Fossils B/C

Cheesy Pie
Member
Member
Posts: 594
Joined: January 29th, 2011, 4:34 pm
Division: Grad
State: MI
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Fossils B/C

Post by Cheesy Pie » June 1st, 2011, 7:49 pm

Like what?
100% of deaths are somehow caused by science.
Don't be a statistic.
Don't do science.

Naperville Central High School '17 :arrow: Michigan State University Physics '21
GO GREEN GO WHITE

User avatar
gneissisnice
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 927
Joined: March 11th, 2008, 9:10 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: Long Island
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Fossils B/C

Post by gneissisnice » June 1st, 2011, 7:53 pm

kjhsscioly wrote:
Kokonilly wrote:
_anatomy_ wrote:With fossils its always stations
Everyone keeps saying that, but it's not necessarily true. At the Wayzata invitational here, fossils was a solid test - no stations, no specimens, just a PowerPoint that cycled through pictures. It was a decent test, but from what I gather, a little unusual.
Please do keep in mind that Fossils isn't always stations, though. As in every test for every study event, it depends on the test writer.

But most state writers have the access to samples and specimens, and at higher levels, they are usually station tests. The powerpoint format sounds nice - it was that way for ornithology at regionals for us, but it got hard because the slides were between 15-45 seconds. And picture quality could be poor. To me, nothing beats a good real fossil.

It turns out my school has a fossil collection :D . I was helping a teacher clean the geology and astronomy closet (which is the size of a classroom) and there were so many specimens and rocks and minerals in there.
You can't exactly get many real specimens for birds, reptiles, or bugs (trees is generally easier, and you might see some real bugs sometimes), so powerpoints and pictures are generally the best you can do. Whereas fossils are significantly easier to get, are generally much smaller, and you don't have to worry about preserving them because they're made out of rock (as opposed to keeping a dead bird in formaldehyde, which would be kinda nasty, or a live bird in a cage, which is much trickier to set up for an event).
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

User avatar
paleonaps
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 1282
Joined: March 7th, 2009, 7:14 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: Turning and turning in the widening gyre
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Fossils B/C

Post by paleonaps » June 2nd, 2011, 12:20 pm

The nationals test for Birds in both divisions had specimens.
Brown University 2017
2009 B Division National Ecology Champion
4 time National Medalist
Farewell Science Olympiad. We will meet again.

Cheesy Pie
Member
Member
Posts: 594
Joined: January 29th, 2011, 4:34 pm
Division: Grad
State: MI
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Fossils B/C

Post by Cheesy Pie » June 2nd, 2011, 1:02 pm

Ahem ornithology?
100% of deaths are somehow caused by science.
Don't be a statistic.
Don't do science.

Naperville Central High School '17 :arrow: Michigan State University Physics '21
GO GREEN GO WHITE

User avatar
mingtian
Member
Member
Posts: 160
Joined: March 1st, 2011, 5:16 pm
Division: C
State: PA
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Fossils B/C

Post by mingtian » June 2nd, 2011, 1:10 pm

paleonaps wrote:The nationals test for Birds in both divisions had specimens.
I mean, my states test was all bird specimens. Not that hard to get. There was even a red tailed hawk.

User avatar
paleonaps
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 1282
Joined: March 7th, 2009, 7:14 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: Turning and turning in the widening gyre
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Fossils B/C

Post by paleonaps » June 2nd, 2011, 6:37 pm

Apparently the B test had amazing specimens, but the C test...shiver. Terrible specimens.
Brown University 2017
2009 B Division National Ecology Champion
4 time National Medalist
Farewell Science Olympiad. We will meet again.

User avatar
Kokonilly
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 631
Joined: January 11th, 2009, 7:59 am
Division: Grad
State: CA
Location: a dumpster
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Fossils B/C

Post by Kokonilly » June 2nd, 2011, 7:00 pm

paleonaps wrote:Apparently the B test had amazing specimens, but the C test...shiver. Terrible specimens.
Actually, I though the fossil specimens were pretty good...

EDIT: Oh, ornithology. >.<

Cheesy Pie
Member
Member
Posts: 594
Joined: January 29th, 2011, 4:34 pm
Division: Grad
State: MI
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Fossils B/C

Post by Cheesy Pie » June 3rd, 2011, 4:51 am

Tell me about it.
100% of deaths are somehow caused by science.
Don't be a statistic.
Don't do science.

Naperville Central High School '17 :arrow: Michigan State University Physics '21
GO GREEN GO WHITE

anatomy
Member
Member
Posts: 85
Joined: May 16th, 2011, 5:08 pm
Division: B
State: PA
Location: somewhere nerdy
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Fossils B/C

Post by anatomy » June 4th, 2011, 2:36 pm

All the competitions that i have competed in for fossils had amazing fossil specimens
i prefer specimens because then you can easily analyze them, and it makes it easier for you to identify the specimen.
never underestimate the power of anatomy
hehehe

2012 regionals: anatomy: 1st forestry: 1st microbe mission 4th
2012 states: anatomy: 3rd forestry: 4th crimebusters: 3rd microbe mission 8th

Cheesy Pie
Member
Member
Posts: 594
Joined: January 29th, 2011, 4:34 pm
Division: Grad
State: MI
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0

Re: Fossils B/C

Post by Cheesy Pie » June 4th, 2011, 4:17 pm

Yeah and pictures aren't always accurate.
100% of deaths are somehow caused by science.
Don't be a statistic.
Don't do science.

Naperville Central High School '17 :arrow: Michigan State University Physics '21
GO GREEN GO WHITE

Locked

Return to “2011 Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests