1/22/14 Science Fair Roundup

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Science Fair Roundup

TORAIN AND SANFORD

The Mebane Enterprise 1/22/14  
Reprinted with permission.

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.

CUNNINGHAM

CUNNINGHAM

Where the Wild Things Grow

Eastern Alamance High School student Caylynn Cunningham studied Where the Wild Things Grow to demonstrate the effects of global warming.

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.

“It goes to show that some bacteria may not survive in the future.”

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.

Eric Trollinger (left) takes home the blue ribbon, first place, for “Magnus Effect” in the physical science category.  (Not pictured are Eastern students: grand prize winner Blake Hartung and second place winner Ally Shea Loy.  Garner Fleming (right) takes home the blue ribbon, first place, in the engineering and technology category for Which HAM Radio Antenna Has the Best Reception?

Eastern Alamance High School Science Fair Winners

Eric Trollinger (left) takes home the blue ribbon, first place, for “Magnus Effect” in the physical science category.
(Not pictured are Eastern students: grand prize winner Blake Hartung and second place winner Ally Shea Loy.

Garner Fleming (right) takes home the blue ribbon, first place, in the engineering and technology category for Which HAM Radio Antenna Has the Best Reception?

JOSH CASEY

JOSH CASEY

Eastern Alamance High School student Josh Casey won the grand prize in the earth/environmental category for Plankton Scrubbers.

Amren Strigo (right) wins the grand prize in the physical science category for The Need for Speed.  Mason McCracken (left) takes home first place in the physical science category for Parachute Thickness and the Rate of Descent.

HAWFIELDS MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNERS

Amren Strigo (right) wins the grand prize in the physical science category for The Need for Speed.

Mason McCracken (left) takes home first place in the physical science category for Parachute Thickness and the Rate of Descent.

CODY MCMILLAN

CODY MCMILLAN

Pleasant Grove Elementary School Grand Prize winner among all the elementary schools Project: Are There Bugs Under Your Seat?