1/22/14 Science Fair Roundup
|Science Fair Roundup|
The Mebane Enterprise 1/22/14
TORAIN AND SANFORD
Question: How does studying the Mebane Enterprise and doing a science fair project make you a better basketball player?
Rakeem Sanford plays JV basketball at Eastern Alamance High School.
He also entered the science fair competition at Eastern for the first time in December 2013.
“I would do it again,” he said, because “I found out things I didn’t know before.”
Sanford wanted to know what shoe brand would make you run with quicker speed.
From the Enterprise advertisements, he found several brands and with his science fair project he discovered different brands did different things. He said Nike increased his quickness and speed.
Adidas helped him jump higher.
Where the Wild Things Grow
He tested bacteria in different conditions to see what scientists might face in the future.
Which bacteria would glow?
“Only the control bacteria glowed,” he said, using glow sticks with his experiment.
Cunningham talked about the conditions: acid rain, global warming, the ice age cooling where bacteria live in the ocean.
“It was tough finding the time to do the science fair project,” said Cunningham, and coming up with an angle. But he said he would do it again for the discovery process.
Eastern Alamance High School Science Fair Winners
Eastern Alamance High School student Josh Casey won the grand prize in the earth/environmental category for Plankton Scrubbers.
HAWFIELDS MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNERS
Mason McCracken (left) takes home first place in the physical science category for Parachute Thickness and the Rate of Descent.