Three SCS students will compete in upcoming State Science Fair
Published 2:04 pm Monday, March 22, 2021
Stanly County Schools has three Regional Science Fair winners who will go on to compete in the State Science Fair next month.
Norwood Elementary fourth grader Charlie Shaver, 10, won first place at the elementary level during the regional fair and will compete April 24-25 in the elementary division of the State Science Fair while sixth graders Noah Waits and Lucas Mullis, both 12, of Oakboro Choice STEM School took first place at the junior level. They will compete April 17-18 in the junior division of the State Science Fair.
Though they didn’t win, Norwood’s Halen Hedrick and Oakboro’s Heather-Anne Ashby also made it to Regionals.
The Stanly News & Press caught up with the three students to learn more about their projects and what they enjoy most about science.
For our science project, we were trying to make it easier for the lunch ladies to carry lunches around the school. We built a HoverBoard Powered Cart (HOBPC) to assist them in delivering lunches.
2. How did you come up with the idea for the experiment?
What gave us the inspiration for this project was we saw the lunch ladies pushing food carts around the school both for breakfast and lunch delivery. We figured that it must be tiring so we thought of some ways to make it easier for them and we came to a conclusion we should build what we call the HOBPC.
3. Did anything surprise you when you actually performed the experiment?
The HOBPC did surprise us a lot when we saw how well it worked. The HOBPC went much faster than expected and carried much more weight than we thought it would.
4. What’s your favorite part about science?