Rocks & Minerals B/C

User avatar
bernard
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 1964
Joined: January 5th, 2014, 3:12 pm
Division: Grad
State: WA
Location: Seattle, WA
Contact:

Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby bernard » August 31st, 2017, 12:20 pm

"One of the ways that I believe people express their appreciation to the rest of humanity is to make something wonderful and put it out there."

shaistings
Member
Member
Posts: 5
Joined: October 6th, 2013, 7:26 pm
Division: C
State: MO

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby shaistings » September 5th, 2017, 12:18 pm

I am not sure how to type in these forums but what do these numbers entail again after the rock or mineral on the list? I don't remember this being the way the list was set up in the past.

User avatar
Unome
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4042
Joined: January 26th, 2014, 12:48 pm
Division: Grad
State: GA
Location: somewhere in the sciolyverse

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Unome » September 5th, 2017, 12:22 pm

shaistings wrote:I am not sure how to type in these forums but what do these numbers entail again after the rock or mineral on the list? I don't remember this being the way the list was set up in the past.

The 2014 list was arranged in alphabetical order within each category (minerals, metamorphic rocks, igenous rocks, and sedimentary rocks). The 2017 list preserves the numbers from the 2014 list despite the different order.
Userpage
Chattahoochee High School Class of 2018
Georgia Tech Class of 2022

Opinions expressed on this site are not official; the only place for official rules changes and FAQs is soinc.org.

shaistings
Member
Member
Posts: 5
Joined: October 6th, 2013, 7:26 pm
Division: C
State: MO

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby shaistings » September 5th, 2017, 12:26 pm

Unome wrote:
shaistings wrote:I am not sure how to type in these forums but what do these numbers entail again after the rock or mineral on the list? I don't remember this being the way the list was set up in the past.

The 2014 list was arranged in alphabetical order within each category (minerals, metamorphic rocks, igenous rocks, and sedimentary rocks). The 2017 list preserves the numbers from the 2014 list despite the different order.


Thats pretty cool. Thanks! I knew I was missing something small. They last time I did this event was high school in freshman year so its been about 4 years.

ScottMaurer19
Member
Member
Posts: 588
Joined: January 5th, 2017, 9:39 am
Division: Grad
State: OH
Location: Solon, OH

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby ScottMaurer19 » September 5th, 2017, 2:09 pm

shaistings wrote:
Unome wrote:
shaistings wrote:I am not sure how to type in these forums but what do these numbers entail again after the rock or mineral on the list? I don't remember this being the way the list was set up in the past.

The 2014 list was arranged in alphabetical order within each category (minerals, metamorphic rocks, igenous rocks, and sedimentary rocks). The 2017 list preserves the numbers from the 2014 list despite the different order.


Thats pretty cool. Thanks! I knew I was missing something small. They last time I did this event was high school in freshman year so its been about 4 years.

I still use the old list because i find it easier to find things when they are alphabetized but that just me.
Solon '19 Captain, CWRU '23
Placements:
2017 (r/s/n):
Hydro: 3/5/18
Robot Arm: na/1/1
Rocks: 1/1/1

2018 (r/s/n):
Heli: 2/1/7
Herp: 1/4/4
Mission: 1/1/6
Rocks: 1/1/1
Eco: 6/3/9

2019 (r/s/n):
Fossils: 1/1/1
GLM: 1/1/1
Herp: 1/1/5
Mission: 1/1/3
WS: 4/1/10

Top 3 Medals: 144
Golds: 80

User avatar
gneissisnice
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 927
Joined: March 11th, 2008, 9:10 am
Division: Grad
State: NY
Location: Long Island

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby gneissisnice » September 13th, 2017, 4:42 am

I personally liked them better alphabetically too, I feel like it was easier to find things. The new list also removes a level of complexity by just telling you the groups instead of making sure you know them.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

User avatar
whythelongface
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 326
Joined: March 12th, 2017, 7:42 pm
Division: Grad
State: NJ
Location: 705 kilometers overhead

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby whythelongface » September 13th, 2017, 2:59 pm

I hope I have the old list somewhere, I think I am still more accustomed to that list than I am to the new one. It took me a few moments to scan through the list to make sure no new minerals or rocks were added or removed.
WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH '18
EMORY UNIVERSITY '22
SONT 2017 5th Place Medalist [Microbe Mission]

"One little Sciolyer left all alone,
He went out and hanged himself and then there were none."

Congratulations to WW-P South for winning 14th place at Nationals!

User avatar
Unome
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 4042
Joined: January 26th, 2014, 12:48 pm
Division: Grad
State: GA
Location: somewhere in the sciolyverse

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Unome » September 13th, 2017, 3:18 pm

whythelongface wrote:I hope I have the old list somewhere, I think I am still more accustomed to that list than I am to the new one. It took me a few moments to scan through the list to make sure no new minerals or rocks were added or removed.

2014 list
Userpage
Chattahoochee High School Class of 2018
Georgia Tech Class of 2022

Opinions expressed on this site are not official; the only place for official rules changes and FAQs is soinc.org.

User avatar
Tailsfan101
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 621
Joined: April 14th, 2017, 4:33 pm
Division: C
State: ID
Location: Philippians 3:20a "For our citizenship is in heaven"
Contact:

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby Tailsfan101 » September 13th, 2017, 3:23 pm

Isn't this a Lab Event?
2019 Treasure Valley Homeschool Wiki
2018
State/Nats
CB: 1/35
RS: 1/44
DD: 2/37
MM: 3/46

2019
Mini-Inv./DISCO/State/Nats
RS: 1/2/1/-
DD: -/3/2/-
HD: 2/4/4/-
CB: 3/6/1/-
ELG: -/6/-/-
GLM: -/-/-/31
WIDI: -/-/-/24


Possible 2020 events: DD, GLM, Code, WIDI, 4N6

Assassinator for games #118 and 136

User avatar
whythelongface
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 326
Joined: March 12th, 2017, 7:42 pm
Division: Grad
State: NJ
Location: 705 kilometers overhead

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby whythelongface » September 13th, 2017, 3:37 pm

Unome wrote:
whythelongface wrote:I hope I have the old list somewhere, I think I am still more accustomed to that list than I am to the new one. It took me a few moments to scan through the list to make sure no new minerals or rocks were added or removed.

2014 list


Oh, have you met our Lord and Savior, Unome?
WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH '18
EMORY UNIVERSITY '22
SONT 2017 5th Place Medalist [Microbe Mission]

"One little Sciolyer left all alone,
He went out and hanged himself and then there were none."

Congratulations to WW-P South for winning 14th place at Nationals!

CVMSAvalacheStudent
Member
Member
Posts: 86
Joined: January 23rd, 2017, 8:49 pm
Division: C
State: CA
Location: Listening to the most boring lecture

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby CVMSAvalacheStudent » September 13th, 2017, 9:19 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:Isn't this a Lab Event?


There is no part of Rocks & Minerals that features a Lab Event. All that happens is that you get a rock/mineral and you have to answer questions.
"Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people."-Steve Jobs

User avatar
whythelongface
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 326
Joined: March 12th, 2017, 7:42 pm
Division: Grad
State: NJ
Location: 705 kilometers overhead

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby whythelongface » September 14th, 2017, 1:03 pm

I think Tailsfan meant that it's a station event. In that case, yes.
WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH '18
EMORY UNIVERSITY '22
SONT 2017 5th Place Medalist [Microbe Mission]

"One little Sciolyer left all alone,
He went out and hanged himself and then there were none."

Congratulations to WW-P South for winning 14th place at Nationals!

KimmHersh
Member
Member
Posts: 3
Joined: October 17th, 2017, 2:24 pm
State: -

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby KimmHersh » October 17th, 2017, 2:29 pm

shaistings wrote:I am not sure how to type in these forums but what do these numbers entail again after the rock or mineral on the list? I don't remember this being the way the list was set up in the past.


The 2018 list says that the 'specimen numbers' are the same as in their Rock and Mineral Kit (to be sold at Wards science). We haven't used an official kit, so going by the footnote only.

User avatar
dxu46
Exalted Member
Exalted Member
Posts: 776
Joined: April 11th, 2017, 6:55 pm
Division: C
State: MO

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby dxu46 » October 18th, 2017, 3:56 pm

KimmHersh wrote:
shaistings wrote:I am not sure how to type in these forums but what do these numbers entail again after the rock or mineral on the list? I don't remember this being the way the list was set up in the past.


The 2018 list says that the 'specimen numbers' are the same as in their Rock and Mineral Kit (to be sold at Wards science). We haven't used an official kit, so going by the footnote only.

The numbers are specimen numbers and the numbering of the minerals in alphabetical order (with orthoclase being "f" for feldspar and the quartz being after pyrite).

queenofspades13
Member
Member
Posts: 2
Joined: October 28th, 2017, 5:46 pm
Division: C
State: -

Re: Rocks & Minerals B/C

Postby queenofspades13 » October 28th, 2017, 5:57 pm

What specific categories do you need to add in your binder under each type of rocks and minerals? Would it be categories like common uses, chemical composition, type of group etc.?


Return to “2018 Study Events”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests