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Science Fair 2019

Lower 4th scientists presented their fascinating projects at the annual St Benedict’s Science Fair, held in British Science Week.

St Benedict's Science Fair 2019
Colour and taste (Maddy and Arielle)

 

Science Fair
C’mon lemon –which fruit produces the most electric current? (Adam, Angus, Alexis)
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Bath bombs bonanza: to test how water temperature affects the fizz speed of bath bombs (Francesca and Martha)

St Benedict’s Year 8 pupils have been working on their projects in biology, chemistry and physics lessons over several weeks, devising and conducting experiments, and carefully recording their results and conclusions. They all enthusiastically explained their methods and findings, and offered some hands-on participation to children from local junior schools, including St Benedict's Junior School. Everyone discovered interesting facts and found out about things such as Can your food charge your phone?  Do video games affect your reaction time and cognitive ability? Does the colour of food affect the taste? Is there a link between gender and colour preference? Which colour flames are the hottest?

Mrs Sarah Marais, the Fair's organiser and Biology teacher at St Benedict's, said: "The Science Fair was an opportunity for our Year 8 pupils to investigate a topic which interested them. The task was to design a test, conduct their investigations and present their results to visitors and judges. The projects ranged from constructed wind turbines to the chemistry of setting gelatine. The pupils had prepared a hypothesis, identified variables and tested them in the most quantifiable way possible and their presentations were fascinating!"

Science Fair
Can your food charge your phone? (Kram, Zac and Archie)
Science Fair
How does your food affect your fitness and health levels? (William, Callum, Freddie)
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Pink is for boys: Are we born liking different colours? (Eleanor and Suzie)
Science Fair
Coke catastrophe: sugar levels in fizzy drinks  (Amirreza, Denis and Luke)
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Bananas and maggots experiment (Amelia and Angela)
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Who has the best memory? (Ezra and Jacob)
Science Fair
Think before you drink: which fizzy drinks have the most sugar? (Tom, Ryuku, Luka)
Science Fair
Flaming rainbow: testing which flame colour is the hottest (Katie, Nessi, Ayodenu)
Science Fair
How bad are fizzy drinks for your teeth? (Ollie, Samuel, Otto)
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How clean is your toilet? (Yakira, Amalia, Marriam)
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Zodiac x personality=you (Ohannah, Mary-Li and Elena)
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The power of wind turbines (Sebastian and Benji)

St Benedict’s Form 3 (Year 7) also attended the Science Fair, making notes for next year when it will be their turn to present their scientific research.

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