This Thursday, 14 students from PS8’s lower and middle schools and had the chance to represent our school at the District 13 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Expo! It was an amazing experience, and two of our groups won medals in their respective categories.
There were many fascinating projects at the exposition. From our elementary schoolers, we had an experiment on gerbils’ feeding habits, a project on different kinds of birds, and an working model of how a computer adds 1+1. Our middle schoolers presented projects on evaporation rates of different liquids, the effect of gender on color perception, the effect of pH levels on plant growth, and how acidity levels change the voltage produced in voltaic batteries. All of them were spectacular!
Our 7th and 8th grade science teacher, Ms. Marcellin, said that it’s every science teacher’s dream to see their students so excited and engaged in science exploration and we have all made her proud!
Thanks to science teachers Ms. Goldstein and Ms. Marcellin for their hard work with our students to complete their projects. And to all families who also supported their children as they completed theirs.
Many thanks also to Ms. Leanne Mehno and Ms. Marcellin for doing all the behind the scenes work to get us organized and registered with the district.
A special thank you to Ms. Rashidova and Ms. Cornacchia for bringing the students to the exposition and supervising them all day long.
We hope to see you at the STEM Expo next year!
By Zeynep Bromberg, Class 701