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Students participate in Sudbury Regional Science Fair on April 6 and 7

A number of students in Grades 7 to 12 from Rainbow Schools will take part in the Sudbury Regional Science Fair being held in the Alumni Hall at Laurentian University on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2019.

The students won the honour of competing at the regional level following the Rainbow District School Board annual Science Fair held at Lockerby Composite School on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Sudbury Regional Science Fair projects will be selected for the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton from May 15 to 17, 2019.

Rainbow District School Board Director of Education Norm Blaseg commended all science fair participants and extended best wishes to students as they move forward in the competition. “I am always amazed at the complexity of the research that is carried out in all areas – be it earth sciences, physics, or engineering,” said Director Blaseg.

He added: “Student projects are a tribute to the ability of our young scientists to let their instinctive curiosity guide them as they observe, question and explore the world around them. We wish all students continued success as they vie for a chance to compete nationally.”

Working on science fair projects gives students an opportunity actively engage in authentic learning, as they investigate questions that are real. In the process, they enhance their scientific skills and further develop interests in possible careers in the field of science.

Congratulations to all students participating in the Sudbury Regional Science Fair:

All Pumped Up
Liam Binks and Matthias Siemann
Alexander Public School

Jordan Fergani and Edward Xiong
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School

Colour Influencing the Perception of Taste
Luke Vrbanic
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School

Cylinders with Lift
Dominic Morris
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School

Development of a Timed Wireless On Demand Heated Windshield Washer Fluid System
Trevor Meek
Carl A. Nesbitt Public School

Does Blue Light Affect Sleep?
Valerie Raymond
Northeastern Elementary School

Drug Solubility
Deep Mahida
MacLeod Public School

Efficiency of Paintballs
William Arsenault and Lucas Black
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School

Global Warming Awareness
Grace Franklin and Fiona Simser
Carl A. Nesbitt Pblic School

Glue vs. Glue
Kaiden Lariviere
Alexander Public School

Hip To Be Square
Adam Selalmatzidis
Northeastern Elementary School

How Clean is Your School?
Jacob Sintic and Emilie Lefebvre
Carl A. Nesbitt Public School

Ice Melting Salts: Effectiveness and Impact
R.J. Douglas
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School

Lube G vs. Lube R
Callum Baron
Alexander Public School

Mythbusters: Dog Saliva
Amy Pidgen and Joey Piotrowski
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School

Ocean CleanUp
Aiden Lippert-Murdoch
Markstay Public School

Popcorn: Which Method Pops it Best?
Mika Maki
MacLeod Public School

Put the Phone Down
Sophia Labonte and Samantha Bourdon
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School

Science or Scam
Samantha Lazure and Gabrielle Laurin
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School

Surface Tension
Caleigh Quinlan
Charles C. McLean Public School

Testing Chicken Diets
Cole Brown
Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School

The Bank Shot
Ben Rodgers
Carl A. Nesbitt Public School

The 5 Second Rule: Myth or Truth?
Brooklyn Basso
Northeastern Elementary School

Which Gender Has the Better Memory?
Abby Laporte
Northeastern Elementary School


Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171 ext. 7217