Visit any school in the District and you’ll find plenty of pupils who look at the world around them and ask: “What if?”
This year’s District Science Fair was packed with projects aimed at answering tough questions and solving complex problems with simple solutions.
“We had a range of projects in many subject areas, including an increase in the number of engineering projects,” said District science curriculum specialist Stephanie Wood.
Four projects received special recognition from Envision Utah for their work on alternative energy and pollution solutions. A total of 71 projects will be sent to the Regional Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Utah in March.
Here’s the list of winners:
Andre Shaw, Neil Armstrong Academy – What Water Solution Will Hatch Brine Shrimp the Fastest?
Taylor Torgerson, Neil Armstrong Academy – Eggs Not Included
Sydney Maxfield & Catherine Ferguson, Cottonwood Elementary – Brainstorm
Matthew Seastrand, Cottonwood Elementary – The Magic of Nature
Max Plumb, Eastwood Elementary – No Batteries for Breakfast!
Hannah Neilson, Fox Hills Elementary – Adding Fuel to the Fire
Adelle Oates, Fox Hills Elementary – What Things, When Dissolved in Water, Conduct Electricity the Best?
Ian Newberg, Fox Hills Elementary – Add, Absorb, Drip
Charlie DeGraffenried, Fox Hills Elementary – Super Shocker
Caiden Martin, Howard Driggs Elementary – Wood Strength
Kayla Long, Mill Creek Elementary – Does It Matter What Kind of Liquid You Take With Your Medication?
Phengpaseut Aison, Sammie Soto, & Isaac Smith, Mill Creek Elementary – I.S.A. Alfred9000
Benjamin Mason, Morningside Elementary – Engineering Music
Audrey Hall, Morningside Elementary – Sugary-Sweet
Quinn Johnson, Morningside Elementary – Pendulum Properties
Adrian Sucahyo, Oakridge Elementary – Strong Bridge Designs
Blaec Reyes & Jeremy Coward, Pleasant Green Elementary – The Sleeping Giant
Ben Walston, Rosecrest Elementary – Catch This!
Davin, Sierra, Jarron Frenzel, Whittier – Cup of Dirt
Ellie De Groote, Neil Armstrong Academy – Get the Lead Out!
Jennalee Clawson & Shayla Van, Neil Armstrong Academy – Filthy Hands
Grayson Spencer, Calvin Smith Elementary – Homemade Skis
Mia Mellem & Sophia Flatt, Eastwood Elementary – Get That Zit to Quit!
Amelia Grieve, Eastwood Elementary – Being Blind
Molica Chao, Farnsworth Elementary – How Salt Affects Water
Braydon Le, Fox Hills Elementary – Electrolysis of Water
Meylin Al-Saleh, Fox Hills Elementary – How Does Music Affect a Person’s Blood Pressure?
Ethan Richardson, Fox Hills Elementary – Rocket Candy
Zane McFarland, Howard Driggs Elementary – More Power To Ya!
Maxim Tokhtuev, Howard Driggs Elementary – How Household Objects Muffle Sound
Kate Marberger, Howard Driggs Elementary – Cup? Case? Counter? Drawer?
Abe Campbell, Howard Driggs Elementary – How Fast is Your Cap?
Eva Huber, Lake Ridge Elementary – Do Men and Women See Things Differently?
Pardis Moradi, Mill Creek Elementary – Do You Have Nerve?
Elisa Tsalpatouros, Morningside Elementary – Fighting Malaria with Plants?
Rachel Willick & Ella Kortbawi, Morningside Elementary – Sun Protection in Our Clothes
Matthew McNamee, Oakridge Elementary – Slingshot/Catapult Distance vs. Force
Katie Pierce, Oakridge Elementary – Protists in Your Pond
Taylor Pettit, Rosecrest Elementary – Styrofoam Repolymerization as an Insulator
Kenneth Gordon, Westbrook Elementary – Separating Water
Ethan Wride & Dahlin Tree, Churchill Jr. High – the Ice Rink Project
Jessica Adler & Ellie Anderson, Churchill Jr. High – Brain Wave Relaxation
Lanie Cheatham, Churchill Jr. High – Bacteria, Tuna, Cow, and Human
Kristen Whitehead, Churchill Jr. High – Heads or Tails Probability
Kate De Groote, Churchill Jr. High – H2Ocean Power
Brox Felix, Churchill Jr. High – Risks of Surgical Site Infections During Surgery
Tory Duval, Churchill Jr. High – The Best Sunscreen SPF
Conall Borden, Churchill Jr. High – Plant Distribution
Alex Mills, Eisenhower Jr. High – Partial Perpetual Motion Machine
Ian Moore, Eisenhower Jr. High – Computer DJ
Isabel Cossa, Matheson Jr. High – How the Human Brain Reacts to Uncommon Words
Madison Terry, Matheson Jr. High – Lighting Up the Track
Delaney Brown, Olympus Jr. High – A Spoonful of Robots Helps the Medicine Go Down
Talmage Barney, Wasatch Jr. High – Effectiveness of Murray City’s vs. UDOT’s De-Icing Methods
Aparna Ray, Wasatch Jr. High – A Greener World: Hydrogen from Solar Power
Asha Pruitt, Wasatch Jr. High – the Not-So-Sweet Side of Artificial Sweeteners
Julane Machado, Wasatch Jr. High – Solar Desalination
Baran Cinbis, Wasatch Jr. High – Solar Energy – More with Less
Steven Blodgett, Wasatch Jr. High – Cutoff Dates – A Flawed System?
Sarah Kim, Wasatch Jr. High – Let’s Hear It!
Stefan Todorov, Wasatch Jr. High – The Effects of Wind on Rain Collection
Paul Cardenas-Wallenfelt, Wasatch Jr. High – Good Poop is the Next Best Diet Thing
Sophia Blankevoort, Wasatch Jr. High – Un-Gravity Plants
Jackson Elder, Wasatch Jr. High – To the Skies
Suzi Creveling, Churchill Jr. High – Parabolic Catapult Launch
Charlotte Jacketta, Granite Technical Institute – Optimizing Koi Tank Temperatures
Monica Martinez, Granite Technical Institute – Using HPLC to Isolate the Antibacterial Protein of Bee Defensin-1
Hanah Morin & Madalyn Durrant, Granite Technical Institute – Congressional Representatives’ Changes in Voting in Regard to Agricultural Legislation
Cort Olschewski, Hunter High – Converting Optical Computer Mice to Optical Drawing Apparatuses
Ryan Barney, Skyline High – Efficacy of CDC Ebola PPE Guidelines and Training
Shalini Kasera, Wasatch Jr. High – The Wait Ends Now