Buffer the Effects of Acid Rain?" Evans tested six Virginia specific types of water in the Longwood area. Her test Peter Colson, Jerry Nickerson, and Jack Main, sites were running water, still water, the Wekiva members of the Hampton Roads chapter, presented Springs, runoff from the Wekiva River, the Wekiva awards to the best atmospheric-oriented projects at River, and Lake Brantley. With a wide-range pH test the 43d Tidewater Science Fair, held 12 March 1994 kit, Evans tested the acidity levels in the water. She at the Southampton High School, Courtland. tested the waters before and after a major rain. In In the junior division, Jason Cozzens, seventh some test sites, she noted a slight change in the pH grade, Eaton Middle School, Hampton, won first place reading; in others sites, there were no changes. Evans for his project "Generating Enough Electricity to Light also tested the acidity of the rainwater to determine the a Bulb (Using Wind Power)." He received a weather amount of acid going into the waters. clock radio with alarm, a plaque, and an AMS Certifi- Chelsey Meeks, sixth grade, Greenwood Lakes cate of Achievement. Middle School, Lake Mary, won an AMS Certificate of Second-place winner was Georgina Sykes, eighth Achievement for her project "What Effect Does Weather grade, Forest Glen Middle School, Newport News, for Have on Air Pollution?" Meeks spread petroleum jelly her project "What Has Happened to Our Earth? Global on the inside of a circle on 10 3x5 index cards. She Warming." Sykes received a weathe r clock with alarm, placed the cards outside in 10 different locations for 48 a plaque, and an AMS Certificate of Achievement. hours on a cold day. After 48 hours she collected the Winners in the senior physics category were Bret cards and counted the dirt particles under a magnify- Wesson, 11 th grade, Kecoughtan High School, Hamp- ing glass. She repeated this procedure with 10 new ton, and Steve Freedman, 9th grade, I.C. Norcom index cards on a hot day and again on a windy day. High School, Portsmouth. Wesson's project was entitled "Can Sensors Be Alabama Used to Determine the Properties of Lightning?" and Several participants in the Alabama State Science Freedman's was entitled "The Effects of Weather and Engineering Fair held on 21 April 1994 in Decatur Conditions on the Speed of Sound." Both received a received AMS Certificates of Achievement. portable weather clock radio, a plaque, and an AMS Robert Fuzzell, 11th grade, Bibb County High Certificate of Achievement. • School, Centerville, received a certificate for his envi- ronmental topic "Pollution: What Are We Doing to the Cahaba River?" Breon Higgenbotham, ninth grade, Collinsville High School, Collinsville, received a certificate for "Rain Chamber." Traci McSween, seventh grade, Wicksburg School, Newton, entered her project "Solar Energy and How It (Listed by Certificate Number) Is Collected" in the environmental category and re- ceived a certificate for her efforts. In the computer category, Pamela Calhoun, 11th 815 Veronica Johnson 1994 grade, Talledega County Central, Alpine, received a 816 Daniel Bickford 1994 certificate for "Cold Comfort Windchill Factor." 817 Michael A. Brookins 1994 The North Alabama Regional Science and Engi- 818 Lori A. Miller 1994 neering Fair was held 14 March 1994 in Decatur. 819 Thomas G. Sorrells 1994 Several participants received AMS Certificates of 820 Suzanne Lipsey 1994 Achievement. In the biological science category, Eula 821 William R. Korbel 1994 McCoy, sixth grade, Bridgeport Middle School, Stevenson, won for her project "Plague of the Forest." In the earth, space, and environmental sciences Radio Seals of Approval category, Sarah Brown, eighth grade, Academ y for Art (Listed by Certificate Number) & Academics, Huntsville, won for her project "Ozone," and Susan Bishop, sixth grade, Madison Academy, Huntsville, won for her project "Effect of Acid Rain on 150 John H. Oldshue 1994 Limestone Statues and Buildings." 151 Michael J. Arellano 1994 Kasey Vest, 10th grade, East Lawrence High School, Moulton, won a certificate for her project "The Effect of Weather on Student Behavior." Vol. 75, No. 12, December 1994 227 0
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Published: Dec 1, 1994
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