6th grader researches dolphins for Science Fair project

Feb 26 2020

6th grader researches dolphins for Science Fair project

If you ever wonder how Keystone students find great ideas for their Science Fair projects, they find inspiration all around them.

In this project, sixth-grader Isabela conducted research on dolphins and arranged a visit to the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi.

She aims to find an inexpensive and safe solution to prevent dolphins from being swept up in fishing nets. Her experiment focused on testing the sound of orcas, a natural predator, to see if the dolphins would react. If they had an inborn fear of orcas and could recognize the sound, it could help develop methods to keep dolphins from fishing nets.

Isabela (second from left) with staff members at the Texas State Aquarium

The team at the aquarium was stunned when the dolphins did react to the orca sounds, and are interested in expanding upon Isabela’s research.

Yet another way Keystone students are making a difference in the world.

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