National Science Fair Success!

Congratulations to Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute student Skye Dusolt who was awarded a Bronze Medal at the recent Canada Wide Science Fair held in Regina! 

Skye received her award for her project “Steam With Nanoparticles.” 

Here is a description of Skye’s award winning project:

“Light absorbing nanoparticles can create steam without bringing the surrounding water to the boiling point.  As a continuation of a previous science fair, three different types of nanoparticles were tested; gold, silver and carbon black.  Each test tube was placed in the sun for 30 minutes with water as a control.  After experimenting it was found that silver nanoparticles had the greatest weight loss (created the most steam) followed by gold which is beneficial to many people.  Nanoparticles provide a cheap source of clean water with the distillation process.  In addition, distilling alcohol provides a cheap source of fuel.”

 

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