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Fairland West Elementary hosts Science Fair

Feb. 08, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

PROCTORVILLE -- Fifth-grade students at Fairland West Elementary showcased their research Friday at the school's 20th annual Science Fair.

About 110 projects were on display in the school's gymnasium during an open house and awards ceremony, where 10 students won superior ratings and 16 were awarded outstanding ratings.

For his superior-rated project, Luke Colegrove tested whether air conditioning affects gas mileage.

"I know a lot about cars and I realized my mom's van didn't get such good gas mileage as we were driving, and the air conditioning had been on a lot since then," he explained. "I wondered if that was affecting it, and I found that air conditioning does affect gas mileage. It makes it worse."

Brooke Anderson tested which soil treatment is best for plant growth for her superior-rated project.

"I live on a farm and I've always wondered how the grass grows so fast and sometimes it doesn't," she said. "I thought that old manure was best, but I found out that new manure was best."

Alexis Hall also had a superior-rated project. She tested which flour has the most gluten.

"I have celiac disease so I wanted to do something on my disease," she explained. "I tested cake flour, all-purpose flour and the whole wheat flour, and the whole wheat flour has the most gluten."

The projects were judged by professionals from the region's colleges, businesses and industry.

Assistant principal Sandy Joseph said students who won superior ratings are eligible to compete in the regional competition hosted at Shawnee State University. Several students competed at the regional level last year and two advanced to the state competition.

SUPERIOR

Jacob Polcyn, Forming Nature's Teeth

Aditi Kumari, Global Warming!

Emily Oder, Strongest Polish

Emily Carrico, Which is Hotter? Oil or Water

Brooke Anderson, Feces or Fertilizer

Hannah Corn, Eggxiting Osmosis

Luke Colegrove, Is Cool Really Cool?

Alexis Hall, Great Globs of Gluten

Emma Marshall, Household Acidity Comparison

Clayton Thomas, Cleanliness of Fast Food Restaurant Ice

OUTSTANDING

Elizabeth Carrico, Feeling jumpy?

Clayton Watts, Which battery lasts the longest?

Kia Booth, Sugar Crystals

MacKenzie Buchanan, A Crumby Experiment

Mallie Williams, What's for Dinner?

Cameron Adkins, Attack of the Bread Mold

Justin Theiss, Popcorn Popping

Clayton Bloss, Ball Pressure Distance

Bailey Frasher, De-chlorinating my water

Adam Marcum, Pearl White

Emma Ward, Brand and Generic

Patrick LaCroix, Microwaves Killing Nutrient-Nuking Nutrients

Gracie Allen, Warm or cold: which makes an earthworm happier

Anthony Zhu, Hot Chocolate Sugar

Lexi Detamore, Killer Cola

Jordan Dillon, Diaper Absorbency

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