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NIWA WELLINGTON SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FAIR 2021 AT TE HERENGA WAKA — VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON Sponsor’s Message A very warm welcome to the 2021 NIWA Wellington Science & Technology Fair. It’s a great pleasure for NIWA to support this outstanding event once again, and we congratulate all the students, parents, teachers and supporters who have worked so hard to ensure its success. NIWA Science & Technology Fairs are a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their talent and enthusiasm for science, and to gain recognition for their excellence and innovation. Across the country, thousands of students have been involved in researching, constructing and presenting exhibits. Participation is on its own a powerful learning tool, but above all else they should be fun. Naturally, NIWA has a vested interest in nurturing a passion for science and technology among young New Zealanders. Enhancing knowledge in NIWA’s key areas of scientific focus – the atmosphere, the ocean, and freshwater – is critical to the sustainable growth of New Zealand as a nation. We need fresh enquiring minds to maintain this momentum. A career in science and technology is as rewarding as it is important – and right here is where we hope a spark may be lit. NIWA is the main sponsor of the Wellington, Canterbury-Westland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, South & East Auckland, Auckland City and North Harbour Science and Technology Fairs. These events form part of our long-term commitment to enhancing engagement with science and technology by young New Zealanders. Thank you to the organising committee, judges, schools and other sponsors for your commitment and support in promoting the NIWA Wellington Science & Technology Fair. Without you, this exciting event simply wouldn’t happen. Tracey Burton NIWA Science Fairs Co-ordinator

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FAIRS IN NEW ZEALAND Welcome to the 57th Wellington Science & Technology Fair. If you are new to the exciting world of Science & Technology Fairs, we hope you enjoyed preparing your project! If you’ve been here before, it’s great to see you back! The first Wellington Science Fair was held in 1964 in the Caltex Lounge in Lower Taranaki Street. In that year there were 66 entries from 94 students. Over the years the fair has grown to include over 400 students. This year we were hoping to host the fair at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington, but as you know we were interrupted by COVID-19 Level changes. Hopefully we will be back hosting the fair in-person in 2022. This year, regional Science & Technology Fairs will be organised all over New Zealand, from Kerikeri to Otago, and will involve over 20,000 students. Regional fairs are organised by volunteers drawn from local scientists and science teachers, parents, members of the Royal Society of New Zealand, members of Kiwanis clubs and interested people.

It’s here! Engineering New Zealand’s new programme for schools The Wonder Project - is set to blast off nationwide. The Wonder Project is all about getting young Kiwis excited about a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It’s about sparking wonder in STEM from a young age, building confidence, and getting all students believing they can achieve remarkable things. It’s made up of three programmes that engage students as they progress through school - a Rocket Challenge for Year 5–8, a Community Challenge for Year 7–10 and a Careers programme for Year 10–13. Visit – Wonderproject.nz Follow us on Facebook –@WonderProjectnz

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TE PUIAKI KAIPŪTAIAO ĀNAMATA THE PRIME MINISTER’S FUTURE SCIENTIST PRIZE ABOUT THIS PRIZE The prize is awarded to a secondary school tauira

student for outstanding achievement in carrying out a practical and innovative science research, maths, technology or engineering project.

ELIGIBILITY •

This prize is for a Year 12 or Year 13 student tauira who has undertaken a science

research, mathematics, technological or an engineering project. •

The tauira must be a New Zealand citizen or a New Zealand permanent resident.

The tauira must be nominated by a

nominator for this Prize. The nominator is the first to start the application process

2018 winner Finnegan Messerli from Onslow College

through the portal. More details here. •

Applications must be received by the Secretariat by 5:00pm Monday 25 October 2021. For more information on how to apply, click here.

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REGIONAL CHAIRPERSON Welcome to the 57th Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair. I want to take a moment to thank those of you who took part in the Virtual Fair in 2020, the first ever Virtual Fair in our history. For 2021, we were hopeful that we would be able to host a Physcial Fair, however, as we know, the ongoing global crisis continues to create an environment where we often need to pivot at a moment’s notice. Thankfully, the Organising Committee worked behind the scenes to make sure that we could proceed with a Virtual Fair should we need to - and we are relieved that we did, given our sudden move to a Level 4 Lockdown on the 17 th August. Thank you to all of the exhibitors and teachers for being patient and flexible as we move forward on this journey, adapting to continually changing circumstances and rising to new challenges.

Chrissy Boulton

I would like to acknowledge the Wellington Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand, who have been involved in the organisation of these fairs since their inception, and our long-term anchor sponsor, NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) for continuing their comprehensive support of our fair, and all the regional science fairs across New Zealand We are grateful to Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington, for once again supporting us through provision of the venue. This year we would have held the Fair in the HUB building at Kelburn Campus – a vibrant central space at the heart of the student experience at the University. This is an exciting venue opportunity, and one that we hope to re-visit next year. I want to extend our thanks to all the special prize donors (see page 10 onward for full list), both those that have supported us for many years, and the ones who have joined us this year. It is wonderful to know how many local organisations value the work you do and want to see it acknowledged. Thanks also to this year’s judges, who have volunteered their time to review your entries. I want to thank the Organising Committee for their outstanding work on this year’s Fair – this is an incredible team, full of ideas, passion and a commitment to doing their best and working through difficult circumstances to bring you the Fair. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without every member of this team, and it is a genuine privilege to work with every one. Finally, I want to thank and congratulate every exhibitor in this year’s Fair. Well done on all of your hard work and for yourselves adapting to changing circumstances and rising to new challenges – perhaps your investigations led you to a different conclusion than the one you expected when you started out, but this is all part of the journey of developing your understanding and your scientific method – a journey that we hope you will continue on with after the Fair and beyond. Whatever happens with the judging process – you should be immensely proud of what you have achieved so far in making it to the Fair. But with all of that being said – best of luck with your submission! We hope to see you all again for future fairs.

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NIWA Wellington Science & Technology Fair Committee CHAIRPERSON

SPONSORS AND SPECIAL PRIZES

Chrissy Boulton

Chrissy Boulton Brenten Higson

SECRETARY

Mary-Jane McCarthy

WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA

VIRTUAL FAIR DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION

Joji Jacob Nicole Stanton

Joji Jacob

WEBSITE HOSTING

ENTRIES Sylvia Nichol Joji Jacob

Tim Price SCHOOLS’ LIAISON Amanda Hood Ian Svela

NIWA LIAISON

Sylvia Nichol

TE HERENGA WAKA — VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON LIAISON

PROGRAMME

Nicole Stanton Sylvia Nichol

Chrissy Boulton THE ROYAL SOCIETY, WELLINGTON BRANCH LIAISON

ACCOUNTS

Saptak Saha

John Bass

SCIENCE FAIR CONSULTANTS

Brian Belworthy

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CHIEF JUDGE — Bradley Douglass This year’s Science Fair has suffered again from changes of plans dictated to it by viral shenanigans. Last year, lockdown was early in your school year and we had a pretty good idea that many of your classes would be disrupted to the point that entries would be lower-than-normal, and that we wouldn’t be able to hold an inperson Fair. So we held a Virtual Fair. It was going to fulfil all our criteria for what makes a Science and Technology Fair great: you’d present your work (by video and digital slides) and most importantly the judges would get to interact with you (by video conference). The video conferencing didn’t work as we hoped, but we had the content of your projects which was as inspirational as ever.

Bradley Douglass

This year, nice and early, we planned for both types of Fair. But New Zealand hadn’t an alert level increase for ages, when what do you know? - Alert Level 4 in Wellington a week before the big (real exhibits with real people) event, and everything changes. Holes can get poked into any plan. As you ran your projects for the Science Fair you may have been focused on printing off graphs, making a poster-board and preparing for curly questions from judges. But how good was your video? With a bit more time from the postponement of the Fair maybe you reworked it a bit better – good on you! But what if we take the same principle and apply it to your whole investigative project? Maybe you get to near the end - your hypothesis matched (or didn’t match) your findings; you’re ready for the big day when someone asks you that one question that makes the whole conclusion you wrote seem totally wrong! Maybe the tūī on the other side of town prefer red bird-feeders and not yellow, like you found in your back yard, but you hadn’t thought of that? What I want to say is that when the judges talk to you (in any other non-stuffed-up Covid year) they really value a conversation where you can talk about your results knowing what they apply to. The conclusions might only apply to the population of one type of bird in your particular yard (not all birds worldwide), but if you have thought about how robust your conclusion is, even if it turns out there is some doubt about it. The best way to really know if you’re doing the right thing is to talk about it with people you respect, not just at the end but all the way through, so you can adapt and ask better questions and make a really worthwhile piece of work. As students, you might enter the Fair just by yourself or as a pair, etc., but if you encourage more holes to get poked in your work early on (by others and by your own reflection), the better your project will stand up to critique when it comes time to present it. We hope the Fair this year does that despite (or thanks to?) all the poking it has taken.

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CRITERIA FOR JUDGING Scientific Method, Originality Your exhibit should demonstrate clear scientific methodology: from the choice and formulation of a topic, through the design of experiments and collection of data, to accurate reporting and interpretation. Your presentation should reflect a good understanding of the scientific principles underlying your work. The judges will look for and reward evidence of originality and resourcefulness, uniqueness of approach and inventiveness in all aspects of the project. Thoroughness and Effort Your project should be complete and self-contained. It must reach a conclusion. You should plan your project: the scope of the topic, the scale of investigation, degree of detail etc., according to the time and resources you have available. Judging will balance the scope of a project and the thoroughness with which it has been carried out. Technical and Graphical Skills This aspect of your project should cover the construction of equipment and models, the care and presentation of living plants and animals, the preparation and presentation of graphic materials etc., as appropriate. All should be carried out with thought and care, and as neatly as possible. Presentation The exhibit should be designed to be visually attractive, informative and interesting. It should contain an appropriate balance of illustrative, graphical and textual information. It should not be overwhelming in content. Any more detailed information should be included in a separate report or log book. Special Thanks to Judges The committee wishes to thank all judges including the special prize judges for contributing to the success of the fair by donating their time and making the effort to attend.

FAIR TIMETABLE If we are in COVID-19 Alert Level 2 or lower, prizegiving will be held Saturday 25 September, 1pm at the Maclaurin Building, Lecture Theatre 103, Kelburn Campus, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington. Under Level 2 only the top prizewinners will be invited to attend in person, with the prizegiving livestreamed to comply with restrictions on gatherings. Invitations for students will be sent to their teachers. Wednesday

15

September

Thursday/ Friday

23/ 24

September

Saturday

25

September

Project submissions due TBC

Prize announcement Announcement dependent on Alert Levels

1 pm — 2 pm

Prizegiving In Level 2 attendance by invitation only

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PRIZE LIST MAJOR SPONSORS AWARDS NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research). $1000 for the best overall exhibit in the Fair, taking into account the year level of the exhibitor(s) Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch Runner Up Prize for best overall exhibit: $500 for the runner up best overall exhibit in the Fair, taking into account the year level of the exhibitor(s) and an invitation to the 2022 Hudson Lecture, including dinner with the speaker afterwards. Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington Innovation Prize For the most innovative exhibit in Class 5, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington Research Office offers financial support towards expenses in the first year of a Victoria University of Wellington undergraduate degree in science or engineering, or a conjoint degree including science (conditions apply). Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington Science Faculty Prize For the best exhibit from Classes 1 — 4, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington Science Faculty offers an iPad computer or similar (conditions apply). CLASS PRIZES Class prizes will be awarded as follows (subject to Rule 3 on the entry form). All Classes

First:

$300

Second:

$150

Third: $100

Fourth $50

Note: The awarding of all prizes in a class will depend on the number of exhibits in the class and will be at the judges discretion. SPECIAL PRIZES It is anticipated that the following Special Prizes may be offered. Please note that the prize value indicated may not necessarily be awarded to a single exhibit nor the full value awarded. Special Prizes may be sub-divided at the Judge's discretion, and be awarded to a number of exhibits. 1.

2. 3.

4.

5. 6. 7.

The Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize of $100 in Biology. The late Professor Gordon was professor of Botany at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington 1947-1977. The prize is donated by Mrs J C R Gordon and Dr Margaret Gordon. The Peter Jennings Memorial Prize of $100 in Biology. The late Mr Jennings was a science teacher and President of the Wellington Science Teachers' Association. The prize is donated by Capital City Science Educators. The Doreen Gates Memorial Prize of $100 for a project in Class 1 or 2 displaying enthusiasm and innovation. The late Doreen Gates was a teacher with a long involvement in the Wellington Science and Technology Fair. The prize is donated by Capital City Science Educators. Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education offer prizes of $125 for Class 1/2, $150 for Class 3/4, and $200 for Class 5, for students who best demonstrate the use of scientific thinking in the formulation and investigation of his or her question. The Cancer Society (Wellington Division) offer one prize of $200 for projects which relate to prevention of cancer in one of the four areas: Smokefree, Diet, Alcohol and Sunsmart See www.cancersoc.org.nz. The Wellington Branch of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand offers a 1st prize of $250 and a 2nd prize of $100 for the best projects relating to geosciences. Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand, Callaghan Innovation, offers up to three prizes of $100 for the application of measurement.

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8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

23. 24. 25.

26. 27.

28.

The New Zealand Association of Optometrists Wellington Branch Prize is a total of $300, for projects in the field of optometry and vision science. Callaghan Innovation offers a prize of $300 for a novel demonstration of the industrial application of science or engineering. New Zealand Institute of Chemistry offer two prizes of $100 each in the junior and senior sections. The School of Mathematics and Statistics at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington offers a $100 prize for the most imaginative and effective project using mathematics or statistics. Te Herenga Waka— Victoria University of Wellington School of Engineering and Computer Science offers prizes to a total of $200 for the most imaginative and effective projects using computers or information technology. The Wellington Medical Research Foundation offers $300 for exhibits relating to health. The Institute for Environmental Science and Research (ESR) offers a prize of $700 for the best exhibit(s) based on investigations that help people or the environment through science in such fields as microbiology, forensic, environmental, food and radiation. Consideration will be given to a special prize for any exhibit(s) that focus on COVID-19 and its impacts. The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology offers a 1st prize of $100 and two highly commended prizes of $50 for the best projects which relate to food. NZ Farm Forestry Association Wellington Branch offers a prize of up to $200 for a project which displays an understanding of some aspect of native or non-native forestry in New Zealand. The Wellington Botanical Society offers a prize of $150 for the best exhibit of a project involving a New Zealand native plant or plants. Australasian Corrosion Association offers prizes to the value of $120 for projects related to material durability. NumberWorks'nWords Tuition offers a prize of $100 for an exhibit showing the best use of mathematics in their project. Wellington City Libraries offers a $50 book voucher for a project with the best bibliography of references using print and online sources. The NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award offers a prize of $50 for the best project or exhibit that uses bread or flour products. The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART) offers a $100 prize for a project where the student has undertaken study or research on an animal-based project for which animal ethics approval has been applied for and given; correct procedures and practices have been undertaken in the study; and in which the student knows the importance of ethics approval. The project can also be focused on projects which: found ways to replace the need for the use of animals in experiments with alternatives (e.g., cell cultures); found ways of reducing the numbers of animals used, without impacting on the quality of the data gained; or found ways to minimise and eliminate the suffering of animals used, through good animal husbandry and ethical conduct. The Royal Aeronautical Society, Wellington Branch, offers a prize to the value of $200 for the best projects that explore or apply aeronautical principles or practices Kainic Medical Communications offers a prize of $100 for the best PowerPoint (© Microsoft) presentation from Class 4 or Class 5. $250 will also be awarded to the winner’s school to help fund the purchase of science equipment. Antarctic Society, Wellington Branch Prize: $100 book voucher for the best entry on an Antarctic or Southern Ocean subject AND a one year student membership to Antarctic Society. The runner up to receive a one year membership to NZ Antarctic Society. The School of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington offers prizes to a total of $300 in book vouchers for the best psychology related projects. $100 of which is to be awarded to the best Maori or Pasifika related project. The Sustainable Agricultural Award – sponsored by Ballance Agri-Nutrients, is about celebrating scientific thought amongst students, recognising and rewarding projects that demonstrate the greatest understanding of a current or emerging sustainability issue in New Zealand’s agriculture industry. Topics can include (but are not limited to): Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, agricultural chemical use, nutrient loss to waterways, and other environmental concerns. $250 for the first-prize winner, and a gift pack for the highly commended / runner up entry The Science Award Trust offers a prize of $500 to an exhibit in year 7 or 8, to be awarded at the judges discretion.

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CLASSIFICATION OF EXHIBITS Class 1.

Year Seven

Class 2.

Year Eight

Class 3.

Year Nine

Class 4.

Year Ten

Class 5.

Years Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen

EXHIBITS Entry

Exhibitor Names

1-4 1-5 1-6 1-7 1-8

Chimere Kelechi Connor Herries Eli Scott James Karaitiana, Emil Lottermoser Liam Whitaker

1-9 1-10

CLASS 1. YEAR 7 STUDENTS Exhibit Name

School Evans Bay Intermediate School Evans Bay Intermediate School Evans Bay Intermediate School Evans Bay Intermediate School

Marcus Young Marlon Ehrmann

Bacteria Aware The Nurdle Hunt Water Humidity Sprinkler How salt bridge over electrified water changes pH A NZ Ecosystem Story: The Lancewood and Moa Spills no Thrills Bedroom Bacterial Growth

1-11

Nooh Patel

Artificial Satellites

Evans Bay Intermediate School

1-12

Theo Baldwin-Denton

Evans Bay Intermediate School

1-13 1-14

Briar Soper Finley Robinson

Making snow from household product Hottest Travel Cup Copper Cleaning

1-16

Lily Penny

Planting Possibilities

Fergusson Intermediate School

1-17

Foods 'n' Moods

Hutt Intermediate School

1-18 1-19 1-20

Sarah Bradford, Katherine Huang, Maathini Arulnandhi Ava Arthurs Elise Lilley Emily Forster

Wonderful Water That's a little pricey Running Fuel

Korokoro School Korokoro School Korokoro School

1-21 1-22 1-23

Hannah Sampson Isabella Hurley Millicent Georgiades

Korokoro School Korokoro School Korokoro School

1-24 1-25

Sidney Jones Zara Baker

What's that taste, toothpaste! Flour Power The Placebo Effect - The Reality of a Jedi Mind Trick A Competition of Colouring Long Lasting Lippy

1-26 1-28

Jonathan Hearn Cory Holmes

Plant Talk Float On

Naenae Intermediate Newlands Intermediate

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1-29 1-30 1-31 1-32 1-33

James Poudyal and Joshua Morgan Ben Dye Harry Edwards Hugo Healy Jack Basire

1-34

Jacob Williams

The Devastating Effects of Deforestation in NZ The Milky Way Pooper Scooper The Race to Germinate What type of hockey ball is the fastest? Break FAST

1-35

Lila Carruthers

Best Blood Sugar Breakfast

Northland School

1-36

Olive Abernethy

Northland School

1-37

Phoebe Gauld

1-38

Rachel Berry

He pākiki ke te kōura: Curious about crayfish Is it paws-ible to make dog treats without meat? Heart Healthy Culinary

1-39 1-40

Rosa Gilbert Timothy Cuthbert

Northland School Northland School

1-41

Liko Heise

How Long is a Piece of String? Can the Pressure Meet the Measure? CO2 Grow!

1-42

Stop Dat Tsunami

1-43

Luca Lavigne, Mitchell Jenkins, Matthew Power Mya Woodfall

1-44

Ollie Moriarty

Is our Air Actually Good?

1-45 1-46 1-47 1-48 1-49 1-50

Soumya Tyagi, Lincey Jiang, Jasmin Moon Alec Barker Ben McNaughton Freddie Conn Jai Jackson Sabe Olssen

No Stain, No Pain: Eggscellent Teeth Holey Bat The Killer Wave A soapy solution to Covid 19 Machine Learning Clouds of Change

Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Seatoun School Seatoun School Seatoun School Seatoun School Seatoun School

1-51 1-52 1-53 1-54 1-55 1-56 1-57 1-58 1-59

Isabelle Aduna Ria Mathew-Kulathinal Cyrus Simons Edward Usher Guy Davies Jaeci Yee Llewellyn Dudding Yan-Kit Thompson Elsie Rumball-Smith

Inspired by Nature Breathtaking Wind Watts Stain Buster Colourful heat E-sensoil How clean is clean? It's raining cats and dogs Plants on Vape

St Benedict's School St Benedict's School St Mark's Church School St Mark's Church School St Mark's Church School St Mark's Church School St Mark's Church School St Mark's Church School Wadestown School

1-60 1-62 1-64 1-65

Jude Rumball-Smith Sebastian Grace-Evans Ben Hollard Cameron Johns

Can you see it? Soil: Wadestown vs Wairarapa The Wellington Harbour Bridge Ready, Aim, Fire!

Wadestown School Wadestown School Muritai School Muritai School

Quality & Quantity: Sugar

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CLASS 2. YEAR 8 STUDENTS Exhibit Name

School

Entry

Exhibitor Names

2-3

How to get energy from Space

Evans Bay Intermediate School

2-4

Alexis Dunkin, Oliver Thurlow-Rae Dan McSherry

Fake News

Evans Bay Intermediate School

2-5

Harshika Sharma

Evans Bay Intermediate School

2-6

Melanie Pownall

How pneumonia affects your respiratory system and its link with pandemics The Art of Magnetics

2-7

Paula Quarrie, Violeta Duvnjak Seren Wheatley, Madison Collier Siioloto Lene, Potofou Isara, Ethel Nuuuli Lene Sophie Hall, Hana Klein, Rosie Dunn Jessica Barrett, Riley Kidman-Withers

Water Wonder

Evans Bay Intermediate School

Is cow manure the new best fertiliser?

Evans Bay Intermediate School

Save the Islands from Climate Change

Evans Bay Intermediate School

Nitrate levels in Urban and Rural Rivers Fertilizing fanatics

Evans Bay Intermediate School

Sophie Niclaus, Amelia Ruane Aaruchya Senthilruban, Yusra Aung Adam Mushet, Samuel Kay, Jasaiah Binns Sravya Moparthi

Breaking Bag

Fergusson Intermediate School

Glucose and temperature

Hutt Intermediate School

Colour Effect

Hutt Intermediate School

Which windmill is better?

Hutt Intermediate School

A Need for Speed!

Hutt Intermediate School

Do we really care?

Hutt Intermediate School

Levitating Leaves

Karori West Normal School

Scooby Doo Food

Karori West Normal School

Growing Gummies

Karori West Normal School

2-22

Tanush Arra, Jayden TolleyBeales, Jamie Birchler Vihini Abayarathna, Myumi Peiris and Minara Dadallagei Anna McMechan, Janya Shami Isla Emeny, Nadia Beard, Alia Stuitje Josh Barnard, Dewald Groenewald Anthony Elliott

Korokoro School

2-23

Kate Gray

Why do Electric Cars Run High Voltage? Battle of the Senses

2-24 2-25

Katrina Schaff-Ede Pippa Hookham

Ready, Set, Grow Can you see what eye see?

Korokoro School Korokoro School

2-26

Sam Worsley

Wings & Aerofoils

Korokoro School

2-27

Seth Houghton

Solid Water

Korokoro School

2-28

Ari Zweck

Fossils of N.Z

Naenae Intermediate

2-29

Dan Sketcher, Alex Howell

Electric vs Petrol

Naenae Intermediate

2-30

Giselle Charleson, Sabreen Berhane-Tadese Sriram Ramaswamy Aidan Chenery

Taste Trickery

Naenae Intermediate

Acidic Erosion Birds in My Garden

Naenae Intermediate Newlands Intermediate

2-8 2-9 2-10 2-11 2-12 2-13 2-14 2-15 2-16 2-17 2-19 2-20 2-21

2-31 2-32

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2-33

Bella Qu and Nicole Li

Battery Train

Newlands Intermediate

2-34

Brynn Pierce

Newlands Intermediate

2-35

Dominic Moore

Natural vs. Chemical: Which Cleans Best? To Compost or Not to Compost

2-37 2-38

Recycled Materials Robots Sustainable Water Through Solar Energy H2O 2 GO

Newlands Intermediate Newlands Intermediate

2-39

Maxine De Leon Tyler Naughton and Abhim Rachmanto Abi Montgomery

2-40

Cormac Wood

Fuel of the Future

Northland School

2-41

Emily Buick-Constable

Generational Gender Bias?

Northland School

2-42

Lucy Meijer

WISHY WASHY Weather

Northland School

2-43

Matilda Jowett

Organic insulation - Can it Handle the Heat?

Northland School

2-44

Miles Armstrong

Handy - The Handwriting Helper

Northland School

2-45

Penny Jorgensen

Don't Scratch!

Northland School

2-46

Scout Orange

Gender Bias in Soft Toys

Northland School

2-47

Tom Simpson

Northland School

2-57

Austin Inder

Generational Views on the Covid - 19 Vaccine MAG-nificent Accelerator

2-58

Finn Fraser

Salt: Will it Grow or is it a NO?

2-59

Iris Polaschek

Chords for Kitties

2-60

Computers: Keen to clean?

2-61

Jasper White, Frederick Wragg, Xiao Yu Huang Kate Seymour, Frida Larsen

2-62

Leanna Loh

Calamitous Carcinogens

2-63

Luke Chang

Ideal Insulation

2-64

Nikhil Jupudi, Amrith Radhakrishnan Sam Lewers, Thomas Affleck Samantha Gawe, Ella Young

Aqua Illumination

Temperamental Temperatures

2-68

Zoe Cursons, Ruby EastonSmith Adam Focas

Built safe for a shake

Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Rāroa Normal Intermediate School Seatoun School

2-69

Amelia Roberts

Information for Insight

Seatoun School

2-70

Amelie Barker

Feel the Burn

Seatoun School

2-71

Finn Barker

The YouTube Brain Drain

Seatoun School

2-72 2-73 2-74 2-75 2-76

Grace Rowan Isabella Kong Madeleine Touhy Mia Gibson Nicholas Zahariadis

Sublimotion Rock Solid BFG Honey Heals Take Flight

Seatoun School Seatoun School Seatoun School Seatoun School Seatoun School

2-65 2-66 2-67

Into the Abyss of Darkness

Beating the 5 Second Rule Drunk Hands

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2-77

Riley Chung

Seatoun School

Rory Hudson Ruby Dacombe-Bird

Why are skateparks always made with a smooth surface? Fear factor Is cleaning today bad for tomorrow?

2-78 2-79 2-80

Solomon Beverley

Crystal Clear

Seatoun School

2-81

Tom Lambie

Wool it insulate?

Seatoun School

2-82

Will Davies

Jumping to Conclusions

Seatoun School

2-84 2-85 2-86

Evelyn O'Brien Jake Berry Jessie Dravitzki

How do different fabrics react to fire? Marshmallow Minds Smell The Difference

St Benedict's School St Benedict's School St Benedict's School

2-87 2-88 2-89 2-90

Lucas Musker Matthew Barber Melia Abro Ryan Novilla

St Benedict's School St Benedict's School St Benedict's School St Benedict's School

2-91 2-92 2-93

Augustina Willis Elijah Michel Hemani Parmar

Crazy Chemistry Of Cupcakes Battle of the Breakfasts The Ultimate Chip Throwdown Care for a drink? From mud to clear, no more nasties? Don't let the pidgeon eat the seed! Itty bitty kitty Can you breathe?

2-94 2-95 2-96 2-97

Kenzyl Moon Louie Rogers Max Pithie Mitchell McJorrow

St Mark's Church School St Mark's Church School St Mark's Church School St Mark's Church School

2-98 2-99 2-100 2-101

Nicole Apostolakis Phoebe Treahy Toby Newton Eva Van der Zouwe

2-102 2-103 2-104

Grace Williams Honor Morgan Iris Edwards

2-105 2-106

Izzy Ismail-Sanders James Harley

River Buoy Food feeders for our feathered friends Heart Attack Mum, can I listen to music while I study? Mag-nificent breakfast cereal Fantastic Footwear Where the wild things grow Is it colour that affects problem solving? The Stroop Effect Picky Diggers Organice, synthetic or just plain water? Drag and Newtons laws of motion Ocean Acidification

2-107

Jess Haldane

Is music controlling you?

Wadestown School

2-108

Lucy Turnbull

Plastic Solution

Wadestown School

2-110

Maia McKee

In case you missed it: The Sun Sizzles

Wadestown School

2-111 2-112

Marley Thompson Rhys Griffiths

Got time to scan? What am I prepared to drink in an emergency?

Wadestown School Wadestown School

2-113 2-114

Sophia Paviour-Smith Robert Watt

Burn your cash or burn your skin Gingernut Test

Wadestown School Muritai School

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Seatoun School Seatoun School

St Mark's Church School St Mark's Church School St Mark's Church School

St Mark's Church School St Mark's Church School St Mark's Church School Wadestown School Wadestown School Wadestown School Wadestown School Wadestown School Wadestown School

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CLASS 3. YEAR 9 STUDENTS Entry

Exhibitor Names

Exhibit Name

School

3-4 3-5 3-6 3-7 3-8 3-9 3 - 10 3 - 11 3 - 12

Alex Gray, Jessie Davies Ben Young Bertie McGuigan Tui Howe Yannick Sternagel-Silao Arabella Allwood Ashreya Ranchord Issy Boyer & CC Jackson Lucy Sai & Tiantian Ren

Let's Get Static Swept Away Concrete Strength Anti-bacterial Material Is drinking water in Wellington safe? Sure To Rise Amazing Woodlice Is UV why you can't see? Melodies Passing Through

Rongotai College Rongotai College Rongotai College Rongotai College Rongotai College Samuel Marsden School Samuel Marsden School Samuel Marsden School Samuel Marsden School

3 - 13 3 - 14

Neala Hunter & Asha Todd Sasha Lambrechtsen

Plants V Elements I Can Sense A Disturbance

Samuel Marsden School Samuel Marsden School

3 - 15 3 - 16

Scout Douglas Telesia Tanoa’i

Chemistry On Toast Prepare For Cyclones In Samoa

Samuel Marsden School Samuel Marsden School

3 - 17 3 - 18 3 - 19 3 - 23 3 - 24

Vanessa Ardern Emily Bunton Eva O'Connor Pearl Kennedy Rebecca Bailey

Samuel Marsden School St Oran's College St Oran's College St Oran's College St Oran's College

3 - 25 3 - 26 3 - 30

Sammie Leck Seini Latailakepa Hannah-Elise Soper

3 - 31 3 - 32

Zoe Petersen Jesse Rumball Smith

3 - 33

Torin O'Neill

3 - 34 3 - 35 3 - 36

Caitlin Carter-Wills Fleur Lock-Brook, Clara Kennedy Miro Kennett

Crystals Best Nutrition for Pea Plants Potato Versus Brown Rice Friendly Fuel Does Music Affect an Athlete's Performance A River Runs Through It Bouncing Height of a Tennis Ball Effect grass length has on the rate it grows. Effect of Temperature on Algae Growth Puffing plants. The effect of e cigarettes on plant respiration/photosynthesis Which Stellar Engine is the most efficient? More fur=cute? Wake Up! - An experiment in alarms Rock pool or Hot pool

Wellington Girls' College

3 - 40

Kalani Fransen

Splitting the crystal

Wellington High School

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St Oran's College St Oran's College Upper Hutt College Upper Hutt College Wellington College Wellington College Wellington Girls' College Wellington Girls' College

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CLASS 4. YEAR 10 STUDENTS Entry

Exhibitor Names

Exhibit Name

School

4-7

Otis Baker, Max Petherick

Breaking Point

Rongotai College

4-8

Emma Bateson, Imogen Bell, and Liang Dajnowski Katie Ross and Leah Press Sarah Duncan and Lily McGhie Zoe Rawdon Calla Rix Mikyla Jelliman Vedika Patel Emily Blackadder, Garrett Amyes Matthew Jones Mel Holden

All About the Bays

St Oran's College

Rubbish Our Stream Best Burner

St Oran's College St Oran's College

Solar Shield Notes VS Nerves Tasteful Colours Colours speak louder than words Aqua Alter: Stop the Salt

St Oran's College Tawa College Tawa College Tawa College Upper Hutt College

4 - 10 4 - 14 4 - 15 4 - 16 4 - 17 4 - 18 4 - 19 4 - 20 4 - 21

Upper Hutt College Upper Hutt College

4 - 23 4 - 24 4 - 27

Epilepsy The solution to your battery draining problems! Robin Meijer What is a better alternative to hand sanitiser and liquid soap? Sophia Johnson, Ellie Cowley Drug Solubility Ansh Arya Electromagnetic Train Aiden Scott Salt and ice

4 - 28 4 - 29

Charlie Chen Trijal Pednekar

Wellington High School Onslow College

4 - 22

Upper Hutt College Upper Hutt College Wellington College Wellington High School

Liquid Layers Havans - Helpful or Harmful?

Entry

CLASS 5. YEAR 11, 12 and 13 STUDENTS Exhibitor Names Exhibit Name

School

5-4 5-5 5-6

Yohan Kanji Alexa Lee Luke Weston

Wellington College Wellington High School Wellington High School

5-7

Ryan Bright

5–8

Alex Buyck

Smashing headaches Circling Magnets Wilberforce pendulum, a Complex Motion Analysis Collision Mechanics of Defying Conservation of Energy! Investigating the flight mechanics of a hand helicopter

Wellington High School Wellington High School

Protection of Copyright, Intellectual Property and Design Please note that the students intellectual property within entries to this fair have been protected by gazetting this exhibition under Section 9(2) of the Patents Act 2013 and Section 10(2) of the Designs Act 1953 by The Commissioner of Patents. https://www.iponz.govt.nz/about-iponz/the-journal/

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The NIWA Wellington Science & Technology Fair Committee wishes to thank Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington for its continued support as a main sponsor, in particular, Professor Louise Dixon, Dean of Science. We would also like to pay special thanks to the Wellington Science Teachers, the Royal Society of New Zealand Wellington Branch, and all the sponsors listed in the Special Prizes for the very generous sponsorship, without whose support this Science Fair would not have been possible.

NIWA Wellington Science and Technology Fair — 2022 Next year’s Fair will likely be held on 24 – 27 August 2022 at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Dates will be confirmed in early 2022. Start planning now. Try this site for ideas https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/

Engineering New Zealand, Wellington Branch is proud to support the NIWA Wellington Science & Technology Fair

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