NX Take Top Award in Science and Technology Fair
What better way to learn about Science and Technology than carrying out an investigation? Following a lesson sequence learning about changing variables to control the distance of Barbie’s bungy jump, Northcross held an in-class Science Fair. From across the school, twenty projects showing excellent scientific and technological skills and wonderful creativity were selected for entry in this year’s NIWA North Harbour Science & Technology Fair.
Students attended a Science Zone Day on Friday 7 September at Massey University, where they displayed their projects, were interviewed by judges, and enjoyed a series of talks and a rocketry demonstration. Prize Giving was an exciting evening, with thirteen Northcross students receiving awards.
- Alia Cauty and Kate McIntosh - First Equal Top of Fair for their inventions: a domestic water system leak detector, and a wrist device for the hearing impaired to know when a ref’s whistle has been blown.
- Aleksi Kilian - Top of Living World, Statistics Certificate and Best log book, for her investigation into the effect of the pH of organic material on biogas production.
- Kenzie Longmuir – Top of Technology for her invention of a knee protector for a child with cerebral palsy.
- Lily Wayper, Ione Tseng, Joshua Peng, Maia Cully, Tai Rhodes, Adam Robins and Jesse Wanghan won Silver Medals for their investigations into Yeast, Ice, Water absorption, and inventions for ballet training, rubbish collection systems, school student well-being and rubbish collection systems.
- Nat Skeath and Angela Tsang won Bronze Medals. Nat for an investigation into magnetism, and Angela for her invention to help multi-material recycling.
Our hearty congratulations to these students, all of whom demonstrate the qualities of budding scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs.