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Re: Water Quality B/C

Post by MattChina » October 18th, 2018, 5:55 am

kate! wrote:Do we need any information about nutrient cycling other than the diagrams for the carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles?
Just know what is involved in the cycles and their relation to the habitats
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Re: Water Quality B/C

Post by kate! » October 19th, 2018, 12:34 pm

For the section on "watershed resource management issues", where do I begin? I have literally no idea what that even means, and trying to look it up is just making me more confused...
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Post by nicholasmaurer » October 20th, 2018, 6:23 pm

kate! wrote:For the section on "watershed resource management issues", where do I begin? I have literally no idea what that even means, and trying to look it up is just making me more confused...
Per the coaches clinic today, this topic is incredibly broad. I would generally construe it as policy issues relating to water quality and watershed conservation. Issues such as fertilizer runoff, pollution limits/controls, invasive species management, water availability (e.g. dams, rerouting), erosion control, etc. all fall under this umbrella in my opinion.
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Re: Water Quality B/C

Post by cpagan » November 7th, 2018, 11:54 am

Are Estuaries considered freshwater????? since they are really both fresh and salt??

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Post by kate! » November 7th, 2018, 12:11 pm

cpagan wrote:Are Estuaries considered freshwater????? since they are really both fresh and salt??
Estuaries, in this event, are a separate topic from freshwater regardless of their definition. So while they can be freshwater in some cases, we don't need to know about them for Water Quality.
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Post by jimmy-bond » November 7th, 2018, 6:59 pm

kate! wrote:
cpagan wrote:Are Estuaries considered freshwater????? since they are really both fresh and salt??
Estuaries, in this event, are a separate topic from freshwater regardless of their definition. So while they can be freshwater in some cases, we don't need to know about them for Water Quality.
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Post by Jacobi » November 8th, 2018, 7:48 am

Shouldn't this event be under lab since you have to build something as well as take a test?

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Post by kate! » November 8th, 2018, 10:13 am

Jacobi wrote:Shouldn't this event be under lab since you have to build something as well as take a test?
But the test and ID portion count for 2/3 of the event and the build only counts for 1/3.
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Re: Water Quality B/C

Post by Unome » November 8th, 2018, 10:41 am

kate! wrote:
Jacobi wrote:Shouldn't this event be under lab since you have to build something as well as take a test?
But the test and ID portion count for 2/3 of the event and the build only counts for 1/3.
I'm pretty sure the salinometer counts for 5% of the score.
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Re: Water Quality B/C

Post by kate! » November 8th, 2018, 11:11 am

Unome wrote:
kate! wrote:
Jacobi wrote:Shouldn't this event be under lab since you have to build something as well as take a test?
But the test and ID portion count for 2/3 of the event and the build only counts for 1/3.
I'm pretty sure the salinometer counts for 5% of the score.
The manual says that each part of the competition counts for 1/3 of the score, but then it says that salinity testing counts for 5%.
Two years ago I knew stuff about rocks, minerals, experiments, and ecosystems, yay!
Last year I knew stuff about amphibians, reptiles, freshwater, and more experiments, yay again!
Now I know stuff about oceanography, saltwater, birds, and fossils, yay for the third time!

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