Feb
06
Filed Under (3rd Class, Green Schools, Science) by Niamh OSullivan on 06-02-2018

BT YOUNG SCIENTIST AND TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION

By Cian Ó Cadhla 3rd class

I was lucky enough to go to BTYSTE 2018 this year. It was held in the RDS in Ballsbridge, Dublin. My brother and sister applied to enter their projects and they were successful! They are both students in Ard Scoil na Mara and entered different projects. As you can imagine our house has been very, very busy for the last few months!  I went to Dublin with my family to support them on the 12th of January.

The exhibition was on from the 11th to the 13th January. The first thing I saw when I when I entered the RDS was a huge exhibition hall full of projects.  There were hundreds of people visiting the RDS. There were interesting things that weren’t projects too.

I interviewed some young people that were part of the BT young scientist and technology exhibition. I chose some projects that I thought the Green Team would be interested in.

I interviewed my brother, Conor, a former member of the Glór Na Mara Green Team.  He is in TY.

Please have a look at my questions and the replies of the entrants!

Q1.  “What is your project about?”

“My project is a study into the awareness of Haemochromatosis in Ireland.”

Q2. “What were the results?”  

There is a very low awareness of the condition in Ireland.”

I interviewed yet another former member of the Green Team, Róisín(my  sister) and her friends.

Q1.”What is your project about?”

“My project is about the sexist conditioning of children through TV and film”

Q2.”What were the results?”

“70% of kids picked up on the clear and blatant sexism but less than half picked up on it disguised as a joke”

I interviewed a boy about his project.

Q1.”What is your project about?”

I am trying to see what people think and how they use the town park.”

Q2.”What were the results?”

“I compared two parks and found that one was busier than the other.”

I interviewed three girls about their project.

Q1.”What is your project about?”

“Our project is about Organic food and what people think organic means”

Q2.”What were the results?” “3/10 of people said organic means healthy, 3/10 said natural and 4/10 said no chemicals.”

I interviewed two girls about their project. You will see them in the photos!

Q1 “What is your project about?”

“Our project is about plastic pollution and bottle deposit refund scheme.”

Q2.”There was a lot of awareness of animal deaths caused by plastic pollution.”

I interviewed three girls about their project. Check out their photo!

Q1. “What is your project about?”

“We tested if people with two languages are better at puzzles and brain games.”

Q2 “What were the results?”

“We found out that people with two languages were better at brain games and puzzles”

I interviewed three boys about their project.

Q1. “What is your project about?”

“It’s an environmental project encouraging people to bring their own cups to cafes.”

Q2. “What were the results?” 68% of people said they wanted 10% off if they kept their carbon cups”

I interviewed two girls about their project.

Q1. “What is your project about?”  

“Our project is about using insects as a reliable food source.”

Q2. “What were the results?” “Insects are 66% nutrition, and chicken is 16%, so insects would be a good food source.”

I interviewed a girl about her project.

Q1. “What is your project about?”

“My project is testing if birds can predict the weather” Q2.”What were the results?” “Yes, birds can predict the weather”

I interviewed three girls about their project.

Q1.”What is your project about?”

Our project is about the effects on bees’ health from different materials”

Q2. “Why are bees so important?” “Bees are very important for pollination”Q3. “What were the results?” “Based on temperature and humidity, the polystyrene hive was better”

I interviewed the overall winner Simon! I shook his hand and congratulated him on his fantastic achievement!

Q1 “What is your project about?” I asked him.

“My project is an investigation of the antimicrobial effects of the aerial and root parts of selected plants against Staphylococcus aureus.

Q2  “How do you feel about winning?” “Ecstatic.  Totally ecstatic.”

 

I really enjoyed visiting the exhibition. I hope, some day, to follow Róisín and Conor’s footsteps. Please have a look at the photos I took. I hope you enjoy them.

 

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06
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06
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01
Filed Under (4th Class, Art) by cbritton4057 on 01-02-2018