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Fisher's Dream

Animal Science
Gavin Lowe

Grade:
7
Teacher:
Alexandria Vaughn

What is your project about? My project is on the innovation of a fishing net. The reason I chose this topic is because I think the fishing net is a flawed invention that needs to be innovative. That is why I made my invention. It makes sure that when you secure your fish in the net it stays there, the way you do that is using a substance that makes it close to the net just by pulling one cord. So I tested 3 different materials: material A was fishing line material B was rope and C was paracord. Then I put them through strength tests. Why did you choose this project? I chose this project because when I was younger I was boat fishing with my family my sister was catching the biggest fish of the trip, right as my mom was putting in the boat my mom was too slow to fling it in the boat and it jumped out of the net and we lost the crushing my sisters chance of catching a fish. And that is when I thought to myself what if there was a better way to keep the fish in the net like a lid or closing the net all together What was your result/overall conclusion? After I put all three prototypes through the strength tests it showed how the paracord did the best out of the three, fishing line was a close second out of them but rope came in dead last. My conclusion was that paracord was the most proficient and that this would help keep your fish in the net. Why is your project important? My project is important to me because I have had this dream to make this since I was eight years old. To make this dream reality is crazy to me. That is why this project is important to me.


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