NASA’s JPL Inspires Winning Science Fair Project

NASA’s JPL Inspires Winning Science Fair Project

A teachable moment turned into a science fair win for an eighth-grader in Ontario, Canada, who based his project on a classroom activity from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Joshua Dove, 13, saw a story about how an instrument called LIGO detected gravitational waves, confirming part of Einstein’s theory of relativity.

He made modifications for his science fair project, including using Legos to build a device for dropping a marble from different heights.

He presented the project at his school’s science fair, then at a regional competition, where he won an award from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.



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