During the month of January, Grade 8 students followed their scientific passions, created their own experiments, and learned a ton in the process. All of the hard work and investigation concluded Thursday with STEM Night.
The days leading up to STEM Night were an opportunity to go through the science exploration process, consider multiple proposals, then practice failing and trying again through many iterations (in some cases 15+).
All the projects involved energy/force in some way, working in the realms of physics, chemistry, and engineering.
Science teacher, Ms. Gillian Curran adds:
This year, there was a special new addition- the 4th grade presented “The Physics of Sound” in the Riveter Lab. The big and little sisters were able to share their projects with each other earlier in January and both grades presented on STEM Night together. The 8th and 4th grade girls really enjoyed connecting with each other around science.
Our students delved into the following projects (among others):
-Battery Coil Train
-Steel Wool and Batteries
-Dry Ice Bubbles
-Rainbow pH cylinder
-Carbon Fire Snake
-Sodium Alginate and Water
-Gravity Solar System