36th Annual Science Fair
John Jay Middle School's 36th Annual Science Fair was organized by science teachers Zach Miller and Christine Watroba. The students took it from there.
Science Fair 2019
Jake loves to throw tomahawks with his dad. Why do some stick in their target while others fell out? A relative of Maddy's has Alzheimer's. What caused the disease and was there anything that could be done to help her? Ara received an Arduino starter kit from his dad, which included several sensors. Could he make them more complex by adding a few extra pieces and some code? Jake grew up talking about blood with his grandfather, a senior hematologist at Sloan Kettering. Could enzymes make universal donor blood?
"These projects are all self-driven," said Mr. Miller at the awards presentation. "This independent work is driven by a love of science."
Congratulations to All Who Participated
An Impressive Range of Topics
7th and 8th grade awards went to...
7th Grade Honorable Mention
- Taylor Henry & Maddalena Faraci: “The Exedunt Diseases”
- Nava Langer & Samantha Donnelly: “To Cheat or Not To Cheat”
7th Grade Outstanding Awards
- Alicia DeGaetano & Talia Levinsohn: “Dark Matter and Dark Energy"
- Adam Llanos & Zach Geller: “The Effect of Gravity and Mass on the Speed of an Object”
8th Grade Honorable Mention
- Ara Beigi: “Measurement of Physical Properties”
- Maya Nitta: “Capturing Carbon”
8th Grade Outstanding Awards
- Alexandra Einhorn: “Fish Memory”
- Jackson McGuire & Byron Wilson: “Variables Leading to Successful Arrow Penetration”