TPCS 2013 Science Fair

Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013

Our own 2013 School Science Fair was held on Monday, August 5th in the School Assembly Hall. Years 7- 10 were represented this year and some excellent work was submitted for judging.

Year 7&8 prize-winners were:

Elizabeth Barlow: 'Washed Away.' - 1st Place

Emily Vivian:  - 'Switched On' - 2nd Place 

Tessa Starrenburg: 'What Canned be in the Fruit Salad?' - =3rd Place

Talia Fuata: 'Pop goes the Kernel' - =3rd Place

Year 9&10 prize-winners were:

Samuel Vivian: 'Free Kick' - 1st Place

Olivia Short: 'Mini Math' - 2nd Place

Eleanor Logue ' Does width equal Height?' - 3rd Place

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Prize-winners! We look forward to further success at the 2013 Manukau Science Fair.

This from the NIWA website - AUGUST 2013:

"Manukau's young scientists on show"Science and technology fairs are all about getting students to use scientific methods to solve problems. They learn about the value in conducting science experiments that have been properly researched, designed and analysed. "It is often the first step towards a career in science and we want to encourage these outstanding young people to go on and lead New Zealand's scientific contribution in the future. NIWA is delighted to be involved."
 
Projects to be judged on Sunday include:
 
How to filter contaminated water for disaster situations using common household items
The effectiveness of light proof milk bottles
The anti-inflammatory activity of kawakawa, a traditional Maori medicine
The best way to deliver 190 newspapers over 5.1km
The best air pressure in a soccer ball for kicking it long distance  [- Samuel Vivian's Project. ]
Solar cooking
The effects of chlorine in swimming pools on asthma
The effectiveness of organic versus synthetic fertilisers
A team of judges, comprising scientists, educators and industry leaders, will interview the students and select the best in each
category.
 
Students are competing for prizes in 10 categories together worth about $11,000. The winner of the NIWA-sponsored Premier Award will receive $1000 with the runner up receiving $500 sponsored by the Kiwianis Clubs of Counties Manukau."

UPDATE: Samuel Vivian awarded $50 and a "Highly Commended' for his project 'Free Kick' at 2013 Manukau Science Fair - Congratulations Samuel!

"Science and technology fairs are all about getting students to use scientific methods to solve problems. They learn about the value in conducting science experiments that have been properly researched, designed and analysed. "It is often the first step towards a career in science and we want to encourage these outstanding young people to go on and lead New Zealand's scientific contribution in the future. NIWA is delighted to be involved."

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