The Light International School System (LISS) in Monrovia situated celebrates its 8th Annual Science Fair, bringing together over 40 different groupings. LISS Vice Principal for Instructions, Mr. Benedict S. Nagbe, says the objective of the science competition is to build the knowledge of students in various areas of science and technology.
Addressing guests and parents at the festival, he says when students are adequately prepared, they can participate in future competition outside Liberia by demonstrating skills and knowledge that they have acquired.
Mr. Nagbe notes that for the first time since the institution started the science competition, the Catholic Secretariat of Liberia has designated two of its schools, St. Theresa Convent and Don Bosco, respectively to demonstrate the ability of its students in the competition.
Meanwhile, during the competition, various student groups demonstrated to the general public what they have invented and experimented in the areas of producing wet cell battery, solar system, how to make mayonnaise, floating eggs (density), and how to make apple cider vinegar, including its health benefits.
Others demonstrated their talents in the fields of making black soap and its health benefits, sink and float oranges, producing hydrogen gas from aluminum, water and sodium hydroxide, how to make air cool at home, and preparatory reaction between potassium iodide and lead nitrate, among others.
According to Mr. Nagbe, winners of the competition will be announced today, Friday, March 9.
The participants were placed into groupings representing their various projects by explaining how they arrived at making it happened. The LISS has an enrollment of 200 students and has won several trophies and medals from similar competitions.
Liberia’s former Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, had graced previous science competition at the LISS.
By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Jonathan Browne