EIGHTH GRADE SCIENCE FAIR
Are your eating habits affected by the way food looks? How much Vitamin C does your orange juice have? Why do onions make you cry? How much sugar does a ripening banana have? Will plants grow better when they are listening to Beethoven or Shwekey? Will the pH of food affect its bacterial growth? Does age affect memory?
For almost two months, Bais Yaakov Eighth Graders investigated these and other questions. Working together in groups of two, the girls used the scientific method to write hypotheses, do research and perform tried-and-true experiments to obtain results. They displayed their results using graphs on tri-fold boards and presented them to judges and the community at large at our annual Science Fair on Tuesday evening, March 22, 2017. Project topics ranged from botany to neurology, mechanics to chemistry, materials science to microbiology, engineering and more. The judges were amazed at the breadth of knowledge gained and the creativity and ingenuity the girls exhibited during the entire process.