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Fossils

Postby Mr. Cool » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:50 pm

Talk about Fossils here. I guess I'll join this event, but I wish Rocks and Minerals was still an event. :cry:
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Re: Fossils

Postby gneissisnice » Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:17 am

fossils was an awesome event, I did it a few years ago, and I'm really glad that I get to do it again. And don't worry, you do have to know some rock stuff.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
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Re: Fossils

Postby dudeincolorado » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:21 am

help i have no idea what fossils is some help me i know all my rocks stuff (see below) from what i see it's alot of name the phylum and what type of fossil is this? :?
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Postby gneissisnice » Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:56 am

its questions on identification (obviously), generally based on genus, but it can be broader, and there are other questions on habitat, formation (cast, mold, petrifaction, etc.), anatomy, and age. I've also seen questions on geologic time. Also, know your index fossils. You're gonna love youre earth science reference tables (if you dont get these since you dont take a regents if not in new york, print them out online, they really help, trust me. Its a great event, like a mix between rocks and biology.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Fossils

Postby gneissisnice » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:12 pm

Does anyone have any idea when the list is coming out?
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Fossils

Postby fleet130 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:48 pm

Information expressed here is solely the opinion of the author. Any similarity to that of the management or any official instrument is purely coincidental! Doing Science Olympiad since 1987!

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Re: Fossils

Postby Mr. Cool » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:15 am

Thanks fleet. hmmm. looks pretty tough. But it's basically R+M but with fossils.
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Re: Fossils

Postby gneissisnice » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:26 pm

its really not a bad event. then again, the scio coach who taught me all this stuff is obsessed with rocks and fossils.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Fossils

Postby Mr. Cool » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:02 pm

I'll probably start studying for this soon.
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Re: Fossils

Postby dudeincolorado » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:20 pm

help i have no idea what to study for... i have some books(library run!!!) the mostly identifiacction tho...
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Re: Fossils

Postby gneissisnice » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:01 pm

For one thing, study my amazing fossils wiki. Other than that, I dont really know, cause my scio coach taught me everything. I'd suggest waiting for it to go up on the soinc.org site and following one of the links, or just browsing the internet to see what you can find. Also, theres a book im doing my AP environmental summer assignment on called "Wonderful Life", and its about the Burgess shale find. Its pretty interesting.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Fossils

Postby dudeincolorado » Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:08 pm

ok so i sould wait till atleast the list comes up?
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Re: Fossils

Postby gneissisnice » Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:35 pm

yeah, you should wait for the list, so you get to know what genuses to start studying. Or if you want, you can try to dig up an old list from several years ago. They probably have similar organisms. Also, look for a copy of the Earth Science regents reference tables. They middle 2 pages help a lot, and the other pages may help for other earth sciences events.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Fossils

Postby dudeincolorado » Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:37 pm

ok wat are regrents?
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Re: Fossils

Postby gneissisnice » Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:43 pm

The regents is a standardized test in NY state. Everybody in the state takes it for their classes. They're very easy, and for the sciences (besides bio) you get a reference table. Google "NY state earth science regents reference table", and try to get the most recent one.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats


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