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by gneissisnice
March 14th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: 2019 Study Events
Topic: Water Quality B/C
Replies: 184
Views: 30583

Re: Water Quality B/C

I have been having an issue with my salinometer. I only made three marks for 0, 5, and 10 percent salinity solutions, but they were all only a few millimeters apart. What can I do to make my marks more spread out? Also, if the beaker that I make my salinometer in is a different size than the beaker...
by gneissisnice
January 22nd, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: 2019 Study Events
Topic: Fossils B/C
Replies: 312
Views: 31948

Re: Fossils B/C

Hi again! Under 34) Subclass Ammonoidea, there's (Goniatite, Ceratites, Ammonites). Do you think we should have information on those specifically? Also, thanks to everyone who replied to my previous questions! :) You should be able to identify those suture types, and I'd say that you also want to b...
by gneissisnice
December 17th, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: 2019 Study Events
Topic: Water Quality B/C
Replies: 184
Views: 30583

Re: Water Quality B/C

I've seen some references to electronic salinometers. Are those actually allowed by the rules?

It say "Teams must build, calibrate, bring and demonstrate a salinometer/hydrometer."

Does it count as building if you use an electronic one?
by gneissisnice
October 16th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: 2019 Lab Events
Topic: Codebusters C
Replies: 173
Views: 22254

Re: Codebusters C

Any tips on solving monoalphabetic ciphers? Also, can you get a good score without a team member who knows Spanish? Keep an eye out for common words. Frequently appearing three-letter words are commonly "the" or "and", so trying to figure those out can be a good starting point. Single-letter words ...
by gneissisnice
October 15th, 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: 2019 Study Events
Topic: Fossils B/C
Replies: 312
Views: 31948

Re: Fossils B/C

So I was studying a bit and noticed that the classes for the brachiopods on sites contradict what it says on the list. It says that inarticulata and articulata have been superceded by what I assume to be lingulata and rhynchonellata. If I were asked on a test to give the classes of one of these spe...
by gneissisnice
February 27th, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Is Science Olympiad worth it?
Replies: 218
Views: 37737

Re: Is Science Olympiad worth it?

Wow, got a notification that I was mentioned in a comment and that was a blast from the past, I wonder why someone is digging up comments from 7 years ago. I was maybe a bit unnecessarily mean in that, funny to see things have changed in those years, haha. I've learned how to identify trolls better,...
by gneissisnice
December 20th, 2017, 10:28 am
Forum: 2018 Study Events
Topic: Rocks & Minerals B/C
Replies: 195
Views: 38353

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Quick mineral question- Our minerals list has two entries under "Feldspar Potassium" which are Amazonite/Microcline and Orthoclase/Microcline. I keep finding Microcline as its own separate mineral... Can someone explain why Orthoclase and Microcline are together on our list? (and Amazonite and Micr...
by gneissisnice
December 13th, 2017, 4:09 pm
Forum: 2018 Study Events
Topic: Ecology B/C
Replies: 91
Views: 15329

Re: Ecology B/C

whats the difference between R and K R-selected species have lots of young at once, don't tend to raise their young, reproduce often, and usually have a quick maturation. They excel in high change environments by just pumping out tons of babies and hoping that some survive. Examples include insects...
by gneissisnice
December 8th, 2017, 10:53 am
Forum: 2018 Study Events
Topic: Rocks & Minerals B/C
Replies: 195
Views: 38353

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Thanks for your opinion but I was looking at past tests and there's usually like 20 stations so thats like 2-3 mins at each, how the heck are you supposed to both ID and answer like 5 follow up questions in that time? Also if you mess up the ID you're pretty much done for. How are you guys making s...
by gneissisnice
December 8th, 2017, 10:45 am
Forum: 2018 Study Events
Topic: Remote Sensing C
Replies: 153
Views: 15755

Re: Remote Sensing C

Is it Wein's Law, or Wien's Law? The rules spell it -ei-, but almost every source I've found has it -ie-.
I'm pretty sure it's Wien's Law, probably a typo in the rules.

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