Forensics C

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Re: Forensics C

Post by strikerbear10 » November 13th, 2012, 3:48 pm

How hard is this event? Is most of it hands on at the competitions????

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Re: Forensics C

Post by sciolyynerdd » November 19th, 2012, 4:46 pm

hii!!
Does anyone have any good forensics textbook suggestions to give? o.o
Thanks so much in advance! :)
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Re: Forensics C

Post by Cedavis6 » November 20th, 2012, 11:57 am

strikerbear10 wrote:How hard is this event? Is most of it hands on at the competitions????
Difficulty depends on how much effort you give. As for hands on, I'd say yes, judging by the rules. (But then again, I've never been in this event before, until now.)
EDIT: Can we bring notes to this event? I'm looking at the rules and don't see anything about notes.
EDIT: Word choice change

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Re: Forensics C

Post by AlphaTauri » November 20th, 2012, 6:10 pm

strikerbear10 wrote:How hard is this event? Is most of it hands on at the competitions????
I'd consider Forensics one of the harder events, just because of the sheer amount of work you have to accomplish in 50 minutes, especially at higher levels of competition. That said, it's very manageable as long as both partners have a good idea of what they're doing. And yes, it is a very hands-on event - lots of lab work with reactions, flame tests, microscopes, and other things.
sciolyynerdd wrote:hii!!
Does anyone have any good forensics textbook suggestions to give? o.o
Thanks so much in advance! :)
I've never seen an actual textbook for Forensics (though I'm sure they do exist); I get nearly all of my notes from the internet. Just googling "forensics [specific topic you want to search for]" will bring up loads of good links.
Cedavis6 wrote:EDIT: Can we bring notes to this event? I'm looking at the rules and don't see anything about notes.
You're allowed one 8.5x11 page, double sided (2.a.xv).
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Re: Forensics C

Post by Cedavis6 » November 26th, 2012, 10:10 am

Where may I get supplies for this event?
EDIT: This is a really good link for Qualitative Analysis: http://www.sciencegeek.net/Chemistry/ch ... alysis.pdf

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Re: Forensics C

Post by labchick » December 3rd, 2012, 7:46 am

What specifically do I need to learn for Forensics that wasn't in Crime Busters? I don't mean "there are more powder samples" etc. I mean completely different subtopics. :)

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Re: Forensics C

Post by pikachu4919 » December 8th, 2012, 3:46 pm

Cedavis6 wrote:Where may I get supplies for this event?
EDIT: This is a really good link for Qualitative Analysis: http://www.sciencegeek.net/Chemistry/ch ... alysis.pdf
Do you need equipment for kits or do you need samples of the chemicals and polymers?
This is a good site for chemical and polymer kits:
http://www.competitiveedgescience.com/products.html
For equipment such as flame loops, pipettes, test tubes, etc., you may have to shop online or ask your school chemistry teachers for them. I don't know that many good resources for that off the top of my head other than what I just listed ...
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Re: Forensics C

Post by labchick » December 11th, 2012, 6:12 pm

This is a great link about bloodstain analysis. http://dsc.discovery.com/life/csi-knowl ... aphic.html

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Re: Forensics C

Post by Cedavis6 » December 13th, 2012, 11:54 am

I would like to organize a Forensics Wiki help day next week, all day long. If you are interested, please PM me, and I'll try to find something that you can do.
EDIT: Is there a substitute for phenolphthalein that I can use for qualitative analysis?

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Re: Forensics C

Post by Cedavis6 » December 20th, 2012, 12:13 pm

Pardon my double posting, but what needs help on the Wiki for Forensics?

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