Seventh and eighth-graders presented their projects at the FHTMS Science and Engineering Fair. Projects included Cassie Scarpa’s investigation regarding dog vs. human saliva, competitive swimmer Aleksey Plavshudin’s research on athletes’ lung capacity, Sage Bennett’s study “Scientific Stains,” and Sriram Sethuraman’s research on the effectiveness of using coffee grounds and eggshells as fertilizer.

Young Scientists Showcase Their Work: FHTMS Science and Engineering Fair

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Thursday April 19, 2018

Ever wonder just how gross it is when your dog licks your mouth? According to research conducted by seventh-grader Cassie Scarpa, your dog is the one who should be concerned. Cassie presented her poster comparing dog and human saliva at the Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School (FHTMS) Science and Engineering Fair March 22. All seventh and eighth graders participated this year, and 26 of them went on to present their posters at the Vermont STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Fair at Norwich University the following weekend.

The Vermont STEM Fair is an inquiry-based poster presentation competition open to all middle and high school level students in the state of Vermont. Each year, over 200 student projects, addressing all areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, are entered the competition. FHTMS and South Burlington High School were two of the 20 schools participating.

SOURCE: Michelle Rosowsky, FHTMS PTO