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ESPC 2012 - Charlottetown (Ile-du-Prince-Édouard)

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Breanna - Breanna comes from Naramata, a small village in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. She enjoys playing competitive basketball, as well as skiing during the winter months. During the hot summers, she loves spending time on the lake, waterskiing and wakeboarding. She has a passion for music, playing saxophone in her school band, and is working on her Royal Conservatory in piano. She currently attends Penticton Secondary in the French Immersion program. Breanna and her partner Meg attended National Science Fair two years ago in Peterborough, and are thrilled to have the opportunity to go for a second time. Breanna and Meg have been great friends since Kindergarten. Breanna got the idea for this project while helping to build the Pen High Observatory. She had several opportunities to view the planets and wanted to learn more about Jupiter. Breanna recommends to anyone considering doing a science fair project to really go for it. Work really hard because the experience of participating in science fairs is worth it!
Meg - Meg lives in the small community of Okanagan Falls, just south of Penticton. She is a very competitive downhill skier, specializing in slalom and Giant slalom. This year, she was on the BC team for ski racing. Being on the BC team has given her many opportunities to travel through out British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. Meg also enjoys many other sports including volley ball, track and field, and cross country. She enjoys living on Skaha Lake so she can go water skiing, wake surfing and wake boarding. Meg has been friends with her science fair partner, Breanna, since Kindergarten. Meg has really enjoyed working on this year's Science Fair project, and recommends to others who are thinking of doing a project to pick a topic that really interests you. It will make everything you do with the project twice as fun!

Breanna Gowe, Meg Cumming

An Iota of Colour on Io
Région:Central Okanagan
Ville:Naramata, BC, Okanagan Falls, BC
École:Penticton Secondary
Sommaire:A method was developed using small colour changes to observe the rotation of Jupiter’s moon Io. Io, being small and distant, cannot be seen rotating with our amateur telescope. Therefore colour spectrums were created with a diffraction grating between the telescope and camera to notice colour changes between different sides of the moon. There were statistical differences between the spectrums for opposite sides of Io.

Prix Valeur
Prix d'excellence - Intermédiaire
Médaille de bronze
Sponsor: Société de gestion des déchets nucléaires
300,00 $
Bourse d’études de Western University
Médaillé de bronze - Bourse d'admission de 1 000 $
Sponsor: Université Western
1 000,00 $
Total1 300,00 $