Science Fair -- Marion Carson Elementary School

    On behalf of all the students who participated in this year's Science Fair, we would like to extend our congratulations for a job well done. Process, being the main element of the Science Fair, allows students to come to appreciate solving problems in the real word. The scientific method is imbedded in this project which in total, consisted of a problem, hypothesis, background research, materials, procedure, testing, analysing, coming to a conclusion and determining a real life application of one's science fair project. This is tied in with a visual (trifold) and an oral presentation (usually to the 'judges' and the class) which allows students to communicate their scientific understanding of their project and topic.

Science is a Verb! 
Mr. Wiedener - Head Scientist

Einstein on blackboard



In February 2011, the following 15 projects were nominated to represent Marion Carson Elementary at the Calgary Youth Science Fair [CYSF] in March 2010. Marion Carson students performed very well at the March 2011 Calgary Youth City Science Fair. Student projects were able to acquire, in total 1 gold medals, 2 silver medals, 5 bronze medals, and 7 honourable mentions for a total of $280 in prize money! On top of that, another student won the 2011 President's Award, and was awarded an extra $300 in prize money, a plaque and took a huge trophy to school. So, in total $580 was made because kids were doing science ... and you wonder why science is a verb.

Titles of projects going to the 2011 Calgary Youth City Science Fair to represent our school include:
Students going to the 2011 Calgary Youth City Science Fair to represent our school include:
[in alphabetical order]

"Are Your Lips Eco Friendly?" ** honourable mention project **
"Climbing Cookies" ** honourable mention project **
"Celebreity Pens" ** silver medal project **
"Dissolving In Saturation"** bronze medal project **
"Fall Flat on the Bad Fatz" ** honourable mention project **
"Hot Ice"** silver medal project **
"Insulated Cups" ** honourable mention project **
"Liquid Motion" ** gold medal project **
"Renewable Energy Resources"** bronze medal project **
"The Commotion of Stop Motion" ** honourable mention project **
"To Ski or Not To Ski? Which Wax Works Best?"** bronze medal project **
"Vanishing Vitamin C"** bronze medal project **
"Wood Strength" ** honourable mention project **
"Which Insulation Works Best To Keep Warm Air In" ** honourable mention project **
"Which Tape Is the Stickiest?"** bronze medal project **

[in alphabetical order]
Allison C
Allison E
Ami L
Ariana Y
Carson B
Conner A
Dylan G
Emily A
Emma W
Hassan K
Irene A
Javaria K
Kaitlyn M
Keara M
Maggie B
Nicole S
Noel F
Oliver E
Paige S
Reggie L
Richelle H
Sophi M


Top image: 2011 Calgary City Science Fair President's Award March 2011
Bottom image: 2011 Calgary City Science Fair Participation Certificate March 2011




Our 2011 medals and certificates --well done students ...Young Einsteins of the world unite! Spring 2011

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In February 2010, the following 19 projects were nominated to represent Marion Carson Elementary at the Calgary Youth Science Fair [CYSF] in March 2010. Marion Carson students performed very well at the March 2010 Calgary Youth City Science Fair. Student projects were able to acquire, in total 2 gold medals, 5 silver medals, 8 bronze medals, and 4 honourable mentions for a total of $680 in prize money! On top of $680 in prize money, two projects won the 2010 TELUS World of Science Floor Award and were awarded $50 in prize money for each project and was asked to come back in October 2010 to present their project. If that was not enough, one student won an extra $250 for the 2010 Nexen Innovation & Technology Award and took a huge trophy to school. So, in total $ 1 030 were made because kids were doing science ... and you wonder why science is a verb.
Titles of projects going to the 2010 Calgary Youth City Science Fair to represent our school include:
Students going to the 2010 Calgary Youth City Science Fair to represent our school include:
[in alphabetical order]

"Blades of Power"** silver medal project **
"Blowin' In The Wind" ** silver medal project **
"Composting Helps Mother Nature"** bronze medal project **
"Digestive Bacteria -- Food Fighters" ** honourable mention project **
"Do You Move To The Groove" ** silver medal project **
"Eyes ... Taste ... Colour? Do Eyes Taste?"** silver medal project **
"Germ Invasion" ** honourable mention project **
"Heat Pass Through Glass" ** bronze medal project **
"Just Bean' A Bean"** bronze medal project **
"Magnatized Water" ** honourable mention project **
"PH: A Healthy Balance"** bronze medal project **
"Price Perception -- Water Price Perception" ** bronze medal project **
"Nut Power" ** honourable mention project **
"Super Sunscreen Performance" ** bronze medal project **
"The Best Flex" ** gold medal project **
"The Colour Matters" ** silver medal project **
"The Slipperiness of Ice" ** bronze medal project **
"The Wonders of Fabric Insulation" ** bronze medal project **
"Which Calcium Pill Dissolves Faster" ** gold medal project **

[in alphabetical order]
Aidan K
Alina G
Arya D
Brianna E
Boston S
Brendan W
Brody W
Cale M
Calvin L
Charles H
Coleman T
Emma F
Emilo R
Hailey M
James P
Jeffrey T
Lauren S
Liam K
Lindsay K
Mathew M
Megan J
Nick H
Reagan C
Ryan G
Sarah K
Seth T
Taryn W
Tavis E
Tim W
Tommy M
Yomna W


Well done students ...Young Einsteins of the world unite! Feb 2010


Top two images: 2010 TELUS World of Science Floor Award Calgary City Science Fair March 2010
Bottom image: 2010 Nexen Innovation & Technology Award (Elementary) Calgary City Science Fair March 2010


Our 2010 medals and certificates


In February 2009, the following 18 projects were nominated to represent Marion Carson Elementary at the Calgary Youth Science Fair [CYSF] in April 2009. Marion Carson students did well at the April 2009 Calgary Youth City Science Fair. Student projects were able to acquire, in total 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals, 7 bronze medals, and 6 honourable mentions for a total of $540 in prize money!

Titles of projects going to the 2009 Calgary Youth City Science Fair to represent our school include:
Students going to the 2009 Calgary Youth City Science Fair to represent our school include:
[in alphabetical order]

A Battle Of Growth (Grey Water) ** silver medal project **
Blind Fruit Test ** honourable mention project **
Crackn’ Up ** gold medal project **
Exploding Eggs ** bronze medal project **
Extreme Vitamin C ** honourable mention project **
Flower Power ** bronze medal project **
Heat Absorption And Colour ** silver medal project **
Light’s Light ** gold medal project **
Marshmallow Power ** honourable mention project **
Osmosis Process ** bronze medal project **
Plants Vs. Gravity ** honourable mention project **
Robotic Race ** silver medal project **
Sensory Memory Sequences ** bronze medal project **
Something Is Rotting On My Counter ** honourable mention project **
To Break Or Not To Break The Great Egg Drop ** bronze medal project **
Watt Is Solar Electricity ** bronze medal project **
(the above project was also nominated for an environmental award)
Size of Lego Tires and Pulling Weight ** bronze medal project **
What Type Of Puck Can Bounce The Highest ** honourable mention project **

[in alphabetical order]
Alex K
Anna F
Ashley B
Brody W
Connor B
Davis A
Delainey L
Gabrielle L
Isabella A
Janessa K
Josh W
Julia E
Kate M
Kendal B
Kylah W
Liam K
MacKenzie W
Mavis L
Michael B
Mitchell B
Mohamad Y
Nolan O
Polina O
Rebecca K
Roderick L
Steven E
Sydney S
Zac W
Zoe A


Well done students ...Young Einsteins of the world unite! April 2009




In February 2008, the following 17 projects were nominated to represent Marion Carson Elementary at the Calgary Youth Science Fair [CYSF] in March 2008. Our students placed very well at the March 2008 Calgary Youth City Science Fair. A total of $950 was won on behalf of the school and student. Student projects were able to acquire, in total 4 gold medals, 5 silver medals, 5 bronze medals, and 3 honourable mentions. As well, Marion Carson Elementary School was the winner of a major stage award ($250), the BP Elementary School Aggregate Award, which is awarded to the elementary school with the top average mark for their top four projects.
Titles of projects going to the 2008 Calgary Youth City Science Fair to represent our school include:
Students going to the 2008 Calgary Youth City Science Fair to represent our school include:
[in alphabetical order]
Amazing Absorbancy ** silver medal project **
Armed and Dangerous ** gold medal project **
Blades of Glory – Wind Turbine ** gold medal project **
Can You Taste the Difference? ** bronze medal project **
Cracked Up ** gold medal project **
Energetic Electrons ** silver medal project **
Inner Apple Colour Reactions to Acids ** silver medal project **
Open Wide ** silver medal project **
Rusting:  A World of Corrosion ** honourable mention project **
Rusty Be Gone ** honourable mention project **
Science of Soaking ** bronze medal project **
Soil vs. Sand ** bronze medal project **
Stain Beaters ** honourable mention project **
The Amazing Egg ** bronze medal project **
The Power of Electromagnetism ** gold medal project **
Viscosity ** bronze medal project **
When Music and Sports Collide ** silver medal project **
[in alphabetical order]
Agustina G
Armish N
Ben L
Blake F
Brock W
Bryn M
Colin L
Courtney K
Dylan K
Emily I
Erin G
Himanshu S
James S
Jane K
Jordan J
Kaelyn F
Kyra W
Loegen P
Maryam K
McKenna P
Megan T
Miranda E
Sam S
Sara H
Sydney P
Zaya N

Sci fair kid representatives
Well done students ...Young Einsteins of the world unite!

Aggregate winners08
Marion Carson Elementary School winner of a major stage award -- the BP Elementary School Aggregate Award, which is awarded to the elementary school with the top average mark for their top four projects. March 2008.
science fair winners