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Hutchins students scoop up UTas Science Awards

Year 12 students Hugh and Oliver Johnson both won 'Best Investigation' awards for their respective projects.

A number of Hutchins students were successful at the recent University of Tasmania Science Investigation Awards. Hutchins had entries from 27 students, from Year 8 through to Year 12. Over 250 students from schools in southern Tasmania were involved. Hutchins students won between them over $2000 worth of prizes. The students who received prizes were:

Year 12

  • Oliver Johnson – Enzyme activity of pepsin – $500 – Best Investigation Years 9 to 12
  • Hugh Johnson– Determining the glucose concentration in vegetables using osmotic potential – $500 – Best Agricultural Project Years 7 to 12

Year 10

  • Jonathon Clark-Hansen – Effect of water salinity on the growth of vegetables – $300 – Outstanding Prize Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Lachlan Paul – Optimising the efficiency of a wind-powered car – $300 – 1st Place Year 10
  • Ziah Cooper – Tree wounds and their effect on the internal tree temperature – $200 – 2nd Place Year 10
  • Charlie Lane – Effect of food sources on earthworm nutrient production – $100 – 3rd Place Year 10

Year 9

  • Michael Boult – $300 – Effect of wind on skyscrapers – 1st Place Year 9

Congratulations to all students on this outstanding effort!

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