Freshmen in the upper school are hard at work preparing for the February 21st science fair. Students get to choose their own topics, either independently or with a partner. They construct experiments, test a hypothesis, record data, evaluate the results, and draw conclusions. This year’s topic include two groups looking at the accuracy of genetic testing, one group evaluating the effect of social media and phone use on grades, one group building a bicycle that will charge a cell phone, another exploring the connection between energy drinks and heart rate in teenagers, one evaluating the effectiveness of a Carbon filter on vehicle exhaust, and one measuring the challenge of switching to a vegetarian diet. The school is still looking for adult judges to interview students the day of the fair and evaluate their work.