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8th grade Science Research scholars win awards at LISEF Challenge

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On March 5, eight teams of Ms. Kelly's eighth grade Science Research students  participated in the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair’s Middle School Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovation Challenge.

The self-designed projects ranged from “The Impact of Energy Drinks on the Rate of Respiration in Yeast” and “The Effect of Centrifugal Force on the Velocity of Hot Wheels Cars,” to “Uncovering the Truth Behind Sunscreens” and “The Impact of Artificial Light on Plant Growth.” One group, in the category of Social and Behavioral Sciences, investigated the links between preconceived notions on genetically modified foods and taste preferences for GMO vs non-GMO apples, while another investigated the effectiveness of hand sanitizers on bacterial growth.

Two teams from the class earned ribbons for their presentations in the category of Microbiology, which they have been researching since October. Lorelei Fitzgerald, Leyla Montrose and Gabriella Sime won Third Place for their project entitled “The Effect of Refrigeration on Bacterial Growth in Condiments” and Honorable Mention was awarded to Sophia Baez, Kamila Fernandez and Angelina Williams for their project entitled “The Effect of Dental Dog Treats on Bacterial Growth in Dogs’ Mouths.”

All students who presented at this event will participate in the South Asian American Women's Alliance (SAAWA) Middle School Science Fair scheduled for March 19.

Date Added: 3/13/2024

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