Water Quality B/C

mintyfrash
Member
Member
Posts: 9
Joined: February 23rd, 2012, 9:20 pm
Division: C
State: FL

Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby mintyfrash » June 29th, 2012, 11:06 am

Personally I loved having the actual specimens at nationals, even though we had the last time slot and many of them were disfigured by then. What I didn't like was having those cloudy plastic pill thingies that obscured the macros and made it really hard to even see them, much less identify them. For the salinometer testing, the saltwater at regionals was in a huge tank and everyone was given their own sample, which is the method I liked the best because I feel like sharing the water just introduces a lot of impurities into it from previous teams (e.g. the salt from their clay dissolving into it) which makes it difficult to be accurate.

User avatar
fozendog
Member
Member
Posts: 193
Joined: April 17th, 2012, 5:51 pm
Division: Grad
State: WA
Location: Camas

Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby fozendog » June 29th, 2012, 7:28 pm

Oh yea those pill things were bad! When we went to ours the girl before us didn't put two back in their labeled container (1, 2, 3, etc.) so we had to guess which one was which.
Stanford '19
Camas Science Olympiad Alumnus
Events: Protein Modeling, Cell Biology, Disease Detectives, Experimental Design, Dynamic Planet, Water Quality

fanjiatian
Member
Member
Posts: 243
Joined: March 16th, 2010, 6:46 pm
Division: Grad

Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby fanjiatian » June 30th, 2012, 8:10 am

Next year's Water Quality event involves Freshwater estuaries.
What do you suppose that means? Lakes?

User avatar
silentsage
Member
Member
Posts: 88
Joined: December 22nd, 2011, 10:09 am
Division: C
State: PA
Location: Sorry, I'm busy reading a very large book.

Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby silentsage » June 30th, 2012, 9:40 am

Next year's Water Quality event involves Freshwater estuaries.
What do you suppose that means? Lakes?
An Estuary is any point at which a body of freshwater (usually a stream) meets saltwater (usually an ocean) at a coastal location. Naming it "Freshwater Estuaries" is a little redundant, but this actually had a small importance in the event last year, as the topic may have popped up once or twice in the tests I took. This may have some to do with lakes (that was mostly just DP last year), but I expect that this will have to do with ecology (yay!), different estuaries, specific species, and the effects of humans on estuarine environments.
Road Scholar seems to depress everyone on my team who does it, but it's my favorite event...
I <3 DQIX and Squirtle
2013 RS National Champ

User avatar
Fossil Freak 25
Member
Member
Posts: 71
Joined: February 21st, 2010, 6:03 pm
Division: C
State: WA
Location: Behind you

Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby Fossil Freak 25 » July 2nd, 2012, 11:22 am

So will we have to study things like juvenile salmon and what role estuaries play in the travel of anadromous fish, or more just the basics?
Go Cougs!

User avatar
tornado guy
Member
Member
Posts: 449
Joined: April 17th, 2011, 7:23 pm
Division: C
State: WA
Location: PAPERMAKERS!

Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby tornado guy » July 3rd, 2012, 2:32 pm

So will we have to study things like juvenile salmon and what role estuaries play in the travel of anadromous fish, or more just the basics?
More then likely, yes. And I'm guessing we will need to know general ecology terms.
Proud ExCEL Homeschooler for five awesome years!
Nationals 2012: Meteorology 5th, R&M 19th, WQ 21st, DP 30th. Team 11th

Regionals 2013 C division: DP 3rd, WQ 5th.

User avatar
cupcakegirl
Member
Member
Posts: 135
Joined: June 8th, 2012, 11:16 am
Division: C
State: TX
Location: Studying:)

Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby cupcakegirl » July 3rd, 2012, 3:41 pm

So will it be more ecology based this year? Or the same 3 part thing as last year?
2013 Nationals Results: Water Quality-2nd, Food Science-6th, Crime Busters-13th, Team- 7th
2014 National Results: Water Quality- 7th, Can't Judge A Powder- 6th, Crime Busters- 4th, Heredity- 5th, Team- FIRST!!!
2015 Events: Forensics, Green Generation, Fossils

User avatar
CulturallyScientific
Member
Member
Posts: 176
Joined: December 29th, 2011, 7:13 pm
Division: Grad
State: CA
Location: Berkeley, CA

Re: Water Quality B/C

Postby CulturallyScientific » July 3rd, 2012, 8:45 pm

So will we have to study things like juvenile salmon and what role estuaries play in the travel of anadromous fish, or more just the basics?
More then likely, yes. And I'm guessing we will need to know general ecology terms.
Well, you still had to know general ecology in 2012.
'16, she/her, environmental-scientist-to-be: green gen, invasives, disease, ex. design, widi.

"…everything flows in an eternal present." (James Joyce)


Return to “2012 Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests