Class 1 (Year 7) Prize

First Prize Winner
Student Name: Tilly Jowett
Year: 7

 

First Prize - $300

Student Name: Tilly Jowett
Registration Number: 1-26
Year: 7
School: Northland School
Teacher-in-charge: Alex Oliver

 

Project Title

Do external airbags on vehicles save lives?

Project Description

I wanted to find out if external airbags on the front of vehicles saved pedestrians lives or prevented serious injuries in or after impact with the car. I built four different models of vehicles all the same weight and tested them hitting a Lego figure to scale with and without a balloon attached, acting as an airbag.

Presentation Slides

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10H9mX3r6kAh7WuFf9lqXAYGUPL8Ge1iD-jVyIdtbsy0/edit?usp=sharing 

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Second Prize - $150

Student Name: Cormac Wood
Registration Number: 1-21
Year: 7
School: Northland School
Teacher-in-charge: Alex Oliver

 

Project Title

The Acoustics of Eavesdropping!

Project Description

Whispering walls are curved walls that amplify sounds.If someone is at one end of a whispering wall or a curved dam and they whisper, a person at the other end of the wall can hear clearly what they are whispering. I made a 4.8 meter long wall and did some tests with two phones on chairs at each end (One sending, the other receiving sound) and charted different frequencies: 300Hz 1000Hz 3000Hz - I chose those because the Academic I contacted,Trevor Cox said it was the average Hz of a whisper. I then averaged and graphed the data. Secondly, I also tested how a barrier placed in the middle of the wall would affect the results.

Presentation Slides

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gi36XK38inNMrCeDyzZ5ug_yUt_9Fd9bhiwzsDUExxQ/edit?usp=sharing 

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Third Prize - $100

Student Name: Miles Armstrong
Registration Number: 1-28
Year: 7
School: Northland School
Teacher-in-charge: Alex Oliver

 

Project Title

Sobot: The social robot

Project Description

My aim was to make a robot that teaches autistic children to take turns in talking and to not interrupt people. It does this by waiting until the loudness in the room gets below a certain point and then it makes a noise to represent words. Every time the amount of times the robot speaks gets above a certain point it will do a dance as a form of positive reinforcement.

Presentation Slides

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ikVB1jOefccVmjfnc9HIM6Vz6-U7h_DYAp_qm6_lGBM/edit?usp=sharing 

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Fourth Prize - $50

Student Name: Isabella Ismail-Sanders
Registration Number: 1-57
Year: 7
School: Wadestown School
Teacher-in-charge: Nick Julian

 

Project Title

Which pH?

Project Description

Investigating the affect pH have on plant growth.

Presentation Slides

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12uOhAuOJigtIkGmOVRNIsmpEU1EBrurO/view?usp=sharing 

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/