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We have a science test tommow, and I was wondering if anyone could "test" me now on electricity and energy?
I'm 14, I don't know what grade that puts me in over in America, but it's quite advanced work.
Thanks, and any words of support/advice would be apreciated.
11/26/2003, 01:33 PM
What's an open circuit?
11/26/2003, 01:34 PM
What are two major elements that conduct electricity?
11/26/2003, 01:36 PM
When dealing with energy, do opposites attract?
11/26/2003, 01:39 PM
If you are outside during the a Thunder Storm, in the middle of a field, where is the best place to be? Why?
1. Do you mean a curcuit with an open switch?
2. All metals and graphite
4. I would not in the middle of a field! But I would say sitting (or laying) down. Because lightning strikes the highest point (normally). I think thats because it's much easier to go through a solid than a liquid.
So... how did I do?
11/26/2003, 01:53 PM
1. I can't tell ya without giving it away, so screw it.
2. Water, Water everywhere...
3. You are correct sir!
4. B/C of the positive Ions in your body attract the negative Ions in the Lightning, and lightning strikes the highest point of Positive energy. Yes you would be laying down.
PM me some of the material you're studying and maybe I can be of a little more assistance. ;)
I'm pretty sure water isn't an element...
... and actually neither is graphite, so we'll leave that one...
11/26/2003, 02:00 PM
You're right sorry. I'm thinking of natural elements, not the periodic table... Oh and over here you'd be in 8th or 9th grade.
8th or 9th? Over here i'm in what's called year 10 (being my tenth year of school).
What age do you start/leave school in America?
And how long do your summer holidays last?
11/26/2003, 02:09 PM
We leave High School at age 18. College is a different story... We start Kindergarten at age five. Our summer vacations usualy last around 2 Months. Now lets get back on topic:
5. How is Lightning formed?
11/26/2003, 02:11 PM
Do they have Pre-Kindergarden or Kindergarden where you are? B/c if they count those years as 1 and 2 then your year 10 will be the same as our 8 and 9.
11/26/2003, 02:13 PM
Yeah, but it isn't required... Of course I attended Pre-K, but sadly, a lot of my classmates didn't... :X
5. something to do with water droplets and or clouds rubbing toggether. That stores static electricity that is then dischaged when a large enough potential difference if formed with the Earth?
I mainly have to remeber loads of different formulas (or is it formulie?). For calculating; resistance, current, voltage, charge, time, power loss, energy, power, efficiancy, elicricty costs, "pay-back" time...
Thanks, theese questions are helping me think alot more...
And Kyogre: Kindergarden is called nursery, and it's optional (I never went). I don't know much about it, but thats where people go before they start school (at the age of 4, or 3 in some cases). We have the option to leave at 16, or stay on untill 18. Then there's collage and university and stuff...
Oh, and our summer "vacation" lasts 6 weeks, but the government have been planing to shoten it for awile...
11/26/2003, 02:24 PM
Uh... That's WAY outta my league... Sorry I couldn't help. We haven't covered that stuff in Science yet, that's next semester... still, if you Private Message me some formulas I can atleast try and help...
11/26/2003, 02:26 PM
Actually, graphite is an element. It's a form of Carbon
11/26/2003, 02:27 PM
I knew that... Hey Pop, maybe you can help him! You must be quite the Scholor... ;)
Yeah that's true...
Swampert, I sent you thoose formulas (or formulie, whatever). maybe I should start testing you?
11/26/2003, 02:50 PM
I'm soooooooo sorry, I don't understand any of that... Why don't you have your parents help you? Or a sibling? Again, I'm really sorry... I know the horror of memorizing formulas... I wish I could be of more help... :(
My parents wouldn't have a clue, and my sister is only 8 (or is she 9?).
It's almost 11pm, so it's abit late to be calling friends.
When you start to learn the formulas properly I'm sure you'll understand them (we've had 2 months to learn and understand theese).
Anyway, you have SATs in America, right?
11/26/2003, 03:09 PM
Ya... Unfortunately we do have SATs... I sort of understand the formulas, but what I don't understand is how to plug in the numbers... We're doing Heredity in Science now... It's a lot more fun than the Periodic Table, I can tell ya that much... By the way we're in the same grade, but our scholl system in the US kinda sucks, so we won't get in to the stuff you guys are learning for a couple of years, and I have all advanced classes!!! Sorry again for not being of more help. Oh, and when you get your test back let me know how ya did! Just curious about how hard that stuff really is... See ya later!
Well I've been doing advanced classes, and I'm doing OK. We've done 6 practice tests, and I got A on 4 of the and A+ on 2.
It's a GCSE test, I'm pretty sure you don't have them in America, but they're the main tests. We can leave school after theese are done. But we spend 2 years building up to the final exams. Science is strange though, we have "mini tests" through out the 2 years, and then get overall results later.
11/26/2003, 03:19 PM
Well good luck regardless! ;)
Cool, It was EASY!
I don't know when we get the results, but our teacher went though the answers afterwards and I got at least an A on both tests!
11/27/2003, 10:21 AM
Since the test is over with, I'm going to lock this.
After the initial request for questions, the questions REALLY should have been 1) all posted in ONE post, rather than 4 posts each with one question in quick succession or kept to email/private message, as it turned out to be a conversation between only two people. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation...
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