Leongatha Secondary College’s budding scientists from Year 7 and 8 presented their research projects and experiments to an appreciative audience at the end of year Science Fair on the 6th and 7th of December.
Collaborating with peers, students evaluated their findings, spoke confidently on their topics and effectively communicated the processes involved in reaching their conclusions. The results were shared in the form of posters, models, short films and interactive activities – the most popular being the Skittles and Gummy Bear tastings.
Some of the interesting things being investigated, included:
– Do oxygen or Hydrogen balloons make the loudest explosion?
– Does age affect concentration?
– Are fingerprints genetically inherited?
– Making a Lego vacuum pump (demonstration)
Science teachers judged each of the projects with awards being presented for Effort, Scientific Content, Presentation and Creativity. Science Teacher Mr Bovill and Assistant Principal Mr Ford presented the prizes.
Congratulations to the following Year 7 students who each received an award; Sophie Boase, Xen Lawry, Adele Pulham, Alana Donchi, Georgia Ashby, Aleni Dimitropoulos, Chaise Neale, Charlize Hawkins, Sarah Lacy, Emma Parks and Joseph Beyer.
Congratulations to the following Year 8 students who each received an award; Mitchell Landry, Riley Prosser, Jet Kane, Casey Tumino, Neve Roberts, Baylie Kenzie, Alyssa Edwards, Olivia Burgess, Saxon Rodda and Mason Thomson.
Thank you to Tessie Taylor, Mark McPherson, Lindsay Bovill, Warwick Ford and all students for an excellent Science Fair.