Young scientists Scarlett and Laylin Ziegler were among hundreds of Arroyo Vista Elementary School students making new discoveries during a recent science fair on campus.
The third graders came up with the answer to: “Which household product will bust the rust the best?” as part of their innovative project.
After trying Coca Cola, Dawn Dish Soap and Ketchup, they concluded that Pine-Sol, a powerful cleaning product, removes the iron oxide better than anything else the pair tried in their “Bustin’ the Rust!!” experiment.
Without the help of Mrs. Fields, who just happens to know a thing or two about the topic, third grader Maeve Riley explained how to make the best cookie in the world. Who knows, she just might be on to something of becoming the next huge retailer of freshly baked specialty cookies and brownies in the country.
Vivian Schneider wondered, “Which Fabric Dye Works Best?” She tested food coloring, Iodine and markers, concluding “the marker works best because it stays on fabric the best after washing,” the second grader wrote on the poster board.
In their project, third graders Grayson Ebner and McCoy Sharp asked, “What design will power a rocket boat to travel the quickest?” Their hypothesis concluded, “The rocket boat will travel the fastest with a larger hole in the cork of the cigar tube.”
Projects from A to Z – Aerodynamics to Zoology – were on display.
Max Campbell, a third grader, featured a homemade lie detector experiment and second grader, James Jarvis, showcased “Fancy Rats,” which provided everything you needed to know about the rodents. Included were pictures of rats, slices of cheese and, of course rat food, with all of the perfect nutrients in it – corn, wheat, grains and vegetables.
Hundred of other students made new discoveries when creating and showing their projects, witnessed by parents and guests during the annual event.