NSYES - Sciencefairinfo.ns.ca
Student Showcase

Student Showcase

Trash Talk

Student: Rosa Poirier-McKiggan & Laura Rigg

District/Region: Halifax Region

Event: 2010 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Grade 9 - Ellenvale Junior High School

For our project, Trash Talk, we conducted a study on the disposal methods at Ellenvale Junior High school's lunch program. Our hypothesis was 20-40% of the garbage the students were throwing away was compostable/recyclable.

For three consecutive days, we collected garbage from the 5 different lunch rooms in the Ellenvale lunch program. We sorted the garbage into 3 different categories; compostable items, recyclable items, and garbage. We then calculated the weight and percentage of each category. Our results showed that over 50% of the garbage thrown away by the Ellenvale lunch program students was actually compostable or recyclable.

Rosa Poirier-McKiggan  & Laura Rigg

Rosa Poirier-McKiggan & Laura Rigg - Trash Talk

« Return to Showcase

Projects by Year
2012 Science Fair Projects
2011 Science Fair Projects
2010 Science Fair Projects
2009 Science Fair Projects
2008 Science Fair Projects
2007 Science Fair Projects
2006 Science Fair Projects
2005 Science Fair Projects
2004 Science Fair Projects
See Also
Project Ideas by Topic
Science Fair Documents Archive
Ask a Scientist
Science Links
Sciencefairinfo Blog
Showcase : Main

©2014 Nova Scotia Youth Experiences in Science