We are celebrating a year of amazing learning in the Science and Engineering Department by our students in grades 6-12 at the 23rd annual Science and Engineering Exposition (SEE). This event features hundreds of student displays demonstrating their science and engineering learning experiences. Until last year, SEE was a time when we all gathered in the gyms and connected in person, but like last year, we are once again hosting this exposition for you virtually. We are excited about this opportunity for our students to share their projects not only with you but also with anyone around the world that explores this part of the Moorestown Friends School website.
Please join us in celebrating our students by visiting the classes linked below. You will find lists of projects and hear from the students as they walk you through what they have found, in video format.
Beginning on June 1, and running indefinitely, SEE is open to the whole MFS community and beyond. The Expo is virtual and asynchronous, so feel free to visit whenever you have time.
Highlights (and coming attractions) include:
- Explore the Earth and Outer Space with Grade 6 Science!
- View the virtual Periodic Table of the Elements to learn about the materials in everyday objects. (Grade 7 Science)
- Take a tour of the insides of the eyes, ears, heart, etc. (Grade 8 Science)
- Check out a gallery of experimental evidence that the Physics First and CP Physics 1 students gathered on the windmills that they built earlier in the year and explored throughout the year at various levels (Grades 9 and 11 Physics First and CP Physics I)
- Enjoy the chemical workings of numerous household products (Grade 10 Chemistry 1)
- Learn fundamental concepts in Oceanographic Science. (Grades 11 and 12 Oceanography)
- Check out the findings from our Botany students’ at-home experiments. (Grades 11 and 12 Advanced Botany)
- Hear student ideas about how to reduce our environmental impact at MFS, from the carline to water usage. (Grades 10-12 Environmental Science)
- What’s the best way to keep flowers fresh? How do you make the best-fermented foods? How effective are masks at protecting us from a sneeze? Get the answers to these questions and more!. (Grades 11 and 12 AP Biology)
Physics First & College Prep Physics I
Early in the year, students in these classes used the Engineering Design Cycle to build a windmill with their given materials. Later, they altered their windmills so that they could spin and lift something. Finally, they added the ability to lift a cup of water and compared their windmill to their collaborative partner(s).
Students in Chemistry I used their experience in class and found new questions to answer about the world. Developing a hypothesis and experimental procedure was central to this year’s SEE project. You may find answers here to some of your questions about everyday chemicals in the videos they produced and are available for you to view.
What’s the best way to keep flowers fresh? How do you make the best fermented foods? How effective are masks at protecting us from a sneeze? Get the answers to these questions and more!