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Now it might not be rocket science, but for some youngsters in Cayman science really rocked.

At Camana Bay Arc on Saturday, youngsters showed off their scientific creations.

Cayman 27’s Philipp Richter, our very own science geek, went along.

“It’s great for students to showcase their love for science,” said Cindy McField from Rotary Grand Cayman.

Long gone are the days when science fairs meant just a baking soda volcano, or dropping mentos into a bottle of soda. Things have certainly evolved.

“This is a u-r-o-v , which is an underwater remotely operated vehicle , you can use it for marine surveillance, or for the fun of it. Personally I  look for lobsters in the canal,” said student, Paxton McCoy.

Lobster spotters and how about edible drinking cups.

“At first I thought everyone might take it as a joke because it’s jello, but people took it seriously and saw that from what I saw, that it can actually help the environment.” said 14 year old, Ashley Jade Peharie.

It may surprise you to know, there’s even a black hole in Camana Bay.

“This is supposed to represent how a light ray curves in the presence of the gravitational field of a black hole, and this is supposed to be a light photon, and when a light photon goes into a black hole it will accelerate until it gets to the singularity,” said Lucas Tatum, a young space enthusiast.

And they were given the seal of approval from the top.

“There were a few pieces here that are relevant to the ministry of education, so I took a couple of pictures and had some lengthy discussions with the students,” said Chief Officer of the Ministry of Education, Christian Suckoo.

A good thing for the children and maybe these are the rocket scientists of the future, boldly going where no other kids have gone before.

This year is the tenth year the science fair has been held. With the ministry of education enrooted in this programme, these young Caymanian’s could well be this countries brain gain.

About the author

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter was born in Austria and moved to the Cayman Islands at the age of three. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed documenting his surroundings with cameras. Studying television broadcasting and communications, he now can show the reality of life in Grand Cayman to the public.

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