Written test information: november 12, 2018 from 2:30-4:40 pm Cafeteria
80 question test
90 minutes to complete
You may have one page front and back of HANDWRITTEN notes.
Answer as many questions as you can
We count correct answers only
You must bring your own #2 pencil and graphing calculator.
LEAVE THE REST OF YOUR BELONGINGS IN YOUR LOCKER.
NO CELL PHONES will be permitted in the testing room, you must leave them in your locker.
Make sure you have alerted your parents that you will be in the test PRIOR to going in at 2:30pm.
test topics for written test:
1) Density Lab: - The written test consisting of multiple choice, true-false, completion, or calculation questions/problems will assess the team’s knowledge of mass, density, number density, area density, concentration, temperature, pressure, and buoyancy. 2) Water Quality: - Questions to assess participant knowledge in areas such as: aquatic ecology, water cycle, nutrient cycling, aquatic chemistry and its implications for life, potable water treatment, wastewater treatment, aquatic food chains/webs, community interactions, population dynamics, watershed resource management issues, sedimentation pollution, and harmful species. 3) Heredity :- Monohybrid cross, Dihybrid cross, Dominant & recessive alleles, Sex-linked traits, Genotype vs. phenotype, Pedigree analysis, Human sex determination, Multiple alleles, Gene & protein relationship, DNA structure & replication, Mitosis, Meiosis & gamete formation, Transcription & translation, Human karyotypes analysis for nondisjunction disorders, Co-dominance & incomplete dominance. 4) Circuit Lab:- a) Historical perspective of the electricity discoveries made by Volta, Ohm, Tesla, Hertz, & Faraday. b) Properties of electric charge/fields, sources/hazards of static electricity, Coulomb’s Law, capacitance. c) Direct current (DC) characteristics, sources, uses, simple circuit diagrams, DC hazards d) Alternating current (AC) characteristics, sources, uses, AC hazards e) Concepts and units of current, voltage, resistance, power, energy, and using Ohm's law f) Magnetic poles/fields, electromagnets, transformers, motors/generators, right-hand rule. g) Electrical control devices including 3-way light switch circuits. h) Simple measurements, constructions, and configurations of a circuit and individual components. i) Fundamental characteristics and operation of a light emitting diode (LED).
All the 8 Graders who represented Rocky Run for the State Competition will automatically be placed on the regional team.
The top 22 scores will move on to our regional team. The next five scores will be placed on a waiting list.
Have a parent present at the Parent Meeting
Meet on Mondays to prepare from 2:30-3:30pm in the Health Room.
Have a parent help you with studying.
Work hard each week to study and prepare.
Ask questions if you need help or don't understand.
Don't wait until the last minute to start working.
Parent Commitment: Fees: $50 per student
Long Sleeve Team Shirt
Helping your child and their team prepare for their events. We do not have teachers available to help with this.
Volunteer for Mondays to support our teams.
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