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Students at Grand Falls-Windsor’s EVI selected for international University of Waterloo project

Exploits Valley Intermediate students (from left) Mya Fifield, Emily Hayden, Claire Loder, Cora Hogg and Devyn Hogg display their hydrogen tile for the University of Waterloo’s International Year of the Periodic Table of Elements project.
Exploits Valley Intermediate students (from left) Mya Fifield, Emily Hayden, Claire Loder, Cora Hogg and Devyn Hogg display their hydrogen tile for the University of Waterloo’s International Year of the Periodic Table of Elements project. - Contributed

Element enthusiasm

GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, N.L. —

Grand Falls-Windsor students are making their mark in the world of chemistry.

The Chemistry Department at the University of Waterloo developed a student project to celebrate the United Nations General Assembly’s proclamation of 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Elements.

The project has brought together students from 118 schools in 29 countries and each school submitted an original tile, telling the discovery story for their element.

Exploits Valley Intermediate (EVI) in Grand Falls–Windsor was one of the schools that had the opportunity to participate in the worldwide project.

Five students in Grade 9 were selected to display their knowledge and talent by developing a tile representing hydrogen, the very first element on the periodic table.

A classroom poster, a public website and a special wall mural in the new Science Teaching Complex at the University of Waterloo will be created to display the hydrogen tile, along with those from schools all over the world.

Although Krista Simms was the teacher supervisor on the project at EVI, it was the students’ independent work that formed the tile submitted.

Mya Fifield, Emily Hayden, Claire Loder, Cora Hogg and Devyn Hogg, through independent research and creative talent, produced a fantastic tile which was revealed on the University of Waterloo’s website on March 6. It can also be found on Twitter using #timelineofelements.

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