398 Project(s) Selected
 
Roads using Fiber-reinforced Soil
Walter Murray Collegiate  -  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: Work was done on creating a substitute for gravel used in rural roads in Saskatchewan using a locally available soil (glacial till), a locally available fiber (flax fiber) and a cementing agent (fly ash). This substitute is more environmentally, economically, and ergonomically friendly than gravel. The same concept can be used in different countries all over the world, saving tax payers' money and the environment.
Project Number: 7079
Grades: 10-12   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Interesting project! Innovative, not so well explained ... what happens to the composite produced ?
 Attractive site! Excellent project! Innovative, interesting Well explained 

 
Soif du futur
Les Scientifines  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: L'eau potable est une ressource qui se fait de plus en plus rare dans notre planète. C'est pourquoi nous avons voulu résoudre ce problème en fabriquant un dispositif de désalinisation qu'on pourrait tous utiliser chez soi. Ainsi, nous avons mené des expériences permettant de déterminer quel procédé de désalinisation serait le plus rentable et efficace pour notre engin.
Project Number: 6726
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Site attrayant et bien structuré. Bonne utilisation des vidéos pour démontrer vos expériences. Application originale de l’osmose inverse. Projet intéressant cherchant à résoudre une problématique très actuelle.
 Well done. Good Videos. Narration in the background would have been a good addition. 

 
Neem Against Bacteria and Fungi
Kings' Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: Different neem extracts were used against different fungi and bacteria to see if neem extracts can work as organic substitutes
Project Number: 6845
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  This is a very good experimental topic for natural products especially those used in the developing countries. The webpage and the pictures are well presented. Well done!
  

 
Are Omega-3 Enriched Eggs Worth It?
Greystone Heights School  -  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
      
SaskTel
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: Many products including omega-3 eggs on the market claim to contain DHA and cost consumers extra money. To find out whether these omega-3 enriched eggs contain the claimed DHA amounts and are worth buying, I tested several dozen of eggs including omega-3 enriched eggs, Free-run eggs and normal eggs. Then I compared the cost of egg DHA and fish oil capsule DHA and found that fish oil capsule is a
Project Number: 6788
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  
 Interesting and presented in such a way that even the average person could read and understand the research. 

 
Airborne Attack: Phase Two
Queen Elizabeth High School  -  Calgary, Alberta
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: The allergic mechanism by which Alternaria alternata, a common mold, causes asthma is unknown. I hypothesized that A. alternata activates PAR2, thereby causing chronic inflammation. The presence of PAR2 in lung tissue was established and a novel procedure for labeling PAR2 was developed. A. alternata was shown to activate PAR2 in vitro. This supports the hypothesis that A. alternata accentuates a
Project Number: 6854
Grades: 10-12   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
 Live links in references not allowed. 

 
Preventing Mud Slides
EBUS Academy  -  Vancouver, British Columbia
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
 
Abstract: It rains a lot in Asia and other parts of the world. In Asia people make mud into bricks and cooking pots. Sometimes mud can be dangerous though, especially when it slides down hills and into homes. Mudslides can damage or even destroy human homes that are made out of scraps of cardboard, straw and trash. In the experiment Daniel and his assistant Isabelle will investigate ways to help prevent mud from sliding and making homes safer to live.
Project Number: 6188
Grades: K-3   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
 Outstanding Project! 

 
Homemade Biodiesel
Calgary Science School  -  Calgary, Alberta
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
Transport Canada Award - $150.00
 
Abstract: Biodiesel is a renewable resource that if it swept across the world as a primary fuel it could change the face of our planet for the better. We need to know which oil (vegetable or animal) is best for making fuel. I made biodiesel out of 5 different oils then burnt it in an alcohol burner then calculated its energy output.
Project Number: 6830
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Christian’s project on Biodiesel is an in-depth, scientific examination of an important alternative fuel. His project design and detailed data and observations showcase his inquisitive mind and scientific focus!
 Outstanding! 

 
Yeast on the Rise
Calgary Science School  -  Calgary, Alberta
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
Transport Canada Award - $75.00
 
Abstract: Yeast, “a wild beast”, was tamed by humans 5000 years ago in ancient Egypt to ferment alcoholic beverages and to make bread rise. It’s still used in our days to give our food flavor, but new applications for this little worker were discovered. Now yeast is used in environmental technologies (processing the waste), fermentation industries (bioethanol production), and biological research (genetics and cell biology studies). In my project I am testing the effect of different minerals (Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Iron), salt and red food coloring on yeast’s fermentation.
Project Number: 6853
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Stephanie’s project; on the impacts different chemicals have on the fermentation of yeast, was exceptional and demonstrate her passion for the scientific method. Her complex procedure was match by her depth of understanding on this process!
 Outstanding! 

 
Tailings Transformation
Queen Elizabeth High School  -  Calgary, Alberta
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: This project investigated the effectiveness of compost, leaf litter and fertilizer as novel bioremediation agents. Microbial growth, biodiversity of microorganisms and hydrocarbon levels in oil sands tailings were monitored over six weeks. Backyard leaf litter was the most effective agent. The results could be applied to reduce the impact of tailings ponds on the environment and wildlife.
Project Number: 6852
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
  

 
Mobile Vision
Lisgar Collegiate Institute  -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
Transport Canada Award - $250.00
 
Abstract: State-of-the-art object recognition algorithms yield real-time performance on personal computers, but lag on mobile devices due to the hardware bottleneck. An accurate and efficient, server-independent algorithm was developed successfully. Results show improvements of 20-30 times on average. Applications include visual aid for the blind and visually impaired, as well as portable augmented reality.
Project Number: 7016
Grades: 10-12   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  
 Attractive site Great video ! Excellent project Innovative, very exciting Comp Sci & Math !! 

 
Effect of Curcumin on RSV
Elmwood School   -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: The Effect of Curcumin on Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) replication and on virus induced cytokine production
Project Number: 6619
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:  Excellent project! Innovative, interesting Well explained
 Attractive site! 

 
Western Red Lily
Spruce Ridge School  -  Estevan, Saskatchewan
      
SaskTel
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
Transport Canada Award - $25.00
 
Abstract: This project will describe the Western Red Lily, its habitat, and its relationship to people and animals in its environment. We will describe how people have affected the lily in the past and what can be done to make sure it survives into the future.
Project Number: 6204
Grades: K-3   Biology
 
Comments:  
 Check Quiz 

 
The Best Wasp Trap
South Island Distance Education School  -  Victoria, British Columbia
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $50.00
Transport Canada Award - $25.00
 
Abstract: I will try to find the best wasp trap. I will see which kind of trap will catch the most wasps. I will use meat, fruit juice, and water traps.
Project Number: 6205
Grades: K-3   Biology
 
Comments:  Excellent project! Very good understanding of the scientific process using a control. Great use of images to show the steps in the procedure. Your table was labeled well and easy to read. You could state in your conclusion whether your hypothesis was correct or not. However you do state reasons why the conclusion was correct. It is good to see your ideas for improving or changing your experiment in the future. Next time you might want to include images showing the traps at work. It would be interesting to see if other juices or fresh fruits might attract wasps. Your website is attractive and easy to navigate. Good Work!
  

 
Mathematical Games
Kwansei Gakuin High School  -  Nishinomiya, Hyogo Japan
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: This year we are going to present our research results on two mathematical games. One is chocolate game that is a variant of Nim. We presented the research of chocolate games last year, and we are going to show new research results this year. Another is origami cup problem, and we will present new types of origami cup this year. Part of these results have been published by academic journals.
Project Number: 6307
Grades: 10-12   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Advanced project!
 Movies plays in FireFox. 

 
Mycoremediation of the Oil Sands
Bishop Carroll High School  -  Calgary, Alberta
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
Transport Canada Award - $250.00
 
Abstract: Currently tailings ponds cover 170km2 in Alberta, but an effective method of treatment has not yet been established. This project aimed to create a novel remediation method with the potential to treat both mature fine tailings and tailings water. Oyster Fungi was applied to both tailings water and mature fine tailings and its ability to remediate the major constituents of concern was assessed.
Project Number: 6618
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Excellent project! Innovative, very exciting (tackles all pollutants) Well explained
 Attractive site! 

 
Nanocrystalline Cellulose
Waterloo Collegiate Institute  -  Waterloo, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: Buckminister fullerenes (C60) were grafted onto the surface of nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) and its antioxidant properties tested using the DPPH method, in order to evaluate its viability for use in food and cosmetic applications. The antioxidant properties of other polymer-fullerene complexes were also tested in order to compare the differences between antioxidants based on natural and synthetic materials.
Project Number: 6540
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Attractive site
 Excellent project! Innovative, exciting Well explained 

 
Novel Keyboardless Text Entry
Olds High School  -  Olds, Alberta
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: There are many reasons why one might not be able to use a traditional keyboard to compose text, such as having a disability, or using an non-standard orthography like syllabic Cree. While there exist a number of alternative solutions, most of them simply transpose a keyboard layout onto the screen, a very inefficient solution, or are otherwise inconvenient to use for everyday tasks. My project is an attempt at developing a superior alternative.
Project Number: 6623
Grades: 10-12   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:   Innovative, very interesting Amazing journey ! There were live links to external sites. As well, needing to download and unzip is something that judges and visitors may be reluctant to do.
 Attractive site Amazing Log Book !!!!! Great video ! (in IE9)Excellent project 

 
Population and Penguin Protection
Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute  -  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
      
ISM Canada
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: Some species of penguins have high populations, yet researchers believe they may be threatened. Using Adelie penguins as a case study, I will consider the relationship between population size and long term survival.
Project Number: 6648
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  You have made a very comprehensive project that incorporates a variety of media and perspectives. The navigation is consistent. Unfortunately, iWeb generates code that is not consistent for IE. I like how you've incorporated Project Penguin into your work as it gives it a local dimension. You are very creative (Globe and Mail spoof) and the interactive elements (crossword and Jeopardy) are great. I like how you give your users options (HTML5 video link, the downloadable version of Jeopardy) for some of the media. Exceptional project.
 An exceptional project. There is a live link to crossword puzzle site which is not allowed. You likely could have removed the links to the external site. Good luck with your plans for the future. 

 
Detoxification of Phorbol Esters
Kings' Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: Jatropha oil seed cake contains a toxic compound (phorbol ester), but has many practical uses and benefits. The experiment is being done to detoxify it from its toxic compounds. This detoxification is done using NCCA (Natural Corn Cob Ash) and heat. The phorbol esters are analyzed before and after the detoxification to see how much of it was removed through the processes.
Project Number: 6553
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  High quality and engaging site! The project is done with attention to detail and originality with good results. Useful application using natural products. Excellent job!
 Excellent project! Innovative, interesting Well explained 

 
Effect of NA on Acorus americanus
Old Scona Academic School  -  Edmonton, Alberta
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Summa Cum Laude Award -  $500.00
 
Abstract: A toxin known as naphthenic acid is found in tailings water after it has been used to extract bitumen from oil sands. In this experiment, the objective was to determine the land reclamation ability (its ability to neutralize the acid) of Acorus americanus in tailing ponds, specifically targeting its growth under the effect of toxic naphthenic acid of varying concentration.
Project Number: 6616
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Excellent project! Innovative, exciting
 Beautiful site! 

 
Optimizing DNA Extraction
Calgary Science School  -  Calgary, Alberta
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
Transport Canada Award - $75.00
 
Abstract: To analyze the function of different cells in our body it’s important to understand the function DNA which these cells are composed of. To completely visual the structure of DNA which I will also attempt isolating these from a fruits and vegetables using the basic home appliances. I will try to see the impact of temperature on the DNA extraction process.
Project Number: 6911
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Sashwat’s project was extremely complex, especially for a grade 5 student. His depth of understanding was impressive and his conclusions are strongly linked to the data he collected!
 Very Good! Project Information Page missing. The source of any image used should be provided. 

 
How Long Should Makeup Be Kept?
Trinity Freeway Academy  -  Gary, Indiana USA
      
Virtual Science Fair - Foreign Project Award
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: In this experiment I wanted to test how long makeup could be used. For materials I used petri dishes, microfuge tubes, pipets, nutrient broth, and three types of makeup. I mixed the nutrient broth with the samples of makeup and put them in microfuge tubes. Then I made 9 other diluted forms of these three samples. Meaning that in the end, there were 4 samples of a particular makeup solution, but each was more diluted than the next one. Following the microfuge tube setup, I placed the 9 diluted samples onto petri dishes, and allowed them to incubate for 12 hours. I studied the petri dishes over a light and counted the colonies I saw. All of the plates, except one, had colonies growing in them. For this to have been true, then any of the microfuge tubes before that one should have had colonies growing in them. Meaning that this one plate was somehow contaminated. So in conclusion, I found that my hypothesis was incorrect and that bacterium does not grow in makeup.
Project Number: 6889
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:  You had a good project. As your teacher, do not let people discourage you from what you know is right. The project turned out very good. Sometimes what we expect is not what we get. I will think about what makeup to use and how long to use it in the future. Overall I was pleased with what you did.
 Attractive site No info. page Good idea Good project 

 
Modifying the string’s pitch!
Sathya Sai School  -  Scarborough, Ontario
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: My experiment was to determine whether the pitch of the string can be changed by changing tension or length of the string. My hypothesis was the pitch of the string will increase, when the tension is increased or length is decreased, the pitch of the string will decrease, when the tension is decreased or length is increased. I concluded after the experiment that increase in tension of the string will increase the pitch and decrease in the length of the string will increase the pitch. Therefore my hypotheses were correct for both tension and length.
Project Number: 6920
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  
  

 
Avoiding Food Mold
Regent Heights Public School  -  Toronto, Ontario
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: We plan to explore how to avoid mold in some foods, like oranges. Also we want to find out how long does it take for certian foods to develop mold.
Project Number: 6846
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Great project. I like your photo images, observations, surveys and great interest in learning about mold.
 All images should have the source provided in such a way that we know the exact source the image. Your bibliography should not have live links. 

 
The Arsenic Project
Trinity Freeway Academy  -  Gary, Indiana USA
      
Virtual Science Fair - Foreign Project Award
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: There has been an increasing concern about arsenic in rice. I hypothesize the rice grown near large cities will have a higher arsenic content that rice grown in the country side, or that rice grown in an area that is above an underground resource that has been contaminated by herbicides and pesticides. Using the Hach Test Kit for Arsenic , uncooked rice brands, a beaker, a balance, distilled water, a hot plate and a camera; I will boil the rice for 10 minutes under a hood, decant it into a bottle and let it cool. Add the regent 1 of the Hach Kit to a vessel, and once dissolved insert the test strip to the vessel and add reagent 2. Swirl and read the test strip after 40 minutes. Take a photo to analyzed the tests strips using the Corel Paint Shop Pro X, and a free program called Image J; generating a grayscale photo that the computer could assign a RGB code to quantify the visual comparision reading the standard. Make a RGB standard using the strip from the Arsenic Color code strip. The strip assigned a number for 10 ppb, 20 ppb, 25 ppb, 50ppb, 100 ppb, 250 ppb and 500 ppb. This computer generated standard was used to compare to the other strips to quantify the readings. I also visually decided which rice samples had arsenic within them. All of the samples indicated contained arsenic.
Project Number: 6897
Grades: 10-12   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  You did a great job and every time I eat rice, I will think of what you found. You were very detailed with your testing procedures. I was as surprised as you to find Arsenic in all of the rice samples.
 Attractive site No info. page Good idea Good project (used kit) 

 
Green n' Clean Windshield Washer
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
Transport Canada Award - $150.00
 
Abstract: To determine whether windshield washer fluid can be replaced with an organic, eco-friendly, and non-toxic fluid. The products that I will test as replacements are vinegar, propylene glycol, orange oil, pine tree solution (terpene), salt solution, tree sap, and Epsom salt solution. The alternative windshield washer product must have a low freezing point of at least -20°C, have an affordable price, b
Project Number: 6418
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Excellent project! Very thorough analysis. Well done.
  

 
The 5 Second Rule
Sathya Sai School  -  Scarborough, Ontario
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project was to find out if food gets contaminated when it falls on the floor. I dropped some banana pieces on the floor. I picked them up after 2,5 and 10 seconds. I checked them for presence of bacteria.
Project Number: 6913
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  
  

 
Effects of Environment on Vitamin C
Sathya Sai School  -  Scarborough, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: My experiment was to check if temperature, surface are & time elapsed affect the vitamin C content in juice.
Project Number: 6914
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  
  

 
Waste Reduction - Way to Go Green
Sathya Sai School  -  Scarborough, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: My experiment was to check various kitchen wastes for energy, in this case biogas production. I prepared the 3 types of wastes- kitchen, paper & garden & put them in soda bottles with distilled water. The mouth of bottles was covered by balloons. The bottles were places at 3 different temperature ranges. Observations were made, changes in diameters of balloons recorded. I concluded that kitchen waste produces the maximum biogas in all 3 different temperature ranges.
Project Number: 6916
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
  

 
Efficiency of a Solar Panel
Sathya Sai School  -  Scarborough, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: My experiment was to check the voltage produced by a solar panel under the following conditions- angle, size and temperature. My conclusion was that the bigger the size of the panel, more will be the voltage produced. However the results from the experiment proved that my thinking about the angle and temperature was wrong. Higher temperature or a bigger angle do not produce more voltage.
Project Number: 6919
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
  

 
The Preservation of Lettuce
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The project is about preserving lettuce. There will be 5 pieces of lettuce put into Ziploc bags. They will be preserved in four elements: sand, water, ice, and soil. But, one of the five pieces will be in a refrigerator. After four weeks the lettuce will get checked and see the one hasn’t rotted so much.
Project Number: 6803
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Attractive webpages. Photos could be arranged in a table for easy comparison.
 Great Drawings! 

 
Water Contamination
Trinity Freeway Academy  -  Gary, Indiana USA
      
Virtual Science Fair - Foreign Project Award
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: I suspected that a clear aquifer stream may be a broken city water pipe in Deep River. I wanted to know if the animals were using the place that I found for fresh water. I will need to find a place for the animals at Deep River to go get their water from that is clear and non-contaminated. So, my experiment is to find out what water samples are contaminated and which ones are not contaminated. I hypothesized that bottled water is less contaminated than other water samples and the new source of water may be healthy chlorinated city water. Using 5 water samples, tap water, bottle water, Deep River water above dam, Deep River below dam, Deep River Clear Aquifer water, 5 plastic container, Silver nitrate, a Conductivity Probe, a Ph Test/Sensor,a Turbidity Sensor, a Temperature Probe, a Coliform Test kit, and a Z-Tester, I will conduct several water quality test to see which is a contaminated source. I found that the aquifer was from a City pipe and was chlorinated water and the only water source that was not contaminated. Bottle water and tap water are not always safe. The constant running of the water source is truly a waste of city resources.
Project Number: 6924
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  You did a great job with your project. I was surprised to find out that the water supply at the center was contaminated. You put a lot of work into this and I am proud of you. The water is still running. Maybe one day they will figure it out, because someone is paying a large bill.
 Attractive site Videos a bit slow to load. Use video editing software to reduce file size of video.. Good project! No info. page 

 
Can soil be protected from water?
Sathya Sai School  -  Scarborough, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my experiment was to explore ways of preventing soil erosion. I predict that coarse sand (which has gravel) works better at reducing the effects of water erosion than plain sand. My experiment proves that in the places near sea shore or other waterways, erosion can be prevented by reducing the force of water by keeping big pieces of rocks on the land around waterways. The ground will be covered with fallen leaves which serve as a soil cover. This along with the canopy of trees will not allow the rain to hit the soil directly which reduces the soil erosion.
Project Number: 6927
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
  

 
Energy Conservation of Bulbs
Sathya Sai School  -  Scarborough, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
VSF Conservation of Energy Award - $100.00
 
Abstract: My experiment was to find if the same wattage of different kinds of bulbs consumes different amounts of energy as they come from different time periods.in my experiment, I took bulbs of different wattage and of different types and tested the electricity consumed for an hour. The observations were recorded 5 trials to make my experiment fair. My conclusion was LED is the best bulb because it uses less energy and produces less heat. The different kinds of bulbs evolved over time to become more environmentally friendly. We should take every opportunity to change ourselves to become better human beings and help the community.
Project Number: 6928
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
  

 
Obviate Colour of the Water
Ozel Istanbul Anafen Fen Lisesi  -  Istanbul, Marmara Turkey
      
Virtual Science Fair - Foreign Project Award
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: The Name of This Project: Preparing composite Materials with using waste tea pomace, and using this composite material in order to obviate colour of the water which is the waste of textile colour factory.
Project Number: 7054
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  
 Attractive site No image references 

 
Semiconductors
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute  -  Toronto, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Semiconductors have revolutionized the way we do research, communicate, and work. The uses for transistors, and diodes are numerous, and new uses are being found. The history, applications, and recent advancements of semiconductor technology will be explored.
Project Number: 6351
Grades: 10-12   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Very interesting descriptive project!
 Great video. Video plays in FireFox. Great to provide references for images but the links should not be live. 

 
Rotting Cheese
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: I'm doing my project to find out which cheese will be the first to begin rotting and which cheese will be the first to be fully rotten. I am using four different cheeses, Brie, blue cheese, goat cheese, and Australian cheddar cheese. I plan to leave a little piece of each cheese in the same container on the dinner table to see which cheese will be the first to rot and which will be the first to
Project Number: 6349
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  The experiment is well defined and has been observed for a lengthy period of time. The results are accurate. Good web presentation.
  

 
Polar-Road Safety
Branton School  -  Calgary, Alberta
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: My innovative idea is simple and yet can save millions of lives by improving night vision for drivers and if implemented Canada or North America wide can dramatically reduce accidents rate due to blinding effect at night. I believe the feature I propose should be installed on all cars like ABS or Airbags. I hope my idea will draw Transport Canada's attention & together we can make Canada roads to be a much safer place for all of us!
Project Number: 7091
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
 Well done. Watch spelling - "Reasearch". Missing project information page and image sources. Live links in References not allowed. 

 
Moody Food
Martz Academy  -  Vancouver, British Columbia
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: We will test the effect of chocolate on mood
Project Number: 7027
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
  

 
Comparing Wind Turbine Blades
South Island Distance Education School  -  Victoria, British Columbia
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Solar power
Project Number: 7029
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Well done. Your team’s website is a very effective visual presentation. It is easy to navigate with all links and images working. It would have been great to see more of your own original photos, e.g.: images that clearly compared the individual blades that you used. It was a good idea to use the fan placed 50 cm away as a controlled wind source for your experiment. Your background research looked at axis types, but did not explore different blade designs. That might have given you some helpful background to explain the factors (drag) affecting your results. The equation for wind energy would be interesting to look at and compare with your observations. For which parts of this equation do you have data to insert? P = 1/2 ? A V3 Power = ½ x air density x blade surface area x wind velocity3
 Nice project. A video would have been a nice addition to the website. 

 
Blade Angle & size of Wind Turbine
Sathya Sai School  -  Scarborough, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: My experiment was to find out if the electricity produced by a windmill will vary by changing the angle, length and width of the windmill's blades. If yes, then find the best angle, length and width of the blades. My conclusion was that at 15 deg the wind turbine blades have highest aerodynamic lift.
Project Number: 6917
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
  

 
Snow White ?
Ross Ford Elementary School  -  Didsbury, Alberta
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project was to understand why we see snow in white. Before doing any experiments I first looked at the definition of light, where we get light from and why objects appear in colour. Once I knew a little about light and why we see colours I tried 3 experiments using light and colour to help me understand why snow is white.
Project Number: 6722
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
  

 
The Effect of Beverages on Teeth
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: We wanted to see how certain beverages affected teeth. We put 4 eggshells in 4 jars with pop, juice, lemonade, or water. Over 7 days, we will compare the 4 eggshells and see how much the eggshells have changed from a healthy eggshell. Before that we will measure the drinks with PH paper.
Project Number: 6569
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Well-planned and well-executed. Excellent display of photos.
  

 
It's Not Easy Being Green
South Island Distance Education School  -  Victoria, British Columbia
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: This project studied the effect of herbicide in runoff on the freshwater crustacean Daphnia pulex. Vinegar based and soap based “green” products as well as synthetic glyphosate were added to soil. Rainfall was simulated, and the runoff was collected and added to lake water. Daphnia were observed and counted under a microscope to determine if there was a negative effect from the herbicides.
Project Number: 6567
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Excellent work! Your introduction effectively establishes the importance of your research project as a scientific study that could inform municipal (and soon provincial) decisions. This is a very well designed and complex investigation that clearly considers controlling many variables that could have inadvertently influenced the outcome of your experiment. I am not clear from your write-up whether you used the manufacturer’s recommended concentration for the herbicides in your study, or used the concentrate directly from the container. This is an important consideration in determining toxicity. Sadly, I suppose there may be people who never read directions so use chemicals directly out of the bottle, but one would hope not! A comment to clarify this element of your procedure would be interesting to consider. Your procedure is very logical and detailed, making your experiment easily repeatable. The steps you have taken to control for variations in Daphne count are commendable. Good thinking to use distilled water to create your run-off so that you were not introducing new variables! Both your quantitative and qualitative data use impressive tables and graphs that paint a fascinating picture of your results. Your visual presentation and website’s navigation were very good.
  

 
Sleep for Teens
Olympiads School  -  Toronto, Ontario
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Exactly how long do teens need to sleep to realistically perform well in the real world?
Project Number: 6659
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
 Problem seeing "attribution page" Otherwise very good. 

 
Phytohormones and Mung Beans
Bayview Secondary School  -  Markham, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Our experiment was conducted to determine if the addition of the auxin indole-3-butryric acid from rooting powder and cytokinin zeating from coconut milk would positively benefit the early growth of mung beans in normal potting mix and a mixture of potting mix and sand to simulate poor soil. Increase in growth from the control was as high as 40% in the latter mixture.
Project Number: 6532
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
  

 
Jatropha Press Cake as a Fertilizer
Kings' Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, Ontario
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: This experiment is designed to determine the effectiveness of Jatropha Curcus Seed Cake as an organic fertilizer and to determine the most appropriate amount of the cake to use to grow green bean plants.
Project Number: 6528
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Immense preparation, originality and hard work are evident in this project. Experimental results are very well documented and the statistical analysis and graphs are remarkably done. Very attractive and engaging site. Excellent work!
  Very attractive site Effective means of organizing much material ! Surprising variation between identical trials Seeming surprise material could be toxic to plants 

 
Measurement of Gravity
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: A way of measuring gravity using magnetic levitation.
Project Number: 6522
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Phenomenal job on your site Athina! Your paid close attention to all the little details, resulting in a great-looking site.
 Photographs and perhaps a video showing the experiment would have made the website more interesting for the average visitor. Live link in Bibliography not allowed. 

 
Apoptosis
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute  -  Toronto, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: In each adult, it is estimated that 50 to 70 billion cells die each day from apoptosis. Apoptosis is programmed cell death that occurs in living organisms. In contrast to traumatic cell death such as necrosis, apoptosis is a natural process of cell life and is usually normal. However, diseases such as cancer can alter apoptosis, allowing for uncontrolled cell division.
Project Number: 6696
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:  
 A good project. 

 
Stain Removal
Olympiads School  -  Toronto, Ontario
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Using a washing machine to clean stains is a waste of energy and money, and it might not even work very well. Instead, try this free and environmentally friendly way to remove your stains. With some average household items, you can remove a tough stain in 5 minutes. This method can help save the Earth from the harmful effects of greenhouse gases, and save your wallet from spending too much money!
Project Number: 6698
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
  

 
Fun Aquaponics for Kids
Otoshi Home School  -  Honolulu, Hawaii USA
      
Virtual Science Fair - Foreign Project Award
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Aquaponics is a better way to grow plants than planting them in the dirt. It is better because the fish, bacteria, and plants are all helping each other. It is a fun way to grow plants like lettuce and tomatoes in your own backyard! Best of all, you can take care of the plants and harvest them much easier and save money on food. Also, the food is FRESH and you are HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT! See what you can do and learn about aquaponics. Maybe after you read and learn about aquaponics, you can build your own system and have fun!
Project Number: 6148
Grades: K-3   Biology
 
Comments:  
 Great Project! 

 
Short-Term Memory Variations in Hum
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to see who has a better memory: Adults of Children. I also want to see if visuals affect memory. I will ask the contestants to memorize pictures words and stories and then ask them what they remember. I will record the results through graphs.
Project Number: 6265
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Well researched and presented. Your observations are very detailed and have been presented very well.
  

 
And The Crowd Goes Wild!
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6508
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  You girls put a lot of effort into your site. Each individual page has different images of students filling out your survey, and all your color choices and images reflect your topic and create consistency across your web site. Great job!
 No Abstract 

 
Natural Tea as an Antacid
Kings' Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6431
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  A lot of effort is evident in the experimental part as well as the website construction. Good job
 Solid project! 

 
Thirsty for BPA?
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Determine the quantity of Bisphenol A in the water of a non-reusable plastic bottle, compared to the quantity of Bisphenol A in the water of a reusable plastic bottle.
Project Number: 6491
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Great work on your site! The use of images on the enter page makes for a fun introduction to your site.
 Labels on graphs too small to read easily. Project Info page did not contain the required information. 

 
Radiation on Germination
Sir Winston Churchill High School  -  Calgary, Alberta
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Kidney bean seeds were irradiated with microwaves for 0, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 seconds in this experiment. The germination and growth of the beans were monitored for 5 consecutive days to discover the effects of the microwaves upon the beans.
Project Number: 6833
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:  
 Video Worked in Safari. If the video does not play in FireFox or IE, a note indicating such should appear on the top page. 

 
Du cacao pour une peau saine !
Les Scientifines  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Le psoriasis est une maladie inflammatoire de la peau, entre autres causée par une activation inappropriée des lymphocytes T. Depuis la nuit des temps, les plantes médicinales aident à traiter cette maladie. Ma présentation consiste à vous démontrer que l'extrait de polyphénols de cacao peut contribuer au bien-être de la peau. Il s’agit d’un projet de vulgarisation préliminaire à une expérience.
Project Number: 6727
Grades: 10-12   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Site attrayant et très bien structuré. Représentation élégante du protocole. Recherché étoffée et très intéressante. J'ai hâte de connaître tes résultats !
 Very well done descriptive research project! 

 
Les mystères de la mémoire
Les Scientifines  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Dans notre projet nous avons étudié la mémoire et ses mécanismes. Nous voullions comprendre ce qui faisait le différence entre des personnes qui ont une bonne mémoire et d'autres personnes qui souffrent de perte de mémoire.
Project Number: 6728
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Site attrayant. Expérience originale. J'aime la vidéo des aliments recommandés pour la mémoire.
 A bit too small a sample to draw conclusions but a nice project. I appreciated that you mentioned the photos for the movie were taken by you. 

 
Peux-tu te faire influencer ?
Les Scientifines  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Dans notre projet, nous avons étudié l'impact des messages subliminaux sur les personnes. En faisant une expérience, on a trouvé des résultats très intéressants !
Project Number: 6729
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Site attrayant. Expérience originale. Bonne utilisation de la vidéo pour démontrer votre expérience. Résultats intéressants.
 Very helpful video! This is an interesting and important topic. 

 
Make Water Work For You
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: To see which water speed will pull the object faster. To see which waterwheel will pull the object faster. To see which weight will move the object faster. The larger waterwheel, faster speed of water, and when the object had no weight in it , the object moved faster.
Project Number: 6732
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Excellent project. It is very important in the world today. Variables are identified and controlled. Method is detailed and complete. Web presentation is neat and with detailed graphs.
  

 
Get Math Smart: Play Video Games
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my science fair project is to find out if playing video games will improve or hurt your math skills.
Project Number: 6734
Grades: K-3   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Excellent work. Relevant topic
 Nice website! Good experimental design. 

 
The Time Train
Citadel Middle School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: This invention/ experiment was conducted for the main purpose of finding our whether a non-stop train saves energy or not. My hypothesis also consisted of whether this would convenience people living in all sorts of areas, and whether this would reduce the nausea levels of the people who actually ride these sky trains; and lastly whether riding regularly would have a difference in whether you are
Project Number: 6768
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  A very compelling concept.
 Creative Idea. 

 
On Target
Mountain View Elementary School  -  Collingwood, Ontario
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this experiment is to discover how elite biathlon athletes can perform in different heart rate zones to create an accurate shot in the gun range. Athlete will run 0.5 km in heart rate zone 1, do the same breathing technique for shoot. Time will be recorded to do the running and the shooting time on the mat. This will be repeated in Zone 2, 3, and 4. The entire experiment will be repeated 2 more times to give a total of 3 trials.
Project Number: 6787
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
  

 
Killer Windz
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: We are going to make a tornado. Together we are going to see “How does the fraction of a window opened affect a house during a tornado?”
Project Number: 6801
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Well-planned and well-executed. Excellent display of photos.
  

 
An Alternative to Acetone: D-Limone
Kings' Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: This experiment is compares the effects of a “greener” nail polish remover to those of an acetone-based remover. D-limonene and orange oil were used to formulate a nail polish remover that would be better for the environment and human skin.
Project Number: 6432
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  A very applicable project that affect almost every woman young and old all over the world. A natural nail polish remover will save people from the toxicity of acetone. Well done! Pictures would have been helpful.
 Photographs would have been a nice addition to your website. 

 
Natural Sunscreen
Kings' Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Studies on sunscreen show that many chemicals found in sunscreens can cause harm to our bodies, therefore this lab focused on producing sunscreens without these chemicals; a natural sunscreen. Using oils made from plants with a natural sun protection factor, beeswax and zinc oxide (the main ingredient in sunblock – sunscreen that stays on the skin), natural sunscreens were made and they surpassed the protection offered in commercial brand sunscreens. The avocado oil sunscreen had shown the best results because when a UV light was shone above thin layer of this sunscreen that was applied to the testing apparatus, only an average of 15 mW/cm2 went through. The avocado oil sunscreen provided 8.2 mW/cm2 more protection than the commercial brand sunscreen on a thin layer of sunscreen. When a thicker layer was applied, the avocado oil sunscreen did not let any UV rays shine though; which provided 15.6 mW/cm2 more protection than the commercial brand sunscreen. The avocado oil sunscreen is only one of the natural sunscreens that tested better than the chemical commercial brand sunscreen. A combination of avocado oil and grape seed oil provided a protection of 14.4 mW/cm2. The other natural oils tested were soy bean which showed a protection of 23.2 mW/cm2 and Jatropha with a protection of 17.6 mW/cm2. Chemical commercial brand sunscreens have been found in our bloodstreams; some studies show that they seep into our skin. This is especially frightening because chemical sunscreen have harmful chemicals such as octyl methoxycinnamate which can cause a range of side effects like minor skin irritation to the spread of breast cancer cells. Sunscreen should stay on the skin not beneath it. Taking this concept further, one could look at the shelf life of the natural sunscreen or if there is a natural replacement for zinc oxide. Natural sunscreen is a good idea that could be taken to the market and sold so people can be protected against the sun’s ultraviolent rays without putting their own health at risk.
Project Number: 7033
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Natural products is the way to go especially with increasing harmful synthetic products. Experiment was very carefully don, results well presented and the webpage is engaging and attractive. Well done!
 Provide source of images. Very solid project! 

 
Sleeping Bag For Homeless People
Greystone Heights School  -  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
      
SaskTel
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Can a Sleeping bag be made out of home building materials that could be given to homeless people to survive cold winters and rain? I plan to research different materials and then design a bag/shelter that will keep homeless person warm and dry while costing very little. It should be easy to make and be made with just a pair of scissors as a tool.
Project Number: 6829
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  
 Creative idea! 

 
Time on Programming a Robot
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this project is to define whether the time spent on programming affects on how better the programming gets.
Project Number: 6496
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Everything about this site works together to create a fun, unique web site. I love the change text and button color on the rollover. It adds a nice punch.
 Looks like a fun project. A video of the robot running the maze would have been nice. 

 
Why Feeding Wild Ducks is Harmful
EBUS Academy  -  Vancouver, British Columbia
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl, especially ducks. The effects of this can be very harmful not only to the ducks but also to people and environment. In this project, Isabelle will educate her peers and public why feeding waterfowl should no longer be practiced and show different ways to promote connecting with nature.
Project Number: 6189
Grades: K-3   Biology
 
Comments:  
 Great Project! 

 
Probiotics: Hype or Health
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The abstract of my project was to test the effectiveness of probiotics under different environmental conditions. The experiment was carried out using three probiotics and an antibiotic (Amoxicillin). They were then put under different environmental conditions. In order to conduct my experiment, moong seeds were treated with the probiotics and under the different environments listed above.
Project Number: 6223
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  This is an excellent project. The topic is very relevant to our health. Your hypotheses are clearly stated, the experiment is controlled and the observations are well documented. The web presentation is excellent.
  

 
Fortification of Functional Foods
Greystone Heights School  -  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
      
SaskTel
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Long chain Omega-3 fatty acids contain medical properties that are very effective to treat against common diseases and illnesses. The challenges remain in supplying the long chain omega-3, as the natural source is fish. This project will look at with what levels of antioxidants and omega-3, along with the time factor, will make the most health beneficial, yet consumer friendly muffin.
Project Number: 7072
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
 Interesting and relevant topic. A lot of work was involved in making the rather complex website. But sometimes simple is better. It is likely best to have results (Survey Chart for example) display in the browser rather than having to open an application such as Excel in order to display. Visitors to the site may be reluctant to open such files due to security issues. 

 
Radar Detection
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to determine which shapes and types of airplanes reflect the least light, making them invisible to radar detection. I plan to put the shapes in a box, turn on a light, and use a Lux meter to measure the amount of light reflected off of the shape.
Project Number: 6231
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Excellent project. It exceeds grade level expectations. The data compiled is very comprehensive. The variables are controlled, and you are able to clearly understand how the data supported your hypothesis. The web presentation is excellent.
 I could chart 5 - 7 somewhat confusing. 

 
Can Home Remedies Lower Cholesterol
Bur Oak Secondary School  -  Markham, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: To demonstrate the effectiveness of three common home remedies towards lowering cholesterol when compared to medication.
Project Number: 6200
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:  Multiple image slide shows on one page not a great idea. Need to be able to stop and start slide shows.
  

 
Physical Properties of Modern CPUs
Olympiads School  -  North York, Ontario
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: This project compares physical properties between two generations of Intel microprocessors (Nehalem and Sandy Bridge). This concludes that Sandy Bridge offers less heat, voltage and power consumption along with higher clock rates. This may result in reduced power consumption for organizations willing to make the switch to Sandy Bridge microprocessors.
Project Number: 6198
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  
 The video was much much too long. Over 500 MB of video is much too large. I'm not sure that the video served any purpose that couldn't have been accomplished with one much much smaller. 

 
Waste to Energy
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $25.00
 
Abstract: Can you imagine a world where you could take your leftover trash from your lunch or dinner and throw them into your car's fuel tank and make gas? My project will assess the power of food scraps, dead plants, sawdust, and other decaying organic matter, called biomass to be harnessed as a rich source of energy. You can get energy out of biomass by burning it, turning it into a liquid, or biogas.
Project Number: 6221
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  The experiments are well controlled and detailed. Good presentation.
  

 
Skin Schwann Cells To the Rescue
Sinha Home School  -  Calgary, Alberta
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: This study aims to uncover the therapeutic potential of SKP-SCs by analyzing the expression of myelinating markers, Oct-6 and Krox-20 in comparison to Schwann cells derived from the nerve and embryonic stage. SKPs hold the potential to yield Schwann cells expressing a significantly higher percentage of Oct-6 and Krox-20 positive cells, suggesting a population with superior myelination capacity.
Project Number: 6187
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:  
 Email link displays oddly on Intro page. I don't see a Project Information page. The source of each image should be given. 

 
Reducing the Flammability of Paint
Kings' Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Magna Cum Laude Award -  $100.00
 
Abstract: Fires are one of the leading causes of death and injuries in North America. Fires have the abilities to not only destroy physical building or locations, but they also can ultimately destroy the lives of many. Paint has the ability to catch fire quickly and spread it to other places. Once a fire is ignited, there are many different types of extinguishers to quench the fire. Although there are many ways to extinguish fires, there are not as many ways to prevent it. This is what motivated me to conduct this experiment. I wanted to find a way to prevent a fire from spreading in a structure when a part of it caught fire. I decided to add fire extinguishing chemical compounds to paint to reduce the flammability of the paint, and to quench the fire before it were to spread. After conducting research, I discovered two compounds that had fire extinguishing properties: NaHCO3 (sodium bicarbonate) and KHCO3 (potassium bicarbonate). In the experiment, I conducted two different trials. In the first trial I used different amounts of sodium bicarbonate and mixed them into 50 mL of household paint. I then painted these paints on different pieces of wood and lit them on fire, timing how long it would take for them to catch fire and other observations. In trial two, I did the exact same process except instead I used the potassium bicarbonate in place of the sodium bicarbonate. The results of the experiment showed that the increase in the amount of substance also increased the amount of time it took for the wood to catch fire. Overall, the potassium bicarbonate proved to be the better substance to add to the paint because the overall times for in trial two, proved to be better than the times in trial one. It was also the better substance because it did less damage to the wood when burnt, and also released more carbon dioxide, which is needed to extinguish a fire. In conclusion, potassium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate can be successfully added to paint to reduce its flammability. The use of this paint could ultimately decrease the number of fires per, which could potentially decrease the death and injury rate per year.
Project Number: 7034
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Experiment was well done and the webpage has been constructed with care. Good job!
 Attractive site Very solid project 

 
Worm Away Your Garbage
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I put worms in a box with shredded newspaper and cardboard. I fed them food scraps from our kitchen. They made lots of compost with very little smell. I did this project because I thought it would be fun to do and help the environment at the same time. It was cool touching worms. I found out that red worms are the best for composting. Also, you can get rid of your food scraps in your house.
Project Number: 6733
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  A very detailed and thorough experiment on composting. Neat presentation.
  

 
Is Eye Shadow Clean?
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: To test whether a certain method of sampling eye shadow would cause an increase or decrease of bacteria grown in the eye shadows used.
Project Number: 6485
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Your banner image is great! The background for your menu also adds a nice pop of color to your pages.
 Good effort. 

 
Does Makeup Improve Looks?
Citadel Middle School  -  Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6750
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Interesting results.
  

 
Making Paint
Citadel Middle School  -  Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: This project is to find out if I can make a paint that works on wood, plastic, paper, and human skin. I will be using three different recipes that I have changed to my liking and one homemade recipe I found from when I was younger. I will mix them together to create the multipurpose paint. Each time I make the four individual paints I will put in different amounts of ingredients, therefore affecting the outcome of the paint. I will make the overall paint four times to see which one works better. I am doing this because most people go to the store to buy supplies for an art project. You buy about four different kinds of paint, a paint for wood, plastic, paper, and face (face paint.) By the time you have purchased all of those paints it ends up costing a lot of money. So that’s why I’m making a multi-purpose paint, for those people who don’t have time or the money to buy all of those paints.
Project Number: 6748
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  A good "consumer testing" type of experiment.
  

 
Breaking Video Game Addiction
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my experiment is to determine if sports can help break video game addiction.
Project Number: 6736
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Excellent project. The experiment is well thought out and executed. It is very informative and creative and the display is excellent.
  

 
Are You Thirsty?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: What is the quality of the water you're drinking? The purpose of my project is to determine which source of drinking water: Nestle Pure Life bottled water, San Benedetto bottled water, Fiji bottled water, Brita filtered water, or tap water, will be the best quality. I will determine the quality of each source of drinking quality by testing each for lead, pesticides, nitrates and nitrites, chlorine, hardness, and pH.
Project Number: 6735
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Wonderful project! Topic is relevant for everyday health. Variables were well controlled. Method was very detailed and easy to follow. Information was very detailed and showed good knowledge of the subject. The web presentation is very neat with excellent graphs and relevant pictures.
 What was the source of the images on the Introduction page? 

 
Brain Affect
Westglen Middle School  -  Didsbury, Alberta
      
Nipissing University
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project was to find out what affected the brain more; watching T.V. for 20 minutes or playing Video games for 20 minutes as compared to a non screen activity of reading for the same amount of time.
Project Number: 6723
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  
  

 
Are Hand Dryers Safe?
Citadel Middle School  -  Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: After you wash your hands and dry them are your hands really clean? Recently there had been new Dyson dryers being set up in malls, restaurants, and a lot of other places. I wanted to see if these dryers were actually as clean and efficient as they claimed to be. So I made a project where I washed my hands and used different types of dryers at different locations. I grew bacteria in petri dishes to see which source of dryer would be the best to use.
Project Number: 6754
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Important findings that will make people think.
 Some display issues. Text over images. One of the problems of using Word to create a webpage. 

 
Foods and Acid Reflux
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I wanted to find out which foods are alkaline and acid, which medicines work best to reduce acidity. I found that toms worked the best.
Project Number: 6766
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Excellent project. Information was very detailed and showed good knowledge of the subject. Project was repeated on many different foods and remedies. Your line graph is a little confusing, because there is so much information presented on the one graph. It probably would have been better to separate the information into more than one graph.
  

 
Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6179
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Very well-designed site dealing with a complex concept. You were advised to ensure the 2 for the carbon dioxide molecule was a subscript and this was not correct. Your site would be more engaging with an interactive component and images that are larger with easier to read text. Image references are only URLs, spaces should be between references and they should be alphabetically ordered.
  

 
The Human Story
Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute  -  Toronto, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6191
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:  Future Theories not avail.
 A big interesting descriptive project but a few important issues are a problem. The Future -->Theories No Page.The source of each image should be given as a caption or some method that associates the image with it's unique source. No Abstract in Team Registration. 

 
Best Packaging Material
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: We will test the best protection for a vase in a cardboard box and drop it from 7 feet.
Project Number: 6171
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Good explanation of experiment, very relevant topic but you did not explain what Instapak is or "fps" and how you measured it. Navigation links at the bottom do not work and are not necessary. Alphabetically order your references. A few more sources should be used. No external links!
  

 
Effect of Heavy Metals on Plants
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: When learning the devastating effect of heavy metal waste on our environment and ecosystems. We decided to conduct an experiment to discover the effects of small amounts of contaminant metals on plants.
Project Number: 6487
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  The wood background and leaves for menu items are a very nice touch to your site!
 Hard to read text due to colour of text and background. 

 
The Danger of Concussions
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: This Virtual Science Fair project focuses on the importance of concussions. The website will focus on everything from how concussions occur, to the long term effects a concussion has. Concussions are the reasons for the deaths of many athletes almost yearly.
Project Number: 6185
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Very thorough project, excellent glossary and quiz. When the wrong answer is selected though, the other wrong answer link also changes colour, giving the reader the correct answer. Excellent bibliography references. Pictures should be larger and better aligned. Overall, well done.
  

 
Operation Brown Apples
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We are observing what type of drinks keeps the apple slices white. We used five drinks: Lemon juice, apple juice, orange juice, coke, and vinegar. We put 3 apple slices in each jar and labeled them A, B, C, D, and E. Each jar of apple slices had the same amount of drinks: 250mL. Every day for 1 week we took pictures of the apple slices in the jar.
Project Number: 6802
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Beautiful drawings. Good use of tables. Photos would be better if they were close-up shots of the apple slices.
  

 
Popcorn Project
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this experiment is to see how different temperatures will affect how many kernels will pop. We will have 3 bags of 50 kernels in a bag. Bag A will go in a fridge, bag B will go next to a heater, and bag C in a closet. We will check the temperature each day. In 5 days, we will pop the kernels and count how many kernels are leftover from each bag.
Project Number: 6799
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Organized. The graph on the Conclusion page is clear, but the results still should be explained in words.
  

 
The Effect of Soil
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our experiment is to see if plants can grow in different kinds of soil can grow in soil,woodchips,sand,water.we will use the same water and the same pots too. I will give enough water and enough sunlight. same water and the same pots too.
Project Number: 6798
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Good table and graph. More photos needed to show plant growth from beginning to end.
  

 
Chicken Scratch
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
SaskTel
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: My project was based around the fact that when chickens feed out of ordinary feeders they create a large waste. I was inspired to create this feeder because this problem has been going on through previous years and I had not yet found a solution to the problem. So, I wanted to create something that would make feeding the chickens convenient and would minimize the amount of waste.
Project Number: 6438
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  clear and concise
  

 
Will the Plant Grow Again?
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We cut the stem of the 3 plants, plant A we give only water, plant B we give only soil and for the last plant C we give both water and soil. for few weeks we will see if the plant will re grow.
Project Number: 6795
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Complete and organized. You have photos of photos--you should work with the original jpeg files.
  

 
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Montréal, Québec
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effects of different types of music on some measures of the self esteem of 16-17 year old girls.
Project Number: 6480
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  I like the way the links in your menu bar change color on the rollover to match the purple and blue used in the background and the banner.
 You could have included a copy of the test. 

 
Plant Survival
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We want to see how water type affects plant growth. We will compare rose water, tap water, and rain water.
Project Number: 6791
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Good number of photos. They could be in a table for easy comparison.
 Drawings would help website. 

 
Pesty Pesticides
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Testing natural homemade pesticides on crickets to see which is the most effective in repelling them
Project Number: 6481
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  I like your use of color. The orange headings look very nice with the green on your pages.
 In most situations, higher order living creatures should not be used in the VSF. It is an oversight on our part for not properly informing participants. 

 
Probiotic Power
Mentor College  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: I wanted to address if adding Probiotics will prolong the shelf life of foods. I filled 8 cells in ice trays with different food groups. 2 drops of BioGaia Probiotics were added to half of the cells. For 10 days, I observed the samples and the data was summed for odour and appearance. I discovered that adding Probiotics did not change the shelf life of the food groups.
Project Number: 6836
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Website: Well built website, uses several forms of media, layering is done effectively and creatively, good use of colour, text, diagrams, and photos. Easy to navigate, loads slowly at times however. Tables and graphs and use of slide show was ok however the font size was small and they were difficult to view effectively. Unclear about the use of “subscribe” buttons. Some of the graphics seemed unrelated, it would have been nice to see some pictures of the process or results. Experiment: Great project. Great care was taken to control all variables. Detail to scientific objectivity was maintained by conducting experiment as a double-blind study. Analysis of results was thorough and clearly illustrate the outcome of using probiotics in food preservation.
 Photographs of study would help. Source of each image should be provided. 

 
Pop Pourer
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6774
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Your site was nice to look through. It’s obvious you enjoyed this project!
 Looks like fun. Good video. Perhaps you could have discussed the simple machines a bit more. 

 
Simple Machines
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6770
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Good work. Try to be a little more detailed in the future.
  

 
Bye-Bye Salt Stains
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Our project was to test which removing products removed salt stains off of suede and which products removed which salt the best!!
Project Number: 6477
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Great work on the banner! The sparkles add an element of fun to you site.
  

 
Particle Collision
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: We will conduct a research on particle collision and the steps mankind has taken to date to improve and advance this field of science. The most famous particle collider will be named and researched. We will also show how particle collision can affect the future of mankind
Project Number: 6160
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Excellent website. Very thorough presentation of research. Glossary is helpful to the readers and quiz makes site a bit more interactive. Quiz could have been longer or you could have incorporated videos. Text could be aligned on right side of page. Very well done!
  

 
The Breaking Point of Helmets
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: to test the breaking of three cycling helmets
Project Number: 6479
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  The different shades of blue you used break up the page nicely and work together very well. Very nice!
 Live link in Bibliography. Photographs are helpful. 

 
How Does Temperature Affect Plants?
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We are going to plant garlic and put them in different temperatures to see how does temperature affect plants growth. Everyday for six weeks after we will take photos and measure them each week.
Project Number: 6794
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Good data table and photos. The hypothesis is stated differently in the Introduction and Conclusion pages.
  

 
The Plant Experiment
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We are going to do an experiment on plants. We will put hot water, ice and warm on the plant. We will also put the plants in different room temperature.
Project Number: 6558
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Good conclusion--you identified some important areas for improvement. You should have a photo of all four plants lined up on the last day.
 Nice to see you try drawing with Paint. 

 
Aquatic Contamination
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this project was to study the effects of heavy metals on fish and to see whether or not they are able to sustain life in these conditions.
Project Number: 6489
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  The fish animation is fantastic! What a great idea. You paid attention to all the little details, making your site really stand out. Great work!
 In most situations, higher order living creatures should not be used in the VSF. It is an oversight on our part for not properly informing participants. 

 
Climate Effects on Various Steels
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: To find out what kind of steel, regular steel, galvanized steel or stainless steel will rust fastest and whether surface area has an effect on the time it takes to rust.
Project Number: 6526
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  The color choices and images you chose for your site fit your topic to a tee! I like that you used a lot of images to show how the different types of steel reacted to the various environmental conditions.
  

 
Eye See Everything
Ashbury College  -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Our project is to prove which gender has the fastest response time, and out of the genders, which age had the fastest time. Our experiment proved, ( contrary to similar experiment already published) the WOMEN are actually faster than men, and that older people (adults) are faster than children.
Project Number: 6642
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  This was an interesting project. I thought you did a really thorough job collecting and processing the data and you gave the site an appealing look.
 Nice Website 

 
Dirty or Clean water?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I am adding active bacteria to distilled water and purifying the water using ions, chlorine, and a boiling method. I will compare the water with normal distilled water after two hours and conclude, based on my observations, which method out of boiling, ionizing, and chlorinating will kill the most bacteria and produce the cleanest water.
Project Number: 6244
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Excellent effort. Well explained real world applications. Nicely designed quiz.
 Has a quiz 

 
Fingerprints: Inherited or Random?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Fingerprints are used as reliable identification because each person's fingerprints are unique. But are these unique patterns created randomly or are they influenced by genetics?
Project Number: 6530
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Great experiment. Very well researched. Excellent web presentation.
  

 
Do Shoes Matter?
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea , Saskatchewan
      
SaskTel
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Our project is seeing if shoe design affects an athlete's jumping height. We bought 4 different types of shoes to test variety and we got several athlete's to jump in the shoes. The athlete's jumped in 2 different forms which were standing still and their volleyball approach.
Project Number: 6541
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
  

 
Wii Balance
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Nipissing University
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6524
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Your site is simple and clean, with all of the colors drawn straight from the background image. It looks coordinated and absolutely beautiful!
 No Abstract 

 
Electricity
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: In our virtual science fair, Antoine and I are describing the different sources of electricity. We are also showing you the Hoover dam and some other dams in Quebec. We also show some background on the different sources of energy.
Project Number: 6152
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Very informative site, excellent info about Quebec hydro dams, some pages have a lot of white space and are too wide, text not aligned, header should be consistent throughout website, only URL references of images provided, some image references are appearing directly over the image, images of Quebec hydro dams should be included, bibliography is not formatted well.
  

 
Grow in the dark
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: We tested whether lighter or darker light had an effect on bacterial growth. The darker light source grew more bacteria.
Project Number: 6523
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Great color choices! The bright colors really pop on the black background.
  

 
Best Insulation
Trinity Freeway Academy  -  Gary, Indiana USA
      
Virtual Science Fair - Foreign Project Award
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Which material insulates the best? My hypothesis is that wool cotton socks will work best insulating. Poor warmed water into bottles covered with different socks. Place warmed water in each bottle and insert a thermometer probe. Place this system on the cold lab table and plot as the water gets cold. The best fiber for keeping warm is fabrics made out of wool.
Project Number: 6883
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  You did a good job using the equipment. You could have used more time to extract your raw data from your device. Overall I think you project turned out good. I think you need more research in writing your analysis.
 Attractive site No info. page Banner photo reference ? Good idea but superficial treatment ... what does literature say ? 

 
Water versus Water
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We wanted to see if using different types of water will make plants grow faster. We used three identical potted plants, and each plant got the same amount of water and sunlight. Every two days for the following weeks, we water the first plant with tap water, the second plant with fish tank water, and the third plant with rain water. Every week, we measured the height of each plant.
Project Number: 6560
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Good colour scheme. Although one plant in Pot B was the tallest, more plants were growing in Pot A.
 Nice photographs! 

 
Eggcellent Osmosis
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I am planning to find out the effects of osmosis. Osmosis is the diffusion of water through a selectively permeable membrane from a higher concentration to a lower concentration. I think the egg in salt solution will have more mass and more volume in liquid. I will use 4 egg soaked in white vinegar for 24hr, distilled water, salt solution, pens and labels, jars, graduated cylinder and a balance.
Project Number: 6260
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Project is well prepared and visually appealing. Not a very creative idea.
  

 
The Science of Birth Order
Selwyn House School  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: I will be making relations between the order of birth and successfulness, intelligence etc.
Project Number: 6197
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:   Interesting topic with a consistent layout. Excellent survey and data collection. Could the first born be earning more because they are older and more experienced? Not all oldest are taller and weigh more. Text should be all in one column and not separated by data (natural movement of the eye). Quiz should not have to be re-started but go back to question person was answering. No caption or references of images. External links present in bibliography.
  

 
The Power of Sunlight
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of our Experiment is to see how sunlight affects the color and growth of a bean plant. WE USE THREE IDENTICAL LOOKING BEANS, THREE PLASTIC POTS, A CAMERA, WATER, SOIL AND SUNLIGHT.
Project Number: 6562
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Nice drawing on the Home page. The data table and graph do not match the results stated in the Conclusion.
 Good except for mix-up on graph. 

 
How Different Liquids Affect Plants
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: For our science project we are going to water a plant with sugar and water another plant with protein powder. Were going to put normal water in the first plant, sugar in the second plant, and protein powder in the third plant. Were going to see if you put sugar into plants and water it. If sugar works better we created an invention that some people might want to use.
Project Number: 6568
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Good data table and photos. The results should be explained in the Conclusion.
  

 
Cryptography
Selwyn House School  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Nipissing University
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to explore the different ways that exist to perform cryptography as well as examining their strengths and weaknesses.
Project Number: 6594
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Great project
  

 
Dirty Money
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6542
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
  

 
The Science of Space Suits
Clarke Home School  -  Chatham, Ontario
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: This will a descriptive project on the science behind space suits
Project Number: 6693
Grades: K-3   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  
 Future Astronaut. Nice experiment. 

 
The Fastest Cure for Your Pain
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to determine which brand (Advil, Life, and Mortin) of ibuprofen tablets would dissolve the quickest and relieve pain. To determine which type of tablets within the Advil brand would dissolve the quickest. The type of Advil tablets I tested were 1) Tablets, 2) Caplets, 3) Liqui-Gels.
Project Number: 6227
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  The approach to the project is creative. The experiment is clearly explained and the variables are well controlled. The web presentation is excellent.
  

 
Pick Me Up
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6703
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  You have built a fairly complicated machine, which seems to function as you intended and you have described your project well. Excellent work!
 Video good. 

 
Growing in the Rain
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: The purpose was to test the affects of acidic pH levels on plant and seed growth, over a course of 28 days.
Project Number: 6498
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Your color scheme is exceptionally attractive; sticking with the different shades of green stays true to your topic and gives your site a cool, clean look. The colors allow each section of the page to stand out, yet they all work together. I love this site!
 Photographs Please. 

 
Let Us Spin
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6711
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  You put a lot of effort into your background research and have written a comprehensive essay. You have built a fairly complicated machine, which seems to function as you intended. Your method and accompanying images explain your invention well. Your video is a good addition. Excellent work!
 Good video and quiz 

 
Clean Well, It's Not Good to Glow!
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount , Québec
      
Nipissing University
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Our project features the different factors of proper hand washing.
Project Number: 6507
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  I love the look of your site! The background image and the colors really make the site fun!
  

 
AIDS and HIV
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6159
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Very interesting topic with a good amount of information provided. Statistics for age groups and areas would make the project more relevant. Navigation bar at the bottom does not work. Quiz link to answers shows all question answers at once. More images would help support understanding of concept. No external links! Bibliography should be in alphabetical order.
  

 
Double Minded
Ashbury College  -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: My project is about finding the efficiency of multitasking . I would like to do this project because the younger generation multitasks a lot, (e.g. texting while doing homework). I did this experiment by gathering 24 people (same age). They listened to a recording and then I would ask them 10 questions. They then would be graded out of ten.
Project Number: 6644
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  This was an appropriate topic for a young man and I enjoyed your work. Can you think of ways that your results might be relevant in today’s world
  

 
Car Shapes and Wind Resistance
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to find out which automobile shape experiences the least wind resistance: the cuboid, low profile cuboid, or the low streamlined shape.
Project Number: 6242
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Well executed project. Excellent effort in linking application and real world.
  

 
Water Acidity Level
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: I will be testing whether water’s acidity level influences plant pigments as an indirect analysis of the effects of acid rain on photosynthesis within a plant.
Project Number: 6161
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Very good science, would be more informative with quantitative data, beautiful website design, images are good but do not have references, alphabetically order bibliography and some references have missing titles
  

 
The Science of Flight
Clarke Home School  -  Chatham, Ontario
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: This will a descriptive project on the science of flight.
Project Number: 6692
Grades: K-3   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  
 Future Pilot. Interesting Project. 

 
Battle of the Senses
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6513
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  I love the use of color and pattern throughout your site. The darker grey provides a nice canvas for the light colored text and is a nice departure from the usual black. The banner image with the stripes adds a nice touch!
 No Abstract 

 
Run To The Rhythm
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Nipissing University
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: We tested what types of music have what effects on Middle school girls running. We tested classical music, pop music and no music.
Project Number: 6515
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  The use of color on your site is fantastic! Who knew white with pops of color could look so nice! The image you chose for your enter page adds a really nice touch.
  

 
How Strong is Your Hair?
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: We tested how effective the hair strengthening shampoo (Pantene Pro-V Fragile to Strong) on different hair types (i.e. straight, curly and wavy.)
Project Number: 6517
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  I love this site! Your fonts, your colors, and your background image, all come together to create a stunning web site. Fantastic!
 Photographs Please. 

 
It's the Dirt that Counts
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Nipissing University
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: I grew beans, radishes and carrots in three different types of soil to figure out which vegetables will grow at a higher velocity (speed of growth).
Project Number: 6519
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Beautiful web site Elizabeth! I particularly like how your banner font works with your background pattern. The colors you chose also work very well together.
 Photographs Please. 

 
Tamiflu Medication (H1N1)
Kings' Christian Collegiate  -  Oakville, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Description of the Tamiflu Medication: The Oseltamivir Phosphate
Project Number: 6681
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Well-constructed webpage and documentation of the project results.
 Attractive site "Conculsion" 

 
Hydraulics
St. Angela Merici Elementary School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Building and exploring a robotic arm.
Project Number: 6679
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  this project has everything in a neat and organized format
  

 
Vitamin C from Oranges
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Using various types of oranges, I'll try to find out which oranges contain the most vitamin C and are alternatively the healthiest.
Project Number: 6240
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Well displayed observation and conclusion. Nice layout. Well done!
  

 
The Great American Physics Machine
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
SaskTel
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Purpose: My purpose is to build a model roller coaster out of K’nex to find out all the forces acting on you during a roller coaster ride. It is also to find out the difference between centripetal and centrifugal force and which force is applied on a loop. Procedure: 1. Go on EBay, Used Regina, or any auction site you can find. Screaming Serpent sets are not in stores anymore, so unless you have some from about 2005, you have to get it off an auction site. 2. Your Screaming Serpent comes with instructions. First of all, build the lift stated in the book. 3. Next up, build the turn around. 4. Build the loop supports. Make sure the loop looks like a teardrop, not circular. 5. Next up, build the last turn into the station. 6. Connect all of your chain from the Screaming Serpent. Make sure they are all facing up. Put them around the gears, and then connect them. 7. Put all of your bendy green rods and orange connectors all the way around the supports. 8. Put crossties on your bendy rods as you see fit. 9. Attach the purple tubing track all the way around both sides of the crossties. 10. At the end, attach the unconnected pieces of track using the micro rods. 11. Put all the train cars on the track. Slide it up so it attaches to the chain. 12. Turn on the motor to the right. Conclusion: I noticed that centrifugal force is not existent on my roller coaster. Centrifugal force causes something to go in a straight line, which does not happen on any circular movement in my coaster. Centripetal force brings things to the center of rotation, which happens on the loop. The forces of potential and kinetic energy apply when the coaster is going up the chain lift and at the top of the loop (potential) and going down the hill, down the loop, and on the banked downwards turn (kinetic). Gravity lets these forces come into action (coming down the hill creates kinetic energy using gravity). Analysis: One big thing I learned is that centrifugal is related to inertia. I also learned that forces aren’t always equal: some forces are bigger than others in certain places. Lastly, I learned that G forces are equivalent to Newton’s third law.
Project Number: 7066
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Enthusiasm for material, in-depth knowledge, and ability to apply! · Extremely impressive!· Great model – well constructed with a good variety of focus included. · Your understanding of the forces and where they are displayed is impressive and has great potential. · Excellent explanations without looking at notes. · Good knowledge of energy. · Great explanations of scientific principles tested. · Understood the scientific principles. · Well researched and reliable resources. · Well done!
 Centrifugal Force is a bit of a tricky concept. Study Newton's First Law to understand why it is said that Centrifugal does not exist. 

 
Preventing Mold Growth
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our purpose is to find how and where mold grows best so we can prevent it. We have placed one piece of bread, one piece of orange, and one piece of cheese in five different locations around Shane’s house.
Project Number: 6828
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Good record of results. Photos should be close-up shots so that differences could be seen.
  

 
Not Just Any Soil Will Do!
Sherwood Heights School  -  MIssissauga, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My project is about which plant soil will make a primrose plant (flowering plant) grow better. The sandy soil, the clay soil, and normal potting soil. My project will take place for two weeks. I will record which plant will grow better. Every second day I will take a picture of all three plants.
Project Number: 6218
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Your experiment is very well presented. It is practical and has useful information. The purpose is well defined and the method and observations are detailed. The web presentation is very good with appropriate use of colours.
  

 
Fishy Behaviour
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We will see how decorations inside the bowl will affect the behavior of pet fish. One bowl will have no decorations, the second will have one, and the third will have two.
Project Number: 6571
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Good recording of data. Some webpage colours make the text difficult to read.
  

 
Clean Energy
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: My project is about making electricity the environmental way. Using the sunlight as a power source. In my project I will be using a solar cell to collect energy from the sun to power a motor and a LED light.
Project Number: 6217
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  You project is imaginative. The hypothesis is clearly stated, and the variables are controlled. The presentation is neat.
  

 
Liquid with Most Heat Capacity
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: I'm going to use different types of liquids and measure them to see which one has the most heat capacity.
Project Number: 6299
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Clear purpose. Terrific use of chart and tables in support of conclusion. Good work!
 Text size issues in FireFox but OK in IE. 

 
Are Antioxidants the Answer?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: In this project, I wanted to see if antioxidants could reverse the effects of radiation. I thought that they could reverse the effects, and that the Super Berry mixture would be the most effective in doing so. I was wrong, however, as cloves turned out to be the best antioxidant.
Project Number: 6424
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Excellent work! Well done.
 Couldn't find photo gallery. 

 
Resistant Reconstructions
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6391
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Good experiment. The variables are well controlled. The conclusion is obvious that the modification to buildings would reduce damage. Excellent web presentation.
 Photographs would have been nice. 

 
Magnetism
South Island Distance Education School  -  Victoria, British Columbia
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6201
Grades: K-3   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Easy to navigate website. It shows up better in Internet Explorer than Firefox. Your links work and all images show up. You might like to use the same font and size for continuity. The artwork is wonderful. It is an interesting topic for your descriptive report. It is a very broad topic and it might be better to narrow your topic in the future. It is important that you do not quote directly from your sources. Take your notes and use your own words. Copying sentences will require you to put quotation marks around the sentence and to name the author in brackets after the sentence. The Llama lesson video is a great idea, unfortunately the audio was difficult to understand. Next time you might want to consider including the script below. You might like to discuss the properties of magnets and try a few simple experiments next time. Good effort on your science project.
 Display Issues Good video 

 
Chemiluminescence
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Purpose 1. To see if a chemical reaction will occur when the solution in glow-sticks is used to act as 2 paint colours mixing. EXAMPLE: mixing yellow and blue to create green. 2. To find out what happens to the reaction if you add water when the solution in glow-sticks is used. 3. To find out what happens to the reaction if you add vinegar when the solution in glow-sticks is used. 4. To find out how a glow stick works. Procedure: 1. Gather all materials. 2. Spread out newspaper around your area. 3. Put your paper towels beside you. 4. Lay some cups on the newspaper. 5. Cut 6 pieces of white tape. 6. Use the Sharpe/marker and label the tape: yellow hydrogen peroxide, blue hydrogen peroxide( you can put the yellow and blue hydrogen peroxide together), yellow phenyl oxalate ester & yellow florescent dye, blue phenyl oxalate ester & blue fluorescent dye, CH3COOCH (vinegar) and H2O (water). 7. Stick the “vinegar” label on the container filled with vinegar. 8. Stick the ”water” label on the container filled with water. 9. Stick a labeled piece of tape on each plastic cup. 10. Put some rubber gloves on. 11. Get an adult to cut the glow stick with the knife ( only the plastic part)or you can get an adult to pre-cut it and tape it for when you do the experiment. 12. Undo the tape and dump the inside liquid/chemical out of the plastic tube. 13. Once most of the outside chemical is emptied into the correctly labeled cup, put the glass part in the plastic tube and tape the opening to keep everything from shooting out. 14. Crack the glow stick and then take the tape off. 15. Pour the chemical in the correctly labeled cup. 16. Repeat steps 11-14 for as many glow sticks as you want 17. Mix the two yellow cups together and then the two blue labeled cups together. Stir, using the stir stick. 18. Mix the yellow and the blue chemical reactions to create green. Stir, using a different stir stick. 19. Then, evenly measure the green reaction between 3 cups 20. Put 1tsp of vinegar in one cup and 1tsp of water in another cup, with the third cup containing just the green mixture. Stir the cups that have the vinegar and water, using different stir sticks, so as to not contaminate the mixtures. 21. Leave one cup untouched, with nothing else added to it. Look at the difference between the 3 cups. 22. Clean up the mess. Conclusion: 1. I was successful in creating a chemical reaction with the chemicals in a glow stick. 2. When I added the vinegar and water to the chemical reaction it had no further reaction it just diluted the chemical reaction. 3. I was successful at mixing the yellow and blue glow stick chemicals to create green or a greenish yellow. Analysis What I learned from my experiment is how a glow stick works, for most kids think it is battery powered but obviously it is not. As my experiment also showed is that the fluorescent dye in a glow stick is visible even when highly diluted.
Project Number: 7070
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.-· Her knowledge is very impressive. · Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about chemistry and reactions. · Has a strong presentation style and excellent speaking skills. · Absolutely excellent!
 Some link buttons didn't work. 

 
Body Position vs Blood Pressure
Trinity Freeway Academy  -  Gary, Indiana USA
      
Virtual Science Fair - Foreign Project Award
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: I measured blood pressure, heart rate and pulse to see which would be the lowest at different body positions. I will use 15 subjects for heart rate and 8 subject for blood pressure, each will have their blood pressure, heart rate and pulse taken standing, sitting, and lying down using a Vernier blood pressure sensor and the Vernier handheld heart rate wireless probe. I will compare their vital statistics to see how they vary with body position. My hypothesis is that the blood pressure, heart rate and pulse all will change with body positions. The results of my experiment were that the blood pressure standing up is higher than sitting laying down. The results from sitting down are lower than standing but are higher than laying down. The blood pressure, heart rate and pulse are at their lowest laying down.
Project Number: 6858
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Your analysis was fairly good, but you need to collect more data. You collected a reasonable amount of data to make your conclusions. The project has merit to all people who work in stressful jobs.
 Attractive site No info. page Banner photo reference ?Good idea but superficial treatment ... eg: intro assertions with regard to highest risk of cardiac event ? 

 
Growth of Plants
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our project is on how different plant mixes affect the growth of plants. We are planting four seeds in different kinds of plant mix: one seed in sand, one seed in rocks, one seed in bark mulch, and one seed in soil. We want to see which seed will grow to be the healthiest and live the longest.
Project Number: 6827
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Thorough work. Detailed explanations. Some page colours make the text/links difficult to see.
  

 
Temperature's effect on DO
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this experiment is to determine how temperature affects the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water.
Project Number: 6423
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Challenging project design and variables were controlled well. Well thought purpose and approach. Terrific layout.
  

 
Picker Upper
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6708
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Your machine seems to function as you intended. You have explained your project well. Your video and photos are good additions.
 Good video and quiz 

 
How Good is Your Salt?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Determining the iodine content of various kinds of salt to conclude which salt is better for you
Project Number: 6340
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Clear hypothesis along with well put observation. Great effort!
  

 
Enzymes
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Enzymes Purpose: 1: How enzymes work. 2: What manufactured products contain enzymes. 3: What out of the three substances can break down the egg the best. 4: If substances (NORWEX, Coffee, water w/ food colouring) can create different temperatures from boiling point. Procedure: 1. Boil the eggs. 2. Boil 3-4 cups of water 3. Once boiled peel them and place one into each of the jars. Fill them with 1 2/3 cups of water. 4. Place 30ml of the NORWEX into one jar with the water and an egg in it. Mix it constantly for 30 seconds. Label and seal it the jar shut. 5. Take another and add 30ml coffee of the powder. Mix it constantly for 30 seconds. Label it and seal it shut. 6. In the third jar add 3-4 drops of the yellow food colouring. Don’t mix it just shake it. Seal it shut and label it. 7. Wrap all the jars in a towel so that the heat stays in. 8. Place the jars under the kitchen sink. 9. Let them sit for 2 days. 10. Pull them out. Use the thermometer to take each of the temperatures. Mark them down on paper. Make sure to wipe it down with a damp paper towel before going to the next. 11. Put it back in for another 1-2 days. 12. Take out and look at the egg. Do you notice a difference from 4 days ago when you were just placing the peeled egg in? If you notice a change that means the mixture has enzymes if not it doesn’t. Conclusion: 1: Work by the substrate entering the enzymes and becoming attached. The substrate begins to change. The product leaves the enzyme smaller then when it entered. 2: Coffee and NORWEX detergent contained enzymes. There are many other products that can break products down but I wouldn’t have had enough jars. 3: Coffee helped break down the egg the best, so I think that the daily coffee everyone has does help our bodies each day. 4: Didn’t create many differences in the temperatures from boiling point once the cooled down they all stayed within 20-22 degrees. Analysis: I learnt that enzymes have many uses apart from being in the body. Manufacturers use enzymes in creating products such as detergents, antibiotics, bread, cheese, coffee, sugar’s, vinegar, vitamins, and many other products.
Project Number: 7062
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Very enthusiastic, scientific process honored, additional variables could add to the experiment and assist conclusion.· This project could give a great introduction to a study of diabetes. · Great work. · You have a good understanding of how enzymes function in the body. · Good answers to my questions! · Very enthusiastic
  

 
Water Types
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We wanted to see if different water types effect a plants growth. We used three identical potted plants. Every day we gave bottled water to plant A, tap water to plant B, and rain water to plant C. Every three days we measured the plants height.
Project Number: 6808
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Webpage colours are pleasing. More photos needed to show plant growth from beginning to end.
  

 
Effect of Chemicals on Seed
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Using different chemicals such as Hydrogen Peroxide, Isophyl Alcohol, and Impure Dilute Acetic Acid to see if they will effect the Germination of pea plant seeds.
Project Number: 6346
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Excellent creativity and originality. The research is very informative. Terrific work!
  

 
Keep It Cool!
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of my experiment is to see which cooler is the best for keeping ice frozen for the longest amount of time. The second purpose of my experiment is to see which cooler out of my 3 is the best, the second best, and the worst. Procedure The procedure of my experiment is first to gather all of my materials. Then I had to freeze 1 cup of ice in 4 plastic containers. After the water is completely frozen I had to pop the ice out of the plastic containers and put each ice block in a cooler (I left 1 ice block in a container, this is the control.) Put a thermometer beside each ice block. I observed the ice melting and I recorded my observations. Conclusion In the end of my experiment I found out that the plastic cooler is the best cooler for keeping ice frozen. The bag cooler is the second best, and the Styrofoam cooler is the worst cooler for keeping ice frozen for the longest amount of time. Analysis If you are going anywhere where you might need a cooler or you are buying a new cooler, I recommend the plastic cooler.
Project Number: 7051
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.-· Very thorough experiment · Very descriptive observations · Detailed use of control · Very knowledgeable presentation · Nicely organized and well explained · Very cool graphing website used · An understanding of the characteristics of good insulators
 Missing Observations? 

 
Skyscrapers and Wind Pressure
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: I am doing this complicated project to determine what designs of skyscrapers have the least wind resistance and which can last the longest at high velocity winds. I will test this project by creating a wind tunnel, and then building 4 - 5 different model skyscrapers. I will then, using an industrial fan, test how long each design of skyscrapers last.
Project Number: 6397
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Well displayed and presented. It is obvious that the triangular prism building would have the least resistance if the wedge faced into the wind.
  

 
Boo Bubbles
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: Purpose I want to know what surfaces are better for boo bubbles. I want to know if I can find a way to hold the bubbles without them popping. I did this so children can have more fun with bubbles. Procedure 1. Get a gallon size pickle jar or a plastic jar. 2. Take the diamond drill and make a hole on the top, side part of the jar or just make a hole on the lid. 3. Take the flex adapter and put it into the hole you just made. 4. Take a black ring and then twist on a metal ring to make sure the flex adapter doesn’t fall off. 5. Put the hose clamp on the side of the tube that you will connect the adapter to. 6. Attach the 3 foot long piece of rubber tubing to the adapter. 7. As soon as the hose is attached start tightening the hose clamp. 8. Fill the jar half full with warm to hot water. Do not use hot or boiling water as this can cause your jar to melt or crack. 9. Drop a few good sized pieces of dry ice into the jar. Immediately the fog will roll out of the jar. Practice covering the top of the jar with the lid to control the flow of fog out of the tube. You don’t have to screw the lid onto the jar. Just hold it on top of the jar to force more or less fog through the rubber tubing. 10. Make a soapy solution by mixing a squirt of liquid soap with about 4 ounces of water in the small plastic container 11. Dip the free end of the rubber tubing into the bubble solution to wet the end of the tube. 12. Remove the tube from the bubble solution with one hand while covering the jar with the lid in the other hand. 13. A) When the bubble reaches the perfect size, gently shake it off of the tubing and it will quickly fall to the ground (it’s heavier than a normal bubble because the bubble is filled with carbon dioxide gas and water vapour). When the bubble hits the ground, it bursts and the cloud of fog erupts from the bubble. If you don’t want it to pop put it on a towel or smooth surface as in a mirror. Conclusion I concluded that the boo bubbles stayed the longest on cement. The bubbles lasted the longest on cotton gloves. Analysis I think this experiment was made more for everyone. It is fun and also has a lot to do with science, so your children can have fun while learning something. Teachers can have fun with their students while making sure that they are having fun and listening. In this experiment I learned many things even on the safety and handling on dry ice. I learned that you have to store the dry ice in a well-ventilated area and that you can’t totally block off the dry ice as in if you put the dry ice in a jar and totally seal it off it will explode and harm many people.
Project Number: 7058
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Impressive · She knew reasons behind why the carbon-dioxide worked · Very interesting and creative · Nice expansion using various surfaces for bubbles · Unique and innovative experiment · Good work · Knew dangers of using dry ice in experimentation · Very good explanations, well designed, and visually impressive
  

 
Cell Phone Radiation
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to determine whether a cell phone has a harmful amount of radiation using a microwave oven leakage meter. I will test the cell phone at 2 cm, 5 cm, and 15 cm from the cell phone to the microwave leakage meter. I will also use different cell phones. I will test the radiation from the centre, left side, right side, bottom, and top. I will test the cell phone radiation by receiving a call, making a call, texting using Wi-Fi and texting using 3g.
Project Number: 6396
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  A current topic in the news. Excellent research and well controlled experiment. Web display is excellent.
  

 
What Rooting Material is Best?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6308
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Outstanding effort put in the project. Excellent project!
 Website display had problems in both IE and Firefox. Menu buttons moving. Otherwise a good effort. Also judge had to add a title. No abstract. 

 
Does Gaming Affect Health?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: I will be doing this project to find out if gaming affects your health. I first will have to gather five people. I will then measure their blood pressure and heart rate before and after gaming. I will also see if your brain functions the same by giving memory tests before and after gaming.
Project Number: 6393
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  It is a difficult topic to find concrete evidence. Good web presentation.
  

 
Fabric Softener's Effect on Burning
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: In this experiment, I am testing if fabric softener increases or decreases the burn times of cotton, polyester, and wool.
Project Number: 6336
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Observation well analyzed. Nice project!
  

 
Assessing Road Materials
Walter Murray Collegiate  -  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
      
University of Regina - Faculty of Science
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: We will be testing 18 total road structures and comparing them to find the ultimate road structure. We will be running three different analyses'; strength, economics, and the environmental affects of our structures. Our roads are separated into three different layers. The pavement layer, base layer, and the optional drainage layer. The drainage layer is only included in road construction if the road is being built over a wet sub grade. There are four different categories of our roads, and they include thin and thick roads, as well as thin+drainage roads and thick+drainage roads. The thin structures consist of 50mm of pavement, 150mm of base layer, and 200mm of drainage layer if the road is being constructed on a wet sub grade. The thick structures consist of 50mm of pavement, 300mm of base layer, and 350mm of drainage layer if the road is being constructed on a wet sub grade. All of our pavement layers will be constructed with Hot Mix Asphalt (HMAC). We have three different solutions for our base layers and two different solutions for our drainage layers. The solutions for our base layers include Conventional Granular Base, Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP), and Portland Cement Concrete (PCC). The solutions for our drainage layer include Conventional Crushed Rock and Crushed Portland Cement Concrete Rock (CPCCR). To test the strength of each of these materials, its properties were loaded into the PSIPave3D software, a 3D modeling software that is able to detect strain in roads after a certain period of time based on how much weight is being applied to the road. For accuracy, all road materials were tested under the same conditions. The only changing variable in our experiment was the road materials themselves. To economically test our materials, we determined the cost per square meter of our materials by using our capital cost formula. We also took into consideration where these materials come from, and how much it costs to transport them to the work site. Finally, we tested the environmental affects of each road. To find the environmental affects, we studied to find out how each material is created, and how these materials are integrated into our roads. We touched on the affects of taking natural materials from the earth, and the environmental affects of the transportation of these materials. We then compared these three aspects and found our ultimate road solution.
Project Number: 7026
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  
 The project appears to be a simulation with the graphics created by the simulation application. 

 
Plants and Lights
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our science project is an experiment to see what light is best for plant growth. We used four plants exactly alike, and each plant got the same amount of water just each light is different. At the end of every week we will take two or one picture and we will also measure each of the plants.
Project Number: 6817
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Good photos and labels.
  

 
Natural v.s.Preservative
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Primary Fluid Systems
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6331
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  The observation is well analyzed. Variables well controlled. Great layout.
  

 
Plant Growth
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our science project is an experiment to see what light is best for plant growth. We used four plants exactly alike, and each plant got the same amount of water just each light is different. At the end of every week we will take two or one picture and we will also measure each of the plants.
Project Number: 6819
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  The table of results contains good data, but it does not indicate which plant had which type of water.
  

 
Hot vs.Cold Mold Growing Experiment
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our purpose is to find out if temperature affects mold’s growth. We are going have three scenarios. We are putting bread in three different places; we are going to put them under the bed, under the heater, and inside the refrigerator.
Project Number: 6826
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Thorough work. Good conclusion--it mentions an important area for improvement.
  

 
Tails in Pails
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We want to see how the type of water affects the lifespan of fish. We will get three tanks with two fish in each. One tank will have bottled water, another will have Nutrafin Aqua Plus, and the third will have tap water.
Project Number: 6815
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  The table of results contains good data, but it does not indicate which fish tank has which type of water.
 We should not experiment with living creatures in science fairs. Living creatures can be observed but must not be subjected to any conditions that can stress or harm them. 

 
Surviving Food Preservation
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our science project was an experiment to see if root vegetables help food preservation. We used plain bread, and covered with plastic bag so that there will be no difference between air. On bread A we spread onion on it, bread B garlic, and bread C ginger. We also left bread D with nothing on it to check if plain bread gets rotten quickly. We took pictures of the each bread every 5 days.
Project Number: 6820
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Well-organized data and photos. Instead of spreading garlic, onion, and ginger on the bread, perhaps these root vegetables could be stored next to the bread slices.
  

 
Plants and Compost Type
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We want to see how the compost type affects plant growth. One plant will have two orange peels, the second will have soy, and the third will have an eggshell.
Project Number: 6821
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Great drawings. Clear data table. You should include photos to show a comparison of the plants' growth.
 Very good use of drawings! 

 
The Ideal Cement
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my experiment is to measure how much coarse or fine aggregate is needed to make cement pervious to water.
Project Number: 6333
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Great layout and very clear analysis. Excellent project.
  

 
What Clouds Can Do
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: Our experiment was to observe how clouds affect the growth of 3 plants. We used paper towel to create a cloud over one plant to block out all the natural sunlight. The second plant had a paper towel cloud over and we talked to it using happy words every day 5 mins. For the third plant we only gave it natural sunlight.
Project Number: 6822
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Good close-up photos--they allow for easy comparison. Some webpage colours make the text difficult to see.
  

 
Geothermal Energy
Mentor College  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Nipissing University
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: My project is testing how temperature and pressure affect the amount of geothermal energy generated by a geothermal power plant.
Project Number: 7023
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Website: Excellent use of graphics to not only outline the principles behind geothermal energy but also to help illustrate the process and results obtained during experimentation. In addition to photographs, student effectively used tables and graphs do display results. I would avoid the use of red on blue next time for easier viewing however font size and subtitled sections made for easy viewing and ordered information. Top of the website was appealing however the dead links should have been removed so as not to confuse the viewer. Experiment: Clear objective, effectively uses the scientific method to investigate a useful scientific principle in an original way. Procedure clearly attempted to control all variables. Dependent variable was measured and analyzed accurately and was very detailed. Data was organized very well and successfully conveyed results, using a variety of media. Students had a clear understanding of the topic and principles behind geothermal energy. Student successfully analyzed obtained results and displayed them effectively. Student was able to evaluate his own experimental flaws and was able to discuss future applications for what was discovered.
 Good effort in experimentation. Title too long. Had to be changed by judge. Links not working. Source of each image should be provided. 

 
The Citrus Fruit Challenge
Henry Munro Middle School  -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: I tested which citrus fruit contains the most Vitamin C. I tested oranges, lemons,clementine, tangerines and grapefruit.
Project Number: 7019
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
  

 
Geothermal Energy to Electricity.
Sathya Sai School  -  Scarborough, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of this project was to figure out if geothermal energy which is heat from the earth can produce electricity. My experiment showed that by increasing the steam level I can create more electricity. I used a kettle to produce electricity. I created a geothermal plant model, then I placed a motor on a miniwheel from which the electricity was produced. So I concluded , by using geothermal heat from nature, a renewable source, we can produce electricity which is a need for the world.
Project Number: 7020
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
  

 
How Do Beverages Affect Our Teeth
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: This experiment is about how do beverage drinks affect our teeth. We used four different types of beverage; water, soda, coke, and orange juice. We used both soda and coke because there could be a difference between them. We used four chicken bones instead of our teeth, and put them in each drinks. The experiment took 5 days, and the pictures were taken every day.
Project Number: 6825
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  All the links work and the pictures appear. On the Variables page, the independent and dependent variables are reversed.
  

 
Indoor Lighting's Effect on Plants
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We are going to see how indoor lighting affects the colour of plants. The types of light we will use are white, yellow, and blue.
Project Number: 6814
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  All the links work and the pictures appear. The independent variable is unclear: is it type of man-made light OR amount of light?
  

 
How Does Junk Food Affect Stomach
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We are going to test what types of junk food effect you stomach health. Vinegar will act as stomach acids. We will put chips, popcorn, chocolate, and candy in the vinegar to see how the vinegar reacts.
Project Number: 6823
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Great table of photos. Some page colours make the text difficult to read.
  

 
Do Brand Names Affect Our Choices?
Ashbury College  -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Lockheed Martin Canada
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: We did a taste test total of 40 people to see if knowing the brand name affects our choices and preferences. We tested the subjects with 4 different brands of cola, popular and non-popular. We told half of the people we tested which brand was which that they were tasting, and we didn't tell the other half, to see if the results between the two would be different. Our theory was proven right.
Project Number: 7090
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  This was an interesting investigation into the power of advertising. You recognized many of you variables and interpreted the data carefully
  

 
Magnolympics
Mentor College  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Enterprise Saskatchewan
Cum Laude Award -  $30.00
 
Abstract: We wish to study the effect of metals (steel, stainless steel, zinc and brass), and the environment (lemon juice, wax, water, rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer), on the strength of four Electromagnets created by wrapping copper wire around the four metals linked to a transformer.
Project Number: 7025
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Website: Home page fact sheet is original. Well built website, uses several forms of media, layering is done effectively and creatively, excellent use of colour, text, diagrams, photos and music. Easy to navigate, loads quickly. Tables and graphs however should be imbedded in the website instead of in pdf form.Experiment: Clear objective, effectively uses the scientific method to investigate a useful scientific tool in an original way. Procedure clearly attempted to control all variables. Dependent variable was measured and analyzed accurately and was very detailed. Data was organized very well and successfully conveyed results, using a variety of media. Students had a clear understanding of the topic and principles behind electromagnets. Students were able to evaluate their own experimental flaws and were able to discuss future applications for what they discovered.
 Overall a good effort. Music OK but it would be nice to have one switch to turn off for the entire site. 

 
Tune up your Brain!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Suncor Energy Foundation
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to see if music can affect the memory of humans. For my experiment, I am going to show a slideshow of 15 pictures of household objects to many subjects. After the slideshow, I am going to ask my subjects which objects they remember. Then, I will do the same test but this time, I will put some music on and see if music distracts the memory of humans.
Project Number: 6268
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  The web page is visually very appealing. You have performed the experiment in great detail.
  

 
What Clothing Will Keep You Warmer?
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We are going to see which type of clothing works better/is warmer; hat, scarf, gloves, or slippers.
Project Number: 6570
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Excellent recording of data. More photos needed.
  

 
Human-like Thinking Simple Robot
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project was about seeing if a robot could make its own deacons. I hope to see this, because it would require less programming to program.
Project Number: 6389
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Not enough trials for a valid conclusion.
  

 
Stars: The Supernova
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We will research basic facts about stars. We will ocus on stars and their explosions such as the supernova
Project Number: 6156
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Very well-designed, consistent site. Text could be better aligned. Life of a star image is hard to read. Two stars are shown (alpha centauri a and b) and not described. Image references are only URLs, bibliography is not properly formatted.
  

 
Short -Term Memory
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga , Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my experiment is to test short-term memory of different age groups between males and females using pictures, numbers, and nouns.
Project Number: 6311
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Observations were well recorded. Nice layout.
  

 
Chlorophyll in flowers
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Do coloured flowers contain chlorophyll?
Project Number: 6347
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Observations were well recorded. Nice layout.
  

 
Does Minecraft Improve Creativity?
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Step 1) Give A kid 5 minute drawing period Step 2) Let Kid play Minecraft for 10 minutes Step 3) Give another 5 minute drawing period. Step 4) Analyze both drawings and draw conclusion (Is 2nd drawing more creative than 1st?)
Project Number: 6154
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Great website design, very attractive. Scientific method is missing materials, procedure, analysis and conclusions. Image references are only URLs and no references provided for text sources.
  

 
Growing organic skin on bionic arms
EBUS Academy  -  Vanderhoof, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: A prosthetic arm is a mechanical attachment for people who lost their original arm or were born without one. This project describes the latest in prosthetic arm technology as well as a new procedure cover a robotic arm with a biological, living skin so that the arm can look and function more naturally. This highly advanced skin covering and robotic arm gives you the full range of motion and level of control that you would have if you had your original arm and the skin would self-clean and self-heal as well as look and feel more natural.
Project Number: 6194
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  
  

 
Can Kitchen Items Preserve Apples?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is if household items help preserve kitchen household items
Project Number: 6350
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  A simple experiment for the grade level. The hypothesis does not clearly state which kitchen product will preserve apples. The web presentation is neat.
  

 
Plastic Wrap Prevents Evaporation
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I will find out which plastic wrap prevents the most evaporation in my experiment.
Project Number: 6344
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Well presented observation. Nice project!
  

 
How Sweet is Your Food?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to find out how much glucose is in different types of foods.
Project Number: 6342
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Good work! Project design is impressive.
  

 
Healthiest Meal For Plants
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In my project I will be testing to see if a green bean seed will grow bigger with fruit and vegetable compost or grass and leaves compost.
Project Number: 6341
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Results obtained were logical. Nice project!
  

 
Food Waves!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In this experiment, I will be testing the effects of microwaved water on plants. I will cool the water and feed it to 3 plants at different times, at the end of 8 days I will check their growth rates.
Project Number: 6334
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Excellent project. Well displayed observation and chart.
  

 
Stress
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: This project analyses the different aspects of stress including it's cause and effects.
Project Number: 6155
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Excellent website with thorough information, interactivity would engage readers more. Text and images could be more aligned or consistent throughout site. Excellent images and references.
  

 
Being Cheesy
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: For our project we wanted to find out which cheese moulds the fastest. the figure this out we left cheese out on the counter and waited for mould to grow. We found out that marble cheese grows mould the fastest.
Project Number: 6563
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  
  

 
Can Hair Prevent Oil Spills?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of the project is to find out if dyed hair can absorb oil better than untreated hair. Plus, we will also be testing at what temperature oil will be absorbed better.
Project Number: 6337
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Purpose of project relates to everyday life. Nice project!
  

 
A Healthy Teenage Lifestyle
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: With this website, we have been able to answer some of our own questions about a teenager’s sleep and nutritional needs. We are now aware of how much sleep we need and what foods to and not to eat. In exploring our web page, you will learn about sleep and nutrition and how to put them together to make a healthy teenage lifestyle.
Project Number: 6153
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Very informative site, consistent design but some pages have space on the right or bottom (such as the bibliography), some images have text that is difficult to read, great bibliography. Site would be better with an interactive component.
  

 
Area Infected by Bacteria
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I am taking swabs from four places--a restaurant, a daycare, a school, and a home. Then I will put them onto a Petri dish and record which has the most bacteria.
Project Number: 6318
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Observation well recorded. Creative application. An interesting project.
  

 
Water Temperature Effect on Plants
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We are going to measure plant growth with different temperatures. We are using beans. Plant A will go in the hot room then Plant B will go in warm room. Finally Plant C will go in the cold room. Plant A will get 24 degrees. Plant B will get 14 degrees. Plant C gets 4 degrees.
Project Number: 6557
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Colourful webpages. More photos are needed.
  

 
The Effect of Soil Type on Plants
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Laude Award -  $10.00
 
Abstract: We are going to see how different materials affect plants. The main materials are: sand, soil, rocks and of course the plants. Plant A is in soil plant B is in sand and plant C is in rocks. We’re going to water them for the next 4 weeks. The procedure is simple every day measure and water the plants.
Project Number: 6561
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Very clear data table and graph. In your photo of week 4, the height difference between plants is difficult to see.
  

 
Protein Eating Acids
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To find out which fruit: Pineapple, Kiwifruit, or Papaya can dissolve the most amino acids (gelatin).
Project Number: 6328
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Creative purpose and method. An interesting project.
  

 
The Science Behind Time Travel
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I am going to write the science behind time travel answering the following questions How would time travel be done what are the problems with time travel and what is time
Project Number: 6196
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:   Interesting project, consistent layout but many pages have tons of white space at the bottom. References should be alphabetically ordered. Text is a bit incoherent at times. Images should be larger.
  Live links in image credits. Make Not Live! 

 
Read It, Write It
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Our project was to test whether children learn better by reading to themselves (reading story without looking at questions, then answering questions without looking back at the story), having the children answer questions while listening to someone read the story aloud( students get the question sheet and answer the questions as the teacher reads aloud to them, students do not get to look at the s
Project Number: 6457
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
  

 
Milk and Caffeine for Plant Growth
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: you have to take 6 pots 2 for water, 2 for milk, 2 for caffeine(coffee powder) and grow them. you have to observe the fastest at growing, slowest at growing, healthiest, and weakest of all. the main idea is to observe what the effect will be on the plant for each liquid.
Project Number: 6301
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Well linked result of the experiment with the outside world. Impressive observation layout.
  

 
Which Orange is More Acidic?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: which type of orange has the most acidity out of navel clementine and californian orange
Project Number: 6286
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Impressive layout. Great work!
  

 
Renewable Energy Sources
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6184
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Very aesthetically appealing website! You did not provide any references and have an external link under one of your images. Your project would be more engaging with an interactive component.
  

 
Poster Problem
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6475
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
  

 
Fireworks in a Glass
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6469
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  
  

 
How Much Foam?
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea , Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6460
Grades: 10-12   Biology
 
Comments:  
 No photos of experiment, ... basic site 

 
Efficient Fuels
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6183
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Informative website that is consistent throughout. You need a "back" option at the end of your quiz. Where are your image references? You have an external link in your bibliography, a non-functional navigation bar at the bottom of your first page, and some images are too small. A great quiz at the end.
  

 
Viscosity of Motor Oil
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea , Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6458
Grades: 10-12   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Menu in final pages ? Double menu items "Coclusion" ? No photos of experiment, ... basic site
 Buttons on Discussion page missing. 

 
Speed of Decomposition
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To see if a banana will rot faster under sunlight a light bulb or darkness
Project Number: 6292
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  
  

 
Producing Electricity
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6456
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  
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Make Your Own Electrical Light Bulb
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea , Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6454
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  
  

 
Shocking
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6451
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  
  

 
Get Up and Go!
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We tested to see the effects of energy drinks on physical activity before and after consumption. We did different activities on three test subjects to see the results. In conclusion, energy drinks help with endurance sports but not speed.
Project Number: 6450
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
  

 
Testing for Antibacterial Chemical
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to test pine needles, Echinacea, and dandelions for anti-bacterial chemicals.
Project Number: 6425
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Very original idea. The images are excellent, webpage presentation is impressive. Great project.
 Display issues in FireFox. Photo's did not display. 

 
Memory vs. Age
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project is to find out who has better memory, kids or adults. I will test who has better memory by asking kids and adults to memorize words and numbers. I will test 15 kids and 15 adults.
Project Number: 6430
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Not enough data to support hypothesis.
  

 
Heat and Evaporation
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6434
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  The procedures are clear and address the hypothesis. Well done!
  

 
Heat in Wood
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea , Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6459
Grades: 10-12   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Variable definitions ?!
 No photos of experiment, ... basic site 

 
Throwing Farther
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6455
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  
  

 
Skin- Titalating!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I'm doing this project to test the sensitivity of different areas of the skin on the human body.
Project Number: 6392
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Good Experiment. Logical conclusion based on the results.
  

 
I Dare You!!
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To determine if it is more likely for students to follow negative or positive rules.
Project Number: 6512
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  What a great idea for your enter page! Your banner is also really great. They suit your topic very well.
  

 
The Solar Panel
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In our project, we will be describing everything there is to know about solar energy and its wonderful uses. From the solar panel to solar water heaters, we have it all in this site!
Project Number: 6157
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Concept has been well-explained, but some errors in explanation (Northern Canada is not always sunny, use metric not imperial measurements, what does the $20,000-$30,000 include, installation or just panels?) No image references (except a Google images link), external links are in the bibliography, bibliography is not well formatted (order of information, spacing).
  

 
Don't Drink Your Calories!
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
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Abstract: We compared the amount of sugar in common drinks consumed by teenagers today.
Project Number: 6511
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  The colors you chose for your site are fun! I also like the fun font you used for your banner. It really reflects your topic
  

 
Television at Home
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6158
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Good template and design, text should be consistent throughout and aligned, some pages have a lot of white space at the bottom. Alphabetically order references, only URLS provided for photo references. Site needs an interactive component.
  

 
Weight Lifted by Helium Balloon
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my science project is to figure out how much weight a standard sized helium-filled balloon
Project Number: 6304
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Good hypothesis. Well done!
  

 
Rotting Peppers
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
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Abstract: What container or packaging will best slow down the decomposition of peppers?
Project Number: 6289
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Detailed and thorough analysis. Excellent project!
  

 
How Fresh is your Produce?
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6503
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Your site is a great example of how simple can be beautiful if it is done right. I love the colors!
 No Abstract. Spell check Purpose. 

 
Is Your Toothbrush Clean ?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I am going to be determining what method of storing a toothbrush best reduces bacteria when the toothbrush is stored in air, water or an antibacterial mouthwash
Project Number: 6306
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Genuine experiment with balanced conclusion. Nice layout.
  

 
Tough Beans
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I'm going to take lima beans and soak them in different kinds of liquids, to see which one takes the longest time in softening them.
Project Number: 6300
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Great conclusion and observation. Nice project.
  

 
Is Your Cellphone Deadly?
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of our experiment was to test various amounts and brands of cell phones to compare the different amounts of radiation levels that the cell phones exerted.
Project Number: 6493
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  The navigation bar is my favorite part of your site. How creative!
  

 
Carpet Cleaners
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I will get different carpet cleaners and see which one works the best at removing various stains most effectively.
Project Number: 6298
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Well organized project. Well done!
  

 
Whose DNA Reigns Supreme??
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To measure and compare DNA traits in different types of fruits.
Project Number: 6297
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Very clear research. Nice layout of the project. Good Work.
  

 
Speeds and Fluids
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To find out if same object move at different speeds and fluids
Project Number: 6294
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Impressive homepage. Well done!
  

 
Black Holes
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Black Holes
Project Number: 6175
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Interesting project, consistent layout. Einstein's theory needs the 2 as an exponent. The "about us" link of the navigation bar should have a different title. Header should go across entire page, more explanation or dates needed with images, formatting errors of bibliography, only 2 sources of information used?
  

 
Wireless Devices Bad For Plants
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To see if a computer router or phone will affect plant health.
Project Number: 6293
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Well done. Variables were difficult to control. Observation chart is very impressive.
  

 
Drink,Juice,Water for Athlete
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To find out which drink has the most electrolytes to replace the ones an athlete loses during training.
Project Number: 6303
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Topic has correlation with everyday life. Terrific layout of project. Excellent project!
  

 
The Lever Experiment
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Can paper clips and pop tabs hold water up. our hypothesis.
Project Number: 6781
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Your site was well put together. In the future, try to think about the experiment as much as the website.
 Spelling error. 

 
What Sugar Does to Our Teeth
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Our science project is an experiment about 3 chicken banes put into 3 jars, we label them one with sugar, one with water and one with vinegar. We are going to take each chicken bone out of the jars and examine them each day; we examine them with plastic gloves,
Project Number: 6818
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  All the links work and the pictures appear. You have photos of photos--you should work with the original jpeg files.
  

 
Optical Illusions
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose The purpose of my science fair project is to see which age group has a better average of finding the face in a coloured picture of beans, in a shorter amount of time. The reason I chose this type of experiment is because I wanted to see what the difference would be between different age groups and I also wanted to show how hard and how easy an optical illusion can be to figure out. Procedure 1. Find subject to test. 2. Explain to subject what they will be doing. • Sit down • When you’re ready I will bring up a picture of beans. • In that picture you have to find a face. It is a man’s face not a smiley face. • I will be timing you to see how long it takes you to find the face, and when you find it just point at it. • After you find the face you cannot tell anybody where it is. 3. Show the subject the picture of beans. 4. Time them on how long it takes them to find it. 5. Once the find the face I ask them not to tell anybody where it is, then I thank them and let them leave. Conclusion My conclusion is that the 10 and 11 age group had the best average of finding the face in a shorter amount of time. The average for the 10 and 11 age group was 16.4 seconds. That is 25% better than the other two groups. Analysis During my science fair project I learned that there are many different types of optical illusions. I also learned that some optical illusions are easier to figure out than others and many different people have many different strategies of figuring them out. Some of the optical illusion I learnt were the paradox illusion, mental illusion, ambiguous illusion, physiological illusion, or developed illusion.
Project Number: 7068
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Could answer any question asked of her · Many hours put into this project · Strong presentation skills · Good understanding of illusions · Fun and interesting experiment
  

 
Room Warmth Affect Plants' Growth
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Our science project was an experiment to determine how tall plants grow at different room temperatures. We used four identical cups with soil and seeds, which had the same amount of water for each one. Every week, for four weeks, we measured the temperature in each room and the height of each plant.
Project Number: 6813
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Pleasing webpage colours. You have photos of photos--you should work with the original jpeg files.
  

 
Electormagnets
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose 1. The purpose of my project was to construct an electromagnet and find out how many paperclips could be picked up by different amounts of times I wrapped the wire around the iron nail. 2. I also wanted to find out if my doorbell was going to work if I connected one wire to a doorbell button to a battery, one from a doorbell to a doorbell generator, and one from a generator to a battery. Procedure 1. Get an iron nail. 2. Wrap a wire around it. 3. Connect the ends of the wires to a battery. 4. Use the end of the nail to pick up something metal like paper clips. 5. Remember it is a short circuit, so the wire gets hot when you hold the wire to the battery. Conclusion My conclusion is that I learned the more times you wrap a wire around an iron nail the stronger the magnet is, it also affects the magnet if you have a thicker or thinner iron rod.
Project Number: 7071
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.-· Enjoyable presentation · Could explain and demonstrate how changing the amount of wire wraps tests power of his electromagnet · Presents with confidence · Good understanding of the subject matter · Interested in electricity · Nice organization of display · Great graphs · Competent knowledge of material
 Missing Observations? 

 
Boat Survival in a Whirlpool
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We are going to make 3 different boats out of Popsicle sticks, a plastic bottle and a boat with a plastic bottle and Popsicle sticks. We will put 1 Lego person on each boat to see if they will fall out of the boat. Then we will see if they get damage or survive.
Project Number: 6800
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Good colour scheme. All three boats should have been made of the same material.
  

 
Animal Behaviour
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We want to see how different temperatures affect toy poodles' behaviour.
Project Number: 6789
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Nice pie charts. Changing the room temperature would be less frightening to the dogs. Some webpage colours make the text difficult to read.
 We should not experiment with living creatures in science fairs. Living creatures can be observed but must not be subjected to any conditions that can stress or harm them. 

 
Man Faster Than Bike?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6219
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Interesting project. Your experiment is clearly defined. The web presentation is neat, but try to use fewer colours.
  

 
Cheap vs Expensive Hairspray
Citadel Middle School  -  Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I took two bottles of hairspray one cheap bottle and one that was three times that price. I wanted to test them and see which one was better, if spending more money on hairspray was worth it, if it actually worked better. To test the hypothesis, that the expensive hairspray is better, I curled two pieces of hair on each side of side on the head, sprayed two curls with the cheap hairspray, and the other two curls with the expensive hairspray. I blew on the each set of curls with a cool wind and waited 20 minutes and re-measuring every 5 minutes, then I blew on the curls with cool wind again and waited 2 hours without any measuring in between. I repeated this on three different types of hair; fine, thick and coloured.
Project Number: 6753
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Very well done.
 Graphs display in IE but not in Firefox. 

 
The Rampanator 3000
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Q:what is the least amount of Newton's possible to pull a car up a ramp. H: The less of a angle the car is, the less nektons it will take.
Project Number: 6783
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  A nice site, Look to see how you can add more details to a project like this in the future!
 Good video Spelling errors. 

 
Refraction of Light
duPont Manual High School  -  Louisville, Kentucky USA
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The visibility of traffic signs, prevent road accidents from happening. Traffic signs use retro reflection to enhance visibility. Retro reflection deflects light back to its source, unlike secular reflection, which diffuses light over a wide area. The amount of 630nm light reflected from everyday objects will be measured in m/wd using a power meter. .
Project Number: 6908
Grades: 10-12   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Needed the laser (hypothesis, methodology) and then didn't need it (conclusion) ??
 Very, very basic 

 
The Incredible Obstacle
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6780
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Good job. Try to explore your experiment a little deeper next time. It will make your website more interesting!
 Spelling error. 

 
Fruits and Vegetables
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Which fruits and vegetables contain starch? Are the results of the experiments the same as the research results? Procedure 1. Get 3 samples of each of the fruit and vegetables. To get a similar volume { amount of space} of each food sample, use a melon baller to get 1 scoop per food 2. Place food sample in a baking cup. Label each sample with its name. 3. For each sample, use a meat grinder to pound the samples so that there is an equal surface area. 4. For a control use a cracker than put the cracker in a baking cup. Using the dropper, put two drops of iodine on the cracker. Observe the colour change for the presence of starch. It should change to a bluish black or purplish black to indicate starch is present 5. For each sample, using the dropper drop 2 drops of iodine. Observe and record results. 6. Repeat step 5 two more times for each sample. Conclusion I hypothesized no vegetables except for potato would have starch. My hypothesis was false because it said eggplant, potato and carrots would have starch then I researched and only potato had starch. I hypothesized that none of my fruits would have no starch my hypothesis was also false. Three fruits had starch orange, kiwi and apple. This is because these three fruits start as starch but as they ripen the starch turns to sugar. Analysis I learned that some fruits and some vegetables have some starch. I also learned that fruits have no cholesterol and only 1 vegetable had cholesterol which is broccoli. My data showed the potato has the most starch and many different vegetables and fruits have no starch. It was cool using the iodine.
Project Number: 7040
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.-· Extensive sample size, very knowledgeable presentation, and enthusiastic. · Attention to detail in his demonstration. · I was impressed with your presentation. · You were engaging and knew your stuff! · Good job! · It was evident that you learned a lot from your project and I enjoyed listening to your presentation. · Very knowledgeable on the topic. · Great demonstration and display. · Confident and clear delivery of project. · Great presentation. · Polite · Interesting and considers application beyond project.
  

 
Power From Poop!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The abstract of my project is to learn about an alternative method of creating electricity, by using bacteria from waste. I will build a microbial fuel cell and demonstrate whether there is enough energy coming from the bacteria to power a circuit. I will also test to determine which waste products are most effective at creating power.
Project Number: 6226
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  This project exceeds grade level and relates to everyday life. The experiments are detailed and well done.
 Photographs of your complete setup would have helped. 

 
Bath Bombs
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this experiment is to find out if the surface area of bath bomb affects the dissolving time. Procedure: Make the bath bombs: 1. Add the citric acid and the baking soda into a glass bowl. 2. Mix the citric acid and the baking soda in the glass bowl thoroughly. 3. Gather your ingredients to 4. Add the fragrance, olive oil and food colouring into the bowl. Mix rapidly with your hands before the mixture starts to react. 5. Add 10 drops of water into the mixture and continue mixing rapidly. 6. Once thoroughly mixed, pack the mixture tightly into the moulds. (6 round moulds and 8 different shaped moulds) 7. Wait a few minutes then tap out the bath bombs onto the sheet of wax paper. 8. Weigh the bath bombs. 9. Remove any excess mass until each bath bomb weighs 23g. 10. Let the bath bombs dry for a couple of hours in a warm, dry place. 11. Seal the bath bombs in a container away from moisture. Measure the dissolve time: 1. Remove bath bombs from the container and label those that are the same surface area Bath Bomb #1to #6. 2. Label the other shapes #7to #14. 3. Measure 8 cups of water into a glass bowl and adjust temperature until it is 29.5°C or 29.6°C. 4. Drop the bath bomb # 1 into the glass bowl, measure and record the dissolving time. 5. Pour out the used water and repeat steps 3 and 4 for each of the other bath bombs. Conclusion The surface area does affect the rate of reaction because when the shape, or surface area, of the bath bombs differed from bath bombs #1 to #6, the time it took to dissolve changed. Analysis I learnt that chemical reactions are important in today’s society because things like medicine pills fizzing faster are good because then you won’t choke on them and you will get the medication into you faster.
Project Number: 7056
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Good control of weight/mass and other variables. · Great enthusiasm! · Great answers to my questions, appropriate details given. · Gave a lot of thought about the project. · Tested a number of options, changed as necessary. · Great presentation skills – very enthusiastic! · Provided examples of how her conclusion could be used. · Understands the variables in her experiment and did a good job controlling them. · Her display shows a sense of pride in what she was demonstrating! · She showed her work with energy and enthusiasm.
  

 
More Effective to Bacteria
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to find out which is more affective to bacteria.My guess is that the hand sanitizer is more effective to bacteria.I will use a q-tip and swab the bathroom door handles, sponge, and sink. I will swab the q-tip on a petri dish of agar and observe bacteria growth.
Project Number: 6228
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  The web presentation is very neat. The experiment is simple but well presented.
  

 
Growing Nails
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to find out if male or female nails grow longer in the same amount of time. My hypothesis is that the nail of a female will grow faster and longer. First, I will find two males and two females and get them to cut their nails. I will measure their nails weekly for roughly about 3 weeks. Finally, I will measure their nails on the final day and record all of my results.
Project Number: 6229
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  The variables are controlled and well defined. It is a creative project. The conclusions are clear and accurate. The web presentation is good. Try not to use too many marquee tags.
  

 
Mission Impoppible
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My purpose is to see which popcorn leaves the least kernels cooked at the same amount of time. My hypothesis is that I think Orville Redenbachers would leave the least kernels. I will use three different brands of popcorn to test my hypothesis.
Project Number: 6230
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Your project is appropriate for your grade level and the purpose is clear. The colors used on the web pages are too many and do not have a great visual appeal.
  

 
Rusty Reactivity
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: After studying the Physical Science section in Grade 5, I learned about elements, compounds, mixtures, solutions, atoms, molecules and iron oxide. It was a very interesting unit, and it made me curious about matter, and the Periodic Table of Elements. I decided that I would like to investigate further about the compound rust.
Project Number: 6225
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  The experiment is grade level appropriate and shows originality. Good presentation.
  

 
Water Pressure
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose 1. To see how much water that will rise when I put the materials (rocks, foam dice, foam hockey puck) in the measuring cups. 2. To see which hole sprays the water the farthest. Procedure Demo 1. Gather all materials. 2. Then you get 1 milk jug. 3. Use knife or scissors to poke 3 holes in it, 7.5, 11, and 14.5 far apart. 4. Use scotch tapes the holes. 5. Pour water into the jugs. 6. Next, get a meter stick and see which one went the farthest out of the two jugs. Experiment 1. Gather all materials. 2. Place 2 - 500 ml measuring cups on a level surface. 3. Fill each cup with water to the 250ml line. 3. Put the rocks #1 into one of the cups. 4. Put the rocks #2 in the other cup. 5. Observe. 6. Write down how much water rose up from each measuring cup (rock # 1 and rock # 2). 7. Repeat procedures # 2 - 6, using the foam dice and the foam hockey puck. 8. Record all data in a chart and make a graph. Analyze the results. Conclusion 1. Rocks #1, and the hockey puck made 50ml rise from the 350ml line. 2. Rock #2 made 45ml rise from the 350ml line. 3. The foam dice made 100ml of water rise from the 350ml line. 4. The bottom hole sprayed the water the farthest water 18cm. 5. The middle hole made water go 13cm. 6. The top hole sprayed the water the least, 8cm. Analysis The displacement principle was used in my experiment on water pressure. It is like when you step into a filled tub and the water rises but if you are bigger the more water will rise.
Project Number: 7050
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.-· Great explanation and idea · Interested in his science topic · Good work!
  

 
Bending Water
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose: 1. To find out if water bends or moves when charged objects are held beside running water 2. To find out if water bends or moves from my hand if I rub my feet on a rug for 1 minute 3. To find out if water bends or moves from my hand if I rub my hand on a rug for 1 minute Procedure: • Gather all materials • Set up by a sink • Blow up the balloon, set balloon aside • Then, rub the object on the balloon (except magnets if you are using one) • Then, turn on the faucet to get a light stream of water • Move the object toward the water stream • Keep moving the object toward the water, then away again • Observe and record the results Conclusion(s): 1. The water bent toward the comb, balloon and Styrofoam because the comb, the Styrofoam and the balloon were made out of plastic and rubber. 2. The balloon was most successful because it was made of thin rubber on which static electricity can rest on. 3. The Styrofoam was least successful because it was made of foam like plastic in which static electricity will not likely rest on. 4. My hand did not get the water to bend because my hand was not made of the correct type of substance and was not charged. 5. The magnet did not work because magnetism is not related to static electricity. Analysis: I learned that the water can bent toward an object because the object had a negative charge when it was rubbed on the balloon, and the water had a positive charge and was attracted to the object. Opposite charges attract
Project Number: 7042
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.-· Good demonstration · Excited about his experiment and could explain the science behind his experiment · Spoke clearly and was willing to answer all questions · The demonstration was important · Good research on all aspects of electricity, not only on what he had to know on static electricity
  

 
Gravity
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I devised an experiment using a home-made track on plywood; with individual lanes made of various surfaces, to test gravity. I used a mini monster truck to time trial runs down each lane. I had a few purposes to my experiment (1) To find out if different surface areas affect distance travelled and time taken. (2) To find out if the angle (elevation) affects distance travelled and time taken. For my procedure I got a 4x4 sheet of plywood and divided it into 5 equal lanes. These were: rocks, sand, concrete, turf, and an x-resistance lane. I tested each surface area several times at 2 different elevations 15 cm & 30 cm and at angles of 20’ and 25’. I concluded that the x-resistance lane was the fastest and that the height of the plywood track did affect the speed of the monster truck going down the ramp.
Project Number: 7043
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.-· Great work. · Good variety of surfaces. · You display a clear understanding of your work and have a relaxed presentation style. · Well done. Thank you for the great presentation! · Great handling of data
  

 
Acid Rain
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose: To show the effects of acid rain on plant life. Procedure: Measure each plant daily and record length on chart. Water each plant, one with regular water (pH 7 neutral) and one with vinegar (pH 3 acidic) Mist each plant, one with regular water and one with vinegar. Observations and Conclusion: The plant watered with a high acidic pH did not grow as fast as the plant watered a with neutral pH water. The plant watered with a high acidic pH grew more slowly, the leaves began to wilt and brown spots appeared on them. The plant watered with the regular water grew faster and appears healthy. In conclusion, this experiment shows that acid rain does negatively affect the growth of plant life. Abstract: I learned that acid rain kills or damages many things on our earth.
Project Number: 7044
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.-· Very smart young lady · Knew what she was talking about · Good use of terms · Knew the environmental angle to acid rain · Excellent work · Impressed with your ability to control your experiment · Good data equals good conclusions · Great explanation
  

 
Colour Affect on Memory
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose To find out what kind of effect colour and black words have on memory. Procedure 1. Gather all materials 2. Write down easy words in colour and in black 3. Fin people willing to help you will need people ages 7-9, 10-12 and 13-14 one boy and one girl from each group 4. Take the people ages 7-9 and give them the words written in black 5. Time one minute for them to memorize as many words as they can 6. After the minute is up give them one pencil and piece of loose leaf each, give them one more minute to write down the words they remember 7. Record the answers and the words they remembered 8. Repeat steps 4-7 with the coloured words 9. Repeat steps 4-8 with 10-12 year olds and 13-14 year olds 10. Compare which ages remembered the black words better and which ages remembered the coloured words better. Conclusion 1. Colour does have an effect on memory, the bright colours like yellow and green were remembered the best. 2. The girls remembered 26\42 words and the boys remembered 23\42 words. Analysis I learnt that coloured words have a stronger effect on memory then black words. I also learnt that the best colours on memory are yellow, green, and blue. And the worst are red and black.
Project Number: 7045
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.-· Was able to answer questions easily · Informative · Used a lot of data to test her hypothesis · Great backboard · Content knowledge · Very energetic and positive · Speaks clearly · Interesting project · Understood how highlighter or coloured text helps people remember information · She gave a delightful and energetic presentation
  

 
Hurricanes
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose TO SEE IF A HURRICANE CAN BE REPLICATED BY SWIRLING AIR AND WATER IN A BOTTLE. Procedure 1. TAKE TWO EMPTY 1L BOTTLES AND TAKE ALL THE LABELS OFF 2. WASH BOTH OF THEM THOROUGHLY 3. ADD WATER TO ONE OF THE BOTTLES AT ABOUT ¾ FULL 4. TAPE OR USE A CONECTING TUBE TO CONNECT THE TWO BOTTLES TOGETHER 5. FLIP IT UPSIDE DOWN 6. SWIRL THE WATER BY MOVING THE BOTTLES IN A CLOCKWISE OR COUNTER CLOCK WISE MOTION 7. KEEP SWIRLING THE WATER UNTIL IT LOOKS TO BE A HURRICANE Conclusion I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN MAKING A HURRICANE IN THE BOTTLE. WHEN I FLIPPED IT OVER THE AIR PRESSURE IN THE BOTTOM BOTTLE SLOWS DOWN THE WATER FROM POURING INTO IT BY SPINNING THE BOTTLES YOU CREATE A VORTEX SO THE AIR CAN EASILY MOVE FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP BOTTLE. THIS IS THE SAME AFFECT AS A REAL HURRICANE.
Project Number: 7046
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.-· Impressed by how much she learned · Deep interest in Science · Great data collection · The display was very well done · Great presentation, lots of eye contact · Strong content knowledge · Interesting and understood the topic very well · Answered all questions well
  

 
Propulsion
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project is on propulsion. Propulsion is the action of pushing of driving forward. I built a catapult to observe propulsion. My purpose was to see what ball (out of 5 types) traveled the farthest and had the most airtime. My procedure involved me building a catapult strong enough to launch the different balls (see web-site). After several tests, I observed and concluded that the football went the farthest and had the most airtime. The average distance was 17 m. I learned that torsion is a way of propulsion and how difficult it is to build a catapult. I chose to build a catapult because I think catapults are cool.
Project Number: 7047
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.-Congratulations! I enjoyed the project and presentation. · Addressed safety when demonstrated the catapult. · Well researched. · Knowledgeable and enthusiastic. · Great presentation skills – very articulate · Excited about learning. · Demonstrated catapult and was enthusiastic. · You controlled your variables well giving you reliable data, a must in any experiment. · Well done! · Interesting topic. · Good work!
  

 
Air Pressure
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose 1. My purpose is to see what air inside a glass will do when I place it over a lit candle. 2. To see if air pressure will suck up the candle. 3. To find out if the air inside the cup will go out because fire takes up air. Procedure Step 1. Pour water into the glass container (not a lot). Step 2. Place candle in the water. Step 3. Light the candle. Step 4. Place cup over the candle. Step 5. Watch what happens. Conclusion 1. My hypothesis was part right and part wrong the candle went out and I was right that the air in the cup tried to get air and sucked up the candle. 2. In order for fire to keep going it needs air. 3. Air inside the beaker will try and get air so it forces the water to rise. Analysis I learned that fire needs oxygen/air to stay lit. I also learned that the higher up you are the less amount of pressure is pushing on you and the lower you are the more pressure there is on you. I also learned that the earth's atmosphere is pressing against each square inch of you with a force of 1 kilogram per square centimeter (14.7 pounds per square inch). The force on 1,000 square centimeters (a little larger than a square foot) is about a ton. It was fun because I did not know much about air pressure but now I do.
Project Number: 7048
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.-· He understood the science behind his experiment · Good job! · He knew a lot more than his experiment showed · Well thought out research · Explained the science well · Demonstrations were valuable · Captured the interest of people watching
  

 
Exploring Mental Disabilities
Regent Heights Public School  -  Toronto, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I will explore how mental disabilities effect kids, and I will provide an activity where people can see how kids feel with those illnesses.
Project Number: 6844
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Good Project. I believe you have found some answers to the questions that motivated you to start this project. This could be the beginning to a research for you in the future.
  

 
Dry Ice Smoke Rings
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose • To find out how big smoke rings can get using dry ice. • To find out if dry ice smoke rings can blow a candle out. Procedure 1. Get a plastic bottle or cup. 2. Cut a hole or circle with scissors at the bottom. 3. Get plastic wrap and cover the top with it. 4. Tie a elastic and wrap it around the cup and plastic wrap twice on the top. 5. Cut the extra plastic wrap from the top. 6. Put warm water through the bottom hole. 7. Add food coloring if you want to in the water. 8. Use a hammer and gloves to break pieces of dry ice. 9. Put some dry ice in the water. 10. Tap the plastic wrap and rings should come out the bottom. Conclusion 1. They all can put out fire. 2. The 2l bottles rings were smaller but faster. 3. The cups rings were bigger but slower. Analysis In learned that dry ice is a dangerous substance, but very fun to work with. It can be dangerous because it is under -37 degrees Celsius. It can be fun because it is frozen carbon dioxide (co2) and when you put it in warm water it bubbles and then it erupts with smoke.
Project Number: 7057
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Knowledgeable about dry ice and how to use it safely · Very good! · Polite · Great idea and very interesting project · Good use of scientific terms · Great voice and volume · Evidence of much time and thought put into your project · Demonstrated concept clearly
  

 
Fire
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose 1) To find out which fire ball would last the longest. 2) To find out if three different fireballs would be different lengths of time and different colours. Procedure 1) Roll the 100% cotton sleeve into a ball 2) Feed the 100% cotton string/yarn through the 100% cotton sleeve ball 3) Quickly and gently pour/spray the fire ignition into the ball 4) Put the ball into the palm of your hand 5) Light the ball 6) Toss the ball around 7) DO NOT HOLD ON TO IT!!! Conclusion During my experiments, I had noticed that my Hypothesis was wrong, because: 1) Orange was for Axe. 2) Red and yellow was for Nail Polish Remover. 3) Red was for Spray Deodorant. My reason for the mistake was because the materials in each product/fire ignition were different because of the types of what they were and had in them. I hypothesized the time by using math because dividing the time the axe and spray deodorant would last; also multiplying the time to take off the makeup gave me my answers. I hypothesized the colour by the bottle colour by the bottle colour and the product colour. Flame colour determined the longevity of the fireball.
Project Number: 7067
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Presentation totally off by heart · Cool demonstrations · Interested in his project and presented it with energy and enthusiasm · Delightful! · Great job answering questions and summarizing the project · Good voice and volume · Very excited, appropriate vocabulary, and great emotion
  

 
Elevators
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose To make my own counterweight elevator, and see how it works. To see if the counterweight has to be a certain weight to keep the car steady, but have to be heavier than that to lift it. Also to see if it has to be less weight than the elevator for it to descend. Conclusion 1. If the counterweight is heavier than the car, the car will rise, but if the counterweight is too much heavier than the car, the car will rise too rapidly and most likely crash. 2. If the car is heavier than the counterweight, the car will descend, but also if it’s too much heavier the car will lower too fast and crash. 3. However much the car weighs, the counterweight has to weigh the exact same weight as the car, for the car to be steady and balanced. Analysis I learnt how counterweight elevators actually work without a modern day motor. I also learnt that people in the olden times could have 2 story houses and buildings, counterweight elevators are still in use today, but they do not rely solely on the counterweight, they have a motor that descends and ascends the car. So I basically learnt how a real counterweight elevator would work by building my own. I learnt how pulley systems work together to lift heavy items. All in all I learnt that the counterweight must be heavier than the elevator car in order for the car to ascend. Reverse if you want to descend. If the car has to be balanced the counterweight has to way the exact same weigh as the car.
Project Number: 7052
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Demonstration of experiment, explanations were very clear · Interested in her project and understood how elevators worked · Variations could be explained · Young engineer!
  

 
The Human Pulse
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose: To find the average resting and active heart rate of teenagers/test-subjects. Procedure: 1. Gather all materials. 2. Check person’s resting heart rate. 3. Jog for 2 minutes and check person’s active heart rate. 4. Record pulse rate in the chart. Conclusion: Test-subject #7 and Test-subject #2 pulse rate was 60 and was the lowest when they were calm. Test-subject #5 and Test-subject #9 pulse rate was 69 and there's was the highest when calm. Test-subject #8 pulse rate was 86 and it's pulse rate was the lowest when running. Test-subject #6 pulse rate was 109 and it's was the highest when running. Averages: the average pulse rate for the resting pulse is 62.8 seconds. The average active heart rate is 96.8 seconds. Analysis: Teenagers (age 13 to 19), a normal resting heart rate is anywhere between 50 and 90 beats per minute. A normal active heart rate is anywhere between 90-100. Interesting Facts: The women’s pulse is slightly faster than a men’s pulse. There are 17.5 million deaths worldwide just from a diseased heart on the pulse. Drugs affect the heart muscle, heart rate, and the heartbeat. When checking yourself or someone else’s pulse you should use your two fingers because when recording the pulse rate you can feel your own pulse through your thumb.
Project Number: 7060
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Documented all information · A lot of information · Could demonstrate taking the human pulse in various locations over the body · Good speaker and explanations · Knew health information and trivia
  

 
Video Games & Short Term Memory
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: PURPOSE The purpose of my experiment is to prove whether short term memory is affected by playing video games for extended periods of time. Procedure 1. Find the memory game link at http://www.allthetests.com/tests/flipmatch/puzzle.php3 2. Take the memory card game before playing video games. 3. Play 2 hours of non-violent video games, and then take the memory card test again. 4. Play 2 hours of violent video games, and then take the test one last time. 5. Then add up your scores to see how good you did and what affects your memory the most Conclusion The average score for the memory game before the testers played the video games was 25.2. The average score after the testers played a violent video game for 2 hours was 36.2. The average score after the testers played a non-violent video game was 26.6. My conclusion is that playing video games can decrease our short term memory skills and that violent video games cause a more dramatic decrease in memory scores than non-violent games. My conclusion is that playing video games negatively affects short term memory. Analysis In my experiment I thought video games would improve your short term memory because you are using hand-eye coordination and are reacting quickly to elements of the games. I then learned that violent video games decrease your memory the most, but still playing video games affects your memory.
Project Number: 7061
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Solid presentation · Personal investment in the topic · Good information · His own idea and personally designed the experiment · Liked the fun facts · Very good idea that you were connected to
  

 
Volcanic Gases
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my science fair was to find out what happens when I fill a bottle with baking soda and vinegar then put a balloon over top of the bottle. My procedure was simple, I just put in different amounts of baking soda of vinegar for each observation. I put a funnel over the lid; then poured in the baking soda and vinegar; quickly put the balloon over the top of it; then watch what happens. I concluded three things: (1) Adding baking soda to vinegar creates sulphur gas. (2) The more baking soda you use the more the balloon fills up with sulphur gas, and (3) The less baking soda used the less the balloon fills up with sulphur gas.
Project Number: 7063
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Well prepared with materials available · Understood the process of his experiment and knew what he was talking about · Backboard was effective with a lot of information · Good job using different balloons
  

 
Paper Towels
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose 1. The purpose is to see which of the 3 different paper towel brands will absorb the most water. Purpose 2. The purpose is to see which paper towel is the strongest and I will determine that by putting weight on the paper towel. Procedure 1. Organize all materials. 2. Put the paper towel on top of the tinfoil plate. 3. Fill the 25ml measuring spoon up to the top with water. 4. Pour the water into the center onto the paper towel that’s on top of the tinfoil plate. 5. Time 1 minutes on the stop watch so that the paper towel can absorb the water. 6. Take off the paper towel and squeeze all the water out that you can into the measuring cup. 7. Pour all the water that’s left in the tinfoil plate into one of the measuring spoons. 8. You should subtract 25ml from the amount of water in the measuring cup and measuring spoon and whatever is left, that’s how much the paper towel absorbed. 9. Unfold the wet paper towel and place it on top of the bowl. 10. Take the elastic band and place it around the top of the plastic bowl. 11. Stack each hockey puck one a time on top of each other in the middle of the paper towel. 12. When the pucks go through the paper towel you see how many pucks were stacked before it broke and whichever paper towel held the most pucks is the strongest. Conclusion 1. My hypothesis was wrong because I hypothesized that the most expensive paper towel brand, which is Bounty, would be the most absorbent, but, what I found out was that the most absorbent paper towel was White Swan. 2. My other hypothesis was wrong too because I hypothesized that the paper towel that absorbs the least amount of water, which is London Drugs Value Paper Towel, but, what I learned was that the paper towel brand that is the strongest was Bounty. Analysis What I learned was that I just because one brand is more popular or more expensive, doesn’t make it the best brand at everything. But, what I also learned was it can be the best at some things. I hypothesized that the paper towel that absorbs the least amount of water will be the strongest which would be London Drugs Value Paper Towel. I also hypothesized that the most expensive paper towel brand will be the most absorbent brand which would be Bounty. What my data showed was that White Swan was the most absorbent and Bounty was the strongest paper towel brand.
Project Number: 7064
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Great explanation and enthusiasm · Showed interest in his project. · Very good demonstration for all paper towels · Knew what he was talking about · Good presenter
  

 
The Universe’s Greatest Mysteries
Regent Heights Public School  -  Toronto, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The project we will explore is entitled “Two of The Universe’s Greatest Mysteries”. It will feature information about Black Holes and The Big Bang Theory. The project will also feature the connection between the two. We will create accurate assumptions derived from previous research and attempt to answer many un-answered questions about the two. We are fascinated with the mystery of both topics.
Project Number: 6944
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  You had a great interest in your topic and did a lot of reading to prove your hypothesis correct. Great efforts.
  

 
Dissolving Steak
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Purpose: To find out if pop can dissolve steak in 48 hours Procedure: 1. Set up your experiment. Use your marker and masking tape to make labels which combination each jar will contain. Labels should water; cola; and if your using phosphoric acid, phosphoric acid (or if your using 3 kinds of pops label the types of pops). Next, find a place for the jars where they won’t be disturbed while you run the experiment. 2. Pour each of the liquids you’re testing into the appropriately labeled jars, and then place a steak into each one. Use the tongs to push the steak to the bottom. Make sure the steak is entirely covered by liquid. 3. Let your steaks sit for 48 hours on a counter top. 4. lay out a piece of aluminum foil about one or two square feet. Bring your jars to this spot. Using the tongs, lift each steak out of its container, letting any excess liquid drip into the jar, and place each steak onto the aluminum foil. What differences do you observe between the effects of the different liquids? More important, do you still have a steak? Or has it been completely dissolved? Conclusion: 1. The Coca-Cola barely lost anything in a 500 millilitre container so it didn’t really work but it smelt like rotten eggs 2. The Sprite didn’t lose any meat in a 500 millilitre container so it didn’t work at all 3. The Orange Crush seemed to have lost a little more than the Coca-Cola but still barely anything in a 500 millilitre container Analysis: Connective tissue in meat is harder to dissolve than I thought. I learned a lot about pop like: it can take the rust off a nail, clean chrome better than the leading chrome polisher, shine a penny, and it can’t actually rot your teeth it will only turn them brown.
Project Number: 7065
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Had a good understanding of ingredients · Creative experiment · Clearly explains hypothesis and procedure · Enjoyable presentation
  

 
Chicken Ball Picker Upper
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We decided to try to lift up honey garlic chicken balls in a container with a wheel and axle and a pulley.
Project Number: 6777
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Solid work. Make sure you pay attention to the details of your experiment.
  

 
The Speed of Light
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Abstract Purpose: How to measure the speed of light at home Materials: chocolate bar, glass plate, round container, microwave, ruler, calculator Procedure: 1. Gather all materials 2. Place chocolate in centre of glass plate 3. Remove spinning plate from microwave 4. Place container face down in centre of microwave to cover spinner 5. Place glass plate with chocolate on container 6. Set microwave to 1:00 7. Once done take plate out and observe 8. Measure the exit and entry point of the electromagnetic wave 9. The distance measure will be used to calculate the speed of light 10. Take that calculation then multiply the distance measured by two to get the full wave length .(This is done because the microwave is too small for a full wave length) 11. Then multiply the full wave length by the microwaves frequency which is 2450 Mega hertz. (listed on the back of the microwave) ______ X 2,450 ,000,000 cycles per second = speed ? cm/s 12. The number will most likely be in the billions per second as the speed of light is so fast. Conclusion 1. I can measure the speed of light at home using a microwave, ruler, calculator, and a bar of chocolate. The answer was that the speed of light travels billions of cm’s each second at 31,850,000,000 and 30,380,000,000 cm/s in my experiments. 2. I learned that light is actually electromagnetic waves. Light travels at such a high rate of speed, that home experiments are not always specific enough to determine the exact rate. 3. Using different chocolate bars altered the lab result significantly, so I stayed with the same kind of chocolate bar so my results were more consistent. 4. Some microwaves frequency can be different so result in other students homes may be slightly different. Alaysis I learned that the real speed of light is 299,792,458 m / s. In1676 a man named Olaf Roemer made the first “real” measurement of speed by taking observations of Jupiter's moons. The speed of light is a physical constant. The speed of light can help us in finding the age of the universe and understanding the distances to the stars and the galaxies in the universe.
Project Number: 7059
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.--· Great data, graphs, use of the calculator, and mathematics! · She worked through the science behind the project until it made sense to her. · She knew about averaging to get a better answer for the speed of light. · Enjoyable presentation. · Excellent memory!
 This is a interesting project! I learned something new. An explanation of how the "hot spots" provide the wave length would have been helpful. Maybe a diagram showing interference patterns. Project Information page missing. 

 
Electrolyte Challenge
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I am planning to find which of sport drinks, store bought orange juice, or freshly squeezed orange juice is the best for athletes. I will see which drink is the most helpful and supplies the maximum amount of electrolytes. I will make a Simple Conductance Sensor to determine how many electrolytes are in certain drinks. This can help athletes around the world to play the best they can!!!
Project Number: 6259
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  The project has been very well researched and presented.
  

 
What's In The Name
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6720
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Black on blue not a good idea.
 graphs difficult to read 

 
I Spy with my little Eyes
Ashbury College  -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6641
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Your use of the Stroop test was clever and the effect of conflicting messages was clear. I liked the slide show.
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Soap Erosion
Ashbury College  -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I did my project to see how much soap dissolves when it is left in 3L of soap for 8 hours. I looked at four different brands (Olay, Dove, Lever 2000 and Irish Spring) and I looked at their prices.
Project Number: 6639
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  This is an interesting project and demonstrates qualitative and quantitative observations well. I liked the photographs of the soaps.
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Color Change Effect human behaviour
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project is to see if color change effects human behavior. I will paint 15 sheets of clear plastic and wait until it dries. Once it dries I will get people to put the sheets of plastic over their face. If they feel different I will tell them to write their moods on a questionnaire. Once they give me their Questionnaires I wiil average them and give a total.
Project Number: 6255
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Project is not to grade level expectations.
  

 
Splitting water
St. Angela Merici Elementary School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
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Abstract: Our project is about splitting water in to hydrogen gas and chlorine gas...
Project Number: 6637
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Good explanation of your project
  

 
Does Exercise affect Human Memory?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In my science project, I will be testing if exercising affects Human Memory. I will get volunteers to look at a bristol board with pictures on it. Then I will make them exercise for 10 minutes and do the same thing, but using a different board with different pictures. Then I will make them exercise for 20 minutes and test them again with different examples. I will record and compare results.
Project Number: 6256
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
  

 
Battery Power
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project was find out which battery was last longer, I will test six different battery on a flashlight and see which will last longest.
Project Number: 6257
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Purpose is not well defined. The experiment has not been repeated enough times to draw a conclusion.
  

 
Candy Chromatography
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
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Abstract: The goal of this project is to measure how far the colour of skittles can travel and have the most Rf value.
Project Number: 6239
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Well followed procedure. Great project!
  

 
Brrr....Thats cold!
St. Angela Merici Elementary School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The abstract of this project is to see how wind-chill will effect inanimate objects. We will experiment to see how the wind-chill will effect the wood, metal, and brick.
Project Number: 6631
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Very unique idea. Real life applications
  

 
Brr...Bubbles
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I am supposed to see if temperature in a glass bowl will effect how long a bubble is blown.
Project Number: 6245
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Very relevant experiment. Excellent job! Nice project.
  

 
Rainbow Cheese
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: my project is about tasting different coloured cream cheese. I will find out the change and colouring and see if the different colors will affect the taste. I will ask 20 volunteers to taste the different colored cheese and pick their favorite.
Project Number: 6261
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  The purpose is not well defined. The experiment has not been repeated enough.
  

 
Young and Lovely Vitamin E
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of this project is to see if vitamin E can slow down aging. I think it will.
Project Number: 6262
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Web presentation is neat.
  

 
Coral Reef Destruction
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6606
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Good Thorough Project. Lacking in depth
  

 
Head Traumas
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6597
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Basic Research and Esthetic appeal
  

 
Concussion
Selwyn House School  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In our project we are going to show the dangers of having a concussion and how it may danger your brain. We are going to show incidents that may have happened to many sports players and how it may have disrupted their careers. We are also going to show some parts of the brain. Another thing we are going to show is how to cure concussion.
Project Number: 6592
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Good overall project
 Has Quiz 

 
Radiation
Selwyn House School  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Description of radiation, and different types of it.
Project Number: 6585
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Good research, good breath of research
  

 
Do You Think I'm Sweet?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to find out which one has more sugar, and which one hast the sweetest taste, between energy drinks, fruit juices, and pop. For my project I will use Energy drinks, fruit juices,pop,cups,classmates,pencil,and paper.The way I will use these items is I will get my classmates to drink the beverages and tell me which they think has the most sugar.
Project Number: 6263
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  The purpose is not well defined. The experiment has not been repeated enough.
  

 
Clean Those Hands!!!!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I have to figure out which is better to kill germs hand sanitizer or soap and water.
Project Number: 6258
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  The project has been well presented. The web presentation is neat.
  

 
Simple Machines
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6706
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  You need to explain more fully how the machine operates. Pictures would help.
  

 
Egg Cracker-O-Matic
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6713
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  You have built a fairly complicated machine, which seems to function as you intended. Your video is a good addition. Great job!
  

 
Pencil Picker Upper
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6712
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Your machine seems to function as you intended. You could have added more details into your method section and included pictures. Your video is a good addition.
  

 
How Topography Affects Wind Speed?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to see how topography affects wind speed.
Project Number: 6232
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Good project and a neat presentation.
  

 
Boys vs. Girls
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: This year I decided to experiment a very important problem. How many people actually listen in class? Well what I did was chose a short story and read it to grades 1-6. While I did this I ran into a few problems. First of all for grades 5/6 I decided to read to 3 at a time. Never again. Then with 3 /4 I found that many girls like to play in their desk and with this problem students didn’t hear much
Project Number: 6702
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  
  

 
Can I Trick You?
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I'm just going to see how brains mature from the ages of 13-15
Project Number: 6701
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
  

 
Transport Machine
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6710
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Your machine seems to function as you intended. You have done a good job explaining how you improved your design. Your pictures are a good addition.
  

 
How Temperature Affect Battery Life
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My goal is to prove that How Temperature could affect battery life in many different ways.
Project Number: 6233
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Clear and quantitative result. Great project.
  

 
After Image
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: make different colored fish out of construction paper and glue them on to a blank white piece of paper and put it beside a white piece of blank paper stair at the fish for thirty seconds and then look at the blank white piece of paper and see if you see a fish if so what color
Project Number: 6694
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  
  

 
More Wire More Power
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6687
Grades: 10-12   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Very basic.
 Poor menu item sequence. No images of experiment. 

 
Which Antacid Works Best
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Honore Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I am going to drop each antacid in acid (viniger)to see what works best.
Project Number: 6235
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Well planned and implemented project. Good project!
  

 
Temperature Affects Glue Adheres
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I use 4 papers and 5 glues. I then put the papers in 3 different temperatures.
Project Number: 6287
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Original topic with useful result. Nice project!
  

 
Video Game Effects
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6178
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Very relevant topic for teens today. More science could be added as to how video games impact the brain (such as neurotransmitters, etc). There is too much empty space at the bottom of the pages. Image references are incomplete (URLs only) and info source references are missing titles & author names. External links are present in references.
  

 
Global Warming
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6190
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Great topic, navigation bar at the bottom of pages does not work, some pages have too much white space. Alphabetically order references and include image references. Good layout. Where is Canada now with reference to this problem? Include data used in support and against global warming.
  

 
Which Metals Rust in Boiling Water?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: in my project I will be putting metal in boiling hot water and see if it rusts or now.
Project Number: 6319
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Well written conclusion. Nice work!
  

 
Oily Animals
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In my project, I will see how different detergents clean off oil spills fabrics, feather, and fur.
Project Number: 6237
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Great real world application. Effort shown in the display. Great work!
  

 
What is the Best Power Source
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose is to see which power source out of 3 generators which one works better. The three generators are solar, Water, and electric.
Project Number: 6317
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Diligent attention to detail and control of variable. Well organized layout!
  

 
Toothbrushes in Bathroom-Hazardous?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project is to see if keeping your toothbrushes in the bathroom is hazardous, or healthy.
Project Number: 6316
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Well defined and documented observation and purpose. Well organized layout!
  

 
Effect of Bluetooth on People
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To see if Bluetooth distracts people from driving.
Project Number: 6290
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Project demonstrated a strong knowledge about Bluetooth. Very original and nice project.
  

 
Fake Hand Illusion
Selwyn House School  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6195
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Interesting topic. Links should not be used to present info, you should be presenting it on your site! Bibliography is only URLS. Some of template has not been changed. How is this illusion relevant or useful? What insight does this give us into how the mind works? Too much space at the bottom of the pages.
  

 
Can Temperature Affect Battery Life
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I will be using different temperatures to see if the temperature makes batteries have less battery life.
Project Number: 6291
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Great project! Data was clearly displayed in the project.
  

 
Snowball Crossbow
Selwyn House School  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In our project we made a crossbow that was suppose to shoot snowballs, sadly when the crossbow was finished the snow was gone so we used an alternative of a squash ball. They were about the same size as we would have used if we had snow.
Project Number: 6199
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  No images or diagrams of your own crossbow or the steps to build it, references are only URLs, grammar errors, long pages and too much "white" space
  

 
Great Globs of Gluten!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I'm going to see how much gluten is in cooking or baking flour.
Project Number: 6241
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Well planned and implemented project. Well done!
  

 
Cleaning Up Oil Spills
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6295
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Good scientific explanation. Great interpretation of results. Well done!
 Text colour background issues 

 
Affect of Density on Buoyancy
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I will use aluminum spheres of one mass but different diameter and see which ones sink and which ones float.
Project Number: 6305
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Great explanation of Archimedes principle. Excellent project!
 Live link to menu source not allowed. 

 
Water Purification
St. Gabriel School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I did my project on water purification. The type of water purification that I chose is Water Lynx. I chose this project because I wanted to prove/demonstrate the effectiveness of polymer based water purification. I also did this project because my grandfather was always talking about the effects of Water Lynx and I wanted to see it for myself. I also wanted to see if Water Lynx worked on different types of soil. What I did was I took 2 small jars with lids and put an equal amount of dirt (Regina Soil) in each one. Then I put an equal amount of water in the jars. Next I shook both jars at the same time for 20 seconds. Then I set them both down on a flat surface and put a piece of Water Lynx in one of the jars. After that I shook both of the jars for another minute and set them down and I saw that the jar that contained the Water Lynx, all the dirt clumped together and fell to the bottom. Then I repeated this same process with a mixture of crusher dust and sand instead of dirt and I received the same results. My final conclusion was that Water Lynx is an effective method of water purification but requires movement in order to work. I also learned that Water Lynx is more effective with larger particles/ more granular soil.
Project Number: 7049
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Most of the comments for this school were provided by judges following the face to face physical science fair in the school rather than an evaluation of the website.-· Confident and enthusiastic about her project. · Good presentation skills. · Well thought out presentation and demonstration. · Knew a lot about water purification and Water Links. · Excellent speaker.
 Live links not allowed. 

 
How Greasy Are Your Potato Chips
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I am going to find out which potato chips are the greasiest.
Project Number: 6243
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Clear and concise conclusion. Well presented project. Great project!
  

 
Electro-"Light"
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To see which liquids are electrolytes.
Project Number: 6285
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Good project. Nice layout.
  

 
Roller Coaster Marbles
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: To determine whether or not height affects whether or not a marble will loop the loop of a roller coaster.
Project Number: 6236
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Very thorough and well written analysis of experiment. Excellent layout.
 Background image and text colour make it somewhat difficult to read. 

 
Background Noise Effects
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In our project, Greg and I, Zachary, have researched, noted, and wrote about if background noise affect a humans concentration. We have given examples of how it can bother and we also have given facts to know if concentration can affect you and others. We finally came up with a final conclusion and we are sure about it.
Project Number: 6186
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Could be more complex information presented such as results from scientific studies, too much white space at bottom of pages, images should be aligned (some are staggered in positions), no bibliography or image references
  

 
Substances Effect on Boiling Water
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The Main purpose of the project is to find out how salt, sugar, and baking soda effect the temperature of boiling. water
Project Number: 6246
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Correct procedure. Great effort!
  

 
Steam Engines
Selwyn House School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6170
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  No external links! Simple explanation of the concepts, not very in-depth, diagram should be included to show how the engine of a steam ship works to support the explanation. Some of the template is still at the bottom of the pages (telephone numbers?) along with a non-functioning navigation bar. A glossary is not a bibliography (glossary is the title on the navigation bar). Bibliography should be formatted "Last name, First Name".
  

 
Which Electrolyte Create More Sound
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: to see which electrolyte creates more sound using fruits and vegetables
Project Number: 6284
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Nice layout. Good work!
  

 
Fastest Biodegradable Paper
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: What type of papert;coloured, blank, recycled, or lined paper will biodegrade the fastest?
Project Number: 6288
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Interesting topic choice. Well done!
 Text colour issues 

 
Plants
Ashbury College  -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6645
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  This project related well to the use of fertilizers. It would have been useful to explore further growth of plants in the water as that is where fertilizer ends up.
  

 
Hook Extender
Olympiads School  -  Toronto, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: An invention that allows you to climb walls, etc... faster and easier. Also lets you carry things like bags without getting burns.
Project Number: 7074
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  
  

 
How to Move marbles from A to B
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: to use a inclined plane pulley, wedge
Project Number: 6785
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  A very thorough job!
 Pictures or video would have helped your project. 

 
3-2-1 TAKE OFF!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I am testing to see if the type of paper used to make paper airplanes affects the distance traveled. My three types of paper are Construction, Newspaper, and regular paper.
Project Number: 6365
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Excellent observation. Interesting project. Well done!
  

 
The SCLI egg delivery machine
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We want to do a specific research project to see what effect of the surface of an inclined plane has on how fast an object rolls to get an egg into a bowl. our hypothesis states that an object that rolls down an inclined plane covered with wax paper will roll further than when it's rolled down an inclined plane covered with sand paper or aluminum foil to get an egg in to the bowl.
Project Number: 6784
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  I can tell you thought a lot about the layout of your website. Good job.
 I could not get the video to play. I updated Flash and tried several browsers. 

 
Fulcrum Fun
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: How does the position of the weight and the fulcrum affect the outcome of the lever. As we move the fulcrum towards the resistance the effort force will need to decrease. As we move the weight towards the fulcrum the effort decreases.
Project Number: 6778
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Very well organized. Solid work!
 You really needed photographs and perhaps a video. Spelling error in menu. 

 
Lemon-Tricity
Citadel Middle School  -  Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6765
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  An interesting spin on a common experiment.
 Good. Photographs and graphs would help. 

 
Paper Cups
Citadel Middle School  -  Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: This project was to determine just how well paper cups compared to regular ones. Because regular cups, made of glass take quite a bit of time to manufacture, while paper cups can be made with six folds! But is it more effective? Four types of paper were used over three tests; construction, lined, blank and origami.
Project Number: 6763
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  
  

 
Video Games as Teacher
Citadel Middle School  -  Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My idea is to quiz people on their knowledge of endangered animals specifically the marmot, then make them play a video game designed by me that teaches them about animals, then quiz them again to see how their knowledge improved. My science fair topic was inspired by my love of marmots, Canada's most endangered species. My hypothesis is if the subjects do the video game they will improve. We added a control group to the project later on. The experiment now will have two groups, one does the game then the test and the other does the test.
Project Number: 6760
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Keep following your interests!
  

 
Pop a Balloon Machine
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6714
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Your essay page is blank. More details are needed in your method section (pictures would help).Your video is a good addition.
 Blank page. 

 
JIpic Water Slide
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6709
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  More details are needed in your method section. Pictures or video would help.
  

 
How the Senses Affect Taste
St. Angela Merici Elementary School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: testing three senses (sight, smell, and taste) to see which one affects taste the most.
Project Number: 6684
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  these girls really know their stuff. Visually attractive display
  

 
The Nose Smell But How About Taste.
St. Angela Merici Elementary School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: I am seeing why when you have a cold food taste bland in your mouth.
Project Number: 6683
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  interesting project; consider use of captions on photos. Expand on the number of taste testers
  

 
Pollution's Effect on Water Plants
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We will study how different kinds of pollution affect water plants. Our pollution study includes oil, heat, soap, and bugspray.
Project Number: 6792
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Consistent use of colours for all webpages. All the plants should be the same type. The data of the experiment is missing.
  

 
Effects of Video Games on Heartbeat
Ashbury College  -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6647
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  This was a topic of interest to many young people and it was cool to see elevated heart-rates in gamers. You could have given your data more meaning with a larger sample space and a separate discussion.
  

 
Our Eyesight
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We want to see how the type of graphics affects eyesight. We will compare vector, bitmap, and metafile.
Project Number: 6790
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  All the links work. On the Variables page, the independent and dependent variables are reversed. The eye test data is missing.
  

 
Feel the Burn
Ashbury College  -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6643
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  An interesting project. One of your samples had a very high score and this could bias your outcome. A larger sample space might help.
  

 
So, You Want Stronger Nails...
Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School  -  Westmount, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We tested certain nail polish strengtheners from different companies to determine which one protects acrylic nails the best.
Project Number: 6527
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Your navigation bar, banner, page color, the color of the footer, and the headings look very nice together and are consistent throughout your site. Good work.
 Data Charts Missing 

 
Mysterious Membranes!
St. Angela Merici Elementary School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: our project was to see if it was possible to hold and egg in full form and see the insides. It applies to the real world because it shows how a chemical reaction works. How the naked egg chemical reaction works- acidic products like vinegar cause a chemical reaction with the calcium in the eggs outer shell. The vinegar causes the calcium carbonate in the shell to disintegrate.
Project Number: 6638
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  excellent display. More data could be used to support findings
 Live links not allowed. 

 
Some Like It Hot
St. Angela Merici Elementary School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My partner and I are doing the freezing of water, using different temperatures and how much will be in the beaker. We wanted to find out if hot water in a beaker would freeze faster than cold water in another beaker the same size. We used 2 pairs of identical 8oz (250ml) beakers; we used two outdoor thermometers, a freezer, a kettle, water, a measuring cup and a timer.
Project Number: 6636
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Your display was neat and easy to follow And you explained your project well
 Missing a few part of experiment. 

 
The Metal Detector
Avonlea School  -  Avonlea, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6543
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  
  

 
Snap Freezing & Super Cooling
St. Angela Merici Elementary School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We are testing Super Cooling and Snap Freezing, Which involves immediately freezing a liquid when impacted and when a liquid goes below its freezing point and remains in its state.
Project Number: 6632
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  neat concept. How could you get this to work on everyday objects? Liked the video
  

 
Solar Roasting
St. Angela Merici Elementary School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Abstract: For our project we wanted to see if solar energy was dependable. We decided to see if my tinfoil solar oven would cook better than the tinfoil dome. It dependable in some ways because it does cook good. But, solar energy needs sun and sun isn’t always around.
Project Number: 6630
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  good project. Would have been nice if all models worked in all conditions of light/weather
  

 
Lighten up
Ashbury College  -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My experiment was to see whether different sources of light affect the growth of plants, which is determined by the height and number of sprouts. The sources of light were solar, fluorescent and incandescent. There was also a control, which had no light. Each plant received water and light (except for the control) daily. Data was recorded daily. The plant exposed to solar light grew the best.
Project Number: 6624
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  I liked the quantitative way you approached this experiment. Your work is succinct but you might have gone into more detail in your discussion.
 Images missing - results processed data. 

 
Zombies
Selwyn House School  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We plan to explore most or all of the possible ways zombiez can be created. We will also say if it is possible to stop this, and if it is possible how to stop it.
Project Number: 6612
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Very basic project
  

 
The Properties of Carbon Nano-tube
Selwyn House School  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: It is a research project on carbon Nano-tube, I will research the properties of carbon nano-tubes, the cost and posses of making it and its history.
Project Number: 6608
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Good depth, website is esthetically bland
 Video doesn't play. 

 
Phosphorus
Selwyn House School  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: explain about two types of phosphorus, in plants and humans
Project Number: 6604
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Good project - Acceptable Depth but little breath
  

 
Neutrinos Faster then Light???
Selwyn House School  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: A summary of what neutrinos are, and if they are possibly faster then light
Project Number: 6582
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Good ideas with some good research, but not enough.
  

 
Cornstarch, Water, and Vibrations
St. Angela Merici Elementary School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6682
Grades: 7-9   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  good connection to the real world, salt on winter roads and friction when driving. Graphs would have enhanced information a little more effectively.
  

 
Cavities
St. Angela Merici Elementary School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We wanted to see the effects of drinks on chicken bone to substitute the teeth of a human so we can see the acid eat away at the bones
Project Number: 6929
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  use of photos to track evidence is effective. Great scientific potential.
  

 
Plant Waterer
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6707
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  More details are needed in your method section. Pictures or video would help.
  

 
Which Bread Molds the Fastest?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to see which bread molds the fastest. The breads I will be using is whole wheat, white, rye, and corn.
Project Number: 6373
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Clear and concise result. Good effort!
  

 
Viruses
Selwyn House School  -  Montréal, Québec
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6572
Grades: 7-9   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Great project but external links
 Links to You Tube not allowed. 

 
Lava Lamp
St. Angela Merici Elementary School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: A homemade lava lamp made out of wax and rubbing alcohol
Project Number: 6947
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  your display was easy to follow. The use of visuals would help support your hypothesis.
  

 
Which bridge can hold more weight?
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of my project is to find out which bridge is able to hold the largest amount of weight. I will first build two different types of bridges, one curved, and one straight. I will put a bucket on each bridge and will keep adding more sand to each bucket evenly until a bridge splits apart. That will determine which bridge can hold the largest amount of weight.
Project Number: 6394
Grades: 7-9   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  The experiment is well controlled. The web presentation is good, but there is no legend on the observation graph.
  

 
Color Changer
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In my project, I will find out which materials are acid and which are bases. I will use a red flower as a indicator. I will use vinegar as acid and water and baking soda as bases. Then I will dip the red flower in acid first and in base. Next I will see if it changes color into blue or green, and if it does it is acid.
Project Number: 6395
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  The concept is not creative and the experiment does not prove anything concrete. Web presentation is fair.
  

 
Fuel Cells- Fueling up the Future!
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: You probably know that turning off the lights and the water, and not wasting paper are all good ways to help the environment and conserve our resources. Did you know that another good way is using fuel cells? A fuel cell is a device that converts the energy in chemicals to electricity and it creates no pollution! In this science fair project, learn how a fuel cell works.
Project Number: 6398
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  The experiment is more a demonstration on how fuel cells work.
  

 
Can LED's Act Like the Sun?
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We went to see what different light's would do to plants we had White LED, Incandescent Light Bulb, and the sun. We got a White LED and put it over Plant A, then we got a Incandescent Light put it over Plant B, and after that we put a plant under the sun.
Project Number: 6804
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Good colour scheme, table, and graph. You should have photos of all plants being measured with a ruler each week.
 Good but "Plant C Sun Day 1" image missing. 

 
Does Basketball Affect Your Mood?
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Our project is to see if basketball affects your mood. We are going to get three people to participate in our experiment. One day, they will do nothing. The second day, they will play for 5 minutes. On the third day, they will play for 10 minutes. This pattern will repeat several times.
Project Number: 6796
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  Colourful webpages. The data of the experiment is missing.
  

 
Oxygen Depletion
Avonlea School  -  Regina, Saskatchewan
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6436
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  
  

 
Fuel For Thought
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: In my project, I am going to test if biofuel has the equivalent of energy to nonrenewable fuel.
Project Number: 6335
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Creative organization. Hard work is evident in the project. Well done!
  

 
A Bright Idea
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississagua, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: The purpose of this experiment is to determine whether or not phosphorescent is affectedby the light source or only by intensity and if the light source affects length of time.
Project Number: 6433
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Good organization of observations. Well organized layout!
  

 
Vibration
Pinetree Way Elementary School  -  Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Our science project is to see if rice, pebbles, and water vibrate in a when on a speaker. And to also see what difference the volume made to different objects.
Project Number: 6811
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  All the links work and the pictures appear. The independent variable is unclear: is it music volume OR number of objects in the cup?
 Good Work! 

 
The Fastest Computer
Sherwood Heights School  -  Mississauga, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Virtute Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: My project is going to tell you which computer is the fastest and what makes it the fastest.
Project Number: 6429
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Interesting topic.
  

 
Styrofoam Breakdown!
Sandowne Elementary School  -  Campbell River, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6991
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  
 Live Link Clicking "index" on at least one page gives error. 

 
To Bounce Or Not To Bounce
Sandowne Elementary School  -  Campbell River, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: the reason why I wanted to do this experiment is because I wanted to make my own bounce ball for my little brother and wanted to know for the future.
Project Number: 6992
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  
 Clicking "index" on at least one page gives error. 

 
Where Have All the Germs Gone?
Sandowne Elementary School  -  Campbell River, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 7002
Grades: 4-6   Biology
 
Comments:  Must have been fun to do!
 Images missing 

 
Witch paint works the best
Sandowne Elementary School  -  Campbell River, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6995
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  
 Clicking "home" on first page gives error. 

 
Traffic Jam
Sandowne Elementary School  -  Campbell River, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6989
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Great Idea
 Live Links Clicking "index" on first page gives error. 

 
How Clean is a Dog's Mouth?
Sandowne Elementary School  -  Campbell River, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6964
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  Intro was well done!
 Abstract Page Missing. Clicking Bibliography accesses a zipped file. Live links in image sources. 

 
Why Is The Sky Blue?
Sandowne Elementary School  -  Campbell River, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 7004
Grades: 4-6   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
 Image missing 

 
Chemical Bath for Fruit
Sandowne Elementary School  -  Campbell River, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 7003
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  
 Image missing and text colour issues 

 
Teeth Decay
Sandowne Elementary School  -  Campbell River, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Find out what liquid makes teeth decay the most
Project Number: 6994
Grades: 4-6   Health/Sport
 
Comments:  
 Clicking "home" on first page gives error. 

 
Really Bright
Sandowne Elementary School  -  Campbell River, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6987
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  
 Pages not working 

 
Plant Power
Ashbury College  -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Our Project was testing the ability of a radish seed to germinate while under an outwards force of gravity. This was done by placing the seeds on a spinning record player.
Project Number: 6640
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  This is an interesting project but your data seems to be based only on observations and not measurement.
 Page Missing 

 
Think Stains
Sandowne Elementary School  -  Campbell River, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: We are going to see what is better at cleaning out carpet stains our home made product or our store bought.
Project Number: 6986
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  
 Pages not working 

 
Stains Solutions
Sandowne Elementary School  -  Campbell River, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6976
Grades: 4-6   Chemistry
 
Comments:  Good photo observations
 Clicking "index" on first page gives error. 

 
Newspaper Degradation
Northern Collegiate Institute and Vocational School  -  Sarnia, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6203
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  
 Couldn't get much to display in either IE or FireFox. 

 
Go
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6704
Grades: 4-6   Engineering/ComputerScience
 
Comments:  Your machine seems to function as intended and you have described your project well. Great job!
 Video did not work. 

 
One Strike and You're Out?
Regent Heights Public School  -  Toronto, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: ONE STRIKE AND YOU'RE OUT? Why does cancer strike the lives of innocent people all around the world? In my project I look for the answers to the question above as well as the following questions; what causes brain cancer? Is there a targeted age for brain cancer? What is the difference between cancerous cells and normal cells? Is there a more efficient way of curing Brain Cancer? In my project, I research about Brain Cancer and look for a possible cure. I try to understand the reason why innocent people die of cancer every year. My project shows the difference between cancerous and normal cells.
Project Number: 6904
Grades: 7-9   Biology
 
Comments:  Very good project. You tackled a topic that is beyond your grade level with genuine interest.
 You Tube not allowed. The project would have had a good score if not for the You Tube which is strictly not allowed. 

 
The Cutting Edge
Citadel Middle School  -  Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: This science fair project is about wind turbines, and wind energy. I have always been intrigued by wind energy, how it works, and how wind turbines are built. There are various designs out there for wind turbines, but they can mainly be categorized in three types: Savories VAWT (Vertical Axis Wind Turbine), Modern HAWT (Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine, Giromill/Darrieus VAWT. In this project, I will be testing various blade designs for a Modern HAWT. I chose this type because it is the most common. Also, the most powerful wind turbine to date is a Modern HAWT.
Project Number: 6767
Grades: 7-9   Earth/Energy/Environmental
 
Comments:  Continued research in this area could change the world.
 Sorry but YouTube embedded movies are not allowed. 

 
The Bread-Slicer 3000
St. John's-Ravenscourt School  -  Winnipeg, Manitoba
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract: Our car will successfully pull the pulley rope and lift a lever (connected to the pulley)with a knife attached. When we release, the lever will drop down and the slice a loaf of bread.
Project Number: 6769
Grades: 4-6   Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics
 
Comments:  I can tell you really put a lot of effort into this project!
 Your project looks interesting but unfortunately the images are embedded images located on the Google server. This is strictly not allowed. 

 
Seeing is Believing
Ashbury College  -  Ottawa, Ontario
      
Virtual Science Fair
Cum Merito Award -  Merit Certificate
 
Abstract:
Project Number: 6646
Grades: 7-9   Chemistry
 
Comments:  I liked your exploration of the effect of appearance on flavor. It is unfortunate that you didn’t include the graphs as they would have given support to your position.
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