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by 19sawickin
April 30th, 2017, 10:12 am
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Forensics C
Replies: 94
Views: 21661

Re: Forensics C

Did anyone take the Pennsylvania State Tournament Forensics test? It is always written by Harriton and is, in my opinion, by far the hardest test I have ever taken, national tests included. This year I believe there were 10 powders to test and 11 polymers, 5 of which were plastics that were easy eno...
by 19sawickin
March 22nd, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: 2017 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2017
Replies: 399
Views: 79301

Re: Pennsylvania 2017

Unome wrote:
LittyWap wrote:I think Shady Side got 37 points
Shady Side B or C? Either is very impressive, but seeing this in B would be rather crazy.
It was Shady Side's B team - they placed in every event.
by 19sawickin
February 24th, 2017, 7:03 am
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Forensics C
Replies: 94
Views: 21661

Re: Forensics C

Is there any good site that can provide practice for ID-ing things like matching fingerprints or identifying certain hairs and fibers microscopically? For fingerprints I'm looking for sites that assist in the identification of distorted fingerprints where you really have to rely on the minutiae to m...
by 19sawickin
January 31st, 2017, 3:47 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Forensics C
Replies: 94
Views: 21661

Re: Forensics C

I'm not sure if this has been discussed at all on previous pages, but can anybody explain to me, or perhaps direct me in the right direction to find quality information about entomology involved in forensics as well as stages of death? Thanks.
by 19sawickin
December 4th, 2016, 8:26 am
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Experimental Design B/C
Replies: 78
Views: 20029

Re: Experimental Design B/C

Can anyone tell me what I'm supposed to do for "different ways to approach hypothesis" in the "applications" section? The scioly page gives an example of testing a parachute with varying masses I believe, and said that using a computer simulation is an example of approaching the ...
by 19sawickin
November 29th, 2016, 5:39 pm
Forum: 2017 Lab Events
Topic: Forensics C
Replies: 94
Views: 21661

Re: Forensics C

So a practice test said that the best way to lift a fingerprint from a ransom note is ninhydrin. Can someone explain this to me? I believe that would be because of the use of the fingerprinting method in accordance to the surface it is on. Ninhydrin is effective at lifting fingerprints from paper b...
by 19sawickin
June 27th, 2016, 6:25 pm
Forum: 2016 Lab Events
Topic: Forensics C
Replies: 88
Views: 25579

Re: Forensics C

This was probably mentioned early in the forum, but does anybody know where to find good forensics kits that include blood to test as well as large plastic samples (not just the granular plastic samples) and some powders?
by 19sawickin
May 19th, 2016, 5:57 pm
Forum: 2016 Nationals
Topic: Unofficial Rankings B
Replies: 54
Views: 15680

Re: Unofficial Rankings B

This is all my opinion, and is probably very inaccurate Tier 1 - the main competitors for 1st Solon (not much to say here) Daniel Wright (They will probably rebound from 5th; also I'm biased toward them because I saw them firsthand at boyceville and how well they completely demolished the other tea...
by 19sawickin
April 25th, 2016, 11:53 am
Forum: 2016 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2016
Replies: 138
Views: 35963

Re: Pennsylvania 2016

That's what I meant by the score discrepancy. The full scores table includes the scores from Protein Modeling, while the top 10 listed does not. Sorry, that was kind of unclear (especially since I neglected to actually link to where I got the scores from, haha). Perhaps this was explained earlier, ...
by 19sawickin
January 17th, 2016, 6:06 pm
Forum: 2016 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Pennsylvania 2016
Replies: 138
Views: 35963

Re: Pennsylvania 2016

There's apparently a new Southeastern Urban regional tournament, to be held at St. Joseph's on Saturday, March 5th. This is all very interesting to me, and I might try to get involved if I can (it's on a Saturday and my winter schedule is much less crazy than my fall was, haha). Will this new regio...

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