Science Talent Search Success Again!

Science Talent Search Success Again!

This year 14 students entered the Science Talent Search. Many of these were Year 12 IB students who entered their Chemistry or Biology Independent Investigation. In addition, there was significant interest from Yr 7 to 9 students to enter this very popular Victorian schools competition.

We had great success across all year levels this year, with all students gaining a Distinction or better.

Major Bursaries were won by Holly Whitfield in Year 12 with her Experimental Research entry and Skye Sriratana in Year 9 whose invention for loading weights used for weight-lifting has been admired by all who have viewed her video.

Minor Bursaries were won by Alec Chen, Maija Darzins and Victoria McKenzie in Year 12, and Leon Jiao and Chloe Pike in Year 7.

Distinction certificates were awarded to Sarah Chen, Josh Choong, Jaimee Jalocha, Kaitlyn Oldaker and Lydia Tan in Year 12, to Arya Yogesh Kumar in Year 8 and Isabella Di Felice in Year 7.

A full list of the titles of the student’s work and section in which they were entered can be found below.

Congratulations to all of these students for their dedication to the study of Science and for their wonderful results.

Lanna Derry

Head of Science

 

Science Talent Search Results 2021

Name

Year level

Section

Title

Award

Holly Whitfield

12

Open experimental research

The effect of different concentrations of tea tree oil as a natural fungicide on the germination of Medicago sativa

Major bursary

Skye Sriratana

9

Intermediate inventions

Weight Plate Loader

Major Bursary

Alec Chen

12

Open experimental research

How does the percentage of unsaturation in triglycerides affect the heat of combustion of biodiesel?

Minor bursary

Maija Darzins

12

Open experimental research

The effect of concentration of oxalic acid on the rate of reaction between oxalic acid and acidified potassium permanganate

Minor bursary

Victoria McKenzie

12

Open experimental research

Salinity and dissolved oxygen concentration in saline water solutions

Minor Bursary

Leon Jiao

7

Junior posters

Food design: GM crops?

Minor bursary

Chloe Pike

7

Junior Games

The race to space

Minor bursary

Sarah Chen

12

Open experimental research

Effects of pH on the synthesis of Prussian blue

Distinction

Josh Choong

12

Open experimental research

The effect of cooking time on vitamin C concentration in yellow capsicum

Distinction

Jaimee Jalocha

12

Open experimental research

How does temperature affect the amount of aspirin in a solution containing aspirin tablets?

Distinction

Kaitlyn Oldaker

12

Open experimental research

The effect of temperature on the amount of ascorbic acid present in raspberries.

Distinction

Lydia Tan

12

Open experimental research

How does heating time affect aspirin concentration in an aspirin solution?

Distinction

Arya Yogesh Kumar

8

Junior experimental research

Investigating the relationship between smoke density and smoke detector response

Distinction

Isabella Di Felice

7

Junior creative writing

Climate change, diet change

Distinction

 

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