SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ– On June 17, fourth and fifth grade students from Holy Savior Academy headed to the South Plainfield Community Pool for their last full-day school and participated in a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) lesson centered on hydrodynamics.
Putting what they learned during the school year about hydrodynamics to the test, the students tested six different objects and measured the force of neurons in each to determine which object had the least amount of drag. Items of different shapes, structures and weight were used, including a golf ball, baseball, wood block, plastic cube, plastic cup and a plastic plate. The students compiled all the results from their trials and, upon return to school, averaged out their data to create a graph displaying the results.
Forty-two student’s fourth and fifth graders from Holy Savior participated in Wednesday’s program, which was run under the direction of science and math teacher Jennifer Larkin and social studies and language arts teacher Daneile Micale. Following the lesson, the students had the chance to cool off in the pool and celebrate the end of the 2014-2015 school year.