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Danielle is allergic to peanuts. What happened when she had a reaction and how did her EpiPen work? “I wanted to find out what was happening at a molecular level,” she said.
Alyson and Harper wondered how long it would take a solar oven to cook rice. They started by building one out of a cardboard box.
“Our hypothesis was that it would take three hours," said Harper. "We got lucky—we had the perfect sunny day for our test. We put the solar oven on the driveway. Two hours later, our rice was done.”
“Students who participated in the science fair did excellent, self-motivated, original scientific investigations that emphasized their drive to understand a variety of real-world phenomena,” said Zach Miller and Christine Watroba. “We are truly proud of their collective efforts!”
Teachers and administration encouraged participation through a parent panel, school-wide STEM assembly, a webinar interview with climate and glacier expert Richard Alley which was broadcast on JJMS TV during homebase, and a flashmob during lunch by the science and technology teachers.
Grade 7 Honorable Mentions
Grade 7 Outstanding Awards
Grade 8 Honorable Mentions
Grade 8 Outstanding Awards