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Jan 23, 2015

SCA Holds Science Fair

The innovative minds of students at Saint Catherine Academy were in full display today. Over seven hundred students from high schools and primary schools from across the city gathered at the institution for the annual science fair. We know that fire is a dangerous thing, but we also found out that it responds to musical vibrations. Duane Moody found out why.


Duane Moody, Reporting

The Saint Catherine Academy hosted an internal science fair at his campus in Belize City today. It is a preliminary step taken by the institution for the National Science Fair scheduled to be held in March. The theme for this year is “A Brighter Future Through Innovation and Technology.”


Ingrid Acosta

Ingrid Acosta, Head of Science Department, St. Catherine Academy

“The criteria is based on the national’s criteria. We have different categories. It includes the folder presentation which summarizes their project, the innovation, organization of their content and the scientific value of their project. So it is basically to have our students showcase their knowledge of the scientific method and in their presentations they run through that method as how it applies to the particular project that they formulated. They observed their environment and found something that intrigued them. It may have been a principle that they learned in class, like electrolysis, and then they found ways to improve on an old experiment that they came across through research or created something on their own.”


Over a hundred and twenty entries were submitted and at today’s fair, a total of fifty-four projects competed to represent the school at the nationals in the junior and senior categories. But how creative were the booths? Well on display were the typical science projects, but others were out the box.


Zazie McKenzie

Zazie McKenzie, A Matter of Splatter

“What we did was made our own crime scenes our of sponges and blood and see how far the pattern went and if the pattern would change if it is closer or further from the corner of a wall. And that pattern did change because you have to take everything into consider; like the force, like maybe there was wind on the night and it could move the blood or how much blood that we use. We used ten teaspoons of blood and the same amount of force giving us still different patterns.”


Alina Rodriguez, Ruben’s Tube

“We love music and it is a great way to show how the vibrations of music works in fire. You can actually see how the beat goes towards it and it is really cool. So I really like the fact that we chose to do this.”


Duane Moody

“Talk to us about the process of getting to this point because you must admit, fire is a dangerous business.”


Alina Rodriguez

Alina Rodriguez

“Fire is a dangerous business, but we had to really convince and stuff. We had to take videos, make sure everything is safe. We had to get like the fire extinguisher and some hose and stuff when we tried it out just to make sure that it is really safe.”


For the Head of the Science Department, Ingrid Acosta, placing second and third in the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge held late last year gives the students the drive going into the science fair.


Ingrid Acosta

“It’s a big motivation. Our girls are very diligent workers and they do their task at the best of their ability. Our school was very enthused by the win that we brought home…second and third prizes and we are definitely looking at first place next year at the competition.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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