Ethan Davison, a Grade 6 student at 100 Mile Elementary, demonstrates his page turner invention at the District Science Fair on March 1. He will be going to the regional fair in Kamloops in April.

100 Mile District students give Bill Nye a run for his money at District Science Fair

Students from 100 Mile, 108, and Horse Lake will go on to compete in Regional Science Fair

The 100 Mile Elementary School hosted this year’s School District 27 (SD27) Science Fair on March 1.

“Students have done science fair projects in their classes around the district and they have been judged in their school. The top projects from the schools are then moved to this location for the district where they’re judged and the winners from here go to Kamloops,” said James Price, one of the teachers at the school who organized the event.

Price couldn’t be a judge but he took his time to look at the projects of the 51 students, only nine of them from 100 Mile House and appreciated them all. He couldn’t pick a favourite.

“I think they’re all my favourites. Every one of them looks at things differently and they have all gone way beyond what’s expected in a classroom and it always amazes me that they have taken an approach or asked a question and set out to prove or disprove it,” he said.

Ethan Davison, a Grade 6 student at 100 Mile, utilized his interest in reading for his project. He built a page turner, where a motor uses a wheel to pull a page up and an arm moves the page over to an elastic band to hold it down.

“My teacher gave me the idea and I agreed because I read a lot,” he said.

It was his first science fair, which he said went pretty well and had fun participating in it.

Another 100 Mile student was influenced by his father for his project.

“My dad works for Xplornet and he inspired me to do a satellite project,” said Eric Kissick, a Grade 5 student at 100 Mile Elementary. “I wanted to learn more about satellites.”

He used a satellite dish and a fuse point to send signals back and forth, allowing it to receive information. He was able to get the coordinates for 100 Mile House, Japan, Mexico and the North Pole with his project.

Kissick was also in the science fair last year, making it to regionals after he made a cell phone detector. It would flash every time someone close would text or make a call.

Davison and two other 100 Mile Elementary students will be going to Kamloops for the regional science fair on April 10 and 11. In total, 11 students from the South Cariboo will be going.

1.) Cain Krebs, “No Pain Lots of Game,” Horse Lake

2.) Michelle Lang and Vanessa Betschart “Simplest Electric Train,” Horse Lake

3.) Cameron Scott, “Bottle Cap Phone Case Protect The Phone?” Horse Lake

4.) Ethan Davison, “The Page Turner,” 100 Mile House Elementary

5.) Lucas Thomas, “Emergency,” 100 Mile House Elementary

6.) Emily Tinney, “Best Solution for De-icing Roads in the Cariboo,” Horse Lake

7.) Carson Muryn, “Vaping Versus Cigarettes,” Horse Lake

8.) Mikaela Anderson and Nicole Hollander, “Can’t Sleep?” Mile 108

9.) Breanne Whyte, “Removing Grape Stains From White Table Cloths,” Horse Lake

10.) Kurtis Porter, “This Sucks,” 100 Mile House Elementary

11.) Harry Findlay and Oland Vickers, “Fruit Batteries?” Horse Lake

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