2011 Award Winning Projects!
Congratulations to all students who participated in the Prince Edward Island
Science Fair which was held recently at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Birchwood students received many awards for their outstanding projects.
Alexandra MacDonald's project "How Sexist are Adolescents?" was selected to
represent the province at the National Science Fair to be held in Toronto,
Ontario. Thank you to all of the teachers and staff who supported and or
assisted with the science fairs this year.
Drink Sports Drinks?", Bobby Jamieson, won a specialty prize
- "Boiling Point Elevation", Emily Wight
- "Beating the Stroop Effect", Justin Murnaghan
- "How Corrosive Is Your Favourite Beverage?", Emma Moore
- "Bio Gas As A Renewable Resource", Laura Mohan, won 13, yes 13,
- "How Sexist Are Adolescents?", Alexandra MacDonald, won 2 specialty
prizes, placed 2nd in the Intermediate Division, and will represent PEI at
the National Science Fair
PEI Science Fair!
Birchwood students achieved tremendous success at the Provincial Science Fair
held at UPEI on Tuesday, March 30. Prize winners include:
- Baily Andrews and Amy Frost Wicks, 1st. Prize Canadian Parents for
- Alexandra MacDonald, 3rd. Prize,Canadian Parents for French
- Anthony Kamphuis and Caleb Jarvis, 1st. Prize Aero Space PEI, Honorable
Mention Intermediate Division
- Vanessa Gallant, Dr. Leon Loucks Award for Environmental Stewardship and
Sustainability, 1st Prize PEI Energy Cooperation, 1st Prize PEI Energy
Systems, 2010 Enviro Expo Special Award Via Rail (1 of 10 awarded
Thank you to Ms. Lavoie and Mr. Brioux, and congratulations to all students
who participated in the 2010 science fairs. The 2011 Science Fair
preparations begin today!
Birchwood Science Fair 2010
Birchwood Science Fair was held on Thursday, February 24. The following
students will represent Birchwood at the Provincial Science Fair, in no
Alexandra, "Est –ce que l’IPE va être 2 isles en 300 années? Will PEI be 3 islands in 300
Chase, "Volume vs Price"
Amy and Bailey, "Est-ce que tes gestes des mains indique votre personnalité? Do your hand
gestures indicate your personality?"
Vanessa, "Make it or Break it. Can energy used
by humans be recaptured?"
Harini and Jodi, "Comment peut- être un peride d’un pendule augmenter? How can a pendulum period
Kyla, "Parachutes. What is the best design for a
Sam, "How much power will it take to light a
light bulb, power a clock and run a small fan?"
Brandon, "Archmiedes Pump. Will the Archimedes pump work better will small or large
Caleb and Anthony, "What shape is the
Sarah, "Energy Efficiency. L'engergie efficase"
Zack, "Does nutritional knowledge affect
Thank you Science Fair Volunteers
A sincere thank you is extended to the following who volunteered to judge at the
Birchwood Science Fair this year. Also, thank you to Mme. Lavoie for organizing
this event and to staff and students who made the 2010 Birchwood Science Fair a
Thank you to Birchwood Science Fair Volunteers and Judges!
||Sr. Phyllis Gallant
Students Win at PEI Science Fair 2009
Provincial Science Fair was held on Thursday, April 2, at the UPEI. Eight
students from Birchwood participated in the provincial fair. Their projects were
examined by at least three different judges, most of whom were research
scientists, engineers, and university science students. In addition to the
competition judges, there were specialty prize judges visiting select projects
throughout the day. There are many special prizes donated from local businesses,
government, and community groups, and these judges will be looking for projects
that they wish to reward with prize money and items. Congratulations to all of
the Birchwood students who participated and to the prize winners below:
- Chelsea Connell, "Does listening to music while reading affect
comprehension and short term memory?", received 1st. UPEI Mathematics and Statistics Division Award,
1st. Psychological Association of Prince Edward Island Award, PEI Home and
School Award, and an Honorable Mention.
- Cody Fraser and Chris Farrell, "Vermi Composting", received two
specialty awards. They received the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Prize
and the PEI Waste Management Prize.
- Eve Workman and Alanna MacDonald, "Diver's Reflex", received a prize
from the UPEI Psychology Department.
- Alex Cardy and Brodie Smith were also selected to attend and received
congratulations and honorable mention from Birchwood students and staff!
There are a number of books and resources now on display and available in the
Birchwood Library Resource Center where you will also find a selection of other
resources for specific topics, once you have chosen your project ideas. The
following are sites may be useful as you are planning your Science Fair Project.
If you have any difficulty accessing any of these sites via the web address
provided, try going to www.google.com and go
to "advanced search". Type in the name of the web site (for example, Cyber Fair)
and you should be able to link to the site that way. Remember to have fun!
An excellent resource for the steps involved in setting up a science
fair project. Check out the links included at the bottom of this
site. Cyberbee.com has some especially good information.
Includes project ideas, web sites with more ideas, what judges are
looking for, how to set up a project, etc.
Everything you need to know about creating a science fair project
from Discovery School.
A simple outline of steps involved in creating a science fair
Scroll to the bottom of this page for resources for a science fair
An outline of the steps involved in a science fair project.
A more detailed outline useful for intermediate students.
Eighty-nine ideas for science fair projects under the headings of
physics, chemistry, engineering, meteorology, and botany.