)

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by dxu46 » April 12th, 2018, 1:55 pm

I've updated the Experimental Design Practice page with 7 more experiments, totaling 20.

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Re: Experimental Design B/C

Post by dxu46 » June 25th, 2018, 7:56 pm

Incidentally, does anyone know the topic and materials from nats?

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