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CWSF 2008 - Ottawa, Ontario

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Simon was born in Edinburgh, but has been living in Victoria, BC, most of his life. He is passionate about making music (sax, bass and guitar), and reading about history and science. He combines history and science in all his science fair projects. This is Simon’s fourth project at the Canada Wide Science Fair, and he hopes to add many pins to his collection. Simon has been growing a rat tail for ten years, and will not cut it off.

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Cottage or Castle-Which Was Warmer?An Evaluation of Mediaeval Building Materials
Division:Health Sciences / None
Region:Vancouver Island
City:Victoria, BC
School:Esquimalt Community School
Abstract:My experiment measures the thermal insulative properties of mediaeval building materials such as stone, wattle and daub, and cob. By finding the insulative properties of these materials one could answer the question: Whose house was warmer, the prince in a castle of stone, or the peasant in a cob house? By studying these materials one could find how they could benefit us today.