Reid and Leo’s science project shows when Orono smells

Reid and Leo did a neat science fair project this year. They used citizen science to demonstrate that the smell of the Nine Dragons paper mill in Old Town correlates with the weather patterns. This supports the common claim of residents that you can smell the mill before it rains.

This was a super cool project, for which the kids downloaded weather data and learned about correlation. Here is the video awards ceremony from the 2023 Maine Middle School Science and Engineering Fair. You can skip to the Grand Awards, about 5/6 of the way through.

2 thoughts on “Reid and Leo’s science project shows when Orono smells

  1. Marsha Eaton May 11, 2023 / 11:44 am



  2. Marie Waring May 18, 2023 / 9:23 am

    Fantastic work guys , with great results too!
    Well done !


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