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CWSF 2008 - Ottawa, Ontario

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I am in grade eight at Turnbull School in Ottawa, Ontario. I was born in Ottawa and have lived here all my life. I play on my school's basketball, soccer, and badminton teams. My favourite subjects at school are science and English. Since grade four, I have won three writing awards, a Student of the Year award, a French award, and an overall perseverance award. My hobbies include competitive dance (jazz, tap, ballet), skiing, running, and playing the flute. I spend approximately eight and a half hours a week dancing. Next year I am going to Canterbury High School, a high school of the arts, for dance. In my non-existent "spare" time I enjoy reading, writing, photography and shopping. During the summer I enjoy sailing and solo canoeing at a overnight camp at a remote lake. This is my second year at the Canada Wide Science Fair, and I had wanted to attend since grade three, when my first sister attended. Both of my older sisters have been to the Canada-Wide Science Fair.

Caroline Kovesi

Musical Diaphragms?
Division:Physical & Mathematical Sciences / None
City:Ottawa, ON
School:Turnbull School
Abstract:I tested to see whether playing different wind or brass instruments, age, gender or height affects the strength of peoples' respiratory muscles. Instrumentalists had stronger inspiratory and expiratory muscles then non-instrumentalists. Expiratory results improved with age. Males had higher results than females. Height did not affect results. People who played smaller instruments that played higher notes had better results. Musical experience did not affect results.

Awards Value
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$1 000.00
Bronze Medal - Life Sciences
Sponsor: Pfizer Canada
Total$1 300.00