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Postby CVMSAvalacheStudent » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:52 am

Potions and Poisons? What does the "potions" part mean?
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Postby WhatScience? » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:45 pm

I think the potions part was just for the name.
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Postby NeilMehta » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:40 pm

CVMSAvalacheStudent wrote:Potions and Poisons? What does the "potions" part mean?

Well, the description mentions "toxic and therapeutic" chemicals, so "potions" most likely refers to the "therapeutic" part
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Postby CVMSAvalacheStudent » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:57 pm

NeilMehta wrote:
CVMSAvalacheStudent wrote:Potions and Poisons? What does the "potions" part mean?

Well, the description mentions "toxic and therapeutic" chemicals, so "potions" most likely refers to the "therapeutic" part


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Postby Skink » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:30 pm

Specifically (and my source is "the Woz"), the potions part refers to the regular chemical reactions (which constitutes half of the event?). It makes sense if framed beneath a Harry Potter sort of backdrop...

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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby Jesusfather123 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:40 am

Hi,
This is the first time trying to study potions and poisons . As there no much material available in SO site for this topic, can anyone please help how to prepare for this event ? Where to get study materials for this topics?
Thanks

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Postby WhatScience? » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:47 am

Jesusfather123 wrote:Hi,
This is the first time trying to study potions and poisons . As there no much material available in SO site for this topic, can anyone please help how to prepare for this event ? Where to get study materials for this topics?
Thanks


SO, this is a pretty straightforward event. What you see in the rules is what you get on the test. Our wiki has a good coverage on some topics. For the topics it does not have, look at the overall format and then google search for them. What you get on wikipedia and other of the first search results should be enough.
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Postby NeilMehta » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:14 pm

Jesusfather123 wrote:Hi,
This is the first time trying to study potions and poisons . As there no much material available in SO site for this topic, can anyone please help how to prepare for this event ? Where to get study materials for this topics?
Thanks

Well, the event goes over multiple categories, with different ways to prepare for each:

The Potions and Poisons wiki page over most of the general parts for the event. I would very highly recommend just starting on reading up on the Wikipedia page for the common household toxins and take notes on their chemical equations and precautions to take while using them (never mix ammonia and bleach !!)

If you get a partner for the event, it's also possible to split up the toxic plants vs toxic substances, so one person does each, Quite honestly, I'm not too good with toxic plants, but [user]Person[/user] did a pretty good job explaining them on the wiki page.

For the chemistry side, I'd say it's important to be very quick with balancing chemical equations and recognizing chemical equations, but those should come with practice. It is also important to know basic terminology to classify substances (homogeneous, heterogeneous, solution, mixture, compound, etc) Even though they're simple, they only have slight differences, and it is extremely easy to confuse them (I sure know I do...).
Pro tip: Quizlet has plenty of these definitions to help you study!! (https://quizlet.com/108897808/physical- ... ash-cards/)
Practicing balancing simple equations such as the equation for photosynthesis can prepare, and running a google search for the topic should give plenty of worksheets.

Finally, for the labs (listed in the manual), ask your coaches/science teachers if they can help set up or provide materials to perform them. We set up some labs in school for Food Science for the past two years and ran them, and they went quite smoothly. It's really important to make sure the process for all of the labs, so things don't get messy on tournament day.

Hopefully this helped, and if you want to practice here on Scioly.org, the Question Marathons page is always open for business!
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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby Person » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:57 pm

NeilMehta wrote:
Jesusfather123 wrote:Hi,
This is the first time trying to study potions and poisons . As there no much material available in SO site for this topic, can anyone please help how to prepare for this event ? Where to get study materials for this topics?
Thanks

Well, the event goes over multiple categories, with different ways to prepare for each:

The Potions and Poisons wiki page over most of the general parts for the event. I would very highly recommend just starting on reading up on the Wikipedia page for the common household toxins and take notes on their chemical equations and precautions to take while using them (never mix ammonia and bleach !!)

If you get a partner for the event, it's also possible to split up the toxic plants vs toxic substances, so one person does each, Quite honestly, I'm not too good with toxic plants, but [user]Person[/user] did a pretty good job explaining them on the wiki page.

For the chemistry side, I'd say it's important to be very quick with balancing chemical equations and recognizing chemical equations, but those should come with practice. It is also important to know basic terminology to classify substances (homogeneous, heterogeneous, solution, mixture, compound, etc) Even though they're simple, they only have slight differences, and it is extremely easy to confuse them (I sure know I do...).
Pro tip: Quizlet has plenty of these definitions to help you study!! (https://quizlet.com/108897808/physical- ... ash-cards/)
Practicing balancing simple equations such as the equation for photosynthesis can prepare, and running a google search for the topic should give plenty of worksheets.

Finally, for the labs (listed in the manual), ask your coaches/science teachers if they can help set up or provide materials to perform them. We set up some labs in school for Food Science for the past two years and ran them, and they went quite smoothly. It's really important to make sure the process for all of the labs, so things don't get messy on tournament day.

Hopefully this helped, and if you want to practice here on Scioly.org, the Question Marathons page is always open for business!

^^definitely agree that the wiki page is a great starting point. It's mostly done (we need to finish the specific ones heh) but it should at least give you something to work off of.
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Postby gneissisnice » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:48 am

I'm glad this made it as a real event. I think it's a great chemistry event to add to the middle school rotation, much better than Can't Judge a Powder (yuck).
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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby Jesusfather123 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:52 am

Thank you very much!!

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Postby amazing » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:28 pm

any ideas that you could give me ? I am new to the team and this is my first time with potions and poisons

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Postby NeilMehta » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:41 pm

amazing wrote:any ideas that you could give me ? I am new to the team and this is my first time with potions and poisons


Potions and Poisons is an awesome event to pick! If you are new to the team, the best advice I can give you for this event is to be comfortable with the event. There comes a point in preparation when you will feel confident before taking any test, rather than shaky about foundations in the event. It can seem extremely overwhelming to find a point to start, so I would really recommend familiarizing yourself with the information in the wiki page. Like I mentioned above, knowing about household toxins is an extremely large part of the event, so if you are done with the wiki and ready to start looking in detail into parts of the event, I would recommend studying this part first. Usually, Wikipedia has the information needed. For example, the WIkipedia page on bleach is perfect for studying purposes. In addition, I would like to repeat everything i mentioned in my last post:
NeilMehta wrote:Well, the event goes over multiple categories, with different ways to prepare for each:

The Potions and Poisons wiki page over most of the general parts for the event. I would very highly recommend just starting on reading up on the Wikipedia page for the common household toxins and take notes on their chemical equations and precautions to take while using them (never mix ammonia and bleach !!)

If you get a partner for the event, it's also possible to split up the toxic plants vs toxic substances, so one person does each, Quite honestly, I'm not too good with toxic plants, but [user]Person[/user] did a pretty good job explaining them on the wiki page.

For the chemistry side, I'd say it's important to be very quick with balancing chemical equations and recognizing chemical equations, but those should come with practice. It is also important to know basic terminology to classify substances (homogeneous, heterogeneous, solution, mixture, compound, etc) Even though they're simple, they only have slight differences, and it is extremely easy to confuse them (I sure know I do...).
Pro tip: Quizlet has plenty of these definitions to help you study!! (https://quizlet.com/108897808/physical- ... ash-cards/)
Practicing balancing simple equations such as the equation for photosynthesis can prepare, and running a google search for the topic should give plenty of worksheets.

Finally, for the labs (listed in the manual), ask your coaches/science teachers if they can help set up or provide materials to perform them. We set up some labs in school for Food Science for the past two years and ran them, and they went quite smoothly. It's really important to make sure the process for all of the labs, so things don't get messy on tournament day.

Hopefully this helped, and if you want to practice here on Scioly.org, the Question Marathons page is always open for business!

Best of luck to you in your potions and poisons adventures!
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