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Re: Environmental Chem

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Re: Environmental Chem

Postby gneissisnice » June 24th, 2008, 6:59 am

thanks, I didn't know they had the rules up.The water testing shouldn't be TOO bad.
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Re: Environmental Chem

Postby Aia » June 24th, 2008, 2:33 pm

A partner and I randomly competed in Environmental chem this as a trial event in 2006 at Indiana University.

The event was pretty amusing. We managed to spill the "contaminated water" all over our lab papers and had no idea how the technical equipment worked. However, it seemed like you could have prepared pretty well for the event. A bit of chem, a bit of ecology, and you would have been good to go.
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Re: Environmental Chem

Postby gneissisnice » June 26th, 2008, 1:24 pm

haha i did the trial event at nats too. It was terrible. It took me and my partner the entire time to figure out what the hell a colorimeter did and how to read it, so by the time we got all of our data, we didnt have time to write the essay.
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Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
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Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
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Re: Environmental Chem

Postby oh joy » July 17th, 2008, 10:55 am

i think it sounds fun...
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Re: Environmental Chem

Postby tweedlebeetle » July 23rd, 2008, 10:55 am

I'm really, really hoping they stick to water testing this year and don't go into the soil tests they did at NYS trials...We just made up some stuff without even trying to test the dirt.
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Re: Environmental Chem

Postby dickyjones » July 23rd, 2008, 12:36 pm

According to the trial event rules, division B will be soil testing, while division C is water testing. Hopefully they'll stick to that since I just ordered a book on water chemistry/testing...

Seems like it could be a fun event. I'm a bit lost on where to begin studying for this, though. The rules for these sort of events are never very specific.
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Re: Environmental Chem

Postby gneissisnice » July 23rd, 2008, 7:06 pm

Haha we totally screwed up the soil testing. We were like "Hmmm, they want us to test for limestone, so HCl should work. Add water and then HCl.....wait, none of the samples are fizzing. Thats bad. Lets say....sample B fizzed. That works."
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Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
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Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
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Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Environmental Chem

Postby LoveRespectPeace » July 25th, 2008, 9:46 am

What's wrong with Soil Testing? It sounds pretty fun. We're always doing water tests in school...
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