Daniels Elementary Fifth Grade Students Jade Gyovai and Jason Stewart recently won the School Science Fair. Their winning project drew inspiration directly from Emily Calandrelli, delving into a comparative analysis of the height and quantity of elephant toothpaste generated through two methods: a simpler one utilizing yeast as the activating agent and a more intricate approach employing sodium iodide. The latter method served as the catalyst for their experiment.
The students posited a hypothesis, anticipating greater volume and height of the reaction when using the complex sodium iodide method. Upon conducting the experiment, they discovered that, while the complex method did yield a greater volume, the reaction’s height remained consistent for both the simple and complex approaches. As a result of their findings, these students will advance to the county level in the chemistry category.