International Scholastic Journal of Science

Volume 11, Issue 1, January-December, 2017

From the Editor


Dear Readers,

We start our third year of publishing ISJOS with two papers, one, by Yuri Han, looking at the effects of sound stimulation on onion root growth, and the second, by Alessio Amaolo, describing how to make a pH indicator from the Butterfly Pea flower. Sarah Ohashi and Dolev Illouz were the Associate Editors who worked with the authors to prepare the papers for publications. Congratulations to all on producing two papers that represent valuable contributions to our understanding of the world.

Our third paper is an impressive study of the resonant characteristics of traditional Korean Bells, with the development of an empirical equation to aid in the design of the installation parameters. Congratulations to Junghyun Kim of Singong Highschool on his excellent work.

Our final two papers of the 2017 issue represent some important milestones. Paddle Angle and Ball Spin in Table Tennis is the first paper from the ISB-KVIS Student Research Collaboration Project, a project of We are very proud of this paper, as it represents our first steps in helping to develop the scientific research abilities of Thailand's secondary school students. The last paper is an interesting study of Metal-Air Batteries by William Shen of Canada. Sarah Ohashi again worked with the author on the editing of the paper.

We here at ISJOS hope that the papers in our journal continue to inspire secondary students around the world to dream of publishing their own original research and making a contribution to our scientific understanding of a small corner of our world. We encourage students to submit their original, entry-level research to the ISJOS for review.


Jonathan Eales
Editor, ISJOS