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by ledwards003
January 9th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Question Marathons
Topic: Crime Busters B
Replies: 49
Views: 3275

Re: Crime Busters B

Cool! 1. What is the most common fingerprint? 2. What does AFIS stand for? 3. What is the only acidic powder? What is its chemical formula? 4. You are given a mixture that is slightly tan in color. When you place drops of water on it, the water kind of gels up. Then, you pour a few drops of HCl int...
by ledwards003
January 9th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Lab Events
Topic: Crime Busters B
Replies: 123
Views: 11735

Re: Crime Busters B

Hey Guys, Wondering if we are allowed to conduct a scratch test for metals? Also, Does anyone know what liquids they will provide when testing the density of plastics? Thanks I have never conducted a scratch test, I look at the color, see if it is magnetic, and see how it reacts with HCl. I actuall...
by ledwards003
January 9th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Lab Events
Topic: Crime Busters B
Replies: 123
Views: 11735

Re: Crime Busters B

Hello. I'm a newbie and I have NO IDEA what I'm doing. Please give me any tips!!! Study powders, metals, and liquids like crazy!! They are so so important. Make sure you know the difference between different kinds of fingerprints and ONLY PUT WHAT YOU NEED ON YOUR CHEAT SHEET. Also make sure you le...
by ledwards003
January 2nd, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Lab Events
Topic: Crime Busters B
Replies: 123
Views: 11735

Re: Crime Busters B

I was wondering what liquids are typically used to test density, as I have been given the liquids before without knowing their density and would like to be able to figure that out. I cannot out what find the liquids used for testing density are anywhere, so if anyone could help I would really apprec...
by ledwards003
December 14th, 2018, 8:14 am
Forum: Lab Events
Topic: Crime Busters B
Replies: 123
Views: 11735

Re: Crime Busters B

CCBlazer wrote:How important is it to have the kit? Can I gather all the items we need without buying the $200 kit?
Thoughts?


You definitely do not need a $200 kit, I promise
by ledwards003
December 14th, 2018, 8:12 am
Forum: Lab Events
Topic: Crime Busters B
Replies: 123
Views: 11735

Re: Crime Busters B

Don't use paragraphs for the analysis. Event supervisors hate it (coming from an actual crime ES). It's really disorganized and unnecessary to write a paragraph on something that can be listed. What we did (and got rather high points for, other than the 2018 nats test which forced us to write short...
by ledwards003
December 14th, 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: Lab Events
Topic: Crime Busters B
Replies: 123
Views: 11735

Re: Crime Busters B

Hello. I am looking for some tips for Crime Busters. Anything is appreciated. I suggest you look up history and such to put on your cheat sheet. For example, you should know who the father of fingerprinting is. Practice chemicals as much as possible, always read the instructions on the test, and ma...
by ledwards003
December 13th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Anatomy and Physiology B/C
Replies: 199
Views: 22315

Re: Anatomy and Physiology B/C

Hi! I am new to anatomy and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for what I should put on my cheat sheet, as I am completely lost. Thank you!
by ledwards003
December 13th, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: Study Events
Topic: Heredity B
Replies: 26
Views: 5380

Re: Heredity B

Hi! I am not sure what exactly I should put on my heredity cheat sheet, as this is my first year doing this event and I do not know what should be on the paper. If anyone could help, that would be wonderful. Thank you!

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