McCall Science Fair 2018 Winners

Overall Winners

1st) Saturated Solutions: Measuring Solubility Michael

2nd) Huddle & Cuddle: How Puppies Keep Warm – Sunny

3rd) Separating Mixtures: Can You Design a Device to Do It? – Tiffany

Honorable Mention) That’s a Pretty Tough Baby! A Study of Gender Stereotypes in Children – Sophia

Category Winners

Behavior/Social Science (BSS)  

1st) That’s a Pretty Tough Baby! A Study of Gender Stereotypes in Children – Sophia

2nd) Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Investigating Inattentional Blindness – Sabrina

3rd) Now You See It, Now You Don’t: A Chromatic Adaptation Project – Yun

Honorable Mention) That’s a Real Smile! …or is it? – Xiaomei

Biochemistry (BC)

1st) Separating Mixtures: Can You Design a Device to Do It? – Tiffany

2nd) Great Globs of Gluten! Which Wheat Flour Has The Most? – Weishan

3rd) Kimchi Chemistry – Xi

Honorable Mention) How Much DNA Can You Pack into a Cell? – Alonso

Botany (B)

1st) How Many Seeds Do Different Types of Fruit Produce? – Yu Lin

2nd) What Color Are the Leaves Really Turning? – Joyce

3rd) How Vines Find Their Spines: Thigmotropism in Morning Glory Tendrils Tony

Honorable Mention) Reveal the Red: Exploring the Chemistry of Red Flower Pigments – Ishtar

Chemistry (C)

1st) Saturated Solutions: Measuring Solubility Michael

2nd) Making Maple Syrup Candy: How Does Temperature Affect It? – Camille

3rd) Make Your Own pH Paper – Queenie

Honorable Mention) Candy Chromatography: What Makes Those Colors? – Phoebe

Computer Science  (CMS)

1st) The Pixel Puzzle: Why Video Game Characters Look Better Today – Owen

2nd) What Materials Can Block a Wi-Fi Signal? – Mahdi

Earth Space Science (ESS)

1st) Shaking for Suds: Which Type of Water is the Hardest? – Jason

2nd) A Puzzling Parallax – Vivian H.

Engineering (E)

1st) Hands-on Activity:Biodomes Engineering Design Project – Junhao

2nd) The Strength of an Electromagnet – Harry

3rd) Dance Mania: Build Your Own Dance Pad! – Ryan

Honorable Mention) Keeping You in Suspens(ion) – Tiffany

Environmental Science (ES)

1st) Leaky Clues to Dam Design: How Reservoir Height Affects Hydroelectric Power Production – Qing

2nd) Can Nanotechnology Help Clean Up Ocean Oil Spills? Try It Yourself with Ferrofluid – Nina

3rd) From Contaminated to Clean: How Filtering Can Clean Water – Leo

Honorable Mention) Make the Wind Work for You! – Justin

Mathematics (MM)

1st) What are the Odds? Modeling the Chances of Getting an Autoimmune Disease – Steven

Medicine/Health (MH)

1st) Calcium Carbonate to the Rescue! How Antacids Relieve Heartburn – Kiyana

2nd) A Day in the Life of Your Heart – Annie

3rd) Minding your Mummies: The Science of Mummification – Devon

Honorable Mention) Why Aren’t All Medicines Pills? – Kelly

Microbiology (M)

1st) Rise to the Occasion: Investigating Requirements for Yeast Fermentation – Clara

2nd) What is the Effect of Aeration on Yeet Metabolism – Andre

3rd) Yuck, What Happened to My Apple? How Food Wrappings Affect Spoilage – Andy

Honorable Mention) Yogurt Cultures – Brian

Physics (P)

1st) Butterfly Wings: Using Nature to Learn About Flight – Alex

2nd) Golf Clubs, Loft Angle, and Distance  – Jackson L.

3rd) Build a Raft Powered by Surface Tension – Sorena

Honorable Mention) Supercooling Water and Snap Freezing – Eric

Zoology (Z)

1st) Comparing Vocal Ranges: How High and Low Can You Go? – Ye

2nd) Huddle & Cuddle: How Puppies Keep Warm – Sunny

Consumer Science (CS)

1st) Flavor That Food! Exploring the Science of Marinades – Bernice

2nd) Candy Chromatography: What Makes Those Colors? – Jolin

3rd) Lights Out: Which Battery Lasts the Longest?- Emma G.

Honorable Mention) Does Weight Affect a Drone’s Battery Life? – Jackson B.