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Post by pikachu4919 » September 22nd, 2017, 1:39 pm

For any competitors doing Crime Busters:

I've done quite a bit of event supervising for Forensics, and I did supervise Crime Busters once since I also had Forensics to supervise at the same tournament, but I'm really not all that experienced in that since my school district did not have Division B SciOly, and while Crime Busters is the Division B parallel of Forensics, there were still quite some significant differences that were not the easiest to adjust to when I first tried running Crime Busters.

If any of competitors who are currently doing Crime Busters or have competed in it in the past would like to offer me some suggestions for what I can do to be an effective event supervisor for it based on their experiences from competing in it, I would absolutely love to hear them, as I would like to make sure I can run whatever events I get assigned to run to the best of my ability!
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Re: Crime Busters B

Post by CVMSAvalacheStudent » September 23rd, 2017, 5:12 pm

pikachu4919 wrote:For any competitors doing Crime Busters:

I've done quite a bit of event supervising for Forensics, and I did supervise Crime Busters once since I also had Forensics to supervise at the same tournament, but I'm really not all that experienced in that since my school district did not have Division B SciOly, and while Crime Busters is the Division B parallel of Forensics, there were still quite some significant differences that were not the easiest to adjust to when I first tried running Crime Busters.

If any of competitors who are currently doing Crime Busters or have competed in it in the past would like to offer me some suggestions for what I can do to be an effective event supervisor for it based on their experiences from competing in it, I would absolutely love to hear them, as I would like to make sure I can run whatever events I get assigned to run to the best of my ability!
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Post by WhatScience? » September 26th, 2017, 5:59 pm

Do know where the different teams are sitting and if they leave the stations how they should be. A disorganized station can be terrible for the next team and the offenders should lose points.

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Post by Person » September 26th, 2017, 7:34 pm

WhatScience? wrote:Do know where the different teams are sitting and if they leave the stations how they should be. A disorganized station can be terrible for the next team and the offenders should lose points.
I'm not sure if this is also the case for Crime Busters, but Forensics has a penalty if the area is not cleaned up properly.
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Post by CVMSAvalacheStudent » September 26th, 2017, 9:14 pm

What do you do in Crime Busters? I forgot.
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Post by NeilMehta » September 26th, 2017, 9:56 pm

CVMSAvalacheStudent wrote:What do you do in Crime Busters? I forgot.
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Crime Busters Wiki wrote: In Crime Busters, students will identify perpetrators of a certain crime by identifying unknown powders, liquids, and metals, and analyzing hairs, fibers, plastics, fingerprints, DNA evidence, shoeprints, tire treads, soil and splatters. Students will also analyze evidence from paper chromatography. Students should be able to use this data to answer some questions about who committed the crime and how the evidence supports their argument. This event was previously known as Science Crime Busters, but was changed to Crime Busters after the 2009-2010 season.
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Post by Tailsfan101 » September 29th, 2017, 12:48 pm

Person wrote:I'm not sure if this is also the case for Crime Busters, but Forensics has a penalty if the area is not cleaned up properly.
Yes.
Crime Busters rule manual wrote:...4. Scoring...d. A penalty of up to 10% may be given if a team's work area is not cleaned up as instructed by the event supervisor.
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Re: Crime Busters B

Post by WhatScience? » October 3rd, 2017, 9:26 am

Very true but it is important that this rule is enforced because some ESs choose no to which can become frustrating for the competitors.

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Re: Crime Busters B

Post by dholdgreve » October 10th, 2017, 5:15 am

pikachu4919 wrote:For any competitors doing Crime Busters:

I've done quite a bit of event supervising for Forensics, and I did supervise Crime Busters once since I also had Forensics to supervise at the same tournament, but I'm really not all that experienced in that since my school district did not have Division B SciOly, and while Crime Busters is the Division B parallel of Forensics, there were still quite some significant differences that were not the easiest to adjust to when I first tried running Crime Busters.

If any of competitors who are currently doing Crime Busters or have competed in it in the past would like to offer me some suggestions for what I can do to be an effective event supervisor for it based on their experiences from competing in it, I would absolutely love to hear them, as I would like to make sure I can run whatever events I get assigned to run to the best of my ability!
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Don't take the easy route and pull a test from on line... The kids have already seen all of those.
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I use one of the marker boards in the room to locate where each team is sitting, so that I can go back and determine which team left it a mess, then penalize accordingly.
When asked a question by one group, repeat the question so the entire room can hear, then answer the same, so as not to give one team an advantage. Repeat the question in future flights
Have individual evidence bags made up for each team... none of this communal sharing of chemicals
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