Google Bilim Fuarı 11 Haziran 2013 tarihinde tüm dünyadan 90 bölgesel finalisti büyük bir çalışmayla belirledi. Google Bilim Fuarı’nın bu yıl ki bölgesel finalistleri arasında 15-16 yaş kategorisinde yarışan Koç Lisesi öğrencisi Elif Bilgin’de bulunmakta. Elif Bilgin’i tebrik ediyoruz. Elif Bilgin’in projesi aşağıda ingilizce olarak yer almaktadır.
Going Bananas!-Using Banana Peels in the Production of Bio-Plastic As A Replacement of the Traditional Petroleum Based Plastic
In this project, my aim was to develop a method for using banana peels in the production of bio-plastic as a replacement for the traditional petroleum based plastic. The reason why I chose this particular aspect of science is that the bio-plastic is such a new concept and its range of use has been widening ever since it has been discovered (especially in the 21st century). The bio-plastic is a material which has the potential of causing a biological reform by means of reducing the amount of pollution caused by other plastic materials which contain petroleum derivatives. Apart from this, the bio-plastic industry’s newness creates room for further development of the bio-plastics manufactured so far. Over a time period of 2 years, I was able to design a method and produce non-decaying plastic using banana peels which can be molded into a making cosmetic prosthetics or used in the electrical insulation of cables. This outcome supported my hypothesis. The method I designed is so simple, it is possible to say that one could actually do it at home (some chemicals used are irritant but not extremely dangerous). This way, anyone could use this plastic. Also, our beautiful planet will be spared from the consequences of the production of plastics with petroleum derivatives in them such as pollution of the air, land and water. In the future, I would like to do more projects concerning the environment. For example, my biggest dream is to build a greenhouse made of waste materials.
Elif Bilgin / Koç Lisesi
90 bölgesel finalist tekrar değerlendirilerek 27 Haziran 2013 tarihinde 15 finalist açıklanacaktır. 90 bölgesel finalisti görmek için aşağıdaki bağlantıyı kullanabilirsiniz.
Proje Okulu, Google Bilim Fuarı resmi eğitim ortağıdır.