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Students display their scientific research

Julia Maunder, 12, a Grade 7 student at MacDonald Drive Junior High School, with her project – The Birth of Wireless Technology – at the Husky Energy Eastern Newfoundland Science and Technology Fair on Friday.
Julia Maunder, 12, a Grade 7 student at MacDonald Drive Junior High School, with her project – The Birth of Wireless Technology – at the Husky Energy Eastern Newfoundland Science and Technology Fair on Friday. - Joe Gibbons

Featuring about 150 students from across the eastern region of the province, the two-day 2019 Husky Energy Eastern Newfoundland Science and Technology Fair concludes Saturday at the Holy Heart Regional High School gymnasium on Bonaventure Avenue in St. John’s.

The fair is aimed at offering students the opportunity to exhibit and present their own scientific research on their chosen subjects.

Six students were also chosen to be the Canada Wide Science Fair finalists to represent this area of the province at the national science fair in Fredericton, N.B, next month.

The Eastern Newfoundland Science and Technology Fair is open to the public Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Among the students taking part in the fair is Julia Maunder, a Grade 7 student at MacDonald Drive Junior High School, whose project – The Birth of Wireless Technology – is in the category of junior physical science.

Her project is based on The Tesla Coil, named for its inventor, Nikla Tesla. The machine transforms energy into extremely high-voltage charges, creating powerful electrical fields capable of producing spectacular arcs.

Julia said the purpose of her science project is to demonstrate electrical resonance and the wireless transfer of energy.

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