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April 5, 2018 at 5:17 a.m.
After Yasan Martinez (right) adds the baking soda, Lisbeth Alvarez makes their volcano erupt by pouring vinegar into the mountain’s hole. The fourth-graders made an explosive project to show off at the third annual STEM Fair at King Street Elementary School on Monday, Mar. 26.
Emily Rodriguez, a fourth-grader, molds together some pink kinetic sand she made for her project.
Third-grade STEM fair partners Luca DiMeglio (left) and Ian Merida make adjustments to their mobile robot made out of a Sprite can.
Sergio Torres lifts up his daughter Mariana, a second-grader, so she can demonstrate her invention. For her STEM fair project, Mariana created a mechanism that can safely drop an egg more than eight feet without breaking it.
Backing up and aiming, second-grader James Doherty steadies himself before shooting a tennis ball out of a PVC pipe cannon. Third-grader Nick Villanova, who holds the cannon in place, made the device with his classmate Julian Cervantis.
Mariangel Osorio, a fourth-grader, moves a soda can around to demonstrate her hydraulic claw’s different capabilities.
Ashley Krivinskas (right) and Ella Tobin stretch out some lime-green slime they made for their STEM fair project. The fourth-graders got their hands real sticky to answer the question: is there a difference between using Tide detergent or contact solution to make slime?
After learning how to make a homemade Lava Lamp, fourth-grader Melina Morban is proud to show off her beaker filled with floating green globs.
Three-year-old Rye Brook resident Victoria Allmashy gleams as she learns all about the solar system.
With vigilant focus, fifth-grader Cole Wolff demonstrates the mechanics of the hydraulic claw he made with Christian Lodato, also a fifth-grader.
Using stuffed animal puppies as props, third-graders Marisa Rachiele (left) and Gianna Rende describe their homemade pet food and water dispensers.
After fifth-grader Skylar Cooke spent roughly a week making a computer, first-grader Miles Geller and his 5-year-old brother Judah are intrigued with its games during the fair.
With copper coils, a screwdriver and a battery, fourth-grader Mary Elizabeth Scarola uses paperclips to reveal an electromagnet’s ability.