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by butter side up
March 8th, 2013, 12:13 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Heredity B/Designer Genes C
Replies: 155
Views: 27310

Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

I've seen tests run as both, including a recent one at regionals that was primarily a test, but had three individual stations. Three teams would go up, each to a station, and they'd do a complete cycle through them, before returning to the desks to finish the test packet. It was a very interesting w...
by butter side up
January 30th, 2013, 12:16 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Heredity B/Designer Genes C
Replies: 155
Views: 27310

Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

THANK YOU to whoever uploaded the Wright State tests! On question 10 of station 2, "Would the protein produced from this mRNA sequence change if the A indicated by * is changed to U? If yes, indicate how," the answer key says, "Point mutation from Lys to Asn; all others remain unchanged." It seems ...
by butter side up
January 22nd, 2013, 11:24 am
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Disease Detectives B/C
Replies: 153
Views: 29004

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Now that we're in the middle of Invitational Season, I have one question: How much focus have you seen on Environmental Quality as a pose to the focus on Food-borne illness last year? Are there a lot of specific questions that have to do with with EQ, or are there more general questions about epide...
by butter side up
January 10th, 2013, 11:27 am
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Heredity B/Designer Genes C
Replies: 155
Views: 27310

Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

And I'm assuming the phenotype ratio would be expressed as DD:DR:RD:RR? Yep, exactly! Should we know a little about conservative and dispersive replication? I would study the Meselson–Stahl experiment and the hypotheses behind it. It's not that much information :) And other than knowing that conser...
by butter side up
January 8th, 2013, 11:31 am
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Forestry B/C
Replies: 522
Views: 37160

Re: Forestry B/C

For division C, do we need to know how trees carry out specific functions such as the Calvin cycle? I have seen some general questions about xylem, phloem, basic tree anatomy... but I've never seen anything as detailed as the Calvin cycle being asked. Oh good. I was planning on learning the Calvin ...
by butter side up
January 7th, 2013, 11:45 am
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Heredity B/Designer Genes C
Replies: 155
Views: 27310

Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

Hi! I'm new to this event and I had a question about the genotype ratios: How do you know how to order the genotypes when writing the genotype ratio? Does it matter if you label everything? For example, if the genotype is 1 D/D: 2 D/H: 1 D/R: 4 H/H: 4 H/D: 1 R/D: 2 R/H: 1 R/R, would it matter if yo...
by butter side up
January 4th, 2013, 11:30 am
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 152
Views: 21435

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Hey this is my first time competing in this competition do you guys have some tips you could give me? Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice some more. Practice. Practice. Practice even more. Seriously, though, this event is basically "practice makes perfect." Follow the rubric, work as a...
by butter side up
January 3rd, 2013, 12:13 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Forestry B/C
Replies: 522
Views: 37160

Re: Forestry B/C

For division C, do we need to know how trees carry out specific functions such as the Calvin cycle?
I have seen some general questions about xylem, phloem, basic tree anatomy... but I've never seen anything as detailed as the Calvin cycle being asked.
by butter side up
January 3rd, 2013, 12:10 pm
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Heredity B/Designer Genes C
Replies: 155
Views: 27310

Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

At rida: No. You are only allowed what you can fit on the page itself. To answer PicturePerfect (at least on some cases): 1. At the B division level, the rules do not mention DNA fingerprints. They may be mentioned, but I wouldn't devote a tremendous amount of time to studying them. 2. For the Hardy...
by butter side up
December 14th, 2012, 11:46 am
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Heredity B/Designer Genes C
Replies: 155
Views: 27310

Re: Heredity B/Designer Genes C

hi, this is my first time doing Heredity so I am kind of freaked out. Any help you could give me would be great but if you have anything about sex-linked traits.... PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! A sex-linked trait is located on the X or Y chromosome, as PicturePerfect said. This means that it will fol...
by butter side up
December 14th, 2012, 11:39 am
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Forestry B/C
Replies: 522
Views: 37160

Re: Forestry B/C

Does anyone know the difference between American Hornbeams and Eastern Hophornbeam leaves? Just wondering haha, thanks! So, the best way to tell the difference is if you are lucky enough to be given the fruit. Hophornbeam has these papery things that look like hops, while Hornbeams have a leafy-fro...
by butter side up
December 5th, 2012, 1:12 pm
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 152
Views: 21435

Re: Experimental Design B/C

What is the weirdest/hardest experiment you have ever conducted in Experimental Design? Well, I'd say weirdest would be the one where we were given LIVE MEALWORMS and compared the surface they were crawling across to their speed. I didn't know we could be given live animals... Hardest is a manner o...
by butter side up
November 19th, 2012, 11:40 am
Forum: 2013 Study Events
Topic: Dynamic Planet B/C
Replies: 147
Views: 26386

Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

can you get reference books any where besides the library? :?: :?: :?: I would try checking with teachers in your school- they may be willing to loan you some. Also, try online, you can often get used textbooks and reference books for a discounted price. That means that you can then write in them. ...
by butter side up
November 16th, 2012, 11:03 am
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 152
Views: 21435

Re: Experimental Design B/C

yeah the advice above is great. oftentimes one of the hardest things (for me, personally) was managing time. Generally, allot 5 minutes or so to devise an experiment. THEN start working. This could save a lot of time because you know everything you need to do. Our team personally splits the roles i...
by butter side up
November 13th, 2012, 11:07 am
Forum: 2013 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 152
Views: 21435

Re: Experimental Design B/C

General rule of thumb: this event is about being able to design, run, and write up an experiment in a set period of time. From experience, the best way to practice is to grab some objects, get ahold of a rubric, and run your practice like a competition environment. Try dividing up the different sect...

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