The judges have spoken, and winners of the Nevada Middle School Seventh and Eighth Grade Science Expo have been announced. Judging took place Nov. 14-15; and parent viewing was held Thursday evening. Awards will be presented during a school assembly, today, according to eighth grade science teacher Angie Landoll.
The annual Nevada Middle School science fair is sponsored by the Nevada Rotary Club, and through that sponsorship, category champions receive $25 gift cards and the Best of Show champion receives a $50 gift card.
The science teachers working on this project include Amanda Pollock, Karen Gordon, and Angie Landoll.
Judges for this year's event were Cottey College professor Dr. Ganga Fernando, two unidentified Cottey College students, Janet Guthrie, Julie West, Karen Hertzberg, Fran Furry, Amy Hemphill, Jill Smith, Faye Koger, Rebecca Keltner, Lisa Russ, Bill Rhoads, Philip Gordon, Barbara Gordon, Jennifer Dryer, Bryan Gast, and Brian Norton.
Here are the award winners:
Physical science category champion:
Technology and inventions category champion:
Chemistry and biochemistry category champion:
Botany category champion:
"Contaminated Water and the Growth of Lima Beans"
Zoology category champion:
Medicine and health category champion:
"These Boots Were Made For Walking"
Consumer science category champion:
Best of show award:
"Can You See In 3D?"
Science Teacher Awards
There are four awards named after former science teachers.
Joe Olive Award:
|"Burn Baby Burn!"|
Levon Haller Award:
Janet Guthrie Award:
"The Eyes Have It"
Larry Hurst Award:
Healthy Tips Award:
|"Bacteria, Staph, E Coli, Oh My!"|
Most Creative Award:
"The Nutty 7th Grader"
Environmentally Friendly Award:
|"Leave Out The Cigarettes"|
Science Safety Award:
Interactive Science Award:
"Beef...The Biggest Gainer"