Fuqua holds eighth grade science fair

Published 8:13 am Tuesday, April 10, 2018

On March 1, the Fuqua School eighth grade had its annual science fair at Hampden-Sydney College.

There was a wide range of creative experiments.

Eighth-grader Tanner Thomas said his project took three to four weeks to finish. Eighth-grader Mallory Brown did her project on which type of peanut butter tastes better: organic or commercial, and why. Out of six subjects that tasted the various brands of peanut butter, Jif Reduced Fat won.

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Among others, Jordan Johns’ project focused on which brand of milk will spoil the quickest, while Emma Bickford did her project on what kind of cup keeps a certain drink coldest or warmest for the longest amount of time. Meredith Schmidt’s experiment was designed to determine whether bread molds faster if it has been touched.

The first-place winner was Hunter Melton, with “Yin and Yang.” Placing second was George Magnotti, with “Is the Price Right?” and third place went to Hadley Puckett, with “The Power of Flour.”

Both Magnotti and Brown said they enjoyed presenting their projects and getting to show off their hard work. They were also very impressed with the projects the Hampden-Sydney scientists made.

The eighth grade participants were rewarded with a dress down day and an afternoon of bowling.