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Cold Play: What will keep the puck cold for the entire play?

Student: Terra Lanteigne

District/Region: Halifax Region

Event: 2012 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Grade 8 - Bedford Academy

Warm ice hockey pucks bounce randomly while frozen pucks are more predictable. I experimented with different puck designs to keep the puck cold, and therefore reduce bounce, for a longer period of time. Rebound property of each puck was measured with a homemade apparatus. Most of the experimental pucks had an increase rebound after 15 minutes, yet all performed better than the NHL Regulation puck.
  • Excellence Award - Junior - Gold Medal
  • Western University Entrance Scholarship $4000
Total: $5,500




Terra Lanteigne

Terra Lanteigne - Cold Play: What will keep the puck cold for the entire play?

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