The seventh-graders at Yeshiva Har Torah were victorious at the Inter-Yeshiva Science Congress hosted by the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach on May 22. The projects chosen to be presented at the Inter-Yeshiva Science Congress had already been through a rigorous judging process at Yeshiva Har Torah’s Science Fair held on April 25. The projects presented were diverse and represented the varied science interests of the students. The research projects were the results of four months of conducted experiments and collected data. The physical demonstrations explained how the experiments were performed.
Out of the five projects presented, four projects earned first-place scores and one project earned a second-place score. First-place winners were Ian Fuller and Richie Finklestein (“Randomness: A Mathematical Analysis”); Leah Davidson and Sarah Rosenfeld (“The Role of Indomethacin in Heart-Rate Regulation Using Dafnia Model”); Mina Nabavian and Rebecca Shatz (“Antibiotic Resistance Study in Bacteria”); and Leah Zacaim and Rachel Kohan (“The Ability of Colors to Block Ultraviolet Light–Safety from the Sun”); second-place winners were Charlotte Hakimian and Sarah Levian (“The Effect of Heavy Metals on Bacteria Growth”). Congratulations to the seventh-grade science teachers, Ms. Cindy Kopman-Silverman and Ms. Adina Bachrach, for all their hard work and dedication.