NIWA North Harbour Science Fair Prizegiving

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Congratulations to our Year 8 prize-winners who recently won awards for their Science Fair projects at the NIWA North Harbour Science Fair Prizegiving. NIWA sponsors seven national science fair competitions. This year, ten North Harbour schools and over 120 entrants participated in the event held at Massey University on Friday 6 September. Winners and special prizes were announced at the prizegiving at Northcross College on Tuesday 17 September. A focus on climate change solutions and sustainability was highlighted by the keynote speaker, NIWA Meteorologist Chris Brandolino, (who you may have seen on your TV screens talking about weather).

Well done to the following Year 8 learners for winning prizes in these categories:
The Standley Jober Cup: Zachary Collier 8CTN. An elevator that transforms gravitational potential energy into light.

The Convener’s Special Prize: Connor Barnett and Finlay Miller 8CTN. Potato Power.
Bronze Medal, Consumer Science: April Lodge and Katelyn Winter 8AHN. Iron in corn flakes.
Bronze Medal, Earth Science: Lucas Wyeth 8GRE. Which candle burns the quickest?
Bronze Medal, Living World: Jonny Milne 8 SRI. Investigating the significance of the height of the “tori” (thrower).

In addition, well done to Skylah Thompson 8 SLP; Ananda Fox 8 WEL; Oliver Marchant 8GRE; Ruby Teviotdale and Ava Barnard 8GRE and Jesse Lu 8BAY, for their high quality entries which received positive feedback from judges.

Teresa Winstone
Head of Junior Science
Whangaparāoa College incorporates the best educational practice from New Zealand and around the world. The school delivers an innovative curriculum with intensive use of modern technologies within an environmentally aware site.