Inquiry & Nature of Science

Inquiry & Nature of Science

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Experimental Design - Div C

Experimental Design - Div C

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In reference to "may bring a ruler," can a meter stick or tape measure be used?

In reference to "may bring a ruler," can a meter stick or tape measure be used?

ceann Mon, 2017-03-06 21:17
Yes, a meter stick or tape measure may be used. All of the definitions found for ruler follow the Definition of Ruler by Merriam-Webster (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruler) ... 2 : a straight strip (as of plastic, wood, or metal) with a smooth edge that is marked off in units and used for measuring or as a guide in drawing straight lines. Please note the definition requires a straight strip, it does not indicate min. or max. lengths.

Game On

Game On

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Hydrogeology

Hydrogeology

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Write It Do It - Div C

Write It Do It - Div C

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Are alphabetical letters allowed if within the context of the description of an object? Such as "L-shaped" and "shaped like an S"?

Are alphabetical letters allowed if within the context of the description of an object? Such as "L-shaped" and "shaped like an S"?

ceann Tue, 2017-03-07 21:17
Yes, as long as there is no clear attempt to create a drawing out of the letters that would identify the shape of the object (other than saying, "It is L-shaped", etc.).

Do arrows, greek symbols, and general shorthand count as editing, punctuation, or scientific symbols?

Do arrows, greek symbols, and general shorthand count as editing, punctuation, or scientific symbols?

ceann Sun, 2017-03-12 19:53
Commonly-understood symbols are acceptable (e.g., degree symbol; less-than; more-than; etc.). But using "shorthand" in the true sense (e.g., a set of symbols that are only understood by people who know that "language") is not acceptable.

Drawings are not allowed, but in next sentence single letters are, so just want to clarify if these phrases are considered acceptable:"Open a paperclip form an 'S' shape" or "Place two pipecleaners flat on the table so they form an 'X' shape."

Drawings are not allowed, but in next sentence single letters are, so just want to clarify if these phrases are considered acceptable:"Open a paperclip form an 'S' shape" or "Place two pipecleaners flat on the table so they form an 'X' shape."

ceann Sun, 2017-03-12 20:05
Both examples (and anything similar) are acceptable uses of individual letters.

May a writer draw a compass diagram on top of their written instructions to indicate North, South, East, West, etc. because it does not describe the model itself? North, South, etc. would be referenced in the written instructions.

May a writer draw a compass diagram on top of their written instructions to indicate North, South, East, West, etc. because it does not describe the model itself? North, South, etc. would be referenced in the written instructions.

ceann Sun, 2017-03-12 20:04
No, students may not use drawings of any kind in any part of the written instructions. North, South, East, West may be abbreviated (N, S, E, W) without penalty.