Our Southwestern Academy Science Fair was a Success!
Students in grades 6th-12th participated in our San Marino campus’ annual fair, consisting of various experimental projects and Rube Goldberg creations. The goal of the year’s Rube Goldberg project was to insert a coin into a piggy bank, using pulleys, levers, screws, inclined planes, wheel and axles, and wedges to perform the simple task.
This year’s science fair showcased a couple of changes: less experimental projects and bigger, better Rube Goldberg’s.
The Rube Goldberg teams consisted of up to 10 students. They were asked to be creative while explaining their machines. Some students wrote scripts, which they recited to the judges, or created scenarios, like a bank robbery, to explain why they wanted to drop a coin in the piggy bank.
The experimental projects ranged from food experiments to debunking hair care commercials. Teams of 2 worked hard to produce some fun poster boards.
Stay tuned: winners will be announced when students return from Winter Break on January 8th.