FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Duncan Cran Elementary School students who took part in the science fair last week have found out if they’re going to the regional science fair in Dawson Creek this April.
Only 11 spots were open for students to attend the regional’s, and they will go to the gold, silver, and bronze winners. Among the winning experiences are one experiment that asserts Coca-Cola is a better beverage to drink after a spicy meal than milk, and another on renewable energy.
“First, I felt really nervous,” said gold winner Jannah Adriano, but she was excited after receiving the certificate and medal. She created a project about distilling salt water so it’s safe to drink, and says she was inspired by the world and climate changing, and wanted to see if she could come up with a project that could help people.
Alex Burton, another gold winner, always loved gardening, and took that passion to her project. She won a spot to go to the regional’s with her project that tested beans to see which material they would grow best in.
Before they head out to the next science fair, the students get a chance to iron out any wrinkles in their projects and present new and improved projects.
Silver winner Avneet Jainpuri said she is really excited to head to the regional’s with her project, and will be making a few adjustments to experiment on how well Coca-Cola takes away the heat from spicy food to make it even better.
“I’d maybe make mine more colourful,” she said.
The regional science fair — in which students from all over northern B.C. compete — takes place on April 7, in Dawson Creek. It is open to students from grades 4 to 12.
The Canada-Wide Science Fair — which will have students from all across Canada participating — takes place this May in Montreal.
Here is a full list of the winners:
- Jannah Adriano Salty H2O
- Daphne Corpin Viscosity
- Alex Burton Will it glow? Yes or no
- Omar Anwar: “I can’t see”
- Faith Purych: “Washing Hands”
- Noble Grassia: “How to make a crystal egg geode”
- Avneet Jainpuri: “Hot, Hot, Hot”
- Sophia De Torres: “Renewable Energy”
- Hayleigh Forrest: “Fear Factor”
- Cayl Samounty: :Sink or Float”
- Kaitlyn McLean: “How to clean oil spills”
- James Moffat: “Homemade Lava lamps”
- Madison Sims: “Water Pollution”
- Jacob Doucette: “Does temperature affect how quickly water freezes?”
Interactive Ice Breaker – Cassidy Stephenso: “Why do we wash our hands?”
Most Grueling – Kelty Hertz: “What’s in a horse’s hooves?”
Most Patient Student – Chloe Arzadon
‘Sweetest’ project – Ariel Hesketh: “Dissolving Skittles”
Most enthusiastic — Zachary Eksyma: “Baby, its cold outside”
- Adam Pengally and Austin Hadland
- Rocco and Axel Klein