Whether you're a kid or a parent, chances are you've either done or helped someone do a science fair project.
And Wednesday, the gym and hallway were full of projects from the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at Milton Middle School for their Science Fair. Hundreds of kids participated, trying to answer a scientific question with some experiments at home. And they certainly had a variety of interesting topics.
In one, the student boiled down energy drinks until all that was left was the non-water components. It's kind-of gross to look at but it really gives you an idea of what's in those drinks that isn't water.
Ashley Smith looked at how the percentage of milk in the cheese affects the weight of the cheese. We think that's "whey" cool indeed Ashley!
Trent Cross put melon inside a different helmets equipped with sensors and then tested which helmet materials protected the melon better when it was hit by a mallet.
Kiersten Langdeau and Iliana Izanguirre tested whether plants could live on the moon. They looked at how a specific plant fared in closed ecosystems.
Zachary Hayes looked at how heat affects the ripening of bananas. He put one near a heat lamp, one on the counter, and one in the freezer. Now he knows exactly what to do to ripen them. If you're wondering, he says room temperature is perfect.
Some of the other interesting projects: one looked at how different types of music affect your heart rate, another student compared bactiera growth at her home versus her school, and another tested how Mountain Dew affects plant growth -- as you can imagine, that one didn't end too well for the plant.
The best projects in the state will go head-to-head on March 29 at Norwich University for the 2014 Vermont State Science and Math Fair.
Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-03-11 21:59:43 GMT
"You know, people say you might not need it, which is true, but this way you get a choice. I don't have to go out tomorrow," said Lorinda Henry of Milton. Henry says she hit the grocery stores TuesdayMore >>
Parts of Vermont could get up to 24 inches of snow in the coming storm. And VTrans officials are warning drivers they may not be able to keep up with the storm rolling in Wednesday.More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-03-11 15:49:17 GMT
A Plattsburgh woman faces charges for allegedly attacking someone with a knife. New York State Police were called to the Best Value Inn on Booth Drive Sunday night for a report of a domestic dispute. InvestigatorsMore >>
A Plattsburgh woman faces charges for allegedly attacking someone with a knife.More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-03-11 14:14:46 GMT
A Winooski man says he was held at knife point on Church Street in Burlington Monday afternoon as robbers took nearly 300 dollars from him. Police arrested 29-year-olds Andre Martel and Anthony HammondMore >>
A Winooski man says he was held at knife point on Church Street Monday afternoon as robbers took nearly $300 from him.More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-03-11 14:01:29 GMT
A South Londonderry man captured at the end of a high-speed chase now faces up to life in prison. Police say Christopher Bush topped speeds of 100-miles-per-hour in a stolen SUV. The 27 year old pleadedMore >>
A South Londonderry man captured at the end of a high-speed chase now faces up to life in prison.More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-03-11 15:58:56 GMT
Vermont State Police dive teams will search Otter Creek Tuesday for a missing Proctor woman. Maryann Foster, 59, went missing the week of Feb. 24 and there has been no luck finding her yet. Police sayMore >>
Vermont State Police dive teams will search Otter Creek Tuesday for a missing Proctor woman.More >>
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:07:01 GMT
"Seems like it was just yesterday. Doesn't seem like it's been two years at all," said Glenda Reandeau of Tupper Lake. Residents of Tupper Lake still have their eyes out for Colin Gillis, a now 20-year-oldMore >>
Colin Gillis of Tupper Lake, N.Y., disappeared two years ago. And authorities are still searching for him. They say the investigation now focuses on tips from the public and from those who were the last to see Gillis.More >>