Seligman Unified School District in rural northern Arizona held it’s first annual STEAM fair (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) on May 7th.
The K-12 participation was great and the projects showed the enthusiasm the kids had.
Mr. Jeff Baker, the school principal was the instigator, but the success was due to the parents, students and teachers.
Thanks to the judges who were chemists from the lime plant near Seligman and spent the day viewing the exhibits and listening to the presenters.
The kids built everything from hand pollinators to light bulbs.
The first place winner for the middle school was Beau Foy with his air cannon project (scaled down in size) that would help farmers throw nets over their fruit trees to keep the birds from eating the fruit. His oral presentation emphasized the apparatus might need to be a little larger than the six foot model he was allowed to build for the fair, but the principle was the same.
The second place winner was Jerred Holtz with his weighted hot wheel cars and his study of how different weights influenced the distance they traveled.
It was impressive to see the creative minds we have in our public schools demonstrated in such a visual way.