Al-Amal Science Fair 2012

Al-Amal School 11th Annual Science Fair 2012 Results

At total of 56 projects were on display and 123 students participated.

6th Grade
1st Place Abas Farah, Ayub Farah, Zakaria Adil
2nd Place Guled Gedi, Hakeem Mohammad, Ayub Mohamud
3rd Place Siham Isse, Munira Ahmed, Arshia Hussain
7th Grade
1st. Place Heba Sandozi
2nd Place Ayesha Sohail
3rd Place
  1. Adam Adan, Ayub Ali
  2. Yousuf Siddiqui, Omer Uluyol, Shoaib Siddiqui
8th Grade
1st Place
  1. Rahema Rashid
  2. Najma Qorane, Salma Mohamed, Adnaa Warsame
  3. Salah Wazwaz, Ahmad Abuhadid, Mahmoud Wazwaz
2nd Place Mohammad Hassan, Ahmad Alamy, Zakaria Ghani
3rd Place Nimo Mohamed, Hibak Mohamed, Asma Shafi
9th Grade
1st Place Jouman Hamade, Sarah Siddiqui, Erum Osman
2nd Place
  1. Sabah Hassan, Sumaya Mohamed
  2. Suboohi Khan, Sidhra Musani
3rd Place
  1. Siham Omar, Aminah Sharif, Fatuma Mohammed
  2. Yasmin Dirie, Nadia Ibrahim
10th Grade
1st Place Mahmoud Mire, Ahmed Idris
2nd Place
  1. Fatuma Qorane
  2. Samira Osman, Hafsa Guled, Amal Mohamed
3rd Place Faisal Sohail, Omar Adam

Congratulations to the winners!

====== Project Titles of Various Teams =============

6th Grade Science Fair Topics

Project # Members Topic Judges
1 Warda Mohamed, Ruweyda Hassan, and Aisha Ali How do potatoes, apples, and oranges of different masses produce electricity in comparison to one another? Huda Hassen,Ali Salman, 

Fatima Bagha,  Mohammad Islam,

Anthony Canaday

2 Sumaya Hashi, Munira Ibrahim, and Halima Samatar How do temperature and pH level affect the distance travelled by different artificial food coloring solutes through water in paper chromatography? Huda Hassen,Ali Salman, 

Fatima Bagha,  Mohammad Islam,

Anthony Canaday

3 Guled Gedi, Hakeem Mohammed, Ayub Mohamud What is the effect of silica on the height of a volcanic eruption and on the amount of nitrogen, potash, and phosphorus in the soil surrounding the volcano? Huda Hassen,Ali Salman, 

Fatima Bagha,  Mohammad Islam,

Anthony Canaday

4 Abas Farah, Ayub Farah, Zakaria Adil How does the amount of pressurized air used to launch a water rocket affect the peak height in its projectile motion? Huda Hassen,Ali Salman, 

Fatima Bagha,  Mohammad Islam,

Anthony Canaday

5 Osman Hassan, Muhammed Mousse What is the effect of different masses placed on a skateboard on the force needed to drag it on straight and curved paths? Huda Hassen,Ali Salman, 

Fatima Bagha,  Mohammad Islam,

Anthony Canaday

6 Shaima Abukar, Mariyah Hijazi, Maida Ahmad How does pasteurization affect the glucose content in milk? Huda Hassen,Ali Salman, 

Fatima Bagha,  Mohammad Islam,

Anthony Canaday

7 Filsan Yusuf, Ridwan Hassan Which city (St.Paul, Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Roseville, and Blaine provides tap water with the lowest amount of the heavy metals: copper and iron? Huda Hassen,Ali Salman, 

Fatima Bagha,  Mohammad Islam,

Anthony Canaday

8 Siham Isse, Munira Ahmed, Arshia Hussain What is the effect of the angle at which force is applied onto a toycar on its speed in travelling? Huda Hassen,Ali Salman, 

Fatima Bagha,  Mohammad Islam,

Anthony Canaday

9 Zahra Mohamed, Sheymaa Mohamed, Ikraan Omar How does alcohol affect the freezing point of water? Huda Hassen,Ali Salman, 

Fatima Bagha,  Mohammad Islam,

Anthony Canaday

10 Abdirahman Farah, Ibrahim Abdi, Mohamed Qureshi How do salt and temperature affect the hatching rate of brine shrimp? Huda Hassen,Ali Salman, 

Fatima Bagha,  Mohammad Islam,

Anthony Canaday

Total: 27 students

7th Grade Science Fair Topics

 

Project # Members Topic Judges
11 Sumaya Hashi, Hafsa Mire, Maryan Ali How do different colored filters of light (clear, green, red, and blue) affect the growth of Hemigraphis exotica? Omar Borji, Karo Ghani, Nadia Wazwaz, 

Sebhan Ozair

12 Abdirahman Mohamed, Muhammad Omer, Maktal Mohamed How do 6g, 12g, and 18g of kosher salt, table salt, and sea salt affect the temperature of water? Omar Borji, Karo Ghani, Nadia Wazwaz, 

Sebhan Ozair

13 Aneesa Mahboob, Juveria Tabassum Which stain remover will remove the acidic stains, ketchup and coffee, most efficiently: hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, isopropyl alcohol, vinegar, or ammonia? Omar Borji, Karo Ghani, Nadia Wazwaz, 

Sebhan Ozair

14 Heba Sandozi Which type of fuel used to operate a vehicle will produce the lowest amount of CO2: octane level  87, 89, or 92? Omar Borji, Karo Ghani, Nadia Wazwaz, 

Sebhan Ozair

15 Faiso Karie, Faduma Mohamed How do different angles of incidence of solar rays change the amount of energy produced by solar cells? Omar Borji, Karo Ghani, Nadia Wazwaz, 

Sebhan Ozair

16 Nadira Saidomar, and Suweyda Hussein Which fruits and vegetables (blueberries, bananas, lettuce, and cucumbers) are most sensitive to ethylene emitted by grapes and tomatoes? Omar Borji, Karo Ghani, Nadia Wazwaz, 

Sebhan Ozair

17 Waseem Alaoua, Shazaib Nomani What is the effect of ferric sulfate on the trapping of heat in carbonated water containing Elodea sprigs used for the production of carbon dioxide (CO2)? Omar Borji, Karo Ghani, Nadia Wazwaz, 

Sebhan Ozair

18 Anaam Osman, Natoli Umer Which type of light bulb (incandescent, or fluorescent) will convert the lowest amount of energy into heat and will be most efficient in providing light at distances of 0 cm, 5 cm, 10 cm, 15 cm, and 20 cm? Omar Borji, Karo Ghani, Nadia Wazwaz, 

Sebhan Ozair

19 Ayesha Sohail Which reflective surface is the best to use for harnessing solar thermal energy to heat water: a flat or concave reflective surface? Omar Borji, Karo Ghani, Nadia Wazwaz, 

Sebhan Ozair

20 Mohamed Mohamed, Abdirahman Abdullahi, Abdullahi Hussein What is the effect of an electromagnetic field on crayfish? Omar Borji, Karo Ghani, Nadia Wazwaz, 

Sebhan Ozair

21 Adam Adan, Ayub Ali Which substance will affect Dugesia tigrina (planaria) regeneration most: caffeine or aspartame? Omar Borji, Karo Ghani, Nadia Wazwaz, 

Sebhan Ozair

22 Yusuf Siddiqui, Shoaib Siddiqui, Omer Uluyol Which material is most buoyant and best for use as filling in a life jacket: foam or carbon dioxide? Omar Borji, Karo Ghani, Nadia Wazwaz, 

Sebhan Ozair

23 Farah Sood Which substance will be most effective in killing mosquito larvae: synthetic insecticides (OFF, and Raid) or natural insecticides (eucalyptus oil, and caffeine)? Omar Borji, Karo Ghani, Nadia Wazwaz, 

Sebhan Ozair

 

Total: 28 students

8th Grade Science Fair Topics

 

Project # Members Topic Judges
24 Najma Qorane, Salma Mohamed, Adnaa Warsame How do oil spills (motor oil) and acid rain (0.01 M and 0.1 M hydrochloric acid) affect the hatching rate of artemia? Afshan Anjum, Sumera Islam, Firasat Khan, Onder Uluyol, Masood Fawad, Syed Naqvi
25 Salah Wazwaz, Ahmad Abuhadid, Mahmoud Wazwaz How do different substances: octanol, 2-butanol, garlic, and coffee affect (repel or attract) Caenorhibditis elegans? Afshan Anjum, Sumera Islam, Firasat Khan, Onder Uluyol, Masood Fawad, Syed Naqvi
26 Maryam Ali, Lokho Kotile, Hadia Saleh How do Lactobacillus acidophilus and Saccharomyces cerrivisae affect the growth of Escherichia coli in cold and room temperatures on lettuce, spinach, and cabbage? Afshan Anjum, Sumera Islam, Firasat Khan, Onder Uluyol, Masood Fawad, Syed Naqvi
27 Maryan Ahmed, Asma Adam, Sumaya Said Which solvent removes Kool-Aid and cranberry stains most efficiently: vinegar, baking soda, water, soap, bleach, nail polish remover, or goo gone spray? Afshan Anjum, Sumera Islam, Firasat Khan, Onder Uluyol, Masood Fawad, Syed Naqvi
28 Mohammad Hassan, Ahmad Alamy, and Zakaria Ghani Does white noise offset the effect of background noise on the scores achieved by 4th grade students on math and vocabulary tests? Afshan Anjum, Sumera Islam, Firasat Khan, Onder Uluyol, Masood Fawad, Syed Naqvi
29 Elias Garar, Ismaila Diop, and Wali Mahmound How does the stacking of magnets (vertically or horizontally) affect the magnetic field produced and how do the magnetic fields produced by bar and disk magnets compare? Afshan Anjum, Sumera Islam, Firasat Khan, Onder Uluyol, Masood Fawad, Syed Naqvi
30 Nimo Mohamed, Hibak Mohamed, 

and Asma Shafi

What is the substance that is most efficient in absorbing and retaining motor oil and gasoline: sand, mulch, straw, dyed human hair, or non-dyed human hair? Afshan Anjum, Sumera Islam, Firasat Khan, Onder Uluyol, Masood Fawad, Syed Naqvi
31 Zainab Mohamed, and Aisha Mire How does the shape (triangular and rectangular) of blades on a wind turbine and the angle of the blades to the axis of the wind turbine affect its energy output at two different wind speeds? Afshan Anjum, Sumera Islam, Firasat Khan, Onder Uluyol, Masood Fawad, Syed Naqvi
32 Rahema Rashid Which roof model will result in the lowest uplift force in response to wind load at three different wind speeds: flat roof, hip roof, gable roof, or geodesic dome? Afshan Anjum, Sumera Islam, Firasat Khan, Onder Uluyol, Masood Fawad, Syed Naqvi
33 Warda Mohammed How will temperature and pH (neutral and acidic) affect the rate of water electrolysis? Afshan Anjum, Sumera Islam, Firasat Khan, Onder Uluyol, Masood Fawad, Syed Naqvi
34 Suber Mohamed How does the drying, salting, freezing, and suspending in syrup of okra affect its preservation? Afshan Anjum, Sumera Islam, Firasat Khan, Onder Uluyol, Masood Fawad, Syed Naqvi

Total: 25 students

9th Grade Science Fair Topics

 

Project # Members Topic Judges
35 Fadila Ibrahim, Layla Ali, and Muna Ahmed How do electromagnetic fields affect the cell count of Volvox barberi and Selenastrum capricornutum? Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

36 Sabah Hassan, Sumaya Mohamed How does 0.1 M hydrochloric acid affect the cell count of Volvox barberi, Selenastrum capricornutum, and Tetraselmis suecica? Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

37 Zeinab Madar Which type of flooring harbors the most Escherichia coli: carpet, tile, or hardwood? Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

38 Shamsadin Dahir Which type of cooking method will be most efficient at preserving vitamin C in potatoes: boiling, microwaving, or baking? Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

39 Suboohi Khan, Sidhra Musani Are Nigella sativa L. (black seed) ethanol extracts and ethanoic pastes more effective as antibacterial agents against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis in comparison to penicillin disks? Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

40 Siham Omar, Aminah Sharif, Fatuma Mohammed How does vitamin C content in orange and lemon juices change with time? Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

41 Caisha Karie Which filter medium will be most efficient at removing carbon dioxide from the smoke that is produced during coal burning: cotton balls, brushed cotton fiber, steel wool, or sheep’s wool? 

 

Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

42 Mohamed Karie, and Musse Hussein What is the most efficient ratio of biochar to soil that can be used to grow radishes: 0%, 20%, 40%, 60%, 80%, or 100% biochar? Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

43 Hadi Al-Aoua Which substance is most efficient in providing the energy needed for Saccharomyces cerrivisae to produce carbon dioxide: sugar, starch, aspartame, or saccharin? How does magnesium chloride affect the fermentation of yeast using these sugars? Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

44 Zachariah Crutchfield, Abas Dakane, Ahmad Wazwaz Which acidic beverage (orange juice, tomato juice, lemonade, coffee, pure citric acid, and mountain dew) is most corrosive to the calcium found in chicken bones, cow bones, eggs, and cheese? Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

45 Sumaya Rabi Which substance is most efficient at neutralizing hydrochloric acid: dehydrated milk, baking soda, jalepenos, kale, or cucumber? Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

46 Faisan Malik, and Kerim Balioglu Does the radiation emitted by cellphones vary by the amount of signal they receive? Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

47 Jouman Hamade, Sarah Siddiqui, and Erum Osman What is the effect of different diets (cherry wood, oak wood, pine wood, elm wood, and filter paper) fed to Reticulitermes flavipes (termite workers) on the count of the following symbiotic organisms found in the termite’s hindgut: Trichonympha agilis, Microjoenia fallax, Monocercomonas, Spirotrichonympha flagellate, Trichomonas trypanoides, Dinenympha gracilis, Pyrsonympha major, Pyrsonympha vertens, Holomastigotes elongatum, Dinenympha fimbriata, Spironympha kofoidi, as well as aerotolerant bacteria? Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

48 Yasmin Dirie, and Nadia Ibrahim How do temperature, light and pH affect the survival of Dugesia tigrina (planaria)? Syed Dara, Sener Ozonder, 

Owais Bayunus, Osman Munir

 

Total: 28 students

10th Grade Science Fair Topics

 

Project # Members Topic Judges
49 Samira Osman, Hafsa Guled, and Amal Mohamed Which type of sorbent is most efficient at absorbing and retaining oil: natural organic sorbent (straw), natural inorganic sorbent (foam), or synthetic sorbent (rubber)? Jerry Hartlaub, 

Touhid Khan, Saleem Ghani,

Dara Koozekanani

50 Marwa Ali, Nasra Hussein Do tobacco and caffeine affect the spore count in Aspergillus niger? Jerry Hartlaub, Sener Ozonder, Saleem Ghani, 

Dara Koozekanani

51 Fatuma Qorane What is the effect of airfoil streamlining and angled fins on rocket performance? Jerry Hartlaub, Sener Ozonder, Saleem Ghani, 

Dara Koozekanani

52 Shaylah Anwar Does calcium chloride affect the cell count of Eucapsis, Volvox barberi, Selenastrum capricornutum, and Sphacelaria? Jerry Hartlaub, Sener Ozonder, Saleem Ghani, 

Dara Koozekanani

53 Mahmoud Mire, Ahmed Idris Which type of solar cell is most efficient at producing energy (in watts): regular solid silicon cell, blackberry sensitized, eggplant sensitized? Jerry Hartlaub, Sener Ozonder, Saleem Ghani, 

Dara Koozekanani

54 Faisal Sohail, Omar Adam Which capacitor stores the most  charge after a various number of charge cycles (1,5, and 10) and after various durations of rubbing wool across the acrylic sheet (5, 10, and 30 seconds): Leyden jar, paper capacitor, or salt water Leyden jar? Jerry Hartlaub, Sener Ozonder, Saleem Ghani, 

Dara Koozekanani

55 Abdirahman Inshar, Fuad Abdikarim What is the effect of different masses (50, 100, and 200 g) suspended from a spring on the vibrational frequency observed in an A/D converter that has a sampling rate of 240 samples/second? Jerry Hartlaub, Sener Ozonder, Saleem Ghani, 

Dara Koozekanani

56 Mohammad Abuhadid, Zakaria Abdi Which type of solar panel is more efficient at generating solar energy: a rotating solar panel, or a stationary solar panel? Jerry Hartlaub, Sener Ozonder, Saleem Ghani, 

Dara Koozekanani

Total: 15 students