Science Fair 2017
The 2017 Science Fair was held on Thursday 17 August as part of Sheldon College’s celebration of National Science Week. A variety of topics was showcased with many students having committed a great deal of time and effort to producing their displays.
The Fair provided the opportunity for Year 9 students to show what had been discovered, investigated, research and produced in Term 2 and recognised the talented Year 9 students. Students were able to answer questions and discuss their projects with a thorough understanding of the science involved.
At the end of the Science Fair, a number of prizes were awarded. The high calibre of the student work made these decisions difficult.
|Gold Medal||Harry Towner - Gravitational waves|
|Silver Medal||Alexandra Richardson - Should the school band wear hearing protection?|
|Bronze Medal||Ian Eilander - Aviation, aeronautics and aerodynamics|
|Principal’s Choice Award||Jessica Hoban and Imogen Parker - The use of the cricket as a thermometer|
|Director of Academics Choice Award||Sian Brock - Does music help us concentrate in class?|
|People’s Choice Awards||Koa Robinson - The sports ball sorter, Miguel Costa-Teixeira - The aerodynamics of a Formula 1 Race Car|
|9A||Sigrid Mather - Visualising sound|
|9B||Hunter Whitlock and Troy Watson - The effect of Minties on memorisation|
|9C||Riley Hoekwater and Kenny Chien - Hydraulics|
|9D||Ella Rhodes - Thermoelectric generator|