The categories can be to any degree of specificity that the event supervisor chooses; since it's a new event and there aren't many tests yet, it'll be hard to tell. Based on the wording and examples from the rules and on soinc.org, I wouldn't expect anything as specific as, say, "Types of Muscular Dystrophies," or something super-specific like that, although broad categories like "Physics" might appear. Is there anything that you're thinking of in general?How specific are the categories?
I think the most specific one I can recall is North American Trees, though usually they are quite general, like Dinosaurs, Scientific Laws, Bones, Human Organs, and Weather Phenomena.How specific are the categories?
Probably because it involves a lot of strategy to maximize points (and also because Inquiry events are generally thought of as lab events).Why is this a lab event?
Note, SO doesn't officially categorize events as Lab vs. Test vs. Building. Any such categorization like you see on SciOly is done unofficially.Probably because it involves a lot of strategy to maximize points (and also because Inquiry events are generally thought of as lab events).Why is this a lab event?
Every now and then I'll give my students an index card with a category on it, something that pops into my head - maybe, solar system objects, or herbivores, or mountains, etc - and their task is to write an example for as many letters as they can on the back. What they don't know, they'll look up. The result is a growing stack of cards. Some categories are rather predictable - you just KNOW you're going to have "Elements of the Periodic Table" in some competition or another. Of course, you can also anticipate some weird categories that you simply can't think to prepare for.How do you study for an event like this? It seems to me that a lot of the fast facts catagories involve many other events
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