Contributing Writer: Kathleen Regalado | Images: CCN —
The annual Osbourn High School Science Fair was held February 11th in the OHS Library. Honors Chemistry students presented their researched science projects, with the objective to follow through with the entire process of the scientific method in an appealing poster. Students dressed their sharpest and put on their biggest smiles for this event. Nerves and excitement filled the afternoon air as respected judges critiqued and congratulated participants.
My peers started off by setting up their boards and detailed lab journals in the area of science they chose to explore. Many socialized or perfected their responses before the initial round of judging. All students received a Certificate of Participation in the Science Fair.
It was fun walking around and getting to see such interesting boards and topics such as “The Red Eye Effect” and “Anxiety Associated with Doctor Visits”.
Sina Patel, 11th grader, was on edge, and said, “I don’t know what kind of questions they will ask.”
“I thought it was really interesting seeing all of the different kinds of experiments that other students did,” says 10th grader, Jonathan Peters, “They really inspire me to be more creative and think about the science I experience everyday”.
Huge congratulations to the students who placed in the 2016 Science Fair! First place winners move onto the Regional Science Fair:
1st – Keagan Bell, Enrico Gagarin: The Effect of Heat Conductivity on Peltier Thermoelectric Generators
1st – Julius Hunt, Ty Chang: Electromagnetic Railgun (Series vs. Parallel)
3rd – Neel Patel, Ethan Ford: The Speed of Light
Honorable Mentions: Adam Radwick, David Garcia-Ruiz: Traumatic Brain Injury
Tyana Gamby, Juan Zapata: What Formulation of Toothpaste Has the Best Effect on Whitening Teeth?
Brenny Cabezas, Samantha Contreras: Leidenfrost Effect
1st – Christina Skaggs: Candle Burning Efficiency
2nd – Isabella Dangler: Oscillating Reactions and Antioxidants
Honorable Mention: Stuart Scarton: Heat of Combustion
ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:
1st – Madeleine Seputro: The Effect of Truss Bridge Design on Strength
3rd – James Valenzi: Propeller Characteristics
Honorable Mention: Avalan- De Wong: Magnetically Sustained Kinetic Energy Generator
MATERIALS AND BIOENGINEERING:
3rd – Ryan Shoeb: Angles and Bridges
Honorable Mention: Jonathan Peters: Breakfast: The Meal That Keeps Giving
Honorable Mention: Gladys Gonzales: Dexter’s Lab
MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES:
1st – John Ventura: Electrolyte Concentration in Various Liquids
Physics and Astronomy:
3rd – Ambiance Alirezai: Rebound Height on Drums
Honorable Mentions: Patrick Higgins: Breakin’ Clays
Ryan Briscoe: The Seebeck Effect