401 Project(s) Selected
 
Germs and Us
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $80.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: To determine where germs thrive in our immediate environment and what is the effective way to avoid getting sick by them. I assumed that toilet seat will have most germs. However, Unclean money (coin) had the most amounts of bacteria instead of the toilet seat. Also, the most effective cleaning agent was the hand sanitizer. [ Pls listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 5046
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:    Your experiment was both meticulously carried out and informative. Thank you.

 
Cell Phone Radiation and Crickets
Walter Murray Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
SaskTel
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $300.00
 
Abstract: Radio-frequency waves come from many different sources, particularly cell phones. There are over 4 billion cell phone subscribers worldwide. Currently, there is growing concern on whether exposure to these waves can affect health negatively. In this experiment, these waves are tested on crickets for one week to see if their lifespan varies from 45 and 90 minutes of cell phone exposure daily to none
Project Number: 4817
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   Your project was very enjoyable to read. You worked hard to account for most variables in your cricket/cell phone system. I would recommend some different font colours though – the project was a little bit difficult to read due to colour choices.

 
Braking a Car Using Energy Recovery
Greystone Heights School  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
SaskTel
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $80.00
 
Abstract: Stopping a car has not changed much from when cars have been put on roads when Henry Ford sold the Model T. This virtual science fair project will look at different ways to slow a conventional car down and recover the energy to make the car more efficient.
Project Number: 4813
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    A great investigation, Daniel. Energy conservation is going to be increasingly important in the future.

 
Wind Turbines: For a Greener Future
Mentor College  -  Etobicoke, ON
      
Suncor Wind Energy Award
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $400.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project was to determine the effect of changing the number of blades, the design of the blades, and the pitch of the blades on the rotations made and the electricity generated by a self-constructed Darrieus-type vertical axis wind turbine at low, medium, and high wind speeds.
Project Number: 4725
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: You should have used photo editing software to reduce the file size of the images. Some of your images were over 4000 kb. The file could have been reduced by a factor of at least 10 without any reduction in quality. See Image File Size    Exceptional project that thoroughly investigates an alternative design to a traditional wind turbine. The student has, investigated, built and tested her working design. Problem solved and looked at solutions and barriers at every possible angle. The student had provided through research and implications for using her designed technology. Student has thoroughly displayed all of her project contents. The website is user friendly, interactive and uses all available media to display her project, excellent!!!

 
Mobile Diabetes Calculator
St. Elizabeth Seton School  -  Burlington, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $300.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award- $50.00
 
Abstract: This IVR (Interactive Voice Response) can help people with diabetes calculate how much insulin they need when they are dining out by giving them the total carbohydrates in the food they are ordering. After getting my classmates to test the IVR, I revised it so it performed as I planned.
Project Number: 4661
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   The project is very thorough and complete. The idea is excellent: there are obvious applications for many restaurants. Michael not only developed the software himself, but he also tested it with volunteers and refined it according to their feedback. His site is easy to navigate using the anchors. It could be improved by providing a Back button at the end of each section, so a reader wouldn’t have to scroll back to the menu.

 
Brain Drain
Canadian Matyrs Catholic Elementary School  -  Dundas, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $300.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4660
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments: Menu - Project Info refers to hockey sticks. Use video editing software to reduce the size of your video file.   

 
Recovery and Sprint Swimming
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School  -  Vancouver, BC
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: An investigation to test whether active recovery would facilitate better performance in 50-m freestyle interval sprints in comparison to passive recovery.
Project Number: 5066
Grades: 10-12   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Going Bananas for Biofuels
Greystone Heights School  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
SaskTel
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $80.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: I will be exploring substitutes for fossil fuels and other fuels that harm the environment, as well as putting some substitutes to the test.
Project Number: 4779
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Yellow text on green background a bit hard to read.   

 
A Pane in the Glass
Calgary Science School  -  Calgary, AB
      
Suncor Energy Conservation Award
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $400.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: I'm always looking for low-cost ways to reduce my environmental footprint. So when I learned that up to 40% of home heating fuel goes to replace heat lost through windows, I decided to investigate how much heat is lost through the windows of my house and how to maximize the benefits of passive solar gain on winter days.
Project Number: 4647
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   Fascinating and practical project. I must say, I have often pondered this very topic in terms of my own house. Very impressive experimental design (variables, limitations and extensions), simplistic, but the best experiments often are!! Your conclusions are very analytical. Your website is well organized and flows in a logical manner. Great use of graphs and visuals – detailed but not overwhelming. Great Job Calder!! Mr. H

 
Putting a Lid on Home Energy Costs
Calgary Science School  -  Calgary , AB
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $80.00
Transport Canada Award - $150.00
Suncor Energy Conservation Award - $100.00
 
Abstract: When I read that researchers at MIT are developing a roof that changes colour depending on temperature, I started wondering what would be the best roofing material to use in Calgary. So I collected a bunch of samples of different roofing materials and tested them to find out!
Project Number: 4646
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   Great job Kellan – very appropriate and timely topic considering society’s demand for energy efficient products and the amount of days of sun we get in Calgary. Great experimental data – very detailed and thorough! Impressed that you identified the limitations of your data. It is very important, but difficult, to be objective with your own scientific research! Your website is well organized and easy to navigate. Your graphs and pictures load quickly are easy to read. Congratulations on a fantastic project!! Mr. H

 
Shedding Some Light
St. Alexander School  -  Fonthill, ON
      
Transport Canada
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $300.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: Shedding Some Light is an experiment to test one question; what is better a compact fluorescent bulb or an incandescent bulb? I conducted two tests for my project. First, I saw how intense the light from a fluorescent bulb is when compared to an incandescent bulb. Secondly, I saw how much heat is lost when using an incandescent bulb versus how much is lost when using a compact fluorescent bulb.
Project Number: 4642
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Slight issue with the link one of the videos. Must click the upper left of the "WATCH THE VIDEO" button on the bottom of the page to actually link to the video page.   

 
Biogas From Jatropha Seed Cake
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oak-ville, ON
      
Transport Canada
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: This project is focused on digesting jatropha seed cake through anaerobic digestion to produce bio gas. This brings the production of bio diesel from jatropha full circle. The variable in this experiment is the amount seed cake mass opposed to the mass of the cow dung that is used as an activator. Various mixtures of jatropha and cow dung are to be hooked up to anaerobic digester system.
Project Number: 4638
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments: Spelling error on one button.    A lot of thought, preparation, innovation and hard work are evident in this project. Very attractive and engaging site. Excellent work!

 
Living Dinosaurs
Simons Valley Elementary School  -  Calgary, AB
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $80.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: This project will be about living dinosaurs of today. One example of these creatures is the Coelacanth.
Project Number: 4390
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments: An example of a very good VSF descriptive project. The image sources are given, a student make video is provided and a puzzle is included.    An attractive website and an interesting topic!. I like the blue colour choice for your background colour. You had a couple of words in pink that may be more difficult for people to see. The electrosensory mechanism you talked about is quite interesting. You have included a lot of good information in your project. Very few editing errors, especially for the length of your project. Your video loads quickly on a Mac but is slow to load on a P.C. The special effect background on your video is effective.

 
Organic vs Petroleum Plastic
South Island Distance Education School  -  Victoria, BC
      
Suncor Energy
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $80.00
 
Abstract: Brandon will be making an organic plastic and experimenting if an organic plastic breaks down quicker than a traditional petroleum based plastic.
Project Number: 4829
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
Spruce Ridge School  -  Estevan, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
Transport Canada Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: This project describes the black-tailed prairie dog and its adaptations for survival in a grasslands habitat. The project also discusses some of the reasons prairie dogs disappeared as humans began to use and change its habitat. It also explores human actions resulting in the recover of prairie dog populations.
Project Number: 4425
Grades: K-3   Biology
 
Comments: Another great project from the students of Spruce Ridge School. Audio commentary in the movie would have been a nice addition.   

 
Solar Juice
Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute  -  Guelph, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: Possible methods to prolong the operational lifespan of dye sensitized solar cells were investigated. Benzoic acid was used to inhibit bacterial growth on the natural plant dye, and sealing agents were used to prevent the evaporation of liquid electrolyte. Benzoic acid was found to have a positive effect on red cabbage dye, depending on several factors. All tested sealing agents proved to work.
Project Number: 4951
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Phytoremediation of the Oil Sands
Home School  -  Calgary, AB
      
Suncor Energy
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: This project used Mycorrhizal inoculated soybean plants as a means of phytoremediation in the Alberta Oil sands. The plants were grown in tailing sands soil, to determine if the mycorrhizal addition allowed growth in the barren soil, and remediation of the hydrocarbons in the soil. The addition of the mycorrhizal fungus increased the growth in the soybean plants allowing them to remediate the soil
Project Number: 5073
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Don't Drink From The Carton!
South Island Distance Education School  -  Victoria, BC
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $80.00
 
Abstract: Often times my parents have reminded me to not drink directly from beverage container but instead to pour them into a cup. With this project I would like to find out if there is an increased amount of bacteria that enters a beverage when you drink it directly from the bottle or carton and if so how significant is it.
Project Number: 4792
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Burning Calories
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $300.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: I burned different foods and captured the heat given off in a homemade calorimeter to determine which food contained the most chemical energy and calories.
Project Number: 4957
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments: Great use of photographs. Maybe your header "Burning Calories" could have been a bit smaller. No live links please.    Your data is well documented and the pictures clarify your project.

 
Love Hurts
Mountain View E.S.  -  Collingwood, ON
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $300.00
 
Abstract: To test different tennis surfaces and it’s effects on your knees. Three different court surfaces will be used (Har Tru, Omni and Hard) and a tennis ball will be dropped 30 times. The bounce heights will be recorded. . A higher bounce height indicates that the surface is harder on the body and the impact on the knees.
Project Number: 4790
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:Interesting especially since I recently started playing tennis.   

 
Taraxacum officinale: The Dandelion
Elmwood School  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $300.00
 
Abstract: This project is about the properties of the dandelion. The main aspect of my project is the properties of this herb, but I also conducted an experiment to prove my research. I conducted an experiment regarding whether or not dandelions have affect the growth of bacteria. The purpose of this project is to raise awareness about the qualities of the often ignored dandelion.
Project Number: 5024
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Most Effective Teeth Whitening
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: We will experiment with four different types of whitening methods. We will use approximately 36 extracted teeth in order to see which ones are most effective. We will also attempt to create our own teeth whitening solution. The experiment will be carried out for one week, and the best method will be the one that has not worn out the enamel, and that has the lightest shade.
Project Number: 4787
Grades: 10-12   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    This is a novel idea with a creative experimental design. Experiments are very well documented and the pictures presented clearly. The topic has a good market application in teeth whitening and further experiments could be done with NCCA from Canada

 
Getting Down to the Shocking Truth
Walter Murray Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
SaskTel
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: Is it possible to recover energy from the bumps in the road through shock absorbers of vehicles and turn it into useful energy? If it is possible, how much energy can be recovered?
Project Number: 4648
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Beautifully laid out, easy to read and to follow.

 
Robust Trajectory Estimation
Home School  -  Calgary, AB
      
Transport Canada
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: Traditionally developed trajectory estimation systems are limited due to inaccuracy, cost and inability for real-time feedback. In this project, a real-time handheld based trajectory estimation system was developed using an inexpensive webcam. Through radial and linear testing, the system was shown to provide robust feedback to within 0.15% error.
Project Number: 4785
Grades: 10-12   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   

 
Ascochyta Blight in Chickpea
Evan Hardy Collegiate  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: Some chickpea lines are either resistant or susceptible to ascochyta blight depending on the A. rabiei isolate. We plan to compare the rate of phytotoxin production in these incompatible and compatible interactions which may contribute to understanding of the pathogen’s race-structure.
Project Number: 5009
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Biofuels VS Fossil Fuels
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $300.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: During my project, I will determine if the energy in a biofuel is equivalent to the energy in the same amount of nonrenewable fuel.
Project Number: 4522
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Excellent use of colour and background. Good consistent format of pages. Clear readable information. Excellent Background information and identification of variables. Excellent experiment. Nicely designed quiz.

 
Combinatorial Games
Kwansei Gakuin High School  -  Nishinomiya City, Japan
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: In this project we are going to present our research of combinatorial games. We have studied bitter chocolate problem that are variants of nim, and have discovered interesting formulas to calculate previous player's positions.
Project Number: 4803
Grades: 10-12   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:An outstanding project!   

 
Cadmium...mium!
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Transport Canada
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $300.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: Nous avons déterminés les conditions de culture optimales pour une culture de Lemna minor, une plante aquatique. Cette culture pourait aider à dépolluer les plans d'eau contaminés au cadmium, un métal lourd.
Project Number: 4751
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Torque
EBUS Academy  -  Vanderhoof , BC
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: I figured that most people have no idea of what torque is. I also didn't know about torque before I did this project. So today you are going to learn something you have probably never learned about before: torque.
Project Number: 4801
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   Concise and clean website design with a clear demonstration of conceptual understanding of torque. The webpage comments and videos show authenticity and genuine curiosity around the topic. The video page provides the best evidence of conceptual understanding in a humorous and clear manner. All round excellent site

 
When It Rains ... It Drains
Mentor College  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: This experiment examines the effect of fine and coarse aggregate quantities, and aggregate size on water flow through pervious concrete. Concrete samples with no fine aggregate, all coarse aggregate, and large-sized aggregate allowed faster water flow. Fast water flow increases ground water and decreases storm water run-off.
Project Number: 4809
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   Student has conducted a controlled experiment that is useful and has environmental benefit. He has used current research and to create a usable solution that will benefit mankind. This student has displayed in depth relevant research. The experimentation was conducted be controlling all possible variables and his project design showed creativity and was well thought out. Visually pleasing and well laid out, table for contents makes for a user friendly site that is also interactive.

 
Vitamin E to the Rescue!
Lord Beaverbrook High School  -  Calgary, AB
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: I undertook this project to determine if vitamin E will revert the cytotoxic effects of edelfosine when tested on yeast cells to model tumor cells. The purpose of the experiments was to decide if antioxidants, like vitamin E, should be administered along with edelfosine to cancer patients, so that stronger doses may be administered as a cancer fighting therapeutic.
Project Number: 4805
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Activity of Probiotic Bacteria Isol
Sir Winston Churchill High School  -  Calgary, AB
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: For my project, I extracted many probiotic strains from natto, and I used these strains to inhibit the virulence properties of Streptococcus intermedius, a bacteria responsible for many serious infections. The real life applications of my project would be to add the probiotic strains in natto to our foods, so we can constantly take in beneficial bacteria to help maintain a healthy microbiome.
Project Number: 4799
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:    This project is a summary of the research Kathy performed over the year. The project is set up to be easy to follow, but correct as to the scientific details. I find the summaries used to be too brief, including methodologies and results, and conclusions. I liked the photos, but the quality of these photos was not good enough to make all of them useful. More work needs to be done here. I would have liked more work done on future studies. All in all, a nice project, with practical and interesting applications.

 
Floating Boats
South Island Distance Education School  -  Victoria, BC
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
Transport Canada Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: I will build and test 3 hull shapes made from milk cartons to see which can hold the most. I will use sand bags as the weights.
Project Number: 4812
Grades: K-3   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments: Good use of photographs.   

 
EnergySave
San Dieguito Academy  -  Encinitas, CA
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Every home has a dollar budget for energy usage. They also have an energy usage characteristics and every appliance in the home has an operating power range. Based on these statistics (which we have collected), we have created an algorithm which automates the power input to each appliance at each hour of the day so that the total energy usage fits within the household's dollar budget.
Project Number: 4940
Grades: 10-12   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   

 
Light Absorbed by Different Colours
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Sun Light is absorbed or reflected differently by different colours. When a colour absorbs light, it turns the light energy into heat energy. Different colours absorbs different amount of light. Based on these principle, identical houses with different colours' room temperature was measured at regular intervals.
Project Number: 5007
Grades: K-3   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Tough Trusses
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
ISM Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: My project is about which truss can support the most weight. This project also investigates into the background and building of bridges.
Project Number: 4964
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   It is good to see that you did a project based on your interest of building. It is evident that you put a lot of effort into this project.

 
Efficient Angle for Solar Panel
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: I tested how much electricity was being generated when the light hit the solar panel at different angels through multimeter and the distance travelled by a solar powered car. I found that 90 degrees would be the most optimum angle. [ Pls listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 4999
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Freezing Substances
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
ISM Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: I will be freezing substances at room temperature and freezing the same substances at 90 degrees Celsius to determine which takes the longest to freeze.
Project Number: 4956
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   Your scientific process is well detailed and your web site is very user friendly.

 
Bridge Structures
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
ISM Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: In my project I am building three bridges that are all different structures, an arch, a beam and a suspension. I am doing this experiment to see which bridge structure can hold the most weight.
Project Number: 4955
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   This is an excellent web site complete with well-detailed pictures and lots of information.

 
Static Separation
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
ISM Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: We all know about the static shocks we get sometimes when we touch something like a door knob, a wall, a person, etc. But can we use this power to separate mixtures such as salt and pepper?
Project Number: 4953
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: It is great to include video. Yours was over 100mb. Video editing software will give you the option to reduce the file size. Of course this is degrade the quality somewhat but reduce the download time for viewers. You could also break the video into a series of smaller videos.
Blue text on black is hard to read.    This is a very well organized web site. The scientific process is well documented.

 
Heterologous Production of CDH
Walter Murray Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Cellulosic materials are one of the main renewable resources available in large quantities which could meet our future energy needs. Cellobiose dehydrogenase (CDH) is an enzyme able to degrade lignocellulose. CDH is produced naturally by some fungi, including the fungi Trametes versicolor strain 52J; however, it is very difficult to produce CDH on a large scale because CDH-producing fungi also sec
Project Number: 4900
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Storage of Electrical Energy
Home School  -  South Burlington, VT
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: This project is about learning the past, present and the future of storing electrical energy.
Project Number: 4942
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Thirsty Flowers
South Island Distance Education School  -  Victoria, BC
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Aidan will be using carnations and colored water to show how a plant feeds itself.
Project Number: 4830
Grades: K-3   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Amphibians Live Here Too!
Dundonald School  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: Grade Three students found a frog or toad on the playground. They were able to catch and release him. They then proceeded to study frogs and learn about amphibians.
Project Number: 4939
Grades: K-3   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Frozen Solid?
St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School  -  Dundas, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: My project is to see what ice melting products melt ice the fastest damages cars the least and damage plants the least. Separate experiments will be used to test my hypothesis. Observations will be made for each product:A:alaskan ice melter B:safe-t-salt C:Organic melt ice remover D:sand and CO:control.
Project Number: 4905
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   Davis, I hope you were able to learn a little more about web presentation.

 
Grasping the Wind
Greystone Heights School  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
Suncor Energy Wind Energy Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: Fossil fuels and nuclear fuels are our primary sources of energy, but they are finite resources and will be used up as global demand for energy continues to grow. There are also concerns that burning fossil fuels for energy could have a devastating impact on our planet. In contrast, renewable energy will not run out and renewable energy technologies are cleaner sources of energy and have a much lo
Project Number: 4903
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    A very good investigation on a very important topic, Daniel. Well done.

 
Windows Ftp
Alhambra High School  -  Alhambra, CA
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: The main goal of this project is to develop an open source FTP Application for the .NET platform, which would have most of the features found in professional Ftp Clients.
Project Number: 4901
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   

 
Winding up the Wind
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
Suncor Energy Wind Energy Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: We want to see which blade will generate the most energy.
Project Number: 4880
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Good video and photographs   Interesting project to analyze effectiveness of wind turbine blade shapes, well documented

 
Establishing a gp64 Protein Baseline
Waterloo Collegiate Institute  -  Waterloo, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: The gp64 protein is important as it is used for budding and cell-to-cell transmission. However, research projects involving genetically recombining baculovirus may affect levels of gp64 protein produced. In this project, a clear baseline for the amount of gp64 protein produced during a normal infection was established, so that changes in the levels of gp64 protein produced could be monitored.
Project Number: 4834
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:    You have the gift of clarity of written expression. This is particularly evident in the Background Edit written work. Spelling errors detract from the work, gentamicin for example. Use appropriate conventions: mL for millilitre, Clarify the procedure so that the reasons for doing the stated steps are clear to the reader.

 
Toxicity of CNTs in Daphnia Magna
Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute  -  Kitchener, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Daphnia magna neonates were exposed to solutions of carbon nanotubes and humic acid to determine the acute toxicity of carbon nanotubes in combination with humic acid. Spectrophotometry analysis was also employed to evaluate the effects of humic acid on carbon nanotube solubility.
Project Number: 4945
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
From Waste to Energy
Ovidius Highschool  -  Constanta, Romania
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: We started this project from the idea of connecting two environmental issues: solid waste (especially the plastic bottles that are everywhere) and the need of sustainable use of energy. We suggest a method that allows us to solve both environmental issues - waste and energy, by using plastic bottles for manufacturing a small and affordable wind plant, a Savonius turbine.
Project Number: 4654
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: My McAfee security software issued a warning regarding www.liceulovidius.ro An great project.   

 
The Brain and Dyslexia
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: This project is to understand the purpose of the brain and how it functions. It tries to understand as well the brain’s associate and process a language, but more precisely the reading system of the brain. And what’s the interference of dyslexia of the processing and acquisitioning of a language? What’s the biological cause of dyslexia? What’s the difference between a dyslexic reader and a non-dys
Project Number: 4399
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:You should provide the source of the images.   

 
A Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
Transport Canada Award - $150.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to build a hydrogen fuel cell and test and find out which temperature works the best in a fuel cell, and to test and find out if adding different substances such as salt baking soda and vinegar will increase the voltage. My hypothesis is that increasing the temperature will increase the voltage and adding substances will increase the voltage.
Project Number: 4551
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:    Your project has exceeded grade level expectations. Your purpose, hypothesis, method, and conclusion are very clearly defined and very well presented. The images in your project are excellent. The web page presentation is excellent. I would have liked to see images of your graphs on your observation page.

 
Green Schools& Green Transportation
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Buildings affect the natural environment in the resources it uses and the pollutants it emits. In North America, buildings account for approximately 40% of the energy used as well as the use of significant amounts of water, raw materials, and land. Building green school is one way to change the major impact buildings have on our natural environment.
Project Number: 4555
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    The extensive research and observations exceeds your grade level. You have an excellent presentation.

 
Achoo! Is It A Clean Sneeze?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: My project is about sneezing. What is the best way to stop bacteria from spreading. For my project I will use 25 to 30 Petri dishes, agar, pepper, a pot, distilled water, alcohol, water, handkerchief, tissue, and a thermometer.
Project Number: 4563
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    A well-researched, interesting project that applies to our everyday lives. You have repeated the experiment often to get reliable results. Your observation charts and graphs are excellent, and you have communicated the results in an effective way.

 
Slapshot
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: My purpose is to find out what flex is the best for an adult. Regular flex = 85 flex or Stiff flex = 100 flex.)
Project Number: 4569
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    Your experiment has been very well planned and executed, and the presentation is very good.

 
Antioxidants
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: My project is about antioxidants changing free radicals to harmless cells. I will take an apple, cut it, and put it on plates. Then I will put vitamins or fruits and put them on the cut apple. The antioxidants will not let the apple turn brown.
Project Number: 4573
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    The topic on antioxidants has been very well researched. You have prepared several experiments, and have also talked about factors that could have influenced the outcome of the project. Your web presentation is well done with excellent images and graphs.

 
Are Pricey Towels Worth the Price?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The title of my project is Are Premium Paper Towels Worth The Price? I am testing if more expensive paper towels like Bounty are stronger and can absorb more water than cheaper paper towels like Life Brand. Whichever one is stronger, can absorb more water, and at the same time not very expensive that will be the best paper towel.
Project Number: 4574
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    The experiment has not been repeated enough times to come to a valid conclusion. The web presentation is neat

 
Green Gold
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this experiment was to produce bio-diesel from micro-algae. I set up an experiment at home using a special culture of micro-algae called “Nannochloropsis Oculata”. My home based experiment was set up to understand the basics of a micro-algae farming operation and ways of producing sustainable bio-diesel.
Project Number: 4587
Grades: K-3   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    An environmentally friendly project. Excellent presentation.

 
Ripe Bananas
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to see which condition has a greater affect on the ripening of bananas. At the end of my project I will see if the banana alone on the counter, the banana in a sealed plastic bag, the banana with a bruise on it, or if the banana surrounded by other ripe bananas ripens the fastest.
Project Number: 4588
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:    A very good project for your grade level.

 
Fireproof Homes - The Next Generation
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: This project deals with retardants, woods and paints commonly found in homes and finding the best flame retardant combinations. This topic was chosen because of an interest in making safer homes. The results of this project were that a house made of wood treated with borax works best to prevent fire, and that water based paint with borax is the best fire retardant paint solution.
Project Number: 4688
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:    This is a fantastic project. The work was clearly performed with proper controls and sources of error addressed. Experiments were very well documented and the pictures were presented clearly.

 
2009 Flu Pandemic
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: This project summarizes the basic information regarding the 2009 flu pandemic, in terms of flu introduction, transmission, origin and pandemic, risk factors for adverse outcomes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, hygiene, and vaccine.
Project Number: 4609
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments: Use ALT tags or Title tag to provide source of image or number images and references. Even if you created an image, you should indicate the source.   

 
Gatorade
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: In this project, I explore the history, creation, development, effectiveness of the sports drink Gatorade.
Project Number: 4610
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments: Well done in providing the source of your images!   

 
Natural vs Synthetic - Preservatives
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: In order to compare the effects, natural and synthetic preservatives were added to meat and observed in the fridge for 11 days. Freshness was then analyzed by total viable aerobic bacteria counting. The synthetic preservatives reduced the amount of bacteria by 97~98%; however, the log reductions of natural preservatives were not obtainable because the bacterial colonies were too numerous to count.
Project Number: 4623
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Excellent; Well written, well researched, well presented. Experiments very well documented and the pictures presented clearly. Displays a very thorough knowledge of topic

 
Curry for the Cure
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project was to investigate if turmeric can prevent bacterial growth and if different concentrations of turmeric can prevent more bacteria
Project Number: 4783
Grades: K-3   Biology
 
Comments:    Excellent, Well researched project, detailed observations. The website is well presented with excellent pictures and graphs. Turmeric has been used for a long time as an antiseptic in many cultures.

 
Dangerous Dogs
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: I wanted to find out the percent of street dogs that don't have homes and the percent that do. I went to the market day and night to observe the dogs. I found that different groups of dogs were at the market during the day and at night. This made it difficult to determine whether they had homes.
Project Number: 4677
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:   It is great that you were able to do a project about an issue that you really care about and that your project could help make a difference. It looks like you spent a lot of time gathering making your observations and taking good notes about what you saw. Your results page shows a large table with good information, but an explanation of what is in this table would have been helpful. Also, in order to help readers understand the results, you could have given us a list of dogs that were in the “night” group, those in the “day” group, and the dogs that were not clearly in one group or the other. Overall, an excellent project. It is clear that you really care about these animals, and studying something you care about is a great way to succeed and make a difference!

 
Polar Heating
Home School  -  Calgary, AB
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this project is to see if a natural water heater could be made to keep water warm in cold areas such as Northern Canada. As these are only able to be used in warm climates, it would be imperative in the future to use natural sources to heat water in colder climates rather than burning up fossil fuels.
Project Number: 4794
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Germ Busters
Berwick and District School  -  Berwick, NS
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: We plan to test 4 different hand cleaners, hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol, hand sanitizer with no alcohol, anti bacterial soap and regular soap. We want to know which cleanser will kill the most germs and keep the cold virus away.
Project Number: 4788
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
The Solar Bullet
Mentor College  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: To determine if a maglev train could be built and powered using solar energy. Then, it was tested to see the effect of the number of solar panels and their proximity to the light on their voltage and the speed of the maglev train.
Project Number: 4766
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Live external links not allowed.   Student combined two currently used green technologies to create an innovative project. Through research was conducted and project is very relevant. Student designed and built a working model of her concept and outlined the human benefit. Student persisted through tedious trial and error. Although, unexpected results were found, further analysis of this is needed. The website does take a while to load however is well laid out, good intro given and excellent use of media (too bad her she was unable to upload her video). Easy to follow and visually pleasing.

 
Antacids: Bases Battle Cannibalism
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: As proven by this experiment, it is true that the commercial antacids do their job well by neutralizing excess HCl in the stomach, but they work almost too well and bring the pH level too high, which actually does more harm to the body than good. On the other hand, the natural antacids were basic enough and succeeded in neutralizing the excess HCl while maintaining the pH numbers in healthy range.
Project Number: 4835
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:    The research was very well done and presented. You have made reasonably good use of website technology and presented a good summary of some information about the use of antacids.

 
Protéines en vrac!
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: De nos jours, la nutrition prend une partie plus sérieuse de notre vie. Avec la révolution dans les méthodes agricoles et culinaires, (par exemple les aliments organiques et biologiques) nous sommes souvent incertains du montant de matières nutritives que contiennent nos aliments.
Project Number: 4741
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:Use image editing software to reduce the file size of your images.   

 
All About Cells
Camilla Road Senior Public School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: The world of cells is bigger than you imagine! Come and explore all about cells.
Project Number: 4424
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments: The source of each image must be provided. ALT tags are useful for this.   

 
Plaque Busters!
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
ISM Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: This experiment is designed to test the difference in plaque removal between a manual toothbrush and an inexpensive electric toothbrush.
Project Number: 4694
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:No Project Info page.   

 
Ethanol: Turning Up the Heat
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville , ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan Ethanol
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $400.00
 
Abstract: After research, the organic compound, Ethyl Acetate, was chosen to add to Ethanol in order to increase its heat of combustion. The mixtures were burned in different compositions, to therefore determine the ideal compositions, which were found to be 70%-30% and 60%-40% ethanol to ethyl acetate. These were then burned with Jatropha oil to determine if it would increase the overall energy of Ethanol.
Project Number: 4636
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:    An excellent experiment to enhance the reactivity of ethanol as a fuel. The webpage is also high-quality and well designed. A similar experiment could be designed to evaluate how to increase ethanol rating.

 
Water Quality
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: My project was to figure out if the natural sewage treatment system in Panajachel works, if the plants actually absorb phosphates and nitrates. I took samples every week from upstream and downstream of the system and measured the amount of phosphates and nitrates. I compared the upstream and downstream results to see if the system reduced the amount of phosphates and nitrates.
Project Number: 4676
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    This is an excellent experiment that is directly related to an important issue in your community. Your background research sets up the issue well. Your procedure is clearly stated, and the pictures in the gallery are helpful. You did a very good job analyzing complicated data and presenting your results clearly. Your conclusions state how you could continue your study and how it could help in the improvement of the sewage treatment system. Excellent work.

 
Caffeine and Sugar
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: My project is mainly about the effects that sugar and caffeine have on the body and on the brain. I randomly assigned students to groups and gave each group soda, water, or coffee. I tested their heart rate, reaction time, and concentration before drinking and 3 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes after drinking.
Project Number: 4675
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:   You made a very good-looking website, with a very well done experiment. Your background research is very informative and well-written. Your results, discussion, and conclusion are clear and well-organized. One important piece of information that is missing is the group size; this helps the reader know how convincing the results are, as the more people you test, the more accurate the results will be. Also, you didn’t state what you used for a concentration test. Overall, however, this is an excellent project.

 
Strong Building Materials
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: My science fair project is about making different types of concrete blocks with a regular amount or too much sand and with or without steel bars. I tested the strength of the blocks and recorded the number of hits it took for the partial and major failure of each block.
Project Number: 4674
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   It is great that your project is well-connected to recent important current events. Your procedure, variables and results are presented clearly. In your background research, you say that the difference in the number of deaths resulting from the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti were caused only by of differences in building construction. Could there have been other causes as well? In order to test the effect of sand and steel, it would have been good to have a fourth block without steel bars and with too much sand. Also, it would have been good to discuss why steel bars might have made the blocks weaker in your particular experiment, maybe because the blocks were very short, when they are frequently used to make concrete stronger. For example, if you had done an experiment in which you made the blocks much longer and tried to bend them, the blocks with steel bars might have been stronger.

 
Styrofoam Recycling with Limonene
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Styrofoam cannot be decomposed in a natural way and so it is causing soil pollution. It wastes a huge space, and does not have many ways to be recycled in an eco-friendly way. Limonene, from peels of fruits, such as orange, can dissolve Styrofoam without causing any environmental pollution. So this project introduces the new developed idea of recycling Styrofoam in an eco-friendly way.
Project Number: 4668
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    A brilliant experiment on Styrofoam with the aim of saving our environment. Good understanding of scientific method, project very well presented with pictures on a very relevant problem.

 
Prioritizing Epidemic Interventions
Walter Murray Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
SaskTel
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: The severity of infectious diseases can be reduced significantly by appropriate interventions. Due to limited resources, these interventions need to be prioritized, but not much research has been conducted in this area. For this project, I explored various prioritization strategies for both treatment of an infection and vaccination against an infection using an agent-based computer model.
Project Number: 4658
Grades: 10-12   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:    An excellent project, very well laid out. Although mathematical in nature, non-mathematicians are able to follow your results and conclusions.

 
Waterslides
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: We are trying to find out if we can build a waterslide that is fun and energy efficient. We wanted to find out how to control the flow of water, how tall is the average small waterslide, how fast should a slider go and what are the parts of the waterslide.
Project Number: 4914
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Good videos and quiz.    Interesting project to build a water slide, strong effort to follow scientific method, well documented

 
la psychologie des couleurs
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: Ce projet est basé sur la psychologie des couleurs. Son but est d’améliorer le milieu de travail des élèves dans les salles de classe et dans les gymnases en déterminant quelles couleurs favorisent mieux l’intelligence, la mémoire et les habiletés physiques.
Project Number: 4733
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Fabric Insulators
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Of the materials I tested (Cotton, Fleece, Flannel, Polyester and Silk), I found that the fleece fabric would provide the best insulation. [ Please listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 5047
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Your experiment was presented well and provided practical data.

 
Got Time?
Cummer Valley Middle School  -  North York, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: Time dilation is a scientific phenomenon in which time passes at different rates depending on gravitational influence and the observer’s relative velocity. The theory of relativity states that the speed of light is constant. Therefore, time cannot be constant due to the different reference frames. The twin paradox and grandfather paradox, two well known thought experiments will also be explored.
Project Number: 4392
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
How the Maglev Works
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: Maglev's are the fastest and most expensive type of train so far in the 21st Century. It is a train without rails (friction). But how does it work? How does it run without rails? Why is it so expensive? There are 3 types, electromagnetic suspension, electrodynamics suspension, and the Inductrack.
Project Number: 4499
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Light and Temperature - Plants
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Plants cannot grow in extreme dark and cold places.
Project Number: 5051
Grades: K-3   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Is The World's Climate Changing?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to demonstrate the Greenhouse Effect and to show that the earth's climate is changing due to man-made causes. I believe that the earth's surface will be heating up due to the carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases. I will be using two glass jars, soil, two thermometers, a light bulb as a heat source, and a camera for my experiment.
Project Number: 4542
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    You have applied excellent research and interview skills for your project. The project is very relevant in today’s world. Your presentation is very neat, hypothesis and purpose clear and precise, and results very effectively communicated

 
The Stroop Effect
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: In this project I will test the theory if words interfere with the process of naming shapes.9
Project Number: 4520
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Nice Clear readable fonts. Nice use of colour throughout site. Good use of chart in Observations.

 
Mutant Algae
Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School  -  Sarnia, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: This project looks at how to improve the hydrogen producing abilities of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii algae in a large scale system. In the experiment three chambers are set up, one with the mutant algae, one with the regular algae and one control (just water). By seeing which algae chamber the light passes through the most easily it will be possible to determine which algae is best for large scale.
Project Number: 5067
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Well done! (record magnifications of micrographs)

 
Deciphering the Water Code
Waterloo Collegiate Institute  -  Waterloo, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this project is to develop anti-RPA2 antibodies which can detect the upregulation of RPA2 protein in immunosorbent assays. Toxic chemicals in water sources causing genetic mutations are becoming a significant threat to wildlife and human health. Cell checkpoint proteins are upregulated in response to DNA damage, so they can be used as genotoxicity biomarkers.
Project Number: 4833
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:    Congratulations: you are working with very sophisticated laboratory practices. You clearly feel comfortable working with molecular biological tools and have a solid understanding for experimental control. My comments centre on improving on the clarity of your reporting. Ensure results match the stated purpose. When your project is part of a larger body of work occuring in a lab, focus on the specifics of your work. The purpose indicated that you were going to produce antibodies. Your work did not quite get that far. You did however transfer the RPA2 gene to a second plasmid for improved expression of the RPA2 protein. That is accomplishment enough. The level of explanation of the report must assume the reader may not be familiar with the intricacies of the techniques used in the project. Outline explicitly the reasons for completing the steps done and does indeed provide the foundation for further work as stated. Explain all abbreviations and cryptic designations eg. SOB/Amp and IPTG Use correct conventions. Scientific names for example are italicized and written in full upon their first occurrence. Credit the sources of illustrations borrowed such as the antibody diagram from Wikipedia. Improve clarity of expression by reducing jargon whenever possible.

 
Hand Cleaning Treatment
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I am going to see whether alcoholic, non-alcoholic hand sanitizer or soap kills bacteria better.
Project Number: 4698
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Static Electricity
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My experiment is about how does rubbing a balloon on different materials, at different times of day, affect how long the balloon can stay on a tilted desk. I tried my experiment every day for five days. I also tried it at three different times of day.
Project Number: 4687
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    This is an excellent, well-designed experiment. Taking data three times a day for the whole week gave very interesting results. The tables and charts show your results very well. I am interested to hear why you think you got these results and what experiments you would do next to better understand these results. Pictures of your experiment would have helped the reader understand exactly what you did. Excellent project.

 
Plants vs. Weather
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: We are going to put plants in climate.
Project Number: 4691
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Battle of the Balloons
Avonlea School   -  Avonlea, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: We will have 10 balloons 5 outside,5 inside and we want to see what one will deflate or lose the most air the fastest.
Project Number: 4692
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Pop It!
Avonlea school  -  Avonlea, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My experiment will determine which brand of popcorn leaves the least amount of un-popped seeds.
Project Number: 4695
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Rock Candy
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I made rock candy with different types of sugar and I looked at which one grew the most and how they tasted with different types of sugar.
Project Number: 4686
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:   

 
Bubblewrap VS. Hockey Helmet
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea , SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: We are going to test if bubblewrap works better than a hockey helmet.
Project Number: 4697
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Tornadoes
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My project is about tornadoes. I researched about what tornadoes are and how they are formed. For my experiment I made a Tornado in a Box using mainly glass, incense and fans.
Project Number: 4681
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Your website uses colors and images well for a cool design. Your background research was informative, but it would be better in your own words to show that you understand it. The pictures were helpful in understanding your experiment; next time, try making thumbnail images with smaller file sizes so they will load faster. Your results are clearly shown. It would be good to discuss why you think these were the results and further tests you could do to better understand how the tornado forms. For example, what if the fan were at the top of the box?

 
ADHD
Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute  -  Agincourt, ON
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: A descriptive project about the disorder called ADHD. Includes what ADHD is all about, symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Project Number: 4703
Grades: 10-12   Health/Sport
 
Comments: A creative presentation of a descriptive project.   

 
Adding Acids
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Does adding acids and bases to household bacteria stop the bacteria from growing? If we add acids and bases to household bacteria, then the bacteria will stop growing. We rejected our hypothesis. Bacteria will continue to grow after adding acids and bases. Acids are more effective to stop the growth of bacteria than bases are, but neither of the two fully stopped the growth.
Project Number: 4705
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
The 0.1% That Lived
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
ISM Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: This year for science fair we decided to see if bacteria would grow back after it had been disinfected because of the 0.1% of bacteria that lives. We picked Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Green Works Natural All-Purpose Cleaner, and Mr. Clean Multi-Surfaces Antibacterial Spray as our three disinfectants. To start off we had to grow bacteria for the disinfectants to kill. We swabbed five different surface
Project Number: 4711
Grades: 10-12   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Video Games
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea , SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Do video games improve your accuracy?
Project Number: 4696
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:Sounds like a bit too much fun for a science project :-)   

 
Water and Plants
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: In my project, I gave three different types of plants different amounts of water, to see which amount of water worked best for each type of plant. I researched why plants need water, why different plants need different amounts of water, and how much water do plants need to survive.
Project Number: 4685
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:    Your background research contains good information about why different plants might need different amounts of water. The experiment was well designed. Your results are interesting, but could have been improved with more explanation. For example, why is the height of plant B2 always zero? Also, do you have an idea why a number of your plants became smaller? Your website is well made, but the design could be improved by using fewer colors.

 
Germs
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My experiment is about germs. I tested the growth of germs on potatoes. I took some pieces of potatoes, rubbed each one on a different surface, and put them in plastic bags. Then I observed and took pictures every 5 days for 15 days.
Project Number: 4684
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments: Very good use of photographs.    Your background research is thorough and well-written. The experiment was clear and properly done. The table of pictures and observations is detailed and well-organized. The possible future experiments sound interesting. Very good project and very good looking website.

 
Paper Airplanes
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I made 3 paper airplanes of different sizes, and I threw them to see which one flew the farthest.
Project Number: 4682
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   Your experiment was simple, but you presented it clearly. It would be good to have more information about paper airplanes in your background research. Some parts of your website are difficult to read because of the background design. You could have discussed why you think the large paper airplane didn’t fly as far. From the picture, it looks like you did a good job making the three airplanes the same except for their size.

 
Catapults
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My experiment is about catapults. I made two catapults with different materials and different designs. I made one with craft sticks and the other with wood. I tested them to see which catapult throws an object the farthest.
Project Number: 4679
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:    Your Ogre catapult looks well-made. Also, your results are clearly shown in the table and graph. However, because there are so many differences between your two catapults – different size, materials, and shape – it is difficult to tell what made the Ogre catapult throw farther. In the future, you could make the catapults more similar and only make one difference; this would make it easier to tell why one catapult throws an object farther than another.

 
Rock Candy
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I made rock candy with different mixtures of colors. I compared the colors of food coloring mixtures on paper, in liquid rock candy and in solid rock candy.
Project Number: 4678
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Your website is colorful and fun to look at. The table of pictures is a good way to present your results. Since your project is about mixing colors and you mention that you learned in art class about mixing colors, it might have been good to write in your background research some information about primary colors and the color circle. Good project.

 
Color and Memory
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My experiment is about memory. I did an experiment to see if whether a list of words is printed in color or black and white affects how many words a person can remember.
Project Number: 4673
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:    This is an excellent, well controlled experiment with very interesting results. Your background research, especially the information from the interview, did a good job setting up the possible ways color could affect the memorization of words. Your idea for a future experiment is very good as well. Several small errors in spelling, grammar, and capitalization were a distraction from your good work – make sure to proofread carefully and ask others to help you. Overall, an excellent project.

 
Maglev Trains
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My project is about maglev objects. I got a magnet to float in the air. I then made it move with a hair dryer, to see if a particular angle would work best on propelling a magnetic levitating object.
Project Number: 4672
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   Your background research is very informative and well-written. Your actual experiment and how it is related to maglev trains is not entirely clear – maybe some pictures or more explanation would have helped.

 
Keyboards
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: This project is about different types of computer keyboards, how they look and how they affect typing.
Project Number: 4671
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   Good experimental design and procedure. Since your hypothesis was about new and older keyboards, your background research would be better with more information about how new keyboards are different from older keyboards, not just special new buttons, but also how the height of the keys have changed or how easy or hard you have to push the keys to type. Very good job relating your results to a characteristic of the keyboard; you should describe this idea in more detail.

 
Electromagnetism
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I tested the strength of an electro-magnet depending on the amount of batteries used. I also researched about electromagnets, how they work and what are they used for.
Project Number: 4670
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Well-made and attractive website. More pictures on your Procedure page would have helped me better understand your procedure. Try making your background research match your experiment better; for example, is there an equation that tells how the strength of an electromagnet is affected by the voltage used? Also, repeating the experiment with different batteries would have made your results more convincing. Nice job!

 
Fractals
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I created 8 fractals, all of them additions onto the Mandelbrot set. I showed the fractals to my classmates and had them write what they thought about them in both complexity and visual attractiveness. I then formed the information into graphs.
Project Number: 4669
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Interesting topic and experiment. I would have liked a clearer explanation of how fractals are formed. For example, you write, “the image at the right has 170 iterations. The more iterations there are in each pixel, the lighter the color of that pixel for this image.” If the whole image “has 170 iterations”, then how are there different numbers of iterations “in each pixel”? Your experiment shows very well that a simple equation can generate a complex image.

 
Solid or Liquid Antacids?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I want to see which antacids are better for soil solid or liquid.
Project Number: 4497
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Nice use of pictures. Good Clear page layouts. Information nicely organized. Good clear purpose.

 
Which Dog Is Easier to Train?
Ecole Dugald School  -  Dugald, MB
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4651
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:   All your links work. Well done! Would have liked to have seen photos in your project.

 
Oil Be Gone!!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I need to find out what material removes oil out of water the best.
Project Number: 4504
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Nice clear readable information. Nicely designed Method. Good Observations and use of chart.

 
Color and Taste
LIFE School  -  Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: For my experiment I tested the effect of the color of food on how much people like and eat it. I made two big bowls of red and green pasta and left one bowl with out food coloring. I gave different colors to different students, then measured how much they ate, and had them fill out a survey about how much they liked it.
Project Number: 4683
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:    Your website has a good looking header and background. The experiment was well designed and carried out, and the results are very interesting. Your background research is somewhat confusing, since you did not connect the section on smell to your experiment. Your discussion and conclusions are clear and interesting, and you have good ideas for future experiments.

 
Swamps
Greystone Heights School  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: What lives in a swamp?
Project Number: 4780
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Use image editing software to reduce the file size of the images.    A good start on an interesting topic. Where are most swamps located in the world? Do plants and animals have special adaptations that enable them to live in the swamp more easily?

 
HYBRIDS - Green Transportation
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, QC
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: In this science fair project, I will be researching hybrid vehicles. Hybrid vehicles are very useful and effective means of transportation. They are efficient, yet good for the environment. One of the reasons why I did this project was to show people how good hybrid vehicles are and how we could contribute less to global warming, a very popular problem in the world today.
Project Number: 4452
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Meningitis
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4454
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Can You See It?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I will be testing 16 students (8 males and 8 females) on three different optical illusions. I will time them and they have a limit of 3 mins. for each illusion. I will see which sex can better see the illusions, and how long it takes for each gender to see it.
Project Number: 4459
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    The sample size and number of trials is sufficient. The data is presented in a meaningful format. You have presented the web page well.

 
The Fuel of Tomorrow
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I did my project on fuel cells because fuel cells are the key to survival in the future. Global warming occurs when the sun’s heat rays strike the Earth. I want to determine if the amount of energy released by a fuel cell is affected by liquids of different temperature and pH values.
Project Number: 4460
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Your website is excellent. You have a well-defined purpose, and very detailed observations on how a fuel cell can work.

 
Grime + Nail Polish Remover
EBUS Academy  -  Vanderhoof , BC
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: How my project started is rather funny... I accidentally spilled nail polish in my mom's bathroom last year. She got the nail polish remover and started scrubbing at the floor.... and to her great amazement, the grayish-yellow colour of the floor (our house is forty years old) disappeared, revealing a shocking white.
Project Number: 4800
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Please use image editing software to reduce the file size of your images. They could be reduced by more than a factor of 10 with no reduction in quality.    Clean website design with excellent description of procedures followed and questions asked. Images and descriptions in data and photos sections clearly indicate a thorough and methodical approach and excellent understanding of scientific method. Excellent demonstration of data collection and conclusions.

 
An Egg-cellent Question
Greystone Heights School  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
SaskTel
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We want to find out why platypuses and echidnas lay eggs while other mammals don't.
Project Number: 4793
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:   A well researched project on very unique and interesting animals.

 
The Best Mummifying Mixture
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I will be mummifying 4 different fish, one will have a half salt half baking soda mixture, one will have half salt half laundry booster, one I will leave to decompose, and one will be 100% baking soda. I will leave them for two weeks, and they will be mummified.
Project Number: 4462
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:    The experiment is very well controlled, and the web site is good. You have a few graphs on your display board, but have not been displayed on your observation page.

 
Making the Right Choice!!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this experiment is to demonstrate that processed/non-organic food is harmful compared to the organic food. I became interested in this idea because I used to experience regular headaches and my doctor advised me to avoid using food that has artificial color/additives added.
Project Number: 4465
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    The site is interesting and your experiment is well done.

 
Oil vs. Aquatic plants
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga , ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My purpose of this project is that I will see which oil is more effective against aquatic plants. I would get some plants from the pet store(2 plants for each species). Then I would get a jar for each plant, Then I would put the plant in, then rocks. Then I would pour in water. Then I would pour oil into each of the jars. Then I would wait and observe.
Project Number: 4466
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Presentable project. Interesting topic

 
How Much Oxygen is in the Air?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: To find out the amount of oxygen in the air.
Project Number: 4467
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Good Clear fonts. Information Nicely organized. Good clear page layouts. Good Method and Observations.

 
Wind Energy
St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School  -  Dundas, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this project was to construct a wind turbine and to demonstrate my comprehension of energy generation by turbines based on the variables of number of coils, magnetic intensity and speed.
Project Number: 5069
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Live links to YouTube not allowed. Removed. A video your working apparatus would have been a great addition to your project.   Eimear, you invested an incredible amount of effort in your project and despite not having much technical support, you produced a fine project.

 
Heavy Metals & Aquatic Environments
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I will test the effects of heavy metals in 6 aquatic environments. I will use goldfish, duckweed, and algae as the organisms in each aquatic environment. The heavy metal I will use is copper sulfate pentahydrate. I hypothesize that the heavy metal will affect the goldfish, duckweed, and algae adversely.
Project Number: 4468
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:    You have an excellent display. Variables are well controlled.

 
Nitrogen - Phosphorus
Avonlea School   -  Avonlea, SK
      
ISM Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: Does the ratio of phosphorus and nitrogen in fertilizer affect Amber Durum’s germination process? We hypothesized that if we apply the fertilizer with the ratio 11-52 then this plate will have the most successful growth process in the two week period. We accept our hypothesis because the ratio 11-52 had the most successful growth in the two week period.
Project Number: 4716
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Gauss Gun
Greystone Heights School  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
SaskTel
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We will be studying on how a gauss gun works and the physics behind it. We'll have a model to show how it works.
Project Number: 4781
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
I Can See What You See
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: This year, we decided we wanted to find out if there was a difference in the peripheral vision between different groups of people. We made a bunch of miniature surveys that asked people their eye colour, if they wear glasses or not, their age and their gender. We selected 40 subjects from ages 9-16 and tried to keep the amount of people in each group even between all of the different categories.
Project Number: 4713
Grades: 10-12   Health/Sport
 
Comments: Image missing on Procedure page. Photographs are always a nice addition to a VSF project.   

 
A Better Way to Land a Plane
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to find out if there is a better way to land a plane which will reduce fuel consumption, shorten the flight time, reduce sound of the plane approaching the runway, and make the flight more comfortable for passengers.
Project Number: 4777
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    An interesting project.

 
Beans Beans The Musical Fruit
Adventures In Learning Homeschool  -  Lumsden, SK
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: To determine if music and the genre of music has any effect of the growth and production of green beans.
Project Number: 4774
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:Photographs of your experiment would improve your project.   

 
L’induction c’est la nouvelle façon
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Ce projet traite le transfert de l’électricité sans fils avec l’aide du magnétisme. Le but de notre projet était de faire allumé une diode avec un transformateur électro-magnètique que nous avons construit. Entre la diode et la source de pouvoir il y a un espace de vide dans laquelle passe le magnétisme créé par le transformateur, et qui sera ensuit re-transformer en électricité.
Project Number: 4771
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Very nice website. Photographs of your activity would have been a good addition. Seems to be an image missing in première expérience.   

 
Magnets and Motion
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I learnt that Magnets can change the speed of a moving object.
Project Number: 5008
Grades: K-3   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Photo-Distillateur
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4755
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Ice Melters
Sherwood Heights School   -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My project is about the speed of which an ice cube melts in different liquids. For example Diet Coke, Coca-cola, sugar water, salt water, etc. I am doing this project because we are doing something related in science class and I was curious to learn more. I will be using salt water, sugar water, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola, an iPhone( for timing the time elapse) and water( for the control of the test).
Project Number: 4474
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Your research is well documented. A patterned background distracts from the foreground content.

 
''Pouçons'' Vert
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Pour cette expérience, nous avons utilisé deux plantes de légumes tels que le radis et des cressons de fontaine.
Project Number: 4749
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Eco-débloqueau
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Notre sujet de foire est sur les "plungers" de toilette. Notre but est de construire un plunger qui se sert d’air comprimé (rechargeable), pour débloquer plus facilement les toilettes de maison, les bains et les éviers sans effort ni troubles.
Project Number: 4747
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   

 
Dangereuses; les ampoules?
Collège catholique Samuel-Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Mon projet porte sur les possible dangers reliés à l'utilisation de diverses ampoules et d'autres appareils produisant un champ électromagnétique
Project Number: 4743
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Le pouvoir des plantes
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Notre projet consiste de mesurer l’humidité d’un local et le confort de ses occupants avant et après d’y avoir déposé deux plantes de caoutchouc et deux lis de paix.
Project Number: 4740
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Hand Sanitizer vs. Water and Soap
Ecole Dugald School  -  Dugald, MB
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4727
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:   Well organized. Photos add to it but would have liked to see more of them. Well done!

 
Medicine: Natural vs. Synthetic
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: This project looks at the effects of natural and synthetic cold medicines on bacterial growth. Different natural and synthetic extracts were added to samples of bacteria and the bacterial effects were compared. Results showed that the synthetic cold medicine worked more efficiently with the bacteria.
Project Number: 4639
Grades: 10-12   Health/Sport
 
Comments: Credits for images should not be live links. .pdf files are not the best for website images.    Excellent ideas, well constructed experiment. Your website is attractive and easy to Navigate.

 
Split Pea DNA Extraction
Ecole Dugald School  -  Dugald, MB
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I plan to extract DNA from split peas using civilian objects.
Project Number: 4724
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:   The photos add to your project. All your links work- well done!

 
Peripheral Vision: On the Fringe
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Does colour and shape help you see better from your peripheral vision
Project Number: 4469
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    Good use of Diagrams. Nice clear layout. Nice table layout in Observations..

 
G-Force
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to figure out how to measure g-force on moving objects. In my hypothesis I think that objects moving at faster speeds will have more g-force applied than objects moving at slower speeds. To measure these objects I will build an accelerometer.
Project Number: 4527
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Could not read the text on the navigation panel    You have chosen very bright colours. The observation page has no data for your experiment.

 
Melting Race
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: For my project, I tested to see in which liquid the ice melts the fastest. I found out that the ice melts the fastest in tap water.
Project Number: 4604
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Your hypothesis is clearly stated and the values of relevant variables are clearly recorded. The project has a fair degree of difficulty with respect to your grade level. You web page has clear navigation and is well presented with excellent pictures.

 
Swinging Cereal!!!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: For my project I tested to see materials of objects can repel and attract cereal with the force of static electricity. The one that works best is the material call plastic.
Project Number: 4601
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    You have a fun science experiment. Your variables controlled, and your web pages are well formatted. Your project is appropriate to your grade level.

 
Seeing is Deceiving
Sherwood Heights School   -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: For my project I tried to see if gender and age effects the way people see optical illusions. I did eye tests on people and tested some optical illusions on them. I found out that everyone sees different things.
Project Number: 4600
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:    You have an excellent project. The variables are well controlled, though you could have repeated the experiment on more subjects. Your presentation is good. All the links work

 
Acidic Apples
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I conducted my experiment to see which fruit juice or tap water would best prevent browning on the surface of apples.
Project Number: 4524
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Good organization of information. Good Method. Nice use of PH Chart.

 
Acid vs Chalk
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: For my project, I tested which kind of liquid make chalk melt.
Project Number: 4598
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:    The procedures are clearly described and address the hypothesis. Your site is interesting and has consistent design and format.

 
Crystals Grow Best
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: For my project I tested where crystals grow best I figured out crystals grow best in warm temperature
Project Number: 4597
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    The hypothesis is clearly stated. The data has been presented in a meaningful format including, tables and images. The navigation is clear. Overall presentation is very good.

 
Roll the Dice
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My project is on dice. It is to find the most common sum of the dice. I picked it because I like math and their much more things to find out. I hope it is fun.
Project Number: 4586
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Your hypothesis is clearly stated, and the conclusions are clear. The method should have been more detailed

 
Magnetastic Distance
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My science project is about magnetism. I am trying to find out if one set of magnets will work better than another set of magnets when I test the distance that each set can pull at when an object is placed in between the two, and decide which set works best.
Project Number: 4585
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Good presentation.

 
Vit D:Superdrug of the 21st Century
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I will be testing whether Vitamin D, a naturopathic remedy, will work better than conventional antibiotics such as ampicillin and erythromycin in killing bacteria. I will test my results by measuring the zone of inhibition of each material.
Project Number: 4584
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments: Menu text hard to read.    Your project shows excellent creativity and originality. The research is excellent. The hypothesis is clearly stated, and the variables are well controlled. The data has been accurately analyzed

 
Which Detergent Cleans Better?
Sherwood Heights School   -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My project abstract is to find out which detergent works the best. I have to take three t-shirts and put stains on them and then use each detergent on each shirt. After I've washed and dried the shirts then I check to see the results.
Project Number: 4583
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Good use of pictures. Interesting topic.

 
That Water Looks Tasty
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We are going to put charcoal, pebbles, and sand into a funnel. We are then going to pour oily water, dirt water, and soapy water through the charcoal, pebbles and sand and observe the changes when it comes out of the funnel. We are also going to use two other forms of filtration which are sedimentation and screening.
Project Number: 4582
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Cannot see menu    Your purpose is well defined, and conclusion clear and accurate. The web page has a consistent design and format.

 
Gravity: a Friend or Foe?
Sherwood Heights School   -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My project is about how gravity affects the way the roots grow. You have to find out which direction the rootlets will grow when in different directions. I think that the gravity will affect the way the rootlets will grow.
Project Number: 4578
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:    Good layout. Interesting topic. Detailed observations.

 
Which Soap is the Most Effective?
St. Alexander School  -  Fonthill, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4641
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Purity of Water
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My project is about the purity of water. I'm going to use water purity kits to test water of any signs of bacteria, ecoli, or the amount of ph in water. I will have a few tests to see which kind of water is the purest such as boiled water, tap water, and bottle water. By using the kits I can use these samples of water to see which kind is the purest.
Project Number: 4575
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments: Nothing on Chemical Terms page    Your data is well organized and the conclusions are logical. Some pages do not have a consistent font size as the others.

 
Environmentally Friendly Gunpowder
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Burning gunpowder produces hydrogen sulphide, potassium sulphide and sulphur dioxide. All of these are harmful to the environment and or toxic. I replaced the sulphur with sugar and tested eight different ratios of each of the three chemicals: sugar, charcoal and potassium nitrate.
Project Number: 4611
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:    The background information and web design are good. The experimental design demonstrates a good understanding of scientific methods.

 
Inside Kibble's Brain
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My project is about, if a hamster can learn and what things can affect the hamsters learning example: music, cat and different foods. The way I am going to do this is by building a maze and timing my hamster. The tools I will use are:tape,cardboard,hamster,hamster food,cat,cd,cd player. I think that over time my hamster will learn.
Project Number: 4572
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:    The web presentation is neat. You have clearly stated the limitations of the external stimuli.

 
Water vs Gatorade
Sherwood Heights School  -  mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this experiment is to determine the effect of Gatorade vs. water on the pulse rate of sixth graders while exercising.
Project Number: 4571
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    Good layout. Interesting topic.

 
The Brain Game
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My project is on neurolinguistics (the study of body language to tell if the interviewee is not telling the truth, deciding or truthful). This project I will interview 3 people and ask them each 7 questions. I will record my results using a graph on the computer. I will first interview 3 people. I have 7 challenging questions. Then I will study their body language and record.
Project Number: 4570
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:    The idea for your project is creative, but not enough experiments were conducted to come to any valid scientific conclusion.

 
Acid Rain on Metals
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to find out which metal rusts more in acid rain. The metals that I am testing are copper, steel, iron, brass and aluminum. First I will mix club soda and tomato juice. Then I hang each nail, screw or strip over the side of the glass with a very thin copper wire which is different than the one that I am testing.
Project Number: 4564
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    A relevant topic, purpose and hypothesis are clear. Navigation is clear and all the links work.

 
Simple Machine-Tools for the Fools
Mentor College  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: A machine is a device that makes our work easier to perform. There are six different types of simple machines; lever, pulley, wheel and axle, inclined plane, wedge and a screw. The purpose of my project was to study the mechanical advantage, velocity ratio and percentage efficiency of each kind so I could determine which machine is the best to use. The wedge was the best simple machine.
Project Number: 5141
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   Well researched, project carried out attempted to control all variables. Topic choice was age appropriate however a more in depth look as to the human benefit would improve this project. Research was well directed and well done. Simple yet effective, good use of media and subtopics. Good layout.

 
Heat Trap
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My purpose is to see which material can hold the most heat without escaping. The materials I used were fleece, acrylic, flannel cotton, newspaper, feathers, and aluminum foil. First I will put the toast in the microwave for three minutes, then take it out and put it into the material and wait three minutes. When that is over I will quickly open them up and feel them so I can record my results.
Project Number: 4557
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Your experiment shows good creativity, and the observations and conclusions are clear and accurate.

 
Iron - Where Art Thou?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my science project is to determine if there is the amount of iron given in cereals is true as the manufacturers say. My hypothesis is that the manufacturers are not saying the correct truth about the iron in cereals. I am also going to test the contents of iron in tomatoes, carrots, cereals, spinach, and chicken liver.
Project Number: 4556
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    An interesting project. Your method is very detailed and is supported by a detailed conclusion. You also have a good presentation with some good images.

 
Separating Hydrogen from Oxygen
Ecole Dugald School  -  Dugald, MB
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award- $50.00
 
Abstract: I will separate the hydrogen from the oxygen in H20 (water) and hopefully the glass won't break open. If that happened, the hydrogen would go boom!
Project Number: 4393
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   Interesting topic! Webpages have a nice flow.

 
Whoof, It's getting Hot!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The point of my project is to find which kinds of gases keep the most heat and how long it stays hot for a longer time. For my project I need are rocks and gravel, water, top soil, measuring cup, thermometer, plastic container.
Project Number: 4549
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    The research on your project is very extensive. The experiment is well defined with controlled variables. You have approached the topic of ‘Global Warming’ very creatively. The presentation is excellent.

 
Can Magnetic Fields Affect Plants?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project info find out is magnetic fields can affect plant growth. I will figure this out by placing a plant in a magnetic field and record my data to see if the magnetic field affected the plants growth.
Project Number: 4548
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Your project is very inventive and has been approached with creativity and imagination. The hypothesis and conclusion are clearly explained and reflects your understanding. A few pictures for the observations would have been very effective.

 
Can Friction Generate Fire
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to see if friction has enough force to create fire or sparks
Project Number: 4544
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    The procedure is clearly described. The observations and conclusions are clear with images and explanation. The web pages are well formatted and navigation is clear.

 
Problem with Acid Rain
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I am going to talk about what acid rain, how it was made, what problem it cause involve with heath, how much damage it would cause out doors, and how we can lower a chance to another acid rain
Project Number: 4398
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, QC
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: This project was designed for the purpose to inform those who are not aware of the very efficient energy, hydrogen fuel cells have to offer. We explain how fuel cells can be used in the modern day to help reduce carbon emissions. We spoke about the history of Hydrogen fuel cells, how it works, where we can find hydrogen, the benefits, the types of fuel cells, etc...
Project Number: 4397
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Video on Vehicle Use page did not work. Use ALT tags to give the source of images and animations. What are some of the disadvantages of hydrogen fuel cells? What about the costs of producing hydrogen.   

 
Let It Shine
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My project is about candles. I will see what candles last longer, are better for the environment and which one makes the most soot.
Project Number: 4576
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    It is an interesting subject, but more experiments are needed to support the findings.

 
Reusable Energy
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, BC
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: this project shows what different objects in the world can reuse energy.
Project Number: 4420
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Soil Solution
Mentor College  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: To determine the affect different soil brands have on a chickpea plant when comparing the plant growth.
Project Number: 4759
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:   Student has conducted a controlled experiment. The analysis was thorough and measurements precise. Human benefit is evident and research was very thorough. Analysis was accurate and thorough. Simple design that is effective however use of media would enhance the project.

 
Which Adhesive Had More Adhesion
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: To find out which tape has more stickiness
Project Number: 4512
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Nice use of picture on Home Page. Good use of chart in Observations. Well designed Method.

 
Solar Energy Is it Worth It ?
Simons Valley Elementary School  -  Calgary, AB
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: This project is about doing something about the pollution and finding ways of using green energy i.e. solar power
Project Number: 4391
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: An informative report on an important topic. Another time make the puzzle black and white so it will print better.    Your solar background is very creative! It takes a second or two to load because of the size of the file. Your emphasis on green technology is fitting. A hand drawn picture of how solar energy works would appeal to visual learners and especially to younger viewers. A couple of editing errors. Colours for the navigation bar could be brighter. Your analysis page contained some interesting information.

 
The Best Way to Keep Things Fresh
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I will test which item is the best way to keep things fresh.
Project Number: 4513
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    Good clear readable fonts. Well organized information. Good consistent page format. Good Method.

 
Flight Patterns
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My project was on how different aileron positions can affect the flight pattern of a paper air plane
Project Number: 5031
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: You should provide the source of your images.   Your graphics are effective. Your conclusion needs a stronger scientific explanation. This is a great idea for a project.

 
Light It Up
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Does salt in a pickle cause it to light up? If so which brand will light up the brightest?
Project Number: 5030
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Down the Rabbit Hole
Home School  -  Calgary, AB
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this project is to prove the possible existence of white holes using theoretical physics.
Project Number: 5029
Grades: 10-12   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Reaction Time
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: If someone sings their ABC's while catching a ruler will their reaction time be affected ?
Project Number: 5026
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:   This is a very current topic with the new cell phone laws. Your data was clearly recorded and the interpretation of data was well done.

 
Separation of Plastics for Recycling
Colonel Cameron Public School  -  Corunna, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this experiment is to separate plastics so that we can recycle them and make new products again. Recycling is very important because it’s an important way to minimize pollution. The plastic must be separated before it can be recycled. That is where separation of mixed waste comes in. My experiment shows an inexpensive method to separate the 6 main recyclable polymers.
Project Number: 5023
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Live external links not allowed   

 
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: The issue of global warming is on everyone's mind these days. The use of automobiles that run on fossil fuel are seriously damaging the environment of this planet. Hybrid Electric Vehicles are a good alternative to regular automobiles. This site will explain all the functions of a Hybrid, and its positive impact on the environment.
Project Number: 4445
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   

 
Organic or Non-Organic Plant Food?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The idea is to find out what type of plant food is better organic or non-organic.
Project Number: 4441
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:    Good use of colour. Good clear fonts. Information nicely organized. Excellent use of tables in Observations. Good Clear Method and Hypothesis.

 
Heart of Music
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I plan to find out which different genres of music raise your heartbeat the most.
Project Number: 4435
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:    Good clear fonts. Good use of charts. Nice observations.

 
What's in Your Water?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my experiment to find out which water a majority of people prefer and why.
Project Number: 4429
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Nice clear fonts. Nice use of colour. Good use of pictures. Good use of link for table in Observations.

 
Caffeine
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Caffeine is a substance that today, is found in many different foods and drinks that teenagers regularly. The goal was to find which products, students get their source of caffeine from.
Project Number: 4607
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:    This is a good analysis of caffeine usage and effects on the youth. Well organized, well referenced, good use of website technology.

 
Static Electricity
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My plan is to reassert static electricity then make my web page.
Project Number: 4411
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
eGo: A Plan for Electric Vehicles
St. Alexander School  -  Fonthill, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: For My Project I designed a practical electrically powered vehicle using modern technology. My project was a success leading to design that was practical, marketable, and easily producible.
Project Number: 4640
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments: No project info page. Would have liked more info on how the booklet was created. I had a bit of trouble turning pages especially using FireFox.   

 
Comparing Candy
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The experiment that I'm doing for my science fair project is measuring how far the dye in green, red, yellow, and orange M&Ms and Skittles move once they are broken down using chromatography.
Project Number: 4616
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Nice use of pictures. Good clear readable pages. Nice Organization of information.

 
Blast Off!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My project is about finding the average height of a baking soda and a vinegar rocket.
Project Number: 4617
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Your hypothesis is clearly stated, and the conclusions are clear. The experiment should have been repeated more times to get more precise results.

 
Is Your Free-Throw Crossed Up?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project, Is Your Free-Throw Crossed Up?, is to determine whether hand/eye dominance is an advantage or disadvantage when shooting basketball free-throws.
Project Number: 4519
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    Good consistent page format and use of colour. Good Method and Background Information. Good organization of information on Project Info page.

 
Paper? Plastic? Neither?
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this project was to determine the most environmentally safe material to transport groceries, as well as to discover the amount as to which different materials were used and their impact on the environment. 
Project Number: 4624
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Good project. Student provided numerous charts of results each of which is discussed. Impressive site - clear navigation

 
Recycled Paper: Better or Worse?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I will be testing the strength of recycled and regular paper
Project Number: 4517
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Information clearly organized. Clear and readable pages. Good consistent page format. Well organized Method.

 
Chlorine in Swimming Pools
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My project is about chlorine in swimming pools. It explores why chlorine is used, how it works to kill microorganisms and bacteria. It talks about the chemical itself and its characteristic properties. It talks about the effects chlorine has on humans (skin and eye irritation) and how to alleviate the irritation. It also talks about alternatives to chlorination and their benefits and problems.
Project Number: 4409
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   

 
Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Future Energy
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My project is about hydrogen fuel cells and their use in primarily cars. I write about how they work, their effect on humans, their effect on the environment and their problems. I will mostly examine the polymer exchange membrane fuel cell which will probably be the fuel cell type used in cars. However, other types of fuel cell will be compared, ones that are more fitted for factory use.
Project Number: 4421
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Environmental Friendly Cars
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, QC
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: This website will talk about environmentally friendly types of cars such as biodiesel, electric cars, and ethanol. I will talk about and compare all three. I will also explain how someone can switch to these methods.
Project Number: 4412
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: External links not allowed although a link to Google Maps is not a serious as problem as a link to YouTube since only Google can change the content and thus inappropriate content is not likely to be displayed. But, Google may change it's mapping codes etc. and the link will be dead sometime in the future.   

 
Green Way is the Only Way
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: my project will explore and explain new greener ways of transport that most people don't know about like the maglev a train that uses the simple laws of magnetism to get up to speeds of 310 mp and the magnetic monorail a invention made by a European professor this invention could revolutionize our public transport and other green ways of transports from all around the world to make our world better
Project Number: 4414
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: View gallery did not seem to work in either IE or FF   

 
Nuclear Fusion
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, BC
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: It describes the difference between nuclear fusion and nuclear fusion. It also describes the uses of nuclear fusion as an energy source as well as the costs as to how to produce it.
Project Number: 4415
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:At least on image seemed to cover some of the text. I tried FF, IE and Safari...same result in all.   

 
Ethanol
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: A description of Ethanol and it's environmental impact
Project Number: 4416
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Airtight Bags Preserve Food
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4419
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Heat Loss in Liquids
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: The purpose is to test heat loss in certain liquids (milk, water, Coca-Cola, apple juice)
Project Number: 4521
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:Pattern on background makes the text hard to read.    Nice use of background. Good Method and Observations. Good use of chart in Observations. Nicely organized Project Info page. Be careful not to overuse different font sizes. Strive for consistency of appearance.

 
Bullet Trains
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, QC
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: A green way to travel. How? What? The positives and negatives of bullet trains.
Project Number: 4406
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   

 
Craze 4 Crystal Project !!!
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: For the Virtual Science Fair, my partner and I are doing our project on growing coloured alum crystals, and trying to figure out if we can create a chemical change in growing our crystals.
Project Number: 4877
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments: Nice Quiz   simple but creative project to grow crystals, well executed

 
The Automatic Dog-Waterer
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: An Archimedes Screw design base to move water from a container to a dog bowl
Project Number: 4888
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
The Memory Brain
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I am testing elementary kid's brains to see how much information they can hold.
Project Number: 4991
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   This was a different and interesting idea for your science fair project. Your organization of the testing for the younger children was well done.

 
The Heart Of Music
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: It tells you about how music affects your heart rate? And if your heart rate will increase or decrease your heart rate.
Project Number: 4992
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Overall your web site was well done. This was an interesting idea that can definitely be researched further.

 
The Fire Extinguisher
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We are trying to make a fire extinguisher made from baking soda and vinegar.
Project Number: 4884
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:   simple but creative project to build a homemade fire extinguisher, well executed

 
Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our project is to see if we can use simple machines in the design of our snow vehicle.
Project Number: 4883
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Good pictures and video!    great idea, needed more background research to support conclusion

 
Wood Chopping Machine
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Are project is the wood chopping machine and rusting.
Project Number: 4882
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   creative project, needed more data to support conclusion

 
Balloon Rocket
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
ISM Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: It's about balloons.
Project Number: 4993
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Your own photographs would be much better than clip art.   Your graphics are suitable for your project. It would be beneficial to see more detail in your experiment.

 
Energy Maker
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We are making a savonius wind turbine to power to a light bulb.
Project Number: 4881
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   strong effort to research wind energy and build a usable wind turbine, experimental documentation could be improved with more time to spend

 
Eerie Effects of Electromagnetism
Northern Secondary School  -  Toronto, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: We have studied electromagnetism with a variety of tests. There are many factors that affect the strength of the magnetic field in our tests: the voltage of the battery, the number of coils of the wire, and the thickness of the electromagnetic core. The purpose of this project is to determine certain properties of electromagnetism by studying the effects of a simple electric current.
Project Number: 4995
Grades: 10-12   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   Project is well planned and executed carefully. Content is straightforward, but simplistic. Perhaps an extension to test a hypothesis (ex. Varying the type of metal or gauge of wire, or voltage of cell) would be appropriate. Project is of appropriate difficulty for grade 11 physics.

 
Shape of Airplane Wing
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I made air planes with different wing shapes and threw each plane and recorded the average distance each plane travelled. A plane with swept-back wings would fly farthest. [ Pls listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 4996
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Amplification Station
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: A study of how sound appears to change when set at a certain speed velocity.
Project Number: 4961
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   Your idea is quite complex but your background information needs more detail. It would be positive to have an interpretation of the data.

 
Trebuchets and Ping Pong Balls
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Brian and I researched trebuchets and ping pong balls. The question we wanted to answer is How do the holes in the arm of a trebuchet affect the length it can throw a ping pong ball? There are 5 holes in the arm of a trebuchet.
Project Number: 4878
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    strong effort to use simple machines to build a prototype of a historical weapon

 
Thunder Ramps
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our project includes the wheel and axle, and the inclined plane.
Project Number: 4891
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Slide for Success
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our project will show how different liquids reduce different amounts of friction.
Project Number: 4876
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   simple but creative project, well executed, surprising results

 
Friction
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: For this project we made an inclined plane to test friction. We used two different surfaces a smooth side and rough side for a car to go down the inclined plane.
Project Number: 4875
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   simple but creative project, experimental documentation could be improved

 
Looking Past the Pill Bottle
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The growth of the pharmaceutical industry has been exponential over the past years. However, this has come at a cost that many of us are unaware of. The open overuse and abuse of these vital medications has truly made them a blessed curse This project will examine the negative effects of pharmaceuticals and look past the pill bottle
Project Number: 4874
Grades: 10-12   Health/Sport
 
Comments: I would like to have seen more detail including photographs of your analysis of the water.    A great project on pharmaceuticals in our drinking water and antibiotic resistance. Very good background information, well researched, and well presented.

 
Acidic Fruit Best for Battery
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I tested fruit battery by using 5 different fruits and connected them with voltmeter to see which produces electricity the best. I also checked the level of acidity in each fruit. I found that lemon is the most powerful fruit to light up a battery. [ Pls listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 4998
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Static Electricity - Speed ......
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I learnt about static energy, how to charge an object. I found out that static electricity can change the speed or direction of a moving object. I also found out that you can use static electricity to move a still object.
Project Number: 5012
Grades: K-3   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Ethanol - Nature's Fuel
MacLachlan College  -  Oakville, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Purpose of this project is to find out that when traveling on inclined surface an ethanol-powered automobile is more fuel efficient than an automobile using petroleum-based fuels. Experimental results demonstrate the energy efficiency of ethanol produced from various sources and its potential for reducing our world's carbon footprint.
Project Number: 4936
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Materials that Conduct Electricity
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I tested several materials to find out which conducts electricity the best. I tested using a multimeter and measured voltage and current. To conclude, I found out through my experiments that copper and tin conducted electricity the best. [ Pls listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 5000
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: No audio   

 
Colour and Heat Absorption
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The colour of an object will impact it's heat absorption. [ Please listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 5048
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Your experiment explored some new ground. A control object that was clear would have given a clearer analysis.

 
The Fibonacci Sequence
Claremont Secondary School  -  Victoria, BC
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: The Fibonacci sequence has intrigued mathematicians, artists, architects, as well as others for several reasons. The goal of this website is to outline key ideas and concepts of the Fibonacci sequence in a manner that is easy to understand.
Project Number: 4871
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Interesting topic and beautiful website. You may be interested in the following websites http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/pseudo/fibonacc.htm
  

 
How Clean is Clean?
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I used pH to approximate the amount of laundry detergent left on your clothes.
Project Number: 4959
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   This is an interesting idea. Your web site is very well organized and the graphics are effective.

 
On the Rebound
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet , SK
      
ISM Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My project is about how the temperature of a golf ball affects the bounce of the ball. I wanted to do this project because I thought it was an interesting project to work on.
Project Number: 4960
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Image missing on Conclusions page.   This was a great idea for a science project. It would be beneficial to see more information about the way temperature might affect the bounce of a golf ball.

 
Working with CO2 Jets and Simple Machines
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We want to find out if we can build a jet to push a wheel and axle up an inclined plane.
Project Number: 4879
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments: Reminds me of some of the first NASA rockets in the 50's. Launch was successful but the flight was short :-) Very good movie!   interesting project, good background research, experimental documentation could be improved, strong evidence of learning

 
Battery Endurance
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: In my experiment I tested four kinds of batteries to see which would last the longest.
Project Number: 4952
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   This is a basic science experiment but it is well organized and the pictures are a good feature.

 
The Difference
Ecole Dugald School  -  Dugald, MB
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: If we put corn syrup, brown sugar or white sugar in a type of recipe if it makes a difference with the taste are the way it looks.
Project Number: 4928
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:   Way to follow the scientific process! I like how your results were put into a table.

 
Do Mosquitoes Like Certain Blood?
Ecole Dugald School  -  Dugald, MB
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I plan on finding out if mosquitoes like a certain type of blood or if it is all the same to them. I will take what I already know about mosquitoes (not much) and go on the internet to find more info
Project Number: 4927
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:   Nice flow between pages. Well done!

 
Why Are Cigarettes Bad For You?
Ecole Dugald School  -  Dugald, MB
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Find Out The Hidden Things in Cigarettes
Project Number: 4925
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:   Informative and flows well. Well done!

 
Effect of Soil on Pea Plant........
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Pea Plants grown in compost soil grew fastest. Pea plants grown with fertilizer did not grow as well. [ Pls listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 5033
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:    Your experiment was practical and conducted scientifically. It might have required more time to fully realize it.

 
Mars Station Project (MSP)
Home School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Building an Artificial Habitat on Mars: The study of the human requirements, and building an environment theoretically describing and designing a structure to support this. Areas studied include, environment, energy conservation, transportation design, simple robotics application and systems.
Project Number: 4913
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Reflection & Refraction
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Reflection: When a light comes in contact with a reflecting surface, such as a mirror, it changes its path and reflects back. Refraction: When a light comes in contact with a medium, such as prism, the path of the light changes while going through the medium. [ Pls listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 5032
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Your experiment was put together well. Next time, take it further to new learning.

 
How Does Salt Affect Ice?
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My project is about how salt affects ice.
Project Number: 5035
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   In your experiment, there should be a comparison of ice with salt and ice without salt. Your web site is well organized and attractive.

 
Study of Preservatives
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Meat products worldwide are kept fresh and free from harmful bacteria using specific amounts of chemicals known as preservatives. There are a variety of preservatives, each with their own specific purpose. Consumers are not aware of how efficient these preservatives are in keeping the products fresh, free from bacteria, and lasting until the expiry date. They are also not aware of whether or not high end stores stay true to their word on better quality of products. By testing 6 samples of meat from 3 different stores, the quality of the meat, the efficiency of the preservative and the shelf life were compared. The results indicated that the meat products from high end stores do not necessarily have a higher quality than those in lower end stores.
Project Number: 4944
Grades: 10-12   Health/Sport
 
Comments: Links to preservatives not working. Also Next button not working.   A great experiment and website on our meat products. The experiment demonstrates a very good understanding of scientific methods. The data was well presented and analyzed.

 
Using a Wedge to Build a Dam
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4902
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Bioassay of the Freshwater Crustacean
Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School  -  Sarnia, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Aquatic organisms are becoming endangered now more than ever due to the excessive wastes released into water systems from fertilizers, household chemicals and effluents of water treatment plants.
Project Number: 4947
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Well done! (a few spelling errors)

 
Potato Cannon
Olympiads School  -  Toronto, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Build a cannon that can launch potatoes.
Project Number: 4949
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Slide to Heaven
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our project is called the slide to heaven; it proves that using simple machines it would be easier to travel to one place to another.
Project Number: 4889
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:Images of the simple machines would be a nice addition to your project.   

 
Metals - Heat Conduct
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My experiment was about which of the five metals take lesser time for the wax to melt and have high heat conductivity. I found that the order of the heat conductivity is Copper, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel and Nickel.
Project Number: 5017
Grades: K-3   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Conveyor Belt Train
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg , MB
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Slide to Heaven
Project Number: 4890
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Wet or Dry?
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: In both trials, nylon dried the fastest of the six materials and polyester took the longest to dry. My hypothesis that cotton would dry the fastest was therefore wrong. The bar graphs below showed what time each material dried in each trial and you can see that nylon was the quickest to dry both times.
Project Number: 5016
Grades: K-3   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Catapult 150
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My project is like a game. It is a catapult that will fire a ball onto a mat with a certain amount of points on it. The ball will land on the mat. Whatever number you land on, is how many points you get.
Project Number: 4898
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Down Hill Cable Car
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our project is called the mountain climber. Our project is based on simpler mountain travel up and its steep inclined plane.
Project Number: 4897
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:Good that you mentioned Mechanical Advantage   

 
The Juicer
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The orange falls down a tube and rolls down the inclined plane, it falls through a net and closes the scissors> The orange falls into the bucket while the scissors cut the string and then the weight falls on the orange trying to crush it.
Project Number: 4895
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Air Jalex
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4893
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Marble Thrill Ride
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our project is having a marble roll down 3 inclined planes, go down a pulley and hit the car into the cup of water.
Project Number: 4892
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Caffeine the Secret Killer
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
ISM Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My experiment was which caffeinated drink would raise your blood pressure the highest in a certain amount of time.
Project Number: 4954
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   This is a very scientific report on caffeine and blood pressure. Your observations were a bit confusing because you needed more data but your conclusion was right on with regard to the data.

 
What Makes a Kite Fly Well?
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: To identify the basics needed for a kite fly well. I built five different kites to test my science project. Two kites were well balanced shaped and other three were un-even. I flew the kites for six days and recorded the results. The balanced kites flew well at different wind speeds. The un-even kites did not fly well.
Project Number: 5015
Grades: K-3   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Parachutes: Does Shape Matter
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I learnt that parachutes can come in different shapes and circle is the best shape for the parachute as it takes longer to fall to the ground compared to other shapes like square, rectangle or triangle.
Project Number: 5014
Grades: K-3   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Keep It Cool
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I tested : Aluminum foil, Styrofoam, Commercial plastic insulator or No treatment ; in their ability to keep ice cold. I learnt that the best insulator for keeping ice cold would be Styrofoam.
Project Number: 5013
Grades: K-3   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Cracked
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Shooting Eggs with a BB gun to see if an egg is stronger on side then the other
Project Number: 4958
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    This is a very attractive web site. It would be beneficial to have more background information such as parts of the egg and their relative strength.

 
Hydrogen Fuel Production
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Mississauga, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Hydrogen fuel and hydrogen fuel cell testing
Project Number: 4899
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:   A well presented diverse look at an important emerging fuel cell technology. The scientific part of the project is well addressed.

 
Innovation - Energy Conservation
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Modern technology allows us to conserve energy. Front loading washing machines save water being an innovation. [ Pls listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 5003
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Diapers
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
ISM Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: how much water can a diaper absorb
Project Number: 4986
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   This is a very good basic experiment. Your procedure is well thought out.

 
Something Green
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: A Study of Hybrid Cars
Project Number: 4847
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   Hope had no interactive elements in her work. Try to find more ways to express concepts other than a chart. The same comments apply for Valerie (I'm counting your pros/cons as a 'chart'). I'm also assuming your references are in Hope's webpage. Yours lacks some depth.

 
Human Reproduction and Conception
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon , SK
      
ISM Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: The way humans reproduce explains how we populate the planet. Doctors and philosophers have studied human reproduction for thousands of years and still continue today.
Project Number: 4844
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   You had all the elements covered. The comic was nice and you added quite a bit for interactivity. Very comprehensive. It would be even better if the creative elements could be merged seamlessly into your information elements.

 
Hybrid Cars
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My project is on how green are hybrid cars and investigating what makes a hybrid car different from your standard car?
Project Number: 4840
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   You covered the interactivity elements well. References were not properly cited.

 
Growth of Plants
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
ISM Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: This experiment is to prove whether or not fertilizers actually help the growth of plants.
Project Number: 4838
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments: Good use of your photographs    You did not mention that N (up, greenery), P (down, roots), K (around, bushiness of the plant) in the report - that was something I told you right from the start! It would have been useful to summarize results in a table (other than the daily log). What about the area of the leaves - what aspect of the fertilizer is that related to? Did not identify controlled, manipulating and responding variables

 
Solar Panel Energy VS. Natural Gas
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute   -  Saskatoon, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: “Solar Panel Energy VS. Natural Gas Energy” investigates how natural gas energy powers homes in Saskatoon, starting from how the natural gas is found. This project demonstrates how natural gas impacts our environment and outlines its advantages and disadvantages. The project will also explain how solar panels are made and how they power houses and buildings. It will also show how solar energy impacts the environment and explain solar energy’s advantages and disadvantages.
Project Number: 4837
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Some text overlapped with images in both IE and FF. No Project Info page. Live links not allowed.    Very comprehensive and well thought out. All the elements required were included.

 
Evaporation Crystallization
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Which takes longer to crystallize and which is larger out of alum and sugar crystals?
Project Number: 4990
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   Your data for this experiment was not sufficient to determine a clear conclusion. Your web site was designed well, especially your colour choices.

 
Hydrogen Power
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: We are looking at both the pros and the cons of hydrogen power and weighing them against each other to come to a conclusion about whether hydrogen power is in fact a viable energy source.
Project Number: 4836
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Comprehensive, and attention was made to interactive elements. The critical section could have had more depth and did not have an interactivity

 
Series and Parallel Circuits
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Bulbs in a parallel circuit are more efficient than bulbs in a series circuit. I built series and parallel circuits with 5 bulbs each and measured the current (ohms). it uses and the voltage it takes per bulb in each circuit. [ Pls listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 5001
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Ground Meat
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: How much fat is in different types of ground meat?
Project Number: 4985
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:   The idea of comparing the fat content in meat is a good idea. Your procedure is detailed very well.

 
Rainbow Cheese
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this project is 'Does the color of cream cheese affect people's perception of the taste? I think color of cream cheese does not affect people's perception of the taste. The materials are red, blue, and green food color, saltine crackers, soft-spread cream cheese, Dixie cups of water, napkins, pencils, and questionnaire for tasters.
Project Number: 4546
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    You have a very colourful presentation. Your purpose, observations, and conclusions are clear and accurate.

 
Caffeine Affecting the Heart Rate
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: To see which Caffeinated drink affects peoples heart rate.
Project Number: 4987
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   The photos for this web site are very well done. It would be nice to see a few more tests for your data collection.

 
Foam Galore
Ecole Dugald School  -  Dugald, MB
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: This project is a reaction of two chemicals, hydrogen peroxide and potassium iodide mixed together. I will see the difference between different percentages of hydrogen peroxide and the results will be different depending on the different percentages
Project Number: 4394
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   Interesting topic! Webpages have a nice flow.

 
Fuels of Internal Combustion Engine
Sir Winston Churchill High School  -  Calgary, AB
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: This project will explore the role internal combustion engines play in our lives, and how their different fuels impact the world on an individual and a global level. Different topics to be discussed will be applications and function of internal combustion engines, different fuel sources, alternative fuels sources, impact on humans and the global environment, and engine alternatives.
Project Number: 4832
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    This project has no experimental component to it, which makes it a weaker project than it could have been. It seems to be a summary of research of others, compiled into a number of sections that follow more or less logically. I find no in-text citations, which is disappointing. The chemistry seems correct, but limited.

 
Starch Test
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I wanted find out which kinds of foods contain starch and if starch content changes with ripeness. I found that starch is present in plant-based foods-grains products and some fruits and vegetables and that the starch content decreases with ripeness. [ Pls listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 5004
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
How is Electricity Generated From..
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Can falling water used as an energy source? The falling water has lots of energy that makes a cork spin. When the height of the falling water is increased, the forces is more and the cork could lift more weight.
Project Number: 5052
Grades: K-3   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Electricity Through Materials......
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Electricity does not pass through all materials. Not all the materials are good conductors.
Project Number: 5053
Grades: K-3   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
More is Less
Ashbury College Junior School  -  Ottawa, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
Primary Fluid Systems " Best in School" Award - $50.00
 
Abstract: In the experiment we will prove and explain how sound can reduce sound.
Project Number: 4826
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    A project of interest in these times of incredible noise pollution. The project was interesting and carefully described; it reflected your interest. Much of the reporting was qualitative, though and this made it less reliable than your might have wished. [Sound waves from a tuning fork can result in different levels at different locations. How did you determine position in reference to the measuring of volume?] In your next project, the use of tables and graphs of the appropriate data and of controls to establish that the results are not accidents would be extremely helpful to your work.

 
Advantage of Pulleys...
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: More pulleys you add to the pulley system the easier will be to drag the weight. For the Inclined plane the higher the angle the harder it will be to drag the weight upwards. [ Pls listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 5005
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:Photographs of your equipment would be a nice addition to the project.   

 
Lung Capacity
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Is the lung capacity is same for every one? My experiment was, blow a balloon measure it with measuring tape and find the capacity then do it again, but take a deep breath. I did it with my family to show lung capacity of different age groups. [ Pls listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 5006
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Effect of Gravity
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I learned that gravitational force will change the speed and direction of a moving object.
Project Number: 5010
Grades: K-3   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Speedy Solutions
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: To determine if a cars engine power affects the speed of a car. I took five different motors of various powers and realized that the greater the engine power the faster the car will travel. [ Pls listen to Audio 'Project Overview' ]
Project Number: 5002
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Moldy Bread
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: My project is to see what types of mold will grow on different types of bread.
Project Number: 4971
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   You have a nice web site. It is bright and attractive.

 
Genetic Disorders
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: A descriptive project on two genetic disorders, Patau Syndrome and Diabetes. We discuss the causes, conditions and background information throughout or project.
Project Number: 4869
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments: Live links not allowed.   Amanda: had a personal perspective (explain concepts in different ways), try to highlight the interactive (FACT) elements so the stand out more. Alexcai: You had a personal perspective (did not post on site),

 
Density....
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Purpose of my experiment is to find out if water becomes more dense after adding sugar or salt. This thought gave me the motivation to do this research. By performing this experiment, I came to the conclusion that by adding sugar or salt makes water more dense.
Project Number: 5011
Grades: K-3   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Palm Voltage
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: How to increase and decrease the voltage in one's palm
Project Number: 4969
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Your background information appears to be your opinion not fact. This is an interesting idea with some interesting results.

 
Hydrogen or Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Finding out if Hydrogen or Hydrogen Fuel Cells are a efficient alternative to fossil fuels in day to day usage, such as in a vehicle to propel it.
Project Number: 4839
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Live links not allowed   Your work lacks depth. There was an error I think as well as 9.99% efficient is rather poor efficiency for a fuel cell. References were not properly cited.

 
Short Term Memory
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
ISM Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I tested people to see how good their short term memory is. I wanted to check if age would affect it.
Project Number: 4970
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:   Your web site is attractive and well organized.

 
Reproductive System
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4850
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments: Mikhea, you should have used ALT tags to provide the source of each image.   Taylor did not use proper APA format for citing references. I think Taylor was starting some interactivity in her report, but it was left unfinished. Mikhea made a glossary, did not have very much interactivity (just one FACT), did not explain concepts in different ways and the references were not in APA format.

 
Plane vs. Plane
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: I tested 7 different paper planes to see which one flew the farthest and which on stayed in the air the longest.
Project Number: 4978
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:Image missing on Background page.   Your experiment and web site are both very well done.

 
Travel Mug Dilemma
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
ISM Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: In my project I'm trying to find out which travel mug keeps the liquid warmer over a duration of one hour.
Project Number: 4979
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:Use image editing software to reduce the file size of your images. One was over 5000 KB when a 100 KB image would look the same.   This is a great looking web site. This was a good idea based on a real life question (inquiry method). Your pictures really added a lot to the web site.

 
Citric Acid
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: To see how much citric acid is in fruit to fruit drinks
Project Number: 4981
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   This is a basic experiment but the web site is well designed.

 
Greenworks
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Is the environmentally-friendly laundry detergent, Greenworks, as effective as Tide, Purex and Arm and Hammer?
Project Number: 4860
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   I had explicitly stated that ONE person would do the experiment and the others would do research reports. You did not do that consequently the depth of what you have is sorely lacking. You did not follow the directions that were given to you.

 
Bending Light Through Jell-O
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
ISM Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: If you shine a laser through different colored Jell-o, will the colors change the angle the laser bends when it goes through the Jell-o?
Project Number: 4983
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Perhaps you could have calculated the index of refraction and compared the result to accepted values.    This is a great idea and an interesting way to prove Snell's Law. Your web site looks great.

 
Electric Cars
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Our projects main focus was towards solar power and the energy that can be created.
Project Number: 4858
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:Movie Quiz good.   Jessica: did not explain concepts in different ways. Laura: It's all there. Sydney: missed explaining things in different formats, references are not in APA format

 
Sports Science
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: To see how far different baseball bats hit a baseball farther
Project Number: 4982
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   Your background information should be fact and not opinion. Your web site looks great.

 
Windmills
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Will solar panels or windmills work better in Saskatchewan?
Project Number: 4859
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments: Where is the project info page?   Neither of you explained concepts in different ways,

 
How Does an Electric Car Work?
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute   -  Saskatoon, SK
      
ISM Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Have you ever wondered how an electric car is different from the cars you ride in daily assuming you have a gas powered car?
Project Number: 4854
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Live links not allowed    MC: Do you know what a pseudo-sine wave is? I'm not sure - why don't you explain it? Also, no interactivity in your work - did explain concepts in different ways - the video didn't come through, I'll count it. Connor, try to embed your interactive and visual elements into your text seamlessly. You did not explain concepts in different formats (equations, graphs, charts etc)

 
Falling Surfaces
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $20.00
 
Abstract: Drop four identical pieces of paper with different surface areas and find out which one falls the quickest from 1.75 meters.
Project Number: 4984
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   Your background information is very comprehensive and your data is very clear and well organized. This is a well-organized web site.

 
Bubblerama!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I plan to find if temperature affects the life span of bubbles.
Project Number: 4436
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Nice clear fonts. Good Observations. Good use of Chart in Observations. Good Organization of Project Info page.

 
Which are Best on Stains?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga , ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I am trying to see which stain removers are best on certain objects
Project Number: 4437
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Nice organization of information on Project Info page. Good Links. Be careful of choice of strong backgrounds.

 
Which Sense has the Best Memory?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to find out which sense has the best memory.
Project Number: 4438
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    Nice clear fonts and text. Nice use of backgrounds and banner. Nice use of chart in Observations. Good Conclusion

 
Hot Water vs. Cold Water
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In my science project I got 2 cactuses. Then, I gave them an equal amount of water and sunlight. I wanted to see which would grow faster and better.
Project Number: 4593
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    You could have experimented on more plants. The presentation is very simple.

 
The Science of Music
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Everyone listens to music, but have you ever wondered how it actually works? This is a question I have asked for a long time, and so I researched the technology, the genres, and more to compile this project on how music actually works.
Project Number: 4404
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   

 
Solar Energy
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I tested two solar panels to see which one got more energy
Project Number: 4596
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    You have tackled a very relevant theme. Variables are identified and controlled. Method is easy to follow. Your observation table is clear.

 
Yikes! Gluten! How Much is in Flour?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project is about how much gluten is in three kinds of flour (whole wheat, all-purpose, and pastry). My hypothesis that the pastry flour is going to have the most gluten. I will figure this out by kneading all three flours with water. I will then wash it with cold water until only a stringy, sticky ball remains (that's the gluten). Last, I will measure the gluten and see which one is the most
Project Number: 4562
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:    The project is appropriate for your grade level, and the topic is very creative. Your findings are well recorded and interpreted

 
Can Lemon And Coin Make Electricity?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to find out can lemon and coin make electricity.
Project Number: 4567
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Your hypothesis is clearly stated, and the conclusions are clear. The method should have been more detailed.

 
Hydrogen Fuel, A Way for the Future
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, BC
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4396
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:Problems with some of the links.   

 
Sky City
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Our project is a solution to the lack of space we have in this world, a fully functional city inside of a building.
Project Number: 4449
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Up On The Roof Top
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My plans are to see what roof shingle reacts to its temperature better
Project Number: 4439
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Nice use of background colour. Good organization of information on Apparatus page. Good Conclusions.

 
Don't Rebuke the Rubik's
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project is on the Rubik's cube, and what environment will you be able to solve the fastest.
Project Number: 4965
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   Your idea is unique. Good idea to do a project that stems from your interest of puzzles.

 
Virtual Reality
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project will be looking at virtual reality and the use today in the past and in the future. I will be looking at the use of it in entertainment, and in army training. My project will also have information about how it works and how it imitates senses.
Project Number: 4422
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   

 
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4428
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Nice use of Background. Information nicely organized. Well organized Apparatus page. Good Method

 
The Greenhouse Effect
Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School  -  Sarnia, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The objective is to study the greenhouse effect using a glass jar to mimic the effect of the atmosphere surrounding the earth. Using a set of thermometers, I wish to demonstrate the greenhouse effect and to investigate if it occurs in the absence of ultraviolet light.
Project Number: 5019
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Images not displaying    Well done! If you decide to carry this project forward, try varying/measuring CO2 levels. See Mr. Stover for sensors and software.

 
Race to the Finish
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: This project is about plant biology. I will be testing five plants (same kind) with aspirin, salt, hot water, and lukewarm water. This is to see the longevity of the plant's life, using these substances.
Project Number: 4518
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:    Good clear readable fonts. Information well organized. Good Method.

 
Colour Perception
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project is about colour perception and illusion. The purpose is to trick people into seeing colours that are not there. I will use two motors, two blenders, two sticks of wood, two cardboard wheels, and mini dotted colours. My hypothesis is that the eye will see colours that are not there.
Project Number: 4561
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Your hypothesis is clearly stated. The Observations are more of a research statement than data to support your hypothesis

 
How Does Colour Affect Human Behavior?
Olympiads School  -  Toronto, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In our project, we describe how different colors affects people.
Project Number: 4950
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
What To Do When Traffic Goes Wild?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In my project I want to find out where do you drive when a construction site happens and you don't know where to turn or go. I need to have a computer program for the project and then at the end I'm going to make a model to show you how it looks like. I think that you will first have to wait awhile for the cars to pass and then when you don't see any cars so close then turn.
Project Number: 4581
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Looks like a bit of a mix up here.    Website is easy to navigate. Interesting topic

 
Time Travel
Tom Baines School  -  Calgary, AB
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I describe time travel (according to Dr. Ron Mallett) and the time machine he built. I also describe several other theories that could possibly make time travel work, such as the frame dragging theory, wormholes and more. I pose several questions at the beginning and answer them at the very end.
Project Number: 4974
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:Your project is interesting and the website is well done. Unfortunately the project was not submitted on time. Time travel would have been very useful in this case.   

 
Saucy Situation
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I wanted to know, could non-commercial solvents get a set-in spaghetti sauce stain out of white fabric?
Project Number: 4962
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Images did not display   This is a very current topic. With your variety of different cleaning solutions, you have provided some ideas for an environmentally friendly cleaning option.

 
Is Salt a Good Stain Remover?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To see if salt is a better stain remover than soap, water, bleach
Project Number: 4605
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Les pyramides / The Pyramids
Ecole Dugald School  -  Dugald, MB
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Mon but est d'éduquer les gens sur la hauteur des pyramides, leur age et la raison qu'elless ont été construites, comment ils ont été construit et pourquoi la forme de pyramide.
Project Number: 4968
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Hypotheses link on first page did not work.   The photos add to your project. All your links work- well done!

 
Acid, Base, or Neutral?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to see which items are the most acidic.
Project Number: 4476
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Nice use of Colour in Banner title. Good use of table in Observations. Good Purpose and Method.

 
Eenie Meenie Miny Mold
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We want to build a contraption that will transfer mold from one fruit to three others.
Project Number: 4690
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Power Me Up!
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Honore Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Test which battery will last the longest i.e. is most powerful. I found that Energizer is the most powerful battery.
Project Number: 5050
Grades: K-3   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Shocking Beverage
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose is to determine if electricity can pass through certain liquids
Project Number: 4486
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Good use of pictures. Nice science fair topic.

 
Pellet Gun
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We wanted to test which kind of pellet gun pellet would penetrate deepest into the targets. We used four different kinds of pellets, two kinds of points, flat pellets, and we used hollow points.
Project Number: 4709
Grades: 10-12   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Watching Homework
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project is about finding out if watching TV While doing homework will allow you to finish at the same time, better, worse and if you got better, worse, or the same mark on it. I got 10 different but equally as hard questions and split them in half into two tests. I got five test subjects who were in grade 9. I gave each of them a test while they were sitting in a room, and then afterwards I gave
Project Number: 4710
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments: Text hard to read on background.   

 
Future Space Travel
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4872
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   Mariah: You have not understood the criteria you were given. This is clearly insufficient work. No references, no interactive elements, you did not explain concepts in different ways and there is very little content here

 
Broadhead Penetration
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We are trying to see if mechanical broadheads can penetrate more than fixed bladed broadheads
Project Number: 4712
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Preservatives VS Bacteria
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In my project I am going to see what kinds of preservatives preserve foods from bacteria the best.
Project Number: 4721
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments: Image on first page missing.   

 
Planets
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4868
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   Kyra: no interactive elements, you did not explain concepts in different ways, no references were provided, you did not have any illustrations. Erin: you had some interactive elements, you did not explain concepts in different ways, no references provided, you had only ONE illustration. Natalie: No references, no illustrations, no interactive elements, you did not explain concepts in different ways

 
Go With The Flow
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I am trying to find out if air flows better around a cylindrically shaped object(ie. lighthouse) then any other shaped object
Project Number: 4728
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Good Method and clear Hypothesis. Good consistent background. Nicely organized Project Info page.

 
De la litière j'en ai assez
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4732
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Catapult Bouncy Ball
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Our project is called Operation Catapult Green Blob. It involves 3 simple machines. They are the inclined plane, lever, and screw.
Project Number: 4886
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Effects of Alcohol
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4867
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   Jenessa: no pictures, no interactive elements, you did not explain concepts in different ways, your work lacks depth

 
Video Coordination
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We wanted to know if video games improves hand eye coordination and if so, what type of video games improve coordination the most. We believed that hand eye coordination would improve and games like Guitar Hero would improve coordination the most.
Project Number: 4718
Grades: 10-12   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Hydrogen Powered Transportation
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Producing Hydrogen in a efficient and eco friendly way for transportation.
Project Number: 4865
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   References not in APA format, you did not have a conclusion for the experiment. What was the responding variable? The report section lacked interactivity and did not explain concepts in different ways other than having a comparison chart

 
La poignée de porte antibactérienne
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4745
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Environmental Ships and Boating
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4863
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   Kavi: references not in APA style, did not explain concepts in different ways, try to integrate the interactivity into your report. Minda: Try to integrate the interactivity into the report, used graph (try something else too), figures were in the PowerPoint, more focus on science concepts please. Tianna: You had very few science concepts in your report. It lacked depth. You did not have pictures, interactivity or explained concepts in different ways.

 
The Difference Between Hybrids and Gas
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Hybrid cars are known as green cars because they save fuel and cause less pollution.
Project Number: 4852
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   T Bouvier provided interactivity with the quiz. Your work lacks depth. You could have found more ways to express concepts differently other than with a chart. References were not cited properly and no illustrations were present. Bryce (May 7 version): You still lack interactivity (quiz, comic, Did you know that? etc). references are not in APA style, lacks some depth

 
Which Fruit has More Energy?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To find out which fruit is better for the human body.
Project Number: 4472
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    Good use of colour. Nice clear fonts. Information nicely presented and organized.. Good use of pictures. Good Method and Observations.

 
Van de Graf Generator
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: How to build a Van de Graff Generator
Project Number: 4849
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   Dakota didn't hand anything in. Stephen didn't provide references, did not have any interactivity, did not express concepts in different ways). Brett provided the equation for the van de Graaf, but why don't you plug in some numbers to see if it really works?

 
How Green Are Hybrid Cars?
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: How much more efficient is a hybrid car compared to the average car built in a time range.
Project Number: 4848
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    No references provided. You could have more depth to your work. You did not really express concepts in different ways (I counted your pro/con as a chart)

 
Project Green Car?
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Hybrid Cars: How green are they?
Project Number: 4846
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   The PowerPoint didn't come through - hand it in separately. I think Jamie did some long quotes without giving credit where credit was due. Jamie had no interactivity in her work. Robbin's work lacks depth and had minimal interactivity. You need to focus more on science in your historical coverage

 
Solar and Wind
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4841
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:    Madison provided no references and your work lacks depth. Ria's work lacks depth and also did not provide references. There are no interactive elements and neither of you tried to present concepts in different formats.

 
Soap Vs. Sanitizer
St. Elizabeth Seton School  -  Burlington, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: For our project we used SPC Petri dishes to determine if hand soap or hand sanitizer is more effective to kill bacteria on hands in a regular household environment.
Project Number: 4798
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:The images on the Results page did not appear.   The concept is good, and observations and conclusions are clearly recorded and communicated. The project does not explain clearly the reason for the major discrepancy between the results obtained from one subject compared to the other. This is possibly a result of inconsistency in the method of cleaning the hands A greater sample size (more people tested) would reduce the chance of one error in the method affecting the results so much. The web site is easy to navigate because of the linked pages. Some small errors are present: one picture did not load; there is code visible on the last page; and a few typos were missed.

 
Music and Plants: Busting the Myth
Ashbury College Junior School  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4816
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   This was a good project to start with and should encourage you to continue to participate in future years. The way you described the reasons for choosing the idea were good and your use of scientific methods made your results more reliable. To really demonstrate your results you might consider more and repeated testing, stop-time photography and the use of graphs and tables in your presentations.

 
Plants React to Intermittent Light?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To see if plants react and grow to intermittent light.
Project Number: 4479
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Windmills for Home Use
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Our project is looking at different methods of producing renewable energy. Mainly we researched hydroelectric power, solar power, and wind power.
Project Number: 4909
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   Tara: references not in APA format, your work lacks depth, the picture is irrelevant, you had very little interactivity (I think How is wind formed? Is your interactivity piece), you did not illustrate your concept in different ways. Katee: references not in APA format, no pictures, you did not explain things in different ways, you did not have interactivity, dept of your report could be improved a bit. Cassidy: your work lacks depth, you did not explain concepts in different ways and you did not have interactive elements, no references were provided

 
Solvant mauvais, non c'est parfait!
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: On voulait confectionner un sovantpour enlever les vernis à ongle mais qui serait plus bénéfique pour les ongles, la peau et la santé en général en plus d'être plus économique.
Project Number: 4757
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Ethanol; The Destroyer
King's Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Ethanol fuels are the quickly becoming a popular topic. This experiment investigates the real effect of Ethanol blended fuels on engines. It will take engine fuel lines and engine screws and immerse them in 6 different kinds of Ethanol blended fuel to observe the effects Ethanol has on them.
Project Number: 4653
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Button images did not load. I tried both IE and FF.    Your project reveals the reality regarding ethanol inside the engine. The effect of ethanol on fuel lines has been well investigated and documented.

 
Fire Bellied Toad
Ecole Dugald School  -  Dugald, MB
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: How fire bellied toads live
Project Number: 4930
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:   A good start!

 
Rapid Car
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, MB
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4887
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Electric Guitar
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: For my virtual science fair, I have decided to study/experiment with the pickups and distortion on an electric guitar.
Project Number: 4907
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:   Thomas: when explaining the magnet and coil, it would have really helped to have a picture or animation. References not in APA format, you are very terse in your explanations. I am not sure what you were trying to do and the analysis is rather sketchy

 
Frozen Liquids
Clavet Composite School  -  Clavet, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: This project is mainly to figure out if liquids change in quantity after they unfreeze from being frozen.
Project Number: 5025
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   This is a very good idea for a science fair project. You web site is designed very well.

 
Rust - Chemical Reaction
Ecole Dugald School  -  Dugald, MB
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4923
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:It was a bit difficult to navigate online due to your using PowerPoint   Your project had many variable to control that gave your project a higher degree of difficulty. Well done!

 
Lets Get Physical
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We are trying to see if music enhances your physical performance.
Project Number: 4722
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments: Images missing.   

 
Pudu
South Island Distance Education School  -  Victoria, BC
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Honore Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: This is a research on Pudus. These are type of deer found recently in Himalaya region.
Project Number: 4637
Grades: K-3   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Tires Tires Tires
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea , SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I thought that if you give both tires an equal push they will tie. In my experiment I’m showing that one tire is always going to win because there has to be a winner and a loser in this experiment.
Project Number: 4689
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
The Physics of NASCAR Racing
Appleby College  -  Oakville, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Through experiment I plan to use a model race car to test how the vertical motion of a car will be affected as it turns on a slanted angle at constant speed but different angles.
Project Number: 4667
Grades: 10-12   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: You should have put your video's on the VSF server.   

 
Floats
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To find out if a certain object floats and what its water displacement is and how much it weighs
Project Number: 4496
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:    Nice use of picture on Home page. Good Method. Well stated purpose. Good use of chart in Observations.

 
Mouthwash vs. Bacteria
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My experiment is to test which mouthwash works the most effectively against bacteria. The mouthwashes that will be used are: Scope, Listerine, and salt with water.
Project Number: 4511
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:    Good organization of information on pages. Good Method and Observations. Watch use of strong backgrounds with similar font colours. Good consistent page format.

 
What Dyes are in Drink Mixes & Pens?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My purpose was to find what dyes are in drink mixes and marking pens.
Project Number: 4495
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Good use of pictures. Nice clear fonts. Watch spelling and broken links.

 
Which Cotton Ball is Best?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My purpose is to see which cotton ball brand is most absorbent.
Project Number: 4494
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    Nice use of background colour. Information clearly presented and organized. Nice use of picture on Home Page. Well organized Apparatus and Method.

 
Which Diaper is More Absorbent?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project is to see which diaper is the most absorbent.
Project Number: 4492
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:    Nice use of colour on links. Nice use of banner. Well designed Method.

 
Is it Acid or Alkaline?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I will test and calculate various liquids to see whether the liquids are acid or alkaline.
Project Number: 4487
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:    Nice clear fonts. Good use of background colour. Good use of Chart in Observations. Nicely organized Method.

 
Power of Strong Structures
Sathya Sai School of Canada  -  Toronto, ON
      
Suncor Energy
Cum Honore Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Shape has direct bearing on strength of mechanical structures. Cylindrical pillars are stronger than Rectangular pillars. Hence, cylindrical pillars have more load bearing capacity than rectangular pillars.
Project Number: 5049
Grades: K-3   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Washed Out
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In my project, Washed Out, I am going to be comparing two detergents, Tide and Purex. I will try to clean 3 stains which are Ketchup, Red Wine, and Coffee. Then I will see which one prevails.
Project Number: 4458
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   Good presentation

 
Does Caffeine Affect Plant Growth?
Ecole Dugald School  -  Dugald, MB
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4924
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:Only top page displays.   

 
Food for the Beans
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Whether plants can grow in different substances other than water
Project Number: 4440
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   

 
Sound, How it Works
Walter Murray Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 5034
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   You take a conversational tone in your writing, which is not an appropriate approach for formal scientific writing. Many of your pictures would not load.

 
Stomach Palouza
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to determine how fast an Advil, Tylenol, or Aspirin pill such as Regular Gel, Extra Strength Gel, Regular Hard Shell, and Extra Strength Hard Shell will dissolve in water.
Project Number: 4461
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   Observations are well planned. Presentation is good.

 
Solving Crime in the Dark
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my experiment is to find out which of my materials glow under a black light. My materials are: white paper, Vaseline, club soda, blood, vitamins A and B, chlorophyll, antifreeze, laundry detergents, urine, black light bulbs, and a lamp.
Project Number: 4529
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments: Links to external sites not allowed    An interesting project, good sample sizes and population sources.

 
Can You See What I Hear?
Walter Murray Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Our experiment was to find the easiest way to see sound with common household objects. We did several experiments to try this including bouncing a laser pointer off of a mirror that was attached to an amp, bouncing a laser pointer off of water on an amp, bouncing a laser pointer off of a colloid (cornstarch and water) on an amp, and watching ripples on the water which was on an amp. We concluded t
Project Number: 5059
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Low Carbon Foot Print
South Island Distance Education School  -  Saanich, BC
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I am not sure what I am going to do yet
Project Number: 4818
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Live links not allowed. Embedded video on YouTube not allowed. Unfortunately YouTube strictly not allowed. Otherwise an interesting project. Displays in FireFox but not in IE.   

 
Speed Kills
Ashbury College Junior School  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of our experiment is to test short term memory on a student while listening to a sound played at various speeds.
Project Number: 4822
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
A Christmas Coral
Ashbury College Junior School  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We are doing an experiment on why the corals In Florida are being affected by the Climate change and weather.
Project Number: 4823
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:   It is a shame that you didn't have more data and more results posted as your information looked interesting and your approach was creative.

 
Does Stretching Improve Muscle Performance?
Ashbury College Junior School  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The subject chose to test is does stretching improve muscle performance. We chose the subject because one day in gym class we both disagreed and the next day decided to use the topic for our science project. We researched muscles and muscle tissue and about the benefits of stretching. This topic seems to be very highly disputed.
Project Number: 4824
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Heat to Electricity
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: This project is about converting wasted heat from sources to electricity.
Project Number: 4395
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:Unfortunately video may not be hosted on YouTube.   

 
Hydroponics In Saskatchewan
Walter Murray Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The idea fir my project is to learn why Canada, but mainly why Saskatchewan does not use hydroponics systems.
Project Number: 5064
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Images not displaying   

 
Which Hockey Stick is Better?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I will check to see if composite are better than wood sticks
Project Number: 4526
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4708
Grades: 10-12   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: I don't think you checked your project online. Missing images.    Videos add a lot.

 
Arson Investigation
Selwyn House School  -  Montreal, QC
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project is on Arson and how arson investigated, the techniques that they find out that it was an arson and the motives for arson.
Project Number: 4418
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: Some navigation links did not work.   

 
The Mystery of Pi
Claremont Secondary School  -  Victoria, BC
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: This project investigates different aspects of pi and aims to answer the question of what the exact value of pi really is.
Project Number: 4870
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Hand Creams
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In my project I am testing six different hand creams and seeing which one keeps in the most moisture in an apple slice. The six creams that I tested are: Nivea, Jergens, Glysomed, Lubriderm, Aveeno, and Vaseline. I will see out of those cream which hold the most moisture.
Project Number: 4514
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   Good clear readable fonts. Nice use of colour throughout site. Good Observations and Conclusion.

 
How do Sweeteners Affect Cookies?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4502
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   Information nicely organized. Watch use of colour. Avoid using similar font and background colours. Good background research

 
Which Weight or Shape Sinks Faster?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To see what sinks faster the weight of anything or the shape of something
Project Number: 4481
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   

 
Which Ball Will it Be?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I will drop 5 different balls at different heights at different temperatures and on different surfaces. I want to see on which surface each ball will bounce the highest.
Project Number: 4501
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Facebook and School Work
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4864
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: External links not allowed.   Breanna: A properly designed experiment has proper variables, you need to see if there is a connection between the school grades and how much they used facebook, from the data you present, it is impossible to determine this! You did not mention sources of error and there were no references. Alyssa: your research report lacks depth, you did not have interactive elements, you did not explain concepts in different ways, you did not provide references or pictures.

 
Salt in Plants ?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I will record what happens to plants when rock salt solutions are added
Project Number: 4525
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Comment Craquer le Pavé
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4769
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments: Results link does not work. Image on first page missing.   

 
Algues: le biocarburant du future
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4734
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments: Live links not allowed   

 
Purell à poubelle
Collège catholique Samuel Genest  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 4735
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Orange Juice - Vitamin C
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I want to find out which orange juice has the most Vitamin C
Project Number: 4503
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   

 
Crying with Onions
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I'm testing to see what substances and methods prevent crying while cutting onions. I will record my results by the people rating each thing from 0-10. 0 being terrible and crying and 10 being no tears and perfect.
Project Number: 4505
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   Good Method. Good Observations and use of Chart. Watch use of strong backgrounds.

 
Smelly Shoes
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I am using 5 deodorizers and spraying them in 5 shoes. Then I will check which shoe smells better. That deodorizer will be the best.
Project Number: 4506
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:   Good clear fonts. Nice use of Chart in observations. Nice use of colour throughout site. Good Observations and Method.

 
Painkillers Magic
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to see which painkiller dissolves the fastest in the different substances I'm using. The different painkillers I'm using are Tylenol Regular Strength, Tylenol Extra Strength, Advil Pain and Fever Reliever, and Aspirin. The different substances I'm dissolving the painkillers are in water, coca-cola, Canada dry, and orange juice.
Project Number: 4528
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:Links to external sites not allowed    Good project. You have enough data to come to a relevant conclusion.

 
Space Travel
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, SK
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To find information on space travel
Project Number: 4856
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments: External Links to YouTube not allowed   Interactive elements are missing. You did not explain concepts in different ways. Sometimes, you slight errors in English which affect the message you are giving. It was very comprehensive and you hit all the important technologies.

 
Can Plants Grow With Other Lights?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To find out if plants can grow with different lightening
Project Number: 4473
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:   

 
Fore!
Ashbury College Junior School  -  Ottawa, ON
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We will be comparing different golf ball density/compression to see which one goes the farthest.
Project Number: 4825
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments: