District Science Fair Results
The Natrona County School District Science Fair was held this past weekend at Verda James Elementary School. Students were eligible to participate in 17 different categories: animal science; behavioral and social sciences; biochemistry; cellular and molecular biology; chemistry; computers; earth and planetary sciences; engineering; electrical and mechanical engineering; materials and bioengineering; energy and transportation; environmental management; environmental sciences; mathematics; medicine and health sciences; microbiology; physics and astronomy; and plant sciences.
A total of 110 students throughout Natrona County and Converse County converged to Casper for the district-wide Science Fair. Forty-six students in the fourth and fifth grades entered projects in the District Elementary Science Fair. Sixty-four students in grades sixth through eighth entered projects in 14 of the 17 eligible categories in the Junior Science Fair.
More than $2,000 in prize money, donated by businesses throughout Casper, was awarded to 28 students from Natrona and Converse counties.
Junior Science Fair first place winners received $100, second place winners received $50 and third place winners received a ribbon. Winning students and their projects will advance to the Wyoming State Science Fair.
Science Fair participants were also judged for special merit awards provided by the Charles E. Wolf Award and the Natrona County Education Association (NCEA).
The Natrona County School District Science Fair was supported by donations from Automation Electronics; Casper Medical Imaging & Outpatient Radiology; Casper Planetarium; Comtronix; Dr. Keim, MK Sports; Emissary Pharmacy; Farleigh Oil Properties; Linc Energy; NAPA Auto Parts; Natrona County Education Association (NCEA); Porter, Muirhead, Cornia & Howard; Society of Petroleum Engineers – Wyoming; Toy Town; True Drilling; Wyoming Space Grant; Wyoming Behavioral Institute; Wheels and Wings; and the NCSD Athletics & Activities Department.
Special merit awards went to the following students:
District Best of Show:
Consumer Science: Avery Potter
Earth and Space: Sarah Skiles
Life Science: McKenzie Wood
Physical Science: Will Clair
Charles E. Wolf Award:
Regional Best of Show and NCEA winner:
Chemistry: Avery Hanks
Outstanding Energy Award from the Petroleum Engineers of Wyoming:
Abigail Blesi and Cayley Anderson
The following is a list of Science Fair winners for 2012: Category First Name Last Name School Project Title Place
Animal Science Teya Hineman Douglas Do Certain Breeds Like Certain Treats? 1
Animal Science Carson Black Douglas Do Certain Breeds Like Certain Treats? 1
Animal Science Elizabeth Tharp Casper Classical Academy Does My Hampster Know the Time of Day? 2
Behavioral and Social Sciences Savannah Worden Casper Classical Academy Do You See What I See? 1
Behavioral and Social Sciences Kelsi Gamble Douglas Who’s Got the Brains? Female or Male? 2
Behavioral and Social Sciences Emily Roessing Douglas Who’s Got the Brains? Female or Male? 2
Behavioral and Social Sciences Alex Bridge Casper Classical Academy Make Your Crab Move 3
Biochemistry Briley James Wheatland Egg Substitute 1
Biochemistry Alette Ziehl Casper Classical Academy Inherited? 2
Biochemistry Arrayia Birkle Wheatland Chemical Effects on Fruit 3
Chemistry Avery Hanks Wheatland Does Your Ibuprofen Come in First? 1
Chemistry Brooke Cleverly Casper Classical Academy Cheesecake Bake 2