Strong Science Fair Showing for Edlin Students

On Saturday, May 1 Edlin School participated in the Northern Virginia Science and Engineering Fair. The NVSE Fair is organized by Pinnacle Academy and the College of Sciences at George Mason University. For the first time in fourteen years, the event was held virtually.

This showcase for talented young scientists was open to public and private schools from the counties of Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax, Frederick, Loudoun and Prince William. Fourteen schools and over 140 students participated in the competition. Students presented their experiments related to the fields of Life and Earth Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Edlin School is proud to have sent eight of our excellent science students to showcase their work at the event. We are also very pleased to announce that our students won three of the twelve placement awards at the fair and one of the Honorable mention Awards! This was the second highest number of placement awards won by any school at the competition. All of our award winners have also been nominated for the Broadcom Masters science competition, which is a prestigious, nationwide competition for young scientists.

Below is a list of the participants that represented Edlin School at the 2021 NVSE Fair and their categories.

Division 2 Life and Earth Sciences

Samuel Sternson, 5th Grade *1st Place Winner – Can Avocados Make a Safer Sunscreen?

Maita, 5th Grade – The Effect Simethicone on Bubble Formation

Naya, 4th Grade – Effects of pH on Plant Growth


Division 2 Physical Science and Engineering

Rasna, 4th Grade – Wiggle Bot Experiment *2nd Place Winner


Division 3 Life and Earth Sciences

Varsha, 6th Grade – The Effect of Hydroponics on the Speed of Plant Growth *2nd Place Winner

Avyaan, 6th Grade – The Effect of Alcohols on Leaf Chromatography


Division 3 Physical Science and Engineering

Adithya, 7th Grade – The Effect of Power, Coils and Temperature on the Strength of an Electromagnetic

*Honorable Mention Winner – Alekhya, 7th Grade – The Effect of the Number of Magnets on a Paper Speaker


Edlin School would like to express our congratulations to all of the student participants! Thank you for representing our school and giving us all so much to celebrate. We would like to encourage everyone to participate in next year’s competition, and we look forward to seeing all of your amazing experiments next year.

Thank you to our science teachers – Mr. Epp and Ms. MacBain for organizing the school’s participation in the event, and for nurturing and guiding the students throughout the process.