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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby Unome » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:39 am

SunnyDelight! wrote:Hello-

I am a participant that has a question: My partner and I have been doing several practice tests and have been seeing content from another manual that we found online. It is a pdf:

https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... -20-16.pdf


We are unsure whether we are supposed to cover the topics given in this manual. Our coach was given a different manual with other species and the environmental toxins listed do not contain copper. For example, we do not have lily of the valley, wolfsbane, Portuguese man of war, poison dart frog, jack in the pulpit and poison sumac. Are we supposed to know this content as well for the competition?

The link you posted is for the trial event rules from last year, before Potions and Poisons became a national event. You should follow the current year's rules. Although, if you have extra time it might be worth going over some of the removed topics from the trial rules, in case your event supervisor isn't very competent and uses the trial rules by mistake.
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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby drcubbin » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:57 am

SunnyDelight! wrote:Hello-

I am a participant that has a question: My partner and I have been doing several practice tests and have been seeing content from another manual that we found online. It is a pdf:

https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... -20-16.pdf


We are unsure whether we are supposed to cover the topics given in this manual. Our coach was given a different manual with other species and the environmental toxins listed do not contain copper. For example, we do not have lily of the valley, wolfsbane, Portuguese man of war, poison dart frog, jack in the pulpit and poison sumac. Are we supposed to know this content as well for the competition?

You can always count on the scioly.org WIKI https://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/Potions_and_Poisons

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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby SunnyDelight! » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:58 am

Thank you for your reply! We decided not to stress out about these extra species...and they did not even come on our test.

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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby SunnyDelight! » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:00 am

Thanks @unome and @dcrubbin!!!

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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby igotoschool » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:16 pm

um did not see previous messages sorry

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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby dvegadvol » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:54 pm

SO, now that the season is over for the great majority of us, can anyone share an invitational test or two or three? The invitationals we attended returned only our answer sheets. No tests, no keys. Worthless. One of our invitational tests was hard to forget. At the top of the page it read something like: Since this is a new event and there is no information on this and we don't know what we are doing, so Good Luck!"

So, anybody got anything to share? Thanks.

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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby Froggie » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:16 pm

dvegadvol wrote:One of our invitational tests was hard to forget. At the top of the page it read something like: Since this is a new event and there is no information on this and we don't know what we are doing, so Good Luck!"

This test is on the test exchange: https://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/2018_ ... nd_Poisons
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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby dvegadvol » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:28 pm

OMG! That's the test from the invitational! LOL!

Thanks, Froggie, but it's completely worthless to me...

Anybody out there have a real test to share? Please...

Thanks

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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby SunnyDelight! » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:08 pm

Our team was wondering if we could use a multimeter in the competition or are we supposed just use a conductivity reader such as one with a bulb indicator.

Also, we want to practice the lab portion. Where do we get out chemicals/materials and how do we dispose of them? How are you guys doing your lab practice?

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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby dholdgreve » Thu May 03, 2018 2:15 pm

SunnyDelight! wrote:Our team was wondering if we could use a multimeter in the competition or are we supposed just use a conductivity reader such as one with a bulb indicator.

Also, we want to practice the lab portion. Where do we get out chemicals/materials and how do we dispose of them? How are you guys doing your lab practice?

I just ran this at Ohio State... My answer to your question is "It is up to the individual running the competition. Check with them." At OSU, I saw several different types of conductivity testers. In my assessment, they had to be 9 volt or less. They had to say somewhere on the device "conductivity."
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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby IvanGe » Sat May 05, 2018 1:02 pm

SunnyDelight! wrote:Our team was wondering if we could use a multimeter in the competition or are we supposed just use a conductivity reader such as one with a bulb indicator.

Also, we want to practice the lab portion. Where do we get out chemicals/materials and how do we dispose of them? How are you guys doing your lab practice?


it's a bit hard to practice labs on your own, but since my school has a stock of invys, I just copy the labs off of them and basically find the materials.
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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby SunnyDelight! » Sun May 13, 2018 6:40 pm

IvanGe wrote:
SunnyDelight! wrote:Our team was wondering if we could use a multimeter in the competition or are we supposed just use a conductivity reader such as one with a bulb indicator.

Also, we want to practice the lab portion. Where do we get out chemicals/materials and how do we dispose of them? How are you guys doing your lab practice?


it's a bit hard to practice labs on your own, but since my school has a stock of invys, I just copy the labs off of them and basically find the materials.


Thanks- we will do our best!

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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby SunnyDelight! » Sun May 13, 2018 6:41 pm

dholdgreve wrote:
SunnyDelight! wrote:Our team was wondering if we could use a multimeter in the competition or are we supposed just use a conductivity reader such as one with a bulb indicator.

Also, we want to practice the lab portion. Where do we get out chemicals/materials and how do we dispose of them? How are you guys doing your lab practice?

I just ran this at Ohio State... My answer to your question is "It is up to the individual running the competition. Check with them." At OSU, I saw several different types of conductivity testers. In my assessment, they had to be 9 volt or less. They had to say somewhere on the device "conductivity."


Thanks for your help! We will ask the supervisors and bring both to the competition.

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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby jxxu20 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:28 pm

Hi guys,
Are the household chemicals/toxic living organisms for next year's PP event going to be the same as the chemicals/organisms covered this year? Thanks!
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Re: Potions and Poisons B

Postby dvegadvol » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:31 pm

Probably not...


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