Ben Geertz

Top science fair projects go to regional competition

Outstanding science fair projects from the District Science Fair last week will go on to regional competition.

Outstanding science fair projects from the District Science Fair last week will go on to regional competition.

A total of 30 entries, including nine from Summerland Middle School students, were chosen.

Raja Gupta, science teacher at Summerland Secondary School and an organizer of the science fair, said this year’s entries were good.

“I am always pleasantly surprised by the variety of topics covered each year and this year was no exception,” he said. “Would it be feasible to have all of Summerland use solar power? Can you make a car run on wood? Just a few of the amazing questions which were addressed in student projects.”

In past years, some of the Summerland entries have done well at regional and national competitions.

The following are the winning entries from Summerland students.

Does the high cost of outdoor lighting reward a co?, Grant Mansiere

Don’t curdle your herbal, Simon Carter

Le connexion du corps et du cerveau, Natalie Benoit

Solar Pop Can Heater, Simon Groot and Kaleb Schram

Summerland on Solar Power?, Ethan Sands and Aden Samuel

Skin Cancer Kills, Hannah Mistal

One Stressful Situation, Chloe Knowles

What Affects Aerodynamics of Airplane?, Akira Mori and Brenda McWatters

Pea Plant Growth, Katarina Stohler and Emma Redding

 

The entries will be at the Regional Science Fair at KLO Middle School in Kelowna on April 12.