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Water Quality B/C

Posted: July 3rd, 2011, 6:35 am
by Jim_R

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: August 29th, 2011, 8:23 am
by quizbowl
According to what was done at the Summer Camp, there will be an identification portion to the event. Still not sure whether or not there is a salinometer.

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: August 29th, 2011, 8:50 am
by FueL
Here are the rules for the 2006 version of the event.

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: September 1st, 2011, 9:39 am
by quizbowl
The last known rules don't allow for any resources besides a non-programmable calculator - however, that is how ecology started, and eventually a notesheet was allowed. I wonder how they will do it this year.

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: September 1st, 2011, 10:53 am
by personasaurus rex
the questions (from really old practice tests) seem relatively easy, basic chem knowledge. the ID (if it's gonna be there) might be the hardest part. and judging from the NY state schedule, it's a sign-up event so there probably will be a build/lab involved.

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: September 1st, 2011, 10:58 am
by quizbowl
personasaurus rex wrote:the questions (from really old practice tests) seem relatively easy, basic chem knowledge. the ID (if it's gonna be there) might be the hardest part. and judging from the NY state schedule, it's a sign-up event so there probably will be a build/lab involved.
The lab will probably be 1) the Salinometer being tested and 2) actual testing of water quality (using hydrometers, Secchi discs, TDS meters, ph paper, etc)

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: September 1st, 2011, 12:28 pm
by tornado guy
Where would be a good start for making a Salinometer?

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: September 2nd, 2011, 5:24 am
by Vizard007
I heard, in the beginning, that a lightbulb system might work. The only issue is, it's probably not sensitive enough...

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: September 8th, 2011, 7:16 pm
by Fossil Freak 25
Does anybody know why we have to wear goggles in WQ?

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: September 8th, 2011, 7:27 pm
by quizbowl
Fossil Freak 25 wrote:Does anybody know why we have to wear goggles in WQ?
Probably safety precautions - we will probably deal with a lot of water. Don't want that in your eyes!