The Birdwood STEAM Fair took place on Friday, February 8th. This celebration showcased the work of all students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Both the scientific method and the engineering design process were utilized by students in their projects.
Students in grades K-4 created class projects that were judged by a team including Head of Lower School, Dr. Mo Gaffney, Science Department Chair, Gretchen Feury, Academic Dean, Bill Zimmerman, Headmaster, George Sanker, Upper School Science Teacher Brian Lee, and Lower School Science Teacher, Matt Johnson. Students in 5th and 6th grade created small group projects and were judged by the Advanced Science students from the Hickory Campus. All students were judged at least twice. The winners are listed below:
STEAM Fair Honorable Mention and Awards
Original Scientific Question
Best Use of Technology (ex: meter stick, graduated cylinder, spring scales)
3rd Grade (understanding and use of spring scales)
Located in Charlottesville, VA, The Covenant School is a non-denominational, private, Christian day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, visual and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.