Which type of wood gives off the least amount of smoke when it burns? Are zodiac signs accurate? Do soft surfaces absorb sound? Students discovered answers to these questions and many more during the annual St. Timothy’s Science and Engineering Fair. From chemistry and social sciences to physics and zoology, many branches of science were represented at this year’s Fair.
Students had almost two months to brainstorm, design and complete their Science and Engineering Fair projects. Since the Fair was virtual this year, students created slideshows to explain the research, procedure, data and results of their experiments. Over three days in early January, judges reviewed the projects and interviewed students virtually. With more than 70 projects to consider, the judges had a lot to deliberate!
Winners of the sixth through eighth grade STS Science and Engineering Fair Junior Division
Tristan Click (7th) What Eggsactly happens in a toothpaste cleaning contest (recommended to advance to the Junior Chemistry Division of the Region 3A Science and Engineering Fair)
Hays Powell (7th) But it’s off, does it still use electricity? (recommended to advance to the Junior Earth & Environmental Science Division of the Region 3A Science and Engineering Fair)
Dexter Brickell (7th) What Natural Insulator is the Most Effective (recommended to advance to the Junior Engineering Division to the Region 3A Science and Engineering Fair)
Brooke Hershberger (7th) The Effect of Music on Houseplant Growth
Joe Swain (7th) Ice, ice “cubes”?
Natalie Velthuisen (7th) Remember What? (recommended to advance to the Junior Biological Science B Division of the Region 3A Science and Engineering Fair)
John Prater (7th) Let’s Grow!
Winners of the third through fifth grade STS Science and Engineering Fair Elementary Division
Addison Phillips (5th) Face-Off: Vegan vs. Traditional Foods (recommended to Region 3A Science and Engineering Fair)
Grant Taylor (3rd) Hot vs Cold Fruit Dehydration (recommended to advance to Region 3A Science and Engineering Fair)
Zoe Cavallaro (5th) Like it or not it’s Social Media (recommended to Region 3A Science and Engineering Fair)
Erica Heuser (4th) Quiet Please 2.0! (recommended to advance to Region 3A Science and Engineering Fair)
Hadley Uhlig (5th) Bright Lights, Big Mold
Harper Finch (4th) Holy Moldy!
Lucia Sumanaseni (5th) Chemiluminescence
Harper Marshall (3rd) Liquid Density
Winners of the first and second grade STS Science and Engineering Fair Pre-Elementary Division
First Grade Winners
Charles Coyne: Seashells of Bogue Banks, Cool Collection Award
Estelle Robin: The Super Solar System Model, Magnificent Model Award
Second Grade Winners
Alexander Bass: The Eyes Have It: A Model of the Human Eye, Future Physician Award
Tate Danner: The Relationship Between Weight and Flight Distance in Paper Airplanes, Superb Scientific Method Award
Harrison Johnson: STRAWvibes, Outstanding Originality Award
Ansley Kels: The Space Shuttle: How It Takes Off and Lands, Dynamic Demonstration Award
Camden McGee: Solar System Model and How Long it takes to Drive Around, Mighty Mathematics Award
Alexander Phillips: The Cleanest Fire, Materials Master Award
Bellamy Whitlow: Sea Turtle Habitat Model, Eco-Education Award
Congratulations to the winners and a hearty round of applause to everyone who participated. We can’t wait to see what next year’s Science and Engineering Fair brings!