The Seventh Grade team developed a hydroponic to use as a way of growing food in areas that, due to climate changes, are now under water leaving the farmers unable to plant crops. They tested their project in the Rockaway River before bringing it to Caldwell University.
The Eighth Grade team developed a portable emergency shelter for the homeless population that is better insulated, transportable and able to be stronger in difficult weather conditions. This was tested for structure, viability, safety, and durability.
The SMP 8th grade students worked on two visually-engaging “Famous Faces” of Black History Month posters. These collaborative projects feature inspirational African Americans: Thurgood Marshall, Ruby Bridges, George Eashington Carver, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr., ROSA Parks and Barack Obama. The women of Hidden Figures were the focus on the second poster- Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan and Katherine Johnson. “We will always have STEM with us.”
The students colored in the grids and put the posters together in sections to create these pieces of inspirational art.