I am passionate about helping the environment, so for my science project I tested the amount of bio-gas that different types of biomass produce. In other words, I built several bio-gas generators and tested which of the following types of biomass or potential energy sources: chicken manure, cow manure, potato peelings and apple chunks.
After placing in my school’s science fair, I went to the Denver Public Schools Science Fair on January 28. The science fair was at the Denver Zoo and I had a lot of fun. The judges all had science backgrounds, so they understood the projects and were able to ask good questions. After presenting my project, I was able to walk around the zoo, which was much more fun than waiting in a conference room. The awards ceremony was filled with anticipation as zoo staff announced the top three projects in the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th grade competitions.
I ended up placing in the DPS Science Fair, and now I am preparing for the Metro Science Fair in February. This next competition includes students out of Denver Public Schools, so I will get a taste for some new projects. Needless to say, I am very excited to move on in the competition. Even if I don’t end up moving into the next round, I had a great time participating in the science fair.
By Ellyn, 8th grader