By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter
Students of Saint Catherine Academy (SCA) took part in a science fair on Friday at the school’s campus in Belize City.
Fifty-four projects, which were developed over the past four months made it to the finals that were on display. Overall, 120 projects entered the competition.
Head of SCA’s Science Department, Ingrid Acosta, told the Reporter that the school introduced the event to the students four years ago to prepare them for the National Science Fair and encourage them to apply what they’ve learnt, through research and at school.
Acosta said the event promotes scientific inquiry and encourages the students to look at everyday events and interpret the science behind them. It also earned them grades as groups to boost their overall performance at school.
One of the groups produced rainbow fire, a concept that is involved in fireworks. Their method was to use Calcium and Potassium to create fire that has the colors of a rainbow.
The event featured displays from the school’s four levels, from first to fourth form on Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, or a combination of all three subjects.
The winners of the competition will represent SCA at the nationals in March.
(Pic: SCA student creates rainbow fire)