Fort students have chance to do science
With the help of a fair, middle-schoolers in Fort Fairfield are learning how to ask important questions about the complex world around them.
FF Middle/High School’s science fair, held Dec. 16, 2015, drew on student’s creativity, curiosity and concerns — with projects covering everything from soda and tooth decay to a miniature submarine called Sea Dawg and behavioral psychology.
In sixth grade, Justin Pelletier took the first prize for his project “What absorbs or breaks up sound the best?” (His findings may be helpful to parents of musicians who jam at home.) Second place went to Ethan Sullivan for “Does temperature affect egg production with chickens?” Third place went to Kira Rogers for “Can people use their five senses to tell the difference between lemons and limes?”
In seventh grade, first prize went to Hunter Perkins for his project “Differential Reinforcement,” on the science of behavioral interventions used in education. Brenna Levasseur won second place, highlighting dental health with “What drinks cause tooth decay.” Kylie MacDougal won third place with a zoology-focused project: “Does the sixth toe of an animal affect its performance?”
In eighth grade, Jessica Halsey took first place with a project that tried to investigate a popular consumer product: “Are childproof containers actually childproof?” Colby Langner earned second place with a chemistry-focused project titled “Reaction Times.” Third place went to Riley Clough for the project “How well do plants grow in different environments?”