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Liberty Science Fair 2010

After months of brainstorming problem questions, designing experiments, and gathering data, Liberty’s sixth, seventh, and eighth graders presented their research at the recent Liberty Science Fair. Participating in the science fair allowed each student the opportunity to “do science,” knowing that the answer to the question may not always be what the student expected. Questions like “How does temperature affect solubility?” “How much bacteria grows on chicken breasts?” and “How do different surfaces affect friction?” were challenged by this year’s fair. Seventh and eighth grade winners in each category of science will advance their projects to the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair Feb. 28 and March 1. Congratulations to the winners who are listed below:

Sixth Grade Winners
Third Place - Cameron Meath, Ben Lamont, Davian Ewing, and Jonathan Palmer – “The Bursting Beverages”
Second Place - Peyton Brown, Garrett Sawyer, and Kyleb Howell – “Bouncy, Bouncy Balls”
First Place - Todd Deetjen, Colton Liggett, and Matthew Hulke –  “The Mold Rush”

Category Awards
ANIMAL SCIENCE
Third Place –  Sydney Goodson – “Do Cats Have a Dominant Paw?”
Second Place –  Olivia Asprey - “Jump for Science”
First Place –  Carley Barnett - “Toby Keith vs. Mozart”

BEHAVIORAL and SOCIAL SCIENCE
Third Place - Hannah Liszewski - “How Do I Look?”
Second Place - Spencer Mackenzie - “Are Energy Drinks All They Are Hyped Up to Be?”
First Place - Lissie Kevlin - “Does the Color Wheel Make Your Head Spin?”

BIOCHEMISTRY
Third Place - Lindsey Lotze - “The Pain of Stain”
Second Place - Jack Lytle - “Cheese3 ”
First Place - Erin Selby - “You are What You Drink”

CELLULAR and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Second Place - Grant Lanza - “Got Mold?”
First Place - Brenna Nelson - “Pop, Pop, Popping Corn”

CHEMISTRY
Third Place - Russell Vittrup - “Hot Sauce Makes Clean Cents”
Second Place - Matt Thompson - “Changing pH”
First Place - Paige Jeary - “It’s not Paper. It’s not Plastic. It’s Fantastic Elastic”

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Third Place - Chris Schiebout - “Win Vista 64 bit vs. 32 bit”
Second Place - Luiz Venzor - “Faster SMS”
First Place - Christian Bailey - “A Greener PC”

EARTH SCIENCE
Third Place - Hugh Jeffery - “Working Water”
Second Place - Harry Asprey - “Solar Cell”
First Place - Adam Helsten - “Wormalicious Works”

ENERGY and TRANSPORTATION
Third Place - Jordan Parker - “Wood vs. Aluminum”
Second Place - Ian Harrington - “Paper Flight”
First Place - Mickey Grebe - “Projectiles and Angles”

ENGINEERING: ELECTRICAL and MECHANICAL
Third Place - Hunter West - “Conductivity of Electricity Through Certain Metals”
Second Place - Alex Wolski - “Fire from Water”
First Place - Tiffany Lu - “Runaway Electricity”

ENGINEERING: MATERIALS and BIOENGINEERING
Third Place - Neiman Walker - “Super Shapes”
Second Place - Matt Marrs - “What Glue Truly is Super”
First Place - Ian Brown - “Absorbing Wood”

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Third Place - Tanner Moseley - “How Clean is the Air in Your Home?”
Second Place - Matt Metlock - “One Man’s Garbage”
First Place - Liz Adams - “Burn, Baby, Burn”

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Third Place - Jarius White - “Paper Towel Absorption Rates”
Second Place - Maggie Latona - “How Does the Color of Water Affect Evaporation Rate”
First Place - Jody May - “Earthworms Go Green”

MATHEMATICS
First Place - Nic Valenzuela - “Boom, Boom, Pow”

MEDICINE and HEALTH
Third Place - Hannah Cullum - “Drug Racing”
Second Place - Jessica Lanyon - “What’s Eating Your Teeth”
First Place - Brooke Hadley - “Standing Up for Comfort”

MICROBIOLOGY
Third Place - Ali Eager - “Kentucky Spoiled Chicken”
Second Place - Michael King - “Bacteria in the Bathroom”
First Place - Shawn Graybill - “Ewww! Don’t Eat Off That!”

PHYSICS
Third Place - Caleb Bishop - “Longer Shaft…Longer Drive?”
Second Place - Ashley Jenkins - “Bend It Like Beckham”
First Place - Brandon Allison - “Frigid Zone”

PLANT SCIENCE
Third Place - Aly Schoeve - “Extracting DNA from an Onion”
Second Place - Kenah Smith - “Sunlight vs. Artificial Light”
First Place - Sarah Jaderlund - “Nature’s Ratios”

BEST OF FAIR
Third Place - Brian Ogden - “Freezin’”
Second Place - Sidney Watts - “Forces of Friction”
First Place - Cameron Brasher -

 “The Incredible Shrinking Apple”

 
 
 

 

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