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New STEM project at LHS

Photo By Janis Fertuck.

Photo By Janis Fertuck.

Leaside graduate Scott Mason made a presentation about his company CleanSlate UV at an assembly organized by Curriculum Leader Helen Panayiotou last fall to inspire Grade 11 science students working on a new cross-curricular STEM project.

More than 160 students from physics, chemistry and biology classes formed groups to develop proposals for functioning products, create prototypes and make final presentations. The teachers were very impressed with the projects, which constituted 10 per cent of the students’ final marks.

Some of their creative ideas included a “plastic” bag that will decompose in water, a rack to dry hockey equipment by pumping air into its pipes, an “Epiband” with an EpiPen tucked away for easy access, and the “Milk M-Aid,” which can dispense milk to orphaned or abandoned kittens as well as keep them warm to ensure their survival.