Dark matter, carbon nanotubes, dark matter, dreams, chewing gum

More than 500 students, judges, volunteers and community members attended the Southern Connecticut Invitational Science & Engineering Fair (SCISEF). Winning project topics  included: antimicrobial activity of lichen extracts;  carbon nanotubes; dark matter; dreams; chewing gum and concentration……

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Oil spill cleanup, wind generator, freezing liquid, slug control, medicinal plants

Winning projects  at the 35th annual Island Wide Science Fair at the University of Guam included: The efficiency of different shaped blades on a wind generator;  Various natural methods to control slugs; Practical ways to clean up oil spills;  Antimicrobial Properties of Local Medicinal Plants Against E. coli; Which container (aluminum, plastic and glass) would [...]

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Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly

Ria Chhabra, a middle school student, decided to create a science fair project to find out whether organic produce is better than conventionally farmed foods. Her research, titled “Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits to Drosophila melanogaster,” tracked the effects of organic and conventional diets on the health of fruit flies…..

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Teen girl arrested, charged with felony for ‘science project gone bad’

Florida teen Kiera Wilmot was arrested and charged with a felony after mixing household chemicals in a small water bottle, resulting in the cap popping off the bottle and producing smoke. The 16-year-old attempted the experiment outdoors before school …

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8th grader uses crowdsourcing to fund science fair project

For the past two years, Josie Baudendistel, a Dayton Regional STEM School student from Dayton, Ohio has been studying forensic scavenging patterns for her science fair projects. She needed $1390 to purchase equipment and software, so she enrolled her project on FundAGeek.com….    

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HOT ICE (science fair winner)

Find out how to make  “hot ice” using sodium acetate. This project won a school science fair. Watch the video for instructions and a material list….

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Obama: Science education must be ‘priority’ – USA Today

Obama promoted science, technology, engineering and math teaching while praising the winning student entries at the annual White House Science Fair. He said that while Americans love technology, they don’t have enough respect for the education necessary to create all those new products. “We need to make this a priority,” said Obama. “To train an [...]

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7 Amazing White House Science Fair Inventions

Every year, young innovative students nationwide are honored at the White House Science Fair, given the opportunity to demonstrate their inventions for the President. This year included: a prosthetic, fully operational arm for only $250; a collapsible, bicycle-powered water filtration system;  a device that strengthens eye muscles and improves peripheral vision;  helping hearing-impaired people enjoy [...]

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