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    Australian Science Olympiads

    I'm curious to know how many people here are doing any/all of the Science Olympiads. I'm doing Chemistry and Physics. How do you feel about the difficulty? How much preparation have you put into it?

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    Re: Australian Science Olympiads

    Whole class does physics olympiads

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    Re: Australian Science Olympiads

    I know Wooz, one of the bosers on here, is trying to get into the Biology Oympiads, and there have been a couple of others who I know have considered doing one of those Olympiads.
    Is quite inactive.

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    Re: Australian Science Olympiads

    Two fo my friends at school are doing the phys one, one said that she hasn't started preparation yet, the other said that she's not gonna try very hard after doing two whole weeks of uni phys in the holidays. According to her, it's too hard. >.o Gee I'm glad I didn't sign myself up for them I know another Year 10 girl from another school doing phys and bio olympiads too, she was gonna try out for the chem one as well, but she ended up ridding that idea.

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    Re: Australian Science Olympiads

    Quote Originally Posted by SoulSearcher
    I know Wooz, one of the bosers on here, is trying to get into the Biology Oympiads, and there have been a couple of others who I know have considered doing one of those Olympiads.
    Yeah, i've done hapes of work in bio olympiad i even bought the text book $130 and over 1000 paes Eeep!!!

    4 people do chem, 4 others do physics, 4 inc me do bio at my school, but none of them except me take it seriously, theirs one chick who contacted me on BOS, cant remember who but shes doing chem and has studied most of the silberberg chem book.

    Good luck to all of you doing Aso, despite ruse always getting in as usual.

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    Olympiads

    Hey, i was just wondering who was involved with the science olympiads this year. Im doing the chem and physics (going to do really bad!). I was wondering if anyone involved in all 3 sciences?

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    Re: Olympiads

    I remember Wooz saying he was doing the bio one this year.

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    Re: Olympiads

    What are the Olympiads ?
    I only know about the Chemistry competition ....

    I sucks at Physics, but omg Chemistry yay !!!

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    Re: Olympiads

    Hasn't there been a few threads on this already? And Wooz I know is attempting the NQEs for Biology, and there's a couple of others who are attempting the olympiads, can't remember their names though.
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    For those of you who dont know www.aso.edu.au entries closed in July.

    I have met two people in person who were doing both chem and physics olympiads, one guy from normo and one from maq fields. Quite a few people especially from selective schools like NSB/G, SHS, Ruse, Baulko, Hnsb, etc are doing two of the olympiad NQE's. But i havent met or heard of anyone doing all three olympiads.

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    Re: Olympiads

    Well, my school is doing the 3 test over the next 3 weeks. I think i was entered ages ago, at the least, asked ages ago. So has anyone been accepted to do the intensive training?

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    Re: Olympiads

    The exams for aso are timetabled to ensure fairness and integrity of the exam like the hsc. No one has been accepted for training in Canberra invitations will be given out during october-november through your school if you are in the top 23-25 in Australia.

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    Did the physics olympiad yesterday, it was very hard. Alot harder than i expected but the teacher reassured us that our prelims wont be the same difficulty. For the people that did it, the four questions i chose were the pulley, the box on the cart, the electrical circuits one and the space question which i dont think i got any marks for.

    Would be very happy to pass.

    Also Wooz im gonna PM you about something.

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    Re: Olympiads

    A couple of people from my school are doing both Physics and Chemistry =O
    <3 heart in a headlock-

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    I found it quite challenging. The questions I did were the pulley, the hose, the circuit and the box. I finished with about 5 minutes left. I'm doing the chemistry olympiad as well, which I expect to be much harder.

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    Re: Olympiads

    I did the hose, circuit, sun, box. What percentage do you guys expect to get?
    Last edited by onethreehundred; 20 Oct 2006 at 7:00 PM.

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    Re: Olympiads

    Like 30% hopefully.

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    OK I think i actually GOT 100%...easiest test evar,.... also i would like to thank the teachers for sharing da answars...awesome.. also i am attempting that bio paper so i think i will get 100% in dat as well LOL!

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    Re: Olympiads

    Don't make claims unless you can back them up.
    Last edited by SoulSearcher; 25 Aug 2006 at 11:44 PM.
    Is quite inactive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddark
    OK I think i actually GOT 100%...easiest test evar,.... also i would like to thank the teachers for sharing da answars...awesome.. also i am attempting that bio paper so i think i will get 100% in dat as well LOL!
    Prove it n00b, no one has ever gotten 100% in the bio and physics olympiad nqe's.
    Last edited by Wooz; 27 Aug 2006 at 8:41 AM.

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    Re: Olympiads

    Quote Originally Posted by Wooz
    Prove it n00b, no one has ever gotten 100% in the bio and physics olympiad nqe's.
    Don't get worked up man, he's probably bullshitting it.
    Is quite inactive.

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    Re: Olympiads

    The physics one was alright. (Attempted circuit, donkey, pulley, waves)

    I get the feeling the cutoff will be comparitively high. Hoping for ~50-60%

    Also doing biology one Wednesday...

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    Re: Olympiads

    Quote Originally Posted by SoulSearcher
    Don't get worked up man, he's probably bullshitting it.
    No Duh, i just hate those little Sh*ts on here.

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    Re: Olympiads

    Don't censor, it's too easy to figure out what you're saying anyway
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