Warm congratulations go to our high school and middle school students for all their hard work done on their Science Fair projects in preparation for this year’s Science Day. Student posters provided the main focus of the day as students enjoyed conference ‘style’ sessions spent visiting projects done by other grades or presenting their work to other students, teachers and parents in addition to university student judges invited from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Our students also enjoyed a variety of other activities throughout the day including a documentary on the Higg’s Boson, visiting science projects completed by the Elementary school and the presentation of the IB1 Biology, Chemistry and Physics students’ Group 4 collaborative project. The IB students began their data analysis project over a month ago when they were given the topic of ‘Climate Change’ and shared their findings in a presentation worthy of any scientist. Complementary to this topic, students also attended a talk by Dr. Gus Rose, an Australian scientist who is currently working for the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Murdoch University in Australia. Dr. Rose explained his research on the link between sheep production, greenhouse gases and global warming in a lively and entertaining presentation.
At the end of the day two prizes were awarded each to High School and Middle school students. The winning Science Fair projects, selected by university student judges visiting from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the projects receiving an honorable mention, voted for by Pinewood students are as follows:
High School Winner: Anna Gjoleka for ‘Vitamin C found in different fruits’
Middle School Winner: Ali Zhang for ‘Light, color and plants’
High School Honorable mention: Niya Kafedzhiyska for ‘Color Chromatography’
Middle School Honorable mention: Alexander Kling for ‘May the Force be with you’
The Science Department