Hey guys I was wondering about how to identify sample fibers?
Do we have to use the burn test or somethingg
Burn tests are allowed and the proctor should
give you matches if they give you a fiber. However, like computergeek3 said, you can
use a microscope to identify fibers, although burn tests are far easier. If you can, go for the burn test!
As cupcakegirl said, a proctor might allow you to do burn test, but note that at some
competitions, proctors might not allow you to do burn test so your only option is to use a microscope. A tip I suggest you trying is to study the fibers you have thoroughly and feeling their textures and getting to know how they look with or without a microscope. EX: At Churchill Middle School invite we were not allowed to do burn tests, but at Muscatel Middle School invite we were allowed by the proctor to do burn tests, but my partner and I didn't need to use it and got the fibers correct. But if you are allowed to do burn test then that is your best option. GOOD LUCK
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