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by SciBomb97
May 12th, 2012, 4:20 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Rocks and Minerals B/C
Replies: 266
Views: 38091

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

I'm pretty sure I've heard it for both... But to be on the safe side, I'd go with gneiss's info... Actually, everyone so far is wrong! Jasper is a form of Chalcedony. You got that from Wikipedia, didn't you? Different Wikipedia pages seem to be conflicting on this... THIS page says that jasper is a...
by SciBomb97
May 12th, 2012, 9:28 am
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Disease Detective B/C
Replies: 273
Views: 44251

Re: Disease Detective B/C

ILoveEgretsClub wrote:Is cross-sectional the cheap/fastest one, or is that case control? I've seen it from both sources both fairly reputable), just wanted another opinion.
Cross-sectional is the cheapest and fastest one, and it also presents the greatest likelihood of inaccurate information.
by SciBomb97
May 11th, 2012, 7:07 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Optics B/C
Replies: 559
Views: 67430

Re: Optics B/C

I guess it depends on the quality of the box and the mirrors they give you. Some configurations allow for easy targeting even with five mirrors, but other times it's hard to even get 1 mirror aligned on the template.
by SciBomb97
May 9th, 2012, 4:07 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: Give the person above you a nickname
Replies: 1018
Views: 52963

Re: Give the person above you a nickname

upside down soda cracker
by SciBomb97
May 9th, 2012, 6:57 am
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Rocks and Minerals B/C
Replies: 266
Views: 38091

Re: Rocks and Minerals B/C

I've been finding mixed definitions on this––what is Jasper? An opaque chalcedony? An opaque chalcedony with ferric inclusions? A chert? And if it's debatable, what definition would you use to identify it in competition? From what I understand, jasper's just a variety of chert. Basically, it's cher...
by SciBomb97
May 7th, 2012, 6:01 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: SMART QUESTIONS - STUPID ANSWERS
Replies: 1886
Views: 119497

Re: SMART QUESTIONS - STUPID ANSWERS

Apple --> apple pie --> king's stomach

What is the square root of infinity?
by SciBomb97
May 6th, 2012, 10:27 pm
Forum: Posting Games
Topic: SMART QUESTIONS - STUPID ANSWERS
Replies: 1886
Views: 119497

Re: SMART QUESTIONS - STUPID ANSWERS

They say insanity messes up the sense if taste...

What did the apple say to the king?
by SciBomb97
May 5th, 2012, 4:22 pm
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Microbe Mission B/C
Replies: 249
Views: 40415

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

The can be, Prions can be a genetic mutation, but they can also be a pathogen, obtained by eating contaminated meat. But yes they can be genetic i was taking a test the other day and it says prions are hereditary? my coach disagrees with this but does anybody know for sure? Some forms of prions ARE...
by SciBomb97
May 5th, 2012, 10:19 am
Forum: 2012 Lab Events
Topic: Optics B/C
Replies: 559
Views: 67430

Re: Optics B/C

Last year at nationals, they had almost (if not absolutely...can't remember very well) nothing regarding optical devices. I mean, it'll be nice to know them and all, but you may not even have to use that knowledge. For the test, just make sure you can use the equations proficiently because that was ...
by SciBomb97
May 4th, 2012, 10:18 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: Science Olympiad Stories
Replies: 198
Views: 23139

Re: Science Olympiad Stories

At our hotel's restaurant and on the bus ride home from states, my friends decided to fill out a book of mad libs. Being one girl in a sea of guy friends, I had to go along with it. All I can say is that 12, 13, and 14 year old boys have VERY dirty minds and VERY rich vocabularies... I am scared fo...

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