Riverside School’s 2nd Annual STEM Fair Offers Opportunity to Develop Innovative Solutions to Real-World Challenges

Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 9.57.21 PM  Nearly 200 Riverside School students will participate in the school’s second annual STEM Fair, presenting their original research projects pertaining to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural STEM Fair, and the previous ten years of Science Fairs, the event is an exciting part of the student experience at Riverside.

A STEM Fair Open House will be held for Riverside School families on Wednesday, May 18th, from 6-7:30 pm. Students will also present their projects to their classes the following school day. Nearly 200 students from grades K-5 have chosen to participate in this PTA-sponsored event.

Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 9.57.27 PMPrincipal Christopher Weiss has made innovation a focus of the school.

“Students are encouraged to think creatively and sharpen their STEM skills, whether it’s through our use of technology in the classroom or our Genius Hour,” he said. “We recognize how important it is that they explore these fields, as they will be vital for all 21st century citizens.”

Students will tackle a broad range of projects from computer coding to understanding how fiber optics really work. The Fair will include scientific evaluations to determine whether family members have similar fingerprints and whether watching television affects a student’s ability to do math. What makes fresh flowers last longer and why? How is a circuit constructed? How does sight affect taste? How do tornadoes form?

These dynamic questions and more will all be answered at the STEM Fair.

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