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A team of five students at The British School, New Delhi in India were declared the Best in South Asia. For their winning investigation, team members Nayana Gupta, Anna Manish Palwar, Ga Hyeon Park, Rhea Ram and Tulip Girotra looked into the potential of using recyclable materials for soundproofing.
Describing their experience, they said: ‘The science competition was an interesting endeavour for us all which exposed us to the rigorous, intriguing reality of the scientific world. We were able to learn the practicalities of conducting a meticulous experiment to hone both our qualitative and quantitative abilities. This opportunity provided us with all the necessary skills and knowledge needed to build on any scientific question and make it into a detailed experiment.’
‘Science is a key subject in understanding our surroundings, and as such, these are necessary learnings to have in order to progress further in our academic journeys.’
The judges said: ‘The project was rigorously performed and based on solid physical principles with sound attention to experimental design. The planning was meticulous. A good data set was produced and the data processing was thorough and systematic, in particular including consideration of uncertainties. Real-world applications were considered.’