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Matthew Burkhard
Award of Merit,
Gold Medal
Gr 7, Northlake Woods Public School

How Does Animation Work?
 
My project is about how animation works, how image appear to be moving and what makes effective animation. I conducted four experiments: the Tube of Persistence of Vision, the simple flipbook, the wheel of animation, and the complex flipbook. I concluded that effective animation requires many stationary image switching rapidly.

Project Report
Mihail Buse
Award of Merit,
Gold Medal,
Pfizer Award of Excellence,
Best of the Engineering Science Category.
Gr 8, St. Johns-Kilmarnock

The Thirteen Century Trail
 

CWSF 2003 Awards
Honourable Mention (certificate)
Statistical Society of Canada Award ($300)

 
This project uses an advanced statistical method called "Design of Experiments" to study the replica of an age-old siege device, the trebuchet. The results support the theory that most trebuchets were built on the siege site without wheels with the counterweight hanging down from the end of the arm.

Project Report
Peter Forsyth
Award of Merit,
Gold Medal, and tied for
Best of the Life Science Category.
Gr 10, St. Johns-Kilmarnock

Evolution and Population
 

CWSF 2003 Awards
Bronze Medal ($300, certificate),
Genome Canada Award ($500),
University of Western Ontario Entrance Scholarship ($1000)

 
This project uses a computer program written by the experimenter to model broad principals of evolution and population dynamics. Through complex code based on simple rules of biology, species divergence, population crashes, population isolation, predator-prey relationships and more can be tested.

Project Report
Davin Johnson
Award of Merit,
Gold Medal,
Senior Physical Science Best Written Report,
Sci-Tech Scientific American Subscription.
Gr 12, St. Johns-Kilmarnock

Are You Inclined to Putt?
 
CWSF 2003 Awards
Silver Medal ($700, certificate),
University of Western Ontario Entrance Scholarship ($1000)

 
This project studies the physics of golf putts. An apparatus was created to model the effects of green speed, inclination and initial velocity on a straight putt. The project found that more compensation (adjustment) must be made for inclination on a faster green than a slower green.

Project Report
Perryn Kruth
Award of Merit,
Gold Medal,
Sci-Tech Ontario Stepping Stone Award,
and tied for
Best of the Life Science Category.
Gr 7, King George Public School

Hande Me The Soap!
 
Hand washing is an important defense against infectious diseases. Students washed their hands in a standard way, and bacterial counts were determined from agar plates. Washing reduced hand bacterial counts significantly. The soap used in my school appeared to be more effective than a soap used in hospitals.

Project Report
Sabrina Mysicka, Ruth Hallett
Award of Merit,
Gold Medal,
Best of the Physical Science Category.
Gr 7, K-W Bilingual School

Damage From Toothcleaners
 

  CWSF 2003 Awards
Bonze Medal ($300, certificate),
University of Western Ontario Entrance Scholarship ($1000)

 
Our purpose: to determine which teeth cleaner (Topol, Arm & Hammer, baking soda) is the most abrasive. We brushed nine teeth with a Dremel tool that spins at 30 000 RPM, and used an equation to discover how many minutes of brushing with this tool simulate years of regular brushing.

Project Report
Michael Schmidt
Award of Merit,
Silver Medal,
Sci-Tech Scientific American Subscription.
Gr 12, St. John's-Kilmarnock

Perfect Putting
 
The project tested the validity of an advertisers� claim that their golf ball putts the most consistently. This was accomplished by constructing an apparatus to putt golf balls in a constant manner, and analyzing the distance traveled using an electronic device. According to my results, the company�s claim was valid.

Project Report

Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards
The awards at the CWSF may change. Up to date information is available from YSF Canada

Canada-Wide Science Fair Divisional Awards:
Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are assigned on a relative basis to the top projects in each division and category.
In each of the three age Categories in each of the six Divisions, the following general guide is used:

Gold Medals

1

$1500 + Certificate

Silver Medals

2

$700 + Certificate

Bronze Medals

3

$300 + Certificate

    Honourable  Mention    

 

Certificate only