Summit Student Places 2nd at Science Fair
Congratulations to Summit Sixth Grader (now Seventh Grader!), Leah M., for winning second place in the Engineering Division of the Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair!
Leah's project theme was "How Much Electricity Does a Circuit of Aglaonema Plants Produce?" Here's how she went about finding the answer!
"I used a circuit of 3 mature Aglaonema plants connected with wires to capture their electricity. I found that at best, the circuit could produce just over 1 volt (to put that in perspective, a smartphone needs about 5 volts to charge).
I found that the more water given to a plant, the more electricity I can gather from it! Water is a conductor after all. I think that I could continue to test things like how the type of soil affects the electricity produced, how the type of plant affects the electricity produced, or even the plant's size affecting the electricity produced!" -- Leah M.
Faculty sponsor and Upper School Science Teacher, Rob Powers, adds, "This is an amazing result, especially for a sixth grader. Great job! You represented The Summit well. We are very proud of you." We all agree! Way to go, Leah!