These Delta students prepared for the science fair by choosing a topic, developing a hypothesis supported by background research, conducting numerous trials, collecting data, constructing tables and graphs, and wrapping it all up by creating a science fair board which was displayed in the CMHS library.
Judging these boards were a former judge at County, a professor from UCI, and also a graduate from UCI. There were twenty one winners in total.
8th grade County qualifier, Teak Zachary, explains how he decided on his science fair experiment. He says, “I wanted to do something with music because that’s something I’m really into. I heard my grandpa listening to techno music so I started to think, do different age groups have a different preference in music?”
Most winners when asked about their win were surprised.
9th grade winner, Andrea Andres says, “It was really unexpected because we never thought our science fair would be something (the judges) would pay attention to. When we found out we were just really happy. We couldn't believe it...”
Andrea also explains, “We decided to come up with something we like and we really like make up, so we started looking up things online and found something that said ‘Your make up can change color in different kinds of places’ and we really liked it and decided to do that.”
County qualifiers will be improving their science fair projects for County, which will be April 21st and 22nd.
8th grade winners:
1st place- Cameron Chapman and Blake Juncker
2nd place- Liam Cavanaugh
3rd place- Danny Todd
8th grade County qualifiers include:
-Tristan Trepas and Kevin Johnson
9th grade winners include:
1st place - Richard Nguyen
2nd place – Camryn Carter
3rd place - Andrea Andres and Liliana Andres
9th grade County qualifiers include:
-Valeria Rodriguez and Erandy Soto
Winner for “Best Board” – Torsten Bodenhamer
Winner for “Environmental” – Liam Cavanaugh