Liberty Christian School freshman Hunter Snowden was recently named a National Science Fair Semifinalist in a competition sponsored by the Broadcom Foundation and the Society for Science & the Public.
Snowden was one of 300 students chosen from more than 6,000 students from 251 middle schools across the United States. His teacher will receive a set of science books for her classroom and a monetary gift.
Snowden won Liberty’s science fair as an 8th grader last year, then went on to win the region and placed 3rd at state.
His project, “Video Game Player: Couch Potato or Athlete”, measured whether or not physically active video games produced enough of an increase in blood pressure and heart rate to be considered true exercise, and was it enough of an exercise that it could be used in nursing homes or other venues to help people who could not get outside to exercise?
Snowden found that the active video games did meet the calculation used to be considered “true” exercise, therefore producing a therapeutic form of exercise equal to the formulaic equation used for measuring true exercise in the medical and physical education fields.
Snowden will find out on Aug. 31st if his project reaches the finalist level. If it does, he will travel to Washington, D.C. in September for the final competition.
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