Year 8 and 9 students proudly present the fabulous findings of their intriguing investigations.
Science fairs tend to reflect a certain zeitgeist. Whilst baking soda volcanoes have been firmly rejected in recent times; investigations have lately turned from the effectiveness of such things as fidget spinners on concentration to the effect of Fortnight on concentration!
This year's McGlashan fair featured strong themes of investigating air pollution, microbial aspects of milk and the accuracy of GPS technology.
Eighteen students from the McGlashan fair were selected to present at the Otago fair held in the Otago Museum. Between them, they won a total of 19 prizes. In addition to this was the Year 7 and 8 Premier Award won by Joseph Knopp, for his project where he developed and tested a cell phone projector.
The following students all won prizes at the Otago Science Fair: Sheon Luxmanan, Gary Yao, Thomas Rasmussen, Morgan Blair, Ethan Leitch, Tom Dyer, Fynn Allison, John Mengel, Timothy Bradfield, Isaac McConachie, Ryan McCaughan, Theo Stebbings.