Sun Valley 9th grade Science students recently participated in the Delaware Valley Science Fair (DVSF). The DVSF is a vehicle for stimulating interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among high school students in the tri-state area. The philosophy behind the fair is that students learn science by doing science. Students were required to hypothesize about a problem or question, design an experiment and draw conclusions. Students began their research in November and presented their projects during the science fair at Sun Valley High School on February 1. Representatives from the DVSF attended and selected the top projects to compete in the Delaware County Science Fair at the DCIU in March. Those finalists and their experiments are:
1st - Emily Fisher - Microbiology and How It Can Affect Your Life at Home
2nd - Zoe Tutlo - Jon Bon Ivy: The Effect of Music on Plants
3rd - Hannah Neary - How does chewing gum affect people's concentration?
1st - Kylie Benditt and Amanda Neubauer - Are childproof containers really childproof?
2nd - Tiffany Chen and Claudia Miller - Rainbow Fire
3rd - Madison Blair, Kelly Coleman, and Megan Grant - Rhythm and Learning