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2019 Cobham Science Fair

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Students’ exhibits impress the judges.

Those of you who were able to visit the Science Fair would no doubt have been impressed by the depth of investigative skills and processes carried out by students, as they sort to develop their hypothesis and seek solutions to the problems they had identified. The presentation of the exhibits was of a high standard and the range of topics was wide and varied.

The Fair provides a purpose for students to learn correct scientific research procedures and to cover the Science Curriculum strand, Investigating Science. Those students who opt to enter the Technology section are designing new and innovative products following the design process. Thank you to the class teachers for supporting students with their projects.

Thank you to my team of judges – Jacinta Burton, Tony Lane and Tom Mould for their work. This year we also had two ex Cobham students, now Year 13 at Burnside High School join the judging panel. A number of exhibits have been awarded 1st prize and the exhibitors will have their work on display at the Canterbury/ Westland Science Fair on Saturday 21 September.

Comments from the judges

Mr Lane- The ideas presented were extremely innovative and it was apparent that a lot of the exhibitors gave a lot of thought to their projects. It was a pleasure to judge.

Miss Burton – “ Congratulations to all of the students on your hard work and effort. I enjoyed seeing so many creative and unique ideas!”

Mr Mould – “ I was impressed with the range of ideas in the Technology section and congratulate all the exhibitors on their efforts.”

Mrs Bowker- “I continue to be in awe of the work students put in and the innovative ideas they have come up with.”

Below is a list of those awarded prizes. Congratulations to them and also to all who put so much effort into making the fair a celebration of Science at Cobham.

Annie Bowker Science Curriculum Leader.

2019 Cobham Science Fair Prize Winners

Name

Year

Room

Title

Category

Natasha Blakie

8

18

From Landfill to Lunch Box

Technology

Julia Christensen

8

18

Eco Carrier

Technology

Merrin Lloyd

8

18

Eco-Friendly Eco Body Wash

Technology

Maya Rodnyanskiy

8

18

Eco-Shell

Technology

Hannah Wood

8

22

Curiosity Of The Kea

Technology

Luca Sanders

8

18

No Scratch – A Cat Repellent

Technology

Thanoshika Koneswaran

8

18

Coashta – eco-friendly cleaning

Technology

Indie Lewis

8

18

Pickers Green

Technology

Samantha Hooker

8

19

Battery Bin

Technology

Xenia Prinz

8

20

Gyro- stabilised cargo bike

Technology

Laura Kinney

8

1

Can A Milk Bottle Stop A Bullet

Technology

Cheni Kapukama

8

4

Bionic Bank Energy Shoe

Technology

Paige Tindall

8

1

Bee Friendly

Science

Sam Boswell

8

4

What Gives The Best Energy Levels

Science

Nikau Davies

7

14

Aluminium Energy

Technology

Sophia Alexander

7

28

The Sock It

Technology

Max Barclay

7

11

Eco Win For Your Grin

Technology

Sophia Grant

7

17

The True Cost Of Excess Food Packaging

Science

Jaeger Pryce

7

11

Helium Rugby Ball

Science

Elisabeth Cox

7

12

Theremin

Science

Rory Forsythe

7

12

Milk Makes Me Sick

Science

Sophie Graham

7

12

The 5 Second Rule

Science

Ethan Donaldson

7

28

Panel Power

Science

By Annie Bowker

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