Published June 16. 2022 12:57PM
By LOU WHEELAND
Special to The Press
Students at the Orefield Middle School took part in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) expo May 10 in the school’s gymnasium.
The program’s object was to introduce fifth graders from the district’s elementary schools to the understanding of the sciences as taught in the middle schools.
Orefield Middle School eighth graders Brook Ackerman and Abigail Wood presented an Introduction to Hydroponics at the school's STEAM expo May 10.
Orefield Middle School seventh graders Shiloh Cote and Hailee Specht were teaching Kratzer Elementary fifth graders Eriei Colon, Amelia Arestilde, Riley Davidson, and Claire Skrapits about chemical reactions by making Lemon Volcanoes at the school's STEAM expo May 10.
Kratzer Elementary fifth grader Amelia Arestilde adds baking soda in water to lemon juice to create a lemon volcano at the school's STEAM expo May 10.
Orefield Middle School eighth grader Alexa Weber explains to Kratzer fifth grader Brenna Adams how different intoxicants affect the brain causing the user to lose touch with reality. “Think Before You Drink” was the title of her project.
Kratzer fifth grader Brenna Adams wears a pair of goggles which mimic the dizziness associated with the use of intoxicants. Orefield Middle School eighth grader Alexa Weber and Kelly Wood were the authors of the presentation at the STEAM expo held May 10 at Orefield Middle School.
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND “Think Before You Drink” authors Kelly Wood and Alexa Weber with their project at the Orefield Middle School STEAM expo May 10.
Kratzer Elementary School fifth grade teacher Kristin Madeira listens as Katherine Gilchrist explains the research she has done on fabrics used in clothing. Luke Hauck, project assistant, listens.
Kristin Gilchrist and Luke Hauck used an electric drill with various fabrics attached to determine the amount of spin each fabric presented. Gilchrist will be competing in the Pennsylvania State STEAM event at Penn State this year. She plans on being a fashion designer in the future.