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The Central High School Science Fair was held in the gym on Friday, March 4. There were 282 entries from students in seventh – twelfth grade. Students studied the steps of the scientific method; how to conduct scientific research and summarize information; how to measure, report and analyze scientific data; and how to create scientific models.
The students presented their projects to their classmates for a portion of their project grade, and then judges came in after school to award first, second and third places based on grade level and project type. Parents and the student body were able to view all the projects during the Science Fair.
Special thank you to the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Rockford for allowing us to borrow their tables. Also thank you to our science teachers who made this event possible, Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Mitchell and Mrs. White under the direction of our science coach, Mrs. Wood.
7th grade Research/Models
1st place – Arabella Ledford – Clouds
2nd place – Makayla Averette – Mars
3rd place- Jordan Villagrana – Effects of Music
7th grade Experimental
1st place – Jordan Nicholas – Potato Light Bulb
2nd place – Rylee Johnson – Skittles and Drinks
3rd place – Ethan Cosby – Coke can Mentos vs Vinegar and Baking Soda
8th grade Research/Models
1st place – Hunter Denney – A Ram Pump
2nd place Tie– Ophelia Gould – Animal Mimicry
2nd place Tie- Joseph Jones – Solar System
3rd place Tie– Henley Jennings – Moon Phases
3rd place Tie – Charles Tillman – Artificial Intelligence
8th grade Experimental
1st place – Alyssa Woodfin – Popcorn –Which Brand Pops the Best?
2nd place – Jaquavious Turner – Volcano Eruptions
3rd place – Colored vs Non-colored Candles – Shelemiah Kelley
9th grade Research/Models
1st place – Kelsey McLaughlin – Clouds
2nd place – Traci Cox – Rocks
2nd place – Alex Williams – Moon Phases
9th grade Experimental
1st place – Kaziyah Moon – Paper Towel Strength – Which Brand is the Strongest?
2nd place – Zoey Jones – Memory and Age
3rd place – Michael Thomas – Does Bread in a Ziploc Baggie Mold Faster Outside or Inside the House?
10th grade Research/Models
1st place – Eden Nicholson – Unhealthy Habits Effect on Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
2nd place Kristasia Harkins – Earthquakes
3rd place – Brian Lopez – How Does a Cloud Form?
10th grade Experimental
1st place – Rebekah Burton – Seeing Through Sound
2nd place Tie – Kaylee Hand – How Many Drops Can a Penny Hold?
2nd place Tie – Kamora Wilson – Can Background Music Affect How Well We Can Concentrate?
2nd place – Tie – Abbigail Hyatt – Greasiest Fries
3rd place – Tie – Sydney Thornton – Koolaid Under Pressure
3rd place – Tie – Maddison Jennings – Music’s Effect on Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
11th grade Experimental
1st place – Nathan Mathis – Effects of Ground Surface on Cornhole Throwing
2nd place – Sterling Heath – CD Bubbles
3rd place – Tie – Emma Jones – Does Sugar-free Gum’s Flavor Last Longer than Regular Gum
3rd place – Tie – JaNes Wyckoff – Effect of Solutions of Gummy Bear Size
3rd place – Tie – Nyajah Oden – Soda and Mentos
11th and 12th grades Earth Space/Environmental
1st place – Olivia Gaddis – Egg Drop Test
2nd place – Nicholas Tidwell – Differences in Gas Quality
3rd place – TaMichael Heard – Tornado in a Bottle
12th grade Physics
1st place – Raamiah Gaddis – Magnetism
2nd place – Tie – Jeiby Garcia – Rainbow Fire Experiment
2nd place – Tie – Brody Hyatt – Milk- Does the Color Affect People’s Perception of Taste
3rd place – Tie – Emilee Brown – Fats in Food
3rd place – Tie – Mallory Parrish – Inclined Planes