By Tom Dekle, Communications Director
The Boston School Science Fair, Tuesday, March 14, included 86 projects and 106 participants, with some students paired. This fair was a required activity for all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. The projects fell under many categories in the life, earth and physical sciences.
The overall winner was Brett Phelps with “Need a Boost?” Along with Brett, the top three winners for each grade were the following:
First place: Gracie Benningfield with "Moth Trap"
Second place: Grant Amshoff with "What's Your Type?"
Third place: Brett Phelps with "Need a Boost?"
First place: Amber Miles with "Dreams"
Second place: Sawyer Boone with "What Fruit Makes the Best Battery?"
Third place: Reese Peak with "Pinocchio's Arm"
First place: Luke Phelps with "Laundry Is Loads of Fun"
Second place: Lauren Riddell with "The Taste of Color"
Third place: Kelcy Curtsinger and Riley Bryant with "What Bubble Gum Brand Blows the Biggest Bubble?"
Jada Nemeth, a Boston School seventh-grader, adds Alka-Seltzer to her “Coca-Cola Lava Lamp” experiment during the Boston School Science Fair, Tuesday, March 14. The fair included students in grades 6 – 8. Jada tested her hypothesis that adding heat to a mixture of Coca-Cola, vegetable oil and Alka-Seltzer would cause bubbles created by the mixture to speed up. The experiment proved her hypothesis to be correct, Jada said.