Copyright 2014-2015, Northern Illinois Regional Science Fair and Dawn Boyer
Thanks to our sponsors for making the Fair possible!
See also the Prizes 2014 page for sponsors who have donated their products and services!
At right are a few of the photos from the 2013 contest.
Northern Illinois Regional Science Fair is an independent entity. Rock Valley College has graciously allowed us to use their facilities.
Click below for a downloadable zipped PowerPoint program explaining the Science Fair:
These are eight of our winners. A few had already gone, so are not pictured.
Our one team entry was in Kindergarden-Grade 3. The boys explain their project to
Judge Hannah Sevilla.
Judge Walt Sivertsen interviews the maker of "Does Sound Affect Fish?" She had fish in multiple tanks, and exposed them to different levels of sound, while keeping records on how active they seemed to be. This display was about the most artistic!
Exhibit: "Fly, Spud, Fly!" involved creating a potato launcher.
Judge Katie Sherburne interviews the exhibitor of "How Does A Volcano Work"?
The Karl Jacobs Center for Science and Math was our site for 2013,
and we will be there for 2014. Terrific facilities!
As the silver plaque on the wall explains, this is called Foucault’s Pendulum, which demonstrates that the earth rotates on its axis. If no one interferes with it (!), the direction of its swing appears to go through all points of the compass during a 24-hour period. The compass’ swing isn’t changing direction; it’s the earth’s position relative to the compass that changes.