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Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: April 16th, 2013, 1:44 pm
by Blwrunner
Thanks Casey. Hopefully our test will have a lot of macroinvertebrates and not many estuary questions. Our states is in one week and 2 days.

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: April 16th, 2013, 1:49 pm
by caseyotis
Thanks Casey. Hopefully our test will have a lot of macroinvertebrates and not many estuary questions. Our states is in one week and 2 days.
The estuary questions are very simple. Just for review though, look this over: http://www.soinc.org/sites/default/file ... COLOGY.doc
It's very useful, because I'm sure there were be at least one question on the different kinds of estuaries (salt-wedge, fjord, etc.) and estuarine habitats (salt marshes, mud/sand flats, etc.). There were about one of each on my test. :)

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: April 16th, 2013, 1:56 pm
by Blwrunner
Well I better start cramming information about estuaries then! :lol: I got first at regionals, but I'm really scared that Strath Haven will beat us since they most likely hack. How did your salinometer work? That's probably our weakest area, our salinometer is inconsistent. :o

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: April 16th, 2013, 2:19 pm
by caseyotis
Well I better start cramming information about estuaries then! :lol: I got first at regionals, but I'm really scared that Strath Haven will beat us since they most likely hack. How did your salinometer work? That's probably our weakest area, our salinometer is inconsistent. :o
Nah, you don't have to. And what do you mean, "hack"? Anyways, the salinometer... I don't know if it worked or not. >.> Probably not, though. xD

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: April 17th, 2013, 5:18 pm
by Blwrunner
Well you see Strath Haven is really good at science olympiad, and I think they "hack" because it is insane at how good they are! (I'm only kidding, I respect Strath Haven for putting so much effort into SO this year) Anyways how much do you think I should know about sewage treatment? I already know the basic knowledge, but I was just wondering if I should learn more about it. :geek:

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: April 17th, 2013, 5:19 pm
by caseyotis
Well you see Strath Haven is really good at science olympiad, and I think they "hack" because it is insane at how good they are! (I'm only kidding, I respect Strath Haven for putting so much effort into SO this year) Anyways how much do you think I should know about sewage treatment? I already know the basic knowledge, but I was just wondering if I should learn more about it. :geek:
Oh. xD Well, you should have a diagram of wastewater treatment with you, because there are a lot of questions on it.

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: April 17th, 2013, 5:25 pm
by Blwrunner
Yeah I have a lot of diagrams on my cheat sheet! I think I have 3 or 4 important ones on sewage treatment :D I am a little confused about point and non-point source pollution. I understand what it means, some examples would be greatly appreciated though.

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: April 18th, 2013, 6:03 am
by SOizlyfe
Hi Everyone,

We just had a quick question about this test: http://scioly.org/wiki/images/4/40/WQ_Kearney_Test.pdf. For number 50, we were getting the answer to be E, but it seems like the answer is A? Could we have some help with this?

The question:
50. A forested watershed is currently under development to
support an extensive commercial shopping center. Which
of the following is not a possible effect on the watershed?
(A) Decreased slope stability
(B) Increased runoff
(C) Increased erosion
(D) Increased sediment and debris
(E) All of the above are possible effects.

Thanks!

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: April 18th, 2013, 8:10 am
by Hosj
What is the best way to learn the invertabraetes? I recently joined this event, and that is what my partner told me to study. I have states saturday, so not something that will take too long.

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: April 18th, 2013, 8:13 am
by Blwrunner
Well there are many great websites here: http://www.soinc.org/water_quality_b

But, I also highly recommend using Quizlet.com. That website helped me alot. The Water Quality ID forum would also be of some help. Lastly, make flash cards!!! :D