Here are the many students from my high school looking at all of the projects. We had about 800 students come through while the judges were working on Friday.
This is my son's project. He wrote a computer program to randomly make sounds or blue squares on the Nintendo DS. When you heard the sound, you pushed a button and when it shows the blue box, you had to touch the screen. He wanted to know if you responded faster to what you see or what you hear. He found out that sight is way faster than sound. The judges were impressed by the computer program he wrote. He won 2nd place in the Biological Science division for high school.
Here are two of the judges talking to the 3rd place Biology winners. They attached a microchip to the brains of cockroaches so they could make them go through a maze faster. They could control the direction the cockroaches moved. It was the most popular science project there. Kids were either impressed or grossed out. I loved it!