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Young Scientists Compete in Library Science Fair

Science Fair participant

The Library’s first Science Fair on Feb. 28 was a great success! Twenty two young scientists from Grades 3 to 8 exhibited their research and it was all pretty impressive. We saw the effects of propeller angle on airplane thrust, a balloon rocket experiment, learned how solar cells produce power and much more!



Winning Scientists and Projects

Primary Division – Grades 3 & 4
Gold: Dylan Gonzales - Effects of a Propeller Angle on an Airplane Thrust
Silver: Abinaya Michael - The Life of the Orca
Bronze: Renee Phares - The Gummy Project

Junior Division – Grades 5 & 6
Gold: Shiv Patel - What are Acids and Bases
Silver: Jyot Adhvaryu - Balloon Rocket Experiment
Bronze: Dhrumil Patel - How Much Vitamin C?

Senior Division – Grades 7 & 8
Gold: Nila Ganeshkumar & Shayanuthaa Indran - Music to My Heart: How music affects pulse rate
Silver: Dhwani Vaishnav & Shanaya Gaffar - Bacteria vs. Hand Sanitizer
Bronze: Dhruv Upadhyaya - How do solar cells produce power?

View photos of the Science Fair. 

Special Guests and Sponsors
There were a number of special guests and sponsors which made this program possible. We want to extend a big thank you!

Special Guests:
Hon. Chris Alexander, MP Ajax-Pickering
Joe Dickson, MPP Ajax-Pickering
Mayor Steve Parish
Marilyn Crawford, Ward 1 Councillor
Chris Howes, Durham District School Board
Cheryl Johnston, Ontario Power Generation

Phil Matsushita, Principal, Pickering High School
Mary M. Olaveson, Lecturer-Biology, Faculty of Science-UOIT

Ravina Ratnasingam

Ontario Power Generation
RBC Branch Staff, 2 Harwood Ave. South