Grade seven and eight students held their annual Science Fair on January 25th. There was over 20 displays, with the experiments judged for ribbons, an overall first prize and a chance to continue to the Regional in Fort St. John.

Some of the projects were intricate, and others although basic, were surprisingly informative. Every project was well-displayed and offered information. Some of the experiments involved wrist shots and hockey stick performance, helium balloons, how to teach an old dog new tricks, bread mold, happy vs sad hypothesis, volley ball experiment, fabric combustion, and gold fish diets. There were many product comparison experiments from food, and dishes to paper plates. One showed the amount of ash produced from different types of woods that are burnt in fireplaces. The homemade pop and the Chocolate Chip cookie experiments were very popular as samples were available.

Mark Deeley, the science teacher, has a passion for teaching science to his students. He praised his students for their efforts and the interest they had shown in the Science Fair as well as in his classes. I asked him why I didn?t see the forever-popular volcano project that one always sees in television shows etc. Deeley said he had instructed his students that their ideas had to be original, no volcanoes allowed.

Tumbler Ridge Secondary School Science Fair Winners

Winners: Grade 7

First Place: Sydney Bluden

Second Place: Kyrstie Coates/Andrew Leach

Third: Place: Daniel Lake/Cody Hansen

Winners: Grade 8

First Place: Keenan Render

Second Place: Darian Beattie/Ryan Menchion

Third Place: Evan Treit/Mackenzie Newhook

Overall Winner: Keenan Render