Georgia College hosted the 5th Annual Georgia College Primary and Elementary Division Science and Engineering Fair in Milledgeville, Georgia on March 10, 2022, for students across the state in grades K-5. Twenty-one elementary students from Savannah-Chatham County Public School System were among the more than 300 Georgia students who participated in this year's State Science and Engineering Fair. Student projects were judged using rigorous criteria by professional scientists, engineers, teachers, and university students.
Participating in the Science and Engineering Fair gives students the opportunity to put the scientific inquiry process to work. Students must showcase their knowledge and skills to identify problems, make discerning observations, formulate viable hypotheses and design unique, organized, and logical strategies to answer their questions. Students take on the role of scientist and/or engineer to communicate their findings and provide meaningful contributions to the advancement of science and engineering.
Each project must identify a problem and illustrate the unique, organized, and logical strategies designed to solve the problem. The project process involves reading, logical thinking, writing, grammar and spelling, math, statistics and data analysis, computer science, and graphic arts, as well as scientific methodology. Early participation in science fair projects creates pivotal moments which impact students' curiosity and confidence in the areas of science and engineering. When students participate in a formal competition like the Georgia College Science and Engineering Fair, they prepare for their future by engaging in public speaking, dressing professionally, and sharing their ideas and problem-solving process in a clear and concise manner.
Thank you to the families, teachers, and administrators who supported and guided the students in their endeavors. Congratulations to the competitors from Savannah-Chatham County Public School System for their hard work and dedication to advancing their own knowledge of science and engineering.
Windsor Forest ES
Sophia Denton - Which One is Cleaner? Dog Mouth vs. Human Mouth (First Place Honors)
Braylan Osborne - Osmosis & Gummy Bears (Third Place Honors)
Sukquawn Brown- The Ambush of Germs (Third Place Honors)
Alanah's Carathers - The Whimsical Germs Hidden Among Us (Second Place Honors)
Ella Nixon - Rinse, Wash, Dry....Germs? (First Place Honors) Eva Windsor - More or Less: which is best? (First Place Honors) Daniel Habib - Soil versus Cotton (Second Place Honors)
Tristan Harellson and Paxton Parish - Wood or Metal (Second Place Honors)
Aaron Whitely - Budgie Eating Habits (First Place Honors)
Aden Goodwin - Which has more bacteria upon waking dogs or humans? (Second Place Honors)
Tristan Bryan - Mysteries of Mummification (First Place Honors)
Stella Kalas – Genetics (Third Place Honors)
Noah Jasso - Lemon Battery (First Place Honors)
Yohan Coaxum - Rust Busters (First Place Honors)
Oliver Pauling - Second Use Water (Second Place Honors)
Jasper Jeffers IV - Can Magnetism Affect the Path of Electricity? (First Place Honors)
Oliver F. Duncan - The Effect of Water Content on Bounce Height of a Hollow Sphere (First Place Honors, 4th Grade Best of Class, and Best of Physical Sciences
Landon Webb - The Fish-O-Matic 3000(First Place Honors)
Keith Da Costa - Study of Paper Plane Designs – Aerodynamics (First Place Honors)
Emilia Mackowiak - How much water is absorbed by certain rocks? (First Place Honors)
Addison Pauling - Happy Water, Healthy Water (Second Place Honors)
James Webb Space Telescope Engineering Design Challenge
Emily von Khoblauch and Mahika Kayyar - Garrison School for the Arts (First Place Honors)