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2006 Student Showcase

These award-winning Science Fair projects were developed by Nova Scotia students who took part in the regional Team Nova Scotia Showcase and the national Canada-Wide Science Fair. We hope they'll give you some inspiration for your own project!


2006 Canada-Wide Science Fair:


Shakeless Structures

Student: Devon Thomson [13/M]

District/Region: Annapolis Valley Region

Event: 2006 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Devon is a student at Wolfville School in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. For his science fair project, he simulated earthquakes on models of different building structures.



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Biodiesel on Ice

Student: Gary Hood [16/M]

District/Region: Cape Breton-Victoria Region

Event: 2006 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Gary is a student at Riverview High School in Coxheath, Nova Scotia. For his science fair project, he looked at how to winterize biodiesel for use in colder climates.



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Out of the Blue

Student: Justin Hingley [15/M]

District/Region: Chignecto Region

Event: 2006 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Justin is a student at Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia. For his science fair project, he looked for reasons why two similar wild blueberry fields did not develop at the same rate.



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The Fungus Amoung Us

Student: Abeer Hasan [13/F]

District/Region: Halifax Region

Event: 2006 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Abeer is a student at Bedford South School. For her science fair project, she created a biodegradable cup from environmentally friendly materials that will help reduce non-recyclable waste from landfills.



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Converting a Homemade Cathode Ray Tube into a Laser

Student: Oliver Hatheway & Darren Rodenhizer

District/Region: South Shore District

Event: 2006 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Oliver and Darren are students at Park View Education Centre in Bridgewater. For their science fair project, they built a cathode ray tube out of common materials and converted it into a laser.



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Living in the Sydney Tar Ponds

Student: Joanna McNeil [18/F]

District/Region: Strait District

Event: 2006 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Joanna is a recent graduate of Richmond Academy in Louisdale, N.S. For her science fair project, she studied microbiological activity in the Sydney Tar Ponds.



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Beat the Breathalyzer?

Student: Jessica Johnson [17/F]

District/Region: Tri-County District

Event: 2006 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Jessica is a student at St. Mary’s Bay Academy in Weymouth, N.S. For her science fair project, she tested whether products like toothpaste and mouthwash could affect a breathalyser.



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Projectiles & Gravity

Student: Justine Gould & Daniela Bernard

District/Region: Mi'kmaq First Nations

Event: 2006 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Justine and Daniela are students at Waycobah First Nation School. For their science fair project, they studied energy transformation using a model of a rollercoaster.



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La Moulin ŕ Vent

Student: Amber Doyle & Emily Benoit

District/Region: Conseil Scolaire Acadien

Event: 2006 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Amber and Emily are students at École acadienne de Pomquet. For their science fair project, they investigated different windmill designs.



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