People who were in this event last year --
Do test writers tend to ask anything on events/disasters that occurred in the past (e.g. Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Fukushima Daiichi, etc)? I've noticed that some of the tests on the test exchange ask questions about, say, the "Door to Hell," but I've never had anything in an actual competition ask about that sort of thing; in Regionals it was 90% ecological concepts and focused on really simple things like abiotic/biotic components of ecosystems, energy pyramids, etc.
In addition - I haven't had questions on aquatic ecosystems at any competitions this year, but I know (esp at state) the test writers tend to stray away from the topics on the rules sheet and pretty much anything is fair game. I'm finishing up the cheat sheet today, anything that you guys would recommend I put on relating to aquatic ecosystems (besides eutrophication, affect of ocean acidification) - just main concepts that could be tested on.
Also, Div. B - legislation is not supposed to be tested on, correct?
2016: CVMC/CV Invite/Mesa Robles/Reg/State
Green Gen: 2/1/4/1/7
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