Students at Island Park’s Lincoln Orens Middle School were commended for their excellent research work during the annual Science Fair Awards Breakfast, held on Feb. 1. The honorees were selected as winners in the building’s Science Fair in January, and were formally recognized by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rosmarie Bovino, Assistant Superintendent Vincent Randazzo, Principal Dr. Bruce Hoffman and science teachers Karen Davis, Kristiana Sefchek, and Philip DeSantis .
A total of 36 students that worked in groups, pairs or as individuals were awarded based on their excellent presentation of scientific research and experiments on various topics.
The top 10 eighth-grade projects are: “Water Filtration,” “Smelly Science – A Sniff Test,” Which moisturizer works best to keep skin moist,” “Gold vs. Bacteria,” “Do eco-friendly cleaning products or chemical based cleaning products work better,” “Erosion be gone,” “Is our environment going down the drain,” “Survival of the meat,” “How does fabric softener affect the flammability of different fabrics” and “Hair Care 101 – color treated shampoos exposed.”
The winning seventh-grade projects are titled, “Sunlight or Artificial Light,” “Graffiti Removal,” “Comparing Sugar and Sugar Substitutes,” “How Do Different Scents Affect Your Memories,” “Hyderoponics vs. Soil,” “Electrolyte Challenge, “Solar Panels – The Wave of the Future,” “What is the Effect of Using Different Solutions to Grow Crystals,” “Does Age Affect How People Perceive Optical Illusions” and “Power of the Teenage Mind.”
“Congratulations – I commend you for the hard work you have done and the wonderful projects you have created,” Dr. Hoffman said. “I expect to see all of our students continue to compete in future science research fairs.”