After weeks of research, hypothesizing and classroom presentations, students at Hickory Creek Middle School presented their projects to the judges at the school’s annual science fair recently. The science fair was open to all seventh grade students who are required to complete a science fair project as part of their seventh grade science curriculum. Some eighth grade students chose to complete a science project on their own and they also participated in the science fair.
Each year, volunteers from District 157-C schools, Lincoln-Way High School, parents, community members and local businesses come forward to help with the judging process. Outstanding, first place, second place and third place awards were issued to participants.
Students placing in the Outstanding category are qualified to compete at the regional science fair on March 9 at Metea Valley High School in Aurora. The winning students and their projects’ names are listed below:
Ryan Braun & Jared Blair
Which road salt melts ice the fastest?
Conducting electricity in aqueous solutions
What is the best way to keep cut flowers?
How effective are child-proff caps?
Dan Hudziak & Ryan Siggins
To cheat or not to cheat?
How strong is an egg?
Inherit the wind
Does temperature affect the brightness of luminol?
What differenct sodas decay teeth fastest?
How does sound affect how well we concentrate?
All about popcorn
Which fertilizer makes a pole bean seed grow the tallest?
What cools water the fasterst?
What swimsuit material holds up best in chlorine?