Students from Mrs. Perkins' high school STEM Classes competed at Shaler High School's annual STEAM Competition last week. Prior to the event, students worked in the classroom to build an apparatus capable of shooting basketballs and rolling bowling balls. The day of the event, students competed in 5 separate 40-minute challenges each focusing on the various aspects of STEAM. Challenges included building a paper football and paper football launcher to kick field goals from various distances, constructing a parachute to land within a bullseye target, designing a helmet capable of withstanding impact testing using just a few household items, creating a piece of art which showed "motion" in sports, and testing their basketball/bowling ball machine.
Our student team placed 9 out of 23 participating teams from across the region. The team of Logan Shields, Matthew Wassil, Nathan Reed, and Kaden Shields also earned special recognition from the judges as best overall for the aesthetics of their basketball/bowling apparatus.