“It made us more interested in science and the world around us,” said Mickaela Gunnison, a middle school student a Crown Point Central.
She and fellow students Torrie Vradenburg and Kayli Stone showed how air pressure can crush soda cans.
Evan Dyke, a Beekmantown Central student, was happy to be awarded second place in the Middle School Demonstration Projects category for “Waterlock,” which he undertook with Mya LaDieu.
“We put a lot of work into our project,” he said.
The effort was a combination of classwork and research done at home, Dyke said.
LaDieu said the Science Fair is unique in that it enables students to learn about something they’re interested in, since they can choose their own topics.
Dyke and LaDieu’s experiment tested whether chemicals can change from solid to liquid form without being frozen.
Clinton Community College President John Jablonski works in higher education administration, his degree in engineering is relevant to his job, he told Science Fair attendees.
He uses the critical thinking and problem-solving skills he developed while studying science, he said.
“The work that I’ve seen here today ... is an indication to me that you are all developing skills that will serve you your entire life.”
Next year’s Science Fair is set for April 25, 2015.
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High School Technology
First place: Javier Chin-Hsing Yu and Jake Messner (Plattsburgh High School) for "Research Applications of Amateur Near Space Ballooning."
Second place: Shawna Barclay (Northeastern Clinton Central School) for "Aerodynamics."
Third place: Ricky Murray Jr. (NCCS) for "Helicopter Liftoff."
High School Research
First place: Bruno Greselin (Peru Central School) for "A Study on the Effects of Different Cleaning Methods on Eliminating Core Bacteria Growth in Household Sponges."
Second place: Taylor Durocher and Lea Perry (Peru Central) for "An Analysis of Personality Types in Teachers of Foreign Language, Special Education, Math, English, Social Studies and Science Using a Myers-Briggs Influenced Personality Test."
Third place: Camden Brockbank, Shauna Fliss and Jonathan Plessis-Belair (Peru Central) for "Selective Attention Analysis: Video Test Project."