For L&R. It's going to be a nice challenge, but one of my mentors from the Idaho tournaments taught me one thing: Every academic test sounds better in story form! (thats all i'm saying about it. Wait till I post the tests )For L&R or E&V? I do like engaging and creative tests.
They will be road scholar-esque in that they have story and plot lines. However, as far as topics are concerned, I have more fondness for detective work as a topic, rather than toys falling from the sky. XDPlease, whatever you do, do not do anything Road Scholar-esque. The weirdest one I saw was a toy, falling from the sky, and somehow that related to Road Scholar.
Thank you for posting this! I am going to put these in the early tests that I do, as the rules for this years competition will probably not be too far off.I'm so so so happy.
When I was doing DP this year, my friend gave me a DP binder which I kinda just tossed to the side because it was the wrong topic. Then I was cleaning out my room a couple days ago and I found it and it was a RIvers and Lakes binder! There wasn't a whole lot of information, but that's okay because I can find it myself and there were a lot of tests. It did have the rules in it though which I thought was really helpful. Topics to study include but are not limited to:
Aging of rivers (young, mature, old)
Depositional features including floodplains, levees, deltas, and meanders
Erosional features including rapids, waterfalls, canyons
Topographic map interpretation as related to river features and actions
River velocity including gradient, channel shape, and channel surface
Stream channel patterns including meandering, straight, and braided
Drainage patterns including dendritic, radial, and centripetal
Steam capacity including dissolved load, suspended load, and bedload
Stream classification including perennial and intermittent
Huh. I never thought there was so much to learn about rivers and lakes. However, that's just rivers and lakes, there are, as IdahoSciGuy said, going to be much more to cover if it's going to be freshwater.
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