2011 Science Fair Results

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This year we had 19 students particiapte in our annual Science Fair Convention. Their ages ranged from elementrary grade levels to high school seniors. We also had 6 adults submit entries and participate in our Saturday evening presentations with peer review from professional scientists!


Youth – Experiment 
1st and “Best of Show,” Selena T. – Do My Electric Toys Pollute? 
2nd Barbara S. – Left and Right Pawedness In Cats
Youth – Data Collections
1st Promys B. – Heartbeats: The Effect of Music on Heartbeat
2nd Caleb G. – The Amazing Microscope Adventure
Youth – Communicating Science
1st Joshua L. – Comparing Brazil to My Yard in the United States
2nd Isabella B. – Plant Life
Youth – Group Entries
1st Michaela G. and Josiah G. – We Are a Masterpiece: The Human Body
2nd Super Science Saturday ClubIrreducible Complexity of the Human Heart
3rd Boaz C., Zimran S. and Andrew T. – Sand Science 

High School – Experiment and Historical Data Assessment
1st Madeline L. – Exploring Right Vs. Left Brain Dominance in People
2nd Crystal S. – Irreducible Complexity of Organisms

High School – Communicating Science
1st Hannah G. – The Eye Color Phenomena
2nd Augustin L. – Applying the Laws of Physics to the Game of Golf
3rd Savanna B. – DNA

Adult – Historical Science
1st Melody L. – Monument of Kings: A Heavenly Record of the Glory of God
2nd Tirzah J. – Dragons and Dinosaurs: The Folklore Connection (Tirzah also designed the new Dragons exhibit in the museum!)
3rd Faith L. – Autism: One Family’s Journey Into Understanding

Adult – Communicating Science, Data Collections, Experiment
1st Rachel B. – The Science of Cakes
2nd Andrew J.- World of Lepidoptera : The Life Cycle of the Butterfly
3rd Becky S.- Fossil Making Experiment: Exploring the Feasibility of Fossil Formation in a Short Time Period

Two Home Educated High School Seniors Win $500 Cash Prize Scholarships
The Alicia Cooper Memorial Fund honored two of our qualifying home educated high school seniors Augustin Lanshe and Madeline Lanshe with $500 scholarships for their excellent science fair projects and nicely written essays on how they will maintian their Christian faith during their college education. It was a VERY CLOSE race!

The prize money they recieved will go directly toward each winner’s college education and will be given directly to the college of their choosing.

Read Alicia’s Story

Written by Cindy Julius

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About Akron Fossils & Science Center

Akron Fossils & Science Center features hands-on tours and science activities that put knowledge directly in your hands. Our exhibits display many fossils from Ohio and around the world. In addition to our guided tours, we offer a wide variety of enriching science programs, all hands-on and designed to make science and learning fun and meaningful. We also look forward to having you enjoy our 2 1/2 acre outdoor adventure park called Truassic Park. Our park features a 9-hole mini golf course, giant slide, and 200 FT ZIP- LINE! At Akron Fossils & Science Center, participants and visitors become more than observers; they become researchers, experimenters, and even educators. Our exhibits and programs let you experience science first-hand and encourage understanding and deep, critical thought. A trip to Akron Fossils & Science Center provides more than something to do for one day; it ignites a passion for learning and exploration that lasts a lifetime.

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