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The Brain Fair


AP Psychology students were assigned a project by their teacher Sarah Rhine that they would display at the 2018 Brain Fair. The assignment was worth 200 points. Students could choose to be in groups of five or less and they could be with anyone taking the class from any period.

The groups were given several weeks to prepare their projects for the Brain Fair on December 6 in the Northview Cafeteria from 6 to 7:30pm.

There were several judges evaluating every group’s project to determine a winner. The judges included Principal Steve Swaggerty, Sylvania Schools Superintendent Dr. Adam Finiski, Assistant Superintendent Tim Zieroff, President of the Sylvania School Board Julie Hoffman, Sylvania School Board Member Shannon Szyperski, and Journalism teacher Sarah Huey.

“I enjoyed experiencing something new and it was exciting to share what my group researched to the judges,” junior Angela Dilday, third place winner, said.

The winners were awarded an honorable mention or first, second, or third place. Juniors Hannah Almas, Sydney Eilerts, and Jennah Dominique came in first place. Second place went to juniors Lily Fotik, Cassie McCloskey, Davin Sarikonda, and Collin Kill. The third place ribbon went to juniors Sydney Pyles, Lydia Ludwig, and Dilday.

“The best part of the Brain Fair was seeing all the cool ideas other groups came up with,” junior Mackenzie Wachob said.

Every group researched a type of brain imaging, two parts of the brain, what happens when those parts are damaged, the function of the parts, and found case studies involving those parts which were displayed on a tri-fold board.

The second part of the assignment was to make a mechanical element of the brain and body model to demonstrate the function of the chosen part of the brain. The third portion of the project was to create a three dimensional model that included all the parts of the brain.

“This was the first time I have ever done an event like this and I was extremely happy with how everything turned out. I was very impressed with my students and their entries, especially how they interpreted the function of the various parts of the brain utilizing mechanical elements,” AP Psychology teacher Mrs. Rhine said.

Parents and people from the community were invited to come walk around this event and refreshments were provided by the parents.

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