Jared, Dahria, Kylie and Kayla designed a prosthesis that could be used with a touch screen. They tested different materials to see which would work.
Tim, Michael, Paul and Thomas used the laws of physics to determine how to maximize the distance and velocity of a trebuchet.
Polina, Reina, and Katelin designed a system to minimize roadway flooding by absorbing rainwater.
Michael, Lucas, Thomas and Lucas designed a way to keep litter and debris out of water that drains into storm sewers.
Philip, Robby, Robert and Kai worked to find the most efficient way to separate salt from water.
Emily, Shalyse, Leyla and Mahek created a water wheel to generate clean energy. They think that their design will work if they can increase the energy in the flowing water. They could not get enough in the classroom, but they believe that their design has applications in the real world.
Timothy and Ashton designed a way to make folding clothes easier and more efficient.
Kaylin, Lea, Jordyn and Jhailyn tested different liquids to see which caused flower plants to grow most rapidly.
Eryk, Jeffrey, Matthew, Nathaniel and Adrian tested shooting a basketball while wearing different types of gloves. They were surprised by their results.
Emily, Isabel and Rayelle designed a mini greenhouse with a watering system. They kept their plants alive and growing during Easter break, while we were away from school!
Ean, Leah, Brady and William are solving the problem of roadside litter by creating a trough to catch the garbage thrown out of cars. Their prototype was made on our 3D printer.
Jake, Jeremiah and Josh developed an earthquake-proof building.
Brooke, Ava, Ava and Kiara explored whether the energy in citrus fruit can easily be converted to electric energy and used to charge a cell phone.
Maya, Victoria and Victoria designed and built a storm sewer that can filter out debris that washes down, keeping our oceans cleaner.
Cassidy, Lilly and Mallory created a website to help chefs cook their pasta to a perfect al dente texture.
Raymond, Michael, Josh and Michael devised a way to purify water in an emergency.
Juliana, Misha, Kristen and Julia tested students to find out if certain activities like dancing, praying, yoga, or positive messages helped them to perform better on tests.
Dominic, Jonathan, Arianna and Savannah investigated the effect of trash can placement on litter.
AJ, Akshaya and Gracie used a potato to create a circuit and light a bulb.
The STREAM Fair was a great success. Our middle school students have learned to try new ideas without fearing that they will not work. They learn from mistakes, and communicate what hey have done with clarity and confidence. STREAM projects impart important life skills as well as science and engineering concepts.