Chatham Middle School held its 2018 Science and Technology Fair February 28th in the school’s gymnasium. This year, the Fair involved 53 fascinating projects by 80 students. This annual event encourages sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to become self-directed learners and use scientific processes to ask questions, conduct research, and draw conclusions based on the data they collect. In the weeks leading up to the fair, students chose to develop a solution to a technological problem or attempted to prove a hypothesis.
Throughout the school day, science and technology teachers from both CMS and CHS judged the projects based on the students’ demonstrated use of the scientific method or problem solving method, as well as the students’ creativity, knowledge of their subjects, difficulty of the projects, and overall quality of their presentations.
The school announced the winners that evening during the public portion of the fair, when hundreds of family members, staff, and other fans of science and engineering descended on the gym to learn about the students’ projects.
Congratulations to the following:
Winner 1– “Can we build something useful out of recyclable objects?”
By Maya Narofsky & Alaina Graziano
Winner 2– “Do bigger chargers charge electronics faster?”
By Nole Zaik
Winner 3– “How do you build a slime vending machine?”
By Olivia Hanson & Willow Visconti
Principal’s Award– “Which fruit produces more energy?
By Morgan Van Wie
Winner 1– “Are homemade natural cleaning agents just as effective as commercial cleaners?”
By Gabe Bennett & Chris Hayes
Winner 2– “Can solar stills produce clean water for people during a crisis?”
By John Miles
Winner 3– “What is the most eco-friendly way to melt ice?”
By Diego Clark
Principal’s Award– “How do different sized arrows and grain sized field tips travel out of a
Winner 1– “How does color affect memory?”
By Katie Everett & Samantha Barden
Winner 2– “Deep Freeze”
By Benjamin Halpin
Winner 3– “Measuring Density and Porosity of Sand”
By Nathaniel Loomis
Principal’s Award– “If you eat hot wings, which liquid will cool your taste buds down
By Allyson Engel