I don't see how hard it is to measure out the water and salt to create the salt water solution, as soinc.org clearly described how to do so. It also is a nice hands-on part of the event that makes it a little more interesting.Well, it's easy for the students, but hard for the supervisors, because trying to fill a huge tub/container with salt water is probably not one of their first priorities.BUT IT'S SUCH AN EASY POINT!!!!! And if you have stations at the tournament it's a great time to play catch up with the past stations.Will they replace the salinometer portion of the test? In my experience, it's been quite a hassle for event supervisors to arrange the water testing station of the test.
Also, does anyone have any suggestions on live bugs in the Macroinvertebrate portion of the test? I've found that it's a hassle for the event supervisors as well.....
And on a final note: is there such thing as salinometer protocol? My partner and I were apparently judged on that during the competition.
Also, what do you mean by "salinometer protocol"?