STEM at St. Als/St. Pats: Science Fair 2023
The St. Alphonsus-St. Patrick School Science Fair was held on Thursday, January 26. Students from both 7th and 8th grade participated in the event. They began developing their inventions in October under the direction of Mrs. O’Hara, our junior high science teacher. The students first brainstorm to think of an original product that might serve a useful purpose, solve a problem, or fill a particular need. The final products represent months of hard work, ingenuity, and creative problem solving. The critical thinking and problem solving fostered by the Science Fair are very important skills that students need to have in their toolbox for life. The student inventions were judged by teachers and community members based on criteria such as the originality and usefulness of the idea, the workmanship of the product prototype, the marketing plan, market research, and the creator’s response to the market research.