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by solakmagic
May 6th, 2014, 1:54 pm
Forum: 2014 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2014
Replies: 349
Views: 51417

Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Wow, congrats to Penncrest on their first State title! (but oh nooo, the 16 year streak is dead :[ ) Represent us well at Nationals with Harriton! Looking at the scores, seems like Harriton (and several other good teams) got screwed by ExpDes... which was apparently really weird anyway. I have a fe...
by solakmagic
May 6th, 2014, 7:11 am
Forum: 2014 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2014
Replies: 349
Views: 51417

Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Now that the dust has settled, congratulation to all of the teams for a great competition--regardless of how it all fluxed out, everyone should be proud of their performance!
by solakmagic
May 5th, 2014, 6:56 am
Forum: 2014 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2014
Replies: 349
Views: 51417

Re: Pennsylvania 2014

Any idea what time the results'll be released today?
by solakmagic
April 25th, 2014, 7:16 pm
Forum: 2014 Question Marathons
Topic: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon
Replies: 393
Views: 44325

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

Hematite up top, Magnetite below!  Hematite Fe2O3, Magnetite Fe3O4 or more specifically Fe(2+)2Fe(3+)O4
by solakmagic
April 23rd, 2014, 11:41 am
Forum: 2014 Question Marathons
Topic: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon
Replies: 393
Views: 44325

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

inluvwyth_WANTED wrote:
[img]http://skywalker.cochise.edu/wellerr/mineral/hematite/6hematite-sliman3431a.jpg[/img][img]http://rruff.info/repository/sample/by_minerals/Magnetite__R080025__Sample__Photo__22213__M.jpg[/img]
Hematite, chem form Fe2O3
by solakmagic
April 22nd, 2014, 7:46 pm
Forum: 2014 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 242
Views: 30237

Re: Experimental Design B/C

XJcwolfyX wrote:The rules state:
"The students must use at least two of the provided materials to design and conduct an experiment."
2014 Rules, Section 3, Paragraph a, Lines 5-6

If I was judging I would have tiered you.
Yes, and the provided paper clips and rubber bands were used. Two provided materials.
by solakmagic
April 22nd, 2014, 1:25 pm
Forum: 2014 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 242
Views: 30237

Re: Experimental Design B/C

My team took a surprising and disappointing 17th at Regionals this year--we contacted the proctor of the event, who told us we were tiered for not following the directions. Barring anything we forgot to read, the directions commissioned us to perform an experiment testing the effect of stress on a ...
by solakmagic
April 22nd, 2014, 11:57 am
Forum: 2014 Question Marathons
Topic: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon
Replies: 393
Views: 44325

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon

The answer isss|Apatite! I think that white scarring/ghosting/impurities/whatever you want to call it is really indicative of Apatite, though it can be confused with Sodalite. A good example of what I'm talking about is on this specimen [img]http://www.charmsoflight.com/Images/Gemstones/Apatite%20r...
by solakmagic
April 22nd, 2014, 6:49 am
Forum: 2014 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 242
Views: 30237

Re: Experimental Design B/C

My team took a surprising and disappointing 17th at Regionals this year--we contacted the proctor of the event, who told us we were tiered for not following the directions. Barring anything we forgot to read, the directions commissioned us to perform an experiment testing the effect of stress on a p...

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