Student Work

Science Fair 2016

By March 17, 2016 September 11th, 2019 No Comments

In March 2016 we held our second science fair. All classes contributed experiments and there were some impressive offerings.

Join me on a brief photo tour of the science fair.

Lower Division Experiments

Learning about liquids and solids, and attempting to make ice cream.

Learning about liquids and solids, and attempting to make ice cream.

The audience enjoying the science.

The audience enjoying an experiment on sinking and floating

 

 

Middle Division Experiments

A green explosion

A green explosion

Testing how much salt needed to be added to make an egg float. It took 3 tbsp.

Testing how much salt needed to be added to make an egg float. It took 3 tbsp.

A fantastic volcano, just waiting to erupt.

A fantastic volcano, just waiting to erupt.

A lesson in how shape effects strength. Any excuse to squish eggs.

A lesson in how shape effects strength. Any excuse to squish eggs.

Melting Ice, an experiment in observing, estimating and timing.

Melting Ice, an experiment in observing, estimating and timing.

Which diaper works the best? In this experiment it was huggies, but only by a few drops

Which diaper works the best? In this experiment it was huggies, but only by a few drops

Upper Division Experiments

Standard 5 focused on experiments with light and reflection (which were sadly very hard to photograph). Standard 6 went all out to turn on lights. One group recreated a light bulb, while the others worked on solar, wind and hydro-electric power generation. Some impressive work.

Refracting light

Refracting light

Generating electricity with wind.

Generating electricity with wind.

Solar power successfully turning on the lights

Solar power successfully turning on the lights

Hydro power

Hydro power

Reinventing the lightbulb. This one has a graphite filament and lasts about 20 seconds'

Reinventing the lightbulb. This one has a graphite filament and lasts about 20 seconds’

 

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