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CWSF 2008 - Ottawa, Ontario

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Oliver Jourmel is a grade 9 student at Frances Kelsey Secondary School on Vancouver Island, BC. He plays violin and piano, and sings in a choir, and enjoys soccer, quarterstaffing, fencing, and riding his bike. He is interested in politics, drama, debating and enjoys his self-paced school. He hopes to study law, science and music at university, to pursue a career in teaching and politics. He has done lots of Science Fair projects over the years, winning his division several times and is very happy to be on the BC team at the Canada-Wide Fair for the first time!

Oliver Jourmel

Breaking the Carbon Bond
Division:International / None
Region:Vancouver Island
City:Duncan, BC
School:Frances Kelsey Secondary
Abstract:This experiment was designed to investigate the carbon bond in two different molecules: sucrose, (sugar), and ascorbic acid, (Vitamin C). The experiment determined how the different bonds in sugar and vitamin C broke down, by collecting and analyzing the resulting products of a chemical reaction caused by exposure to heat of a Bunsen burner.

Awards Value
Honourable Mention - Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Sponsor: Encana Corporation