Abby McLeish-Shaw, 11, created a wheelchair for her dog Tessa. (Spencer Pickles/ Black Press)

Abby McLeish-Shaw, 11, created a wheelchair for her dog Tessa. (Spencer Pickles/ Black Press)

Young scientists vie for spot in national science fair

Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair wraps today with winners heading to Ottawa next month

The public was invited to the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair to view inventions and hear more about discoveries by the best junior scientists on Vancouver Island.

The scientists of the future displayed their work Sunday and today on the UVic campus at the fair that is in its 57th year.

Does washing your hands actually work? Do chestnuts really deter spiders? And can electronics drain your brain? These are some of the many hypotheses for 135 projects by 170 young science enthusiasts from grades 4 to 12 featured in the two-day science fair.

Several projects will be chosen today (April 9) for the national science fair in Ottawa next month. The awards ceremony is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Room A144, MacLaurin Building.

RELATED: 57th annual regional science fair returns to UVic


 

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Eva Caso-Rohland (left) and Noor Nashmi stand in front of their science experiment. (Spencer Pickles/ Black Press)

Eva Caso-Rohland (left) and Noor Nashmi stand in front of their science experiment. (Spencer Pickles/ Black Press)

Jude and Luka tested the five second rule. Spoiler: don’t eat off the floor. (Spencer Pickles/ Black Press)

Jude and Luka tested the five second rule. Spoiler: don’t eat off the floor. (Spencer Pickles/ Black Press)

Does washing your hands actually work? Do chestnuts really deter spiders? And can electronics drain your brain? These are some of the many hypotheses for 135 projects by 170 young science enthusiasts from grades 4 to 12 featured in the two-day science fair. (Spencer Pickles/ Black Press)

Does washing your hands actually work? Do chestnuts really deter spiders? And can electronics drain your brain? These are some of the many hypotheses for 135 projects by 170 young science enthusiasts from grades 4 to 12 featured in the two-day science fair. (Spencer Pickles/ Black Press)

Does washing your hands actually work? Do chestnuts really deter spiders? And can electronics drain your brain? These are some of the many hypotheses for 135 projects by 170 young science enthusiasts from grades 4 to 12 featured in the two-day science fair. (Spencer Pickles/ Black Press)

Does washing your hands actually work? Do chestnuts really deter spiders? And can electronics drain your brain? These are some of the many hypotheses for 135 projects by 170 young science enthusiasts from grades 4 to 12 featured in the two-day science fair. (Spencer Pickles/ Black Press)

Does washing your hands actually work? Do chestnuts really deter spiders? And can electronics drain your brain? These are some of the many hypotheses for 135 projects by 170 young science enthusiasts from grades 4 to 12 featured in the two-day science fair. (Spencer Pickles/ Black Press)

Does washing your hands actually work? Do chestnuts really deter spiders? And can electronics drain your brain? These are some of the many hypotheses for 135 projects by 170 young science enthusiasts from grades 4 to 12 featured in the two-day science fair. (Spencer Pickles/ Black Press)