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by ali941
December 28th, 2013, 5:45 pm
Forum: 2014 Question Marathons
Topic: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon
Replies: 393
Views: 45932

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

Galena?
by ali941
December 25th, 2013, 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your Daily Random Comment
Replies: 26610
Views: 1894398

Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Feliz Navidad! Te quiero desear una feliz Navidad y un próspero Año nuevo. (hopefully that is right...my Spanish teacher told us that) What is your favorite Christmas carol? You should listen to Donde Esta Santa Claus? . It has a jazzy spanish feel. I was part of a sax quartet for a fundraiser thin...
by ali941
December 12th, 2013, 6:03 pm
Forum: 2014 Lab Events
Topic: Metric Mastery B
Replies: 87
Views: 18168

Re: Metric Mastery B

Does anybody know a really good ways to study for Metric Mastery? Also, what are some excellent resources to use to study? I don't mean to sound rude, but have you tried reading the thread? There's some brilliant advice here. Best way to study is practice. Practice, practice, and when you think you...
by ali941
November 10th, 2013, 11:47 am
Forum: 2014 Study Events
Topic: Rocks and Minerals B/C
Replies: 105
Views: 36653

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

darkdeserthighway wrote:
ali941 wrote: I mean, there were distinct differences in the samples, my partner and I just weren't prepared enough to recognize it. Plus, we did bring our own magnifying glass, which was somewhat helpful.
I mean, was glass/streak plate provided?
From what I remember, yes. Most stations had streak plates.
by ali941
November 9th, 2013, 9:00 pm
Forum: 2014 Study Events
Topic: Rocks and Minerals B/C
Replies: 105
Views: 36653

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

Last year was my first year in SciOly, and at my first invitational, there was apparently a decent-sized piece of uncut, unpolished diamond. I say apparently because it was at a station with four other clear-white minerals and I was unable to identify it. Was anything provided at that station to he...
by ali941
November 8th, 2013, 7:22 pm
Forum: 2014 Study Events
Topic: Rocks and Minerals B/C
Replies: 105
Views: 36653

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

So have any of you ever actually seen something rare/expensive like diamond or silver or gold in a competition? What's the most unexpected specimen you've encountered? I've seen gold in competitions before, although it was a very small sample. Last year was my first year in SciOly, and at my first ...
by ali941
November 7th, 2013, 4:39 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music B
Replies: 142
Views: 22529

Re: Sounds of Music B

How would you recommend attaching strings to an instrument so that it could be tuned easily? Thanks! There are a lot of ways to manage this. Try this: tie the string at one end, and wrap it around a peg at the other end. Twist the peg to get the note you like. Be careful though, if you're using wir...
by ali941
October 24th, 2013, 6:00 pm
Forum: 2014 Build Events
Topic: Sounds of Music B
Replies: 142
Views: 22529

Re: Sounds of Music B

They are not going to reimburse me, so I do not know what to do. Cellos are far too expensive, marimbas are expensive, violins are expensive, and flute is the only one that is cheap that I know of. UGH THIS IS SO HARDZ. A few suggestions: 1. If your team won't reimburse you, go straight to the stud...
by ali941
October 19th, 2013, 9:09 pm
Forum: 2014 Question Marathons
Topic: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon
Replies: 393
Views: 45932

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

Yep. Your turn! :D
by ali941
October 18th, 2013, 6:35 pm
Forum: 2014 Question Marathons
Topic: Rocks & Minerals B/C ID/Question Marathon
Replies: 393
Views: 45932

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

Alrighty.
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1. Identify
2. What is this shape called? Sorry for vague wording.

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