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Panda's Great Adventures

Students will create marble run roller coasters, with the hypotheses of increasing the height of the starting point in a marble run will result in faster speeds and longer distances traveled by the marble, simulating the principles of kinetic and potential energy observed in real-life roller coasters.


Students will be showcasing different robots made out of recycle materials.

Mind over Medicine: Embracing Natural Healing for Mental Wellness

While traditional methods such as therapy and medication can be effective, the students at P23Q would like to contribute to increasing the growing interest in holistic healing and natural solutions for mental health. We will be creating natural oils to help reduce anxiety, energize the mind, and promote our own overall well-being.

Waste Sorting Robot

We are building and programming a robot that uses a MicroBit chip and an AI camera to sort waste into different categories such as dry, wet, recyclable and harmful.

Making Music with Fruits and Vegetables

Students will learn about circuit boards to make music with vegetable and fruits.

Balloon Rockets

Hypothesis - Can the potential energy (air in a balloon) be converted into kinetic energy and used to propel a balloon forward?

Dancing Raisins

We're observing raisins in both water and carbonated water to help better understand density and how objects react in different liquids.

I CAN Build

Student teams can design and build a bridge in response to a variety of challenges, using a variety of materials. Through this challenge the students explore the ways that different shapes and materials impact the overall success of their design.

Feeding Plants With Different Liquids

We will be testing the effect of water, soda, milk and Gatorade on plant growth. We will make sure the seeds are all the same variety with the same type of soil, that the cups are set up exactly the same way, and the cups are kept in the same area while we wait for the plants to grow. We will give the same amount of each liquid to the seeds daily and track our observations to determine which liquid helps plants grow best.

Spin Bot Art

Students in S.T.E.M. class make a robot for use as an adaptive art tool, in order to assist their classmates with limited hand mobility, to create artwork for a school fair.

Homelessness in America

Using the engineering design process we will be exploring ways we can help with homelessness in America.

Hydroponics & Aquaponics - Farm to Table

Our students from 721q are farmers in an aquaponics and hydroponics classroom. Students grow and harvest different vegetables that we share with our culinary class. Our culinary class then makes different meals that are sold in our school daily. For this project we are showcasing our basil being grown floating in fish tanks. The basil will be prepared into a nut free pesto for guests to sample.

ECO-Friendly Bridges

Students will explore bridge building and sustainability. Question: Can we build a bridge that is strong and good for/ or helps our environment?

Sky Glide

Students conducted a hands-on balloon rocket experiment to explore principles of motion. Using a straw, string, and ballon they applied the scientific method to investigate propulsion and laws of motion. By adjusting variables such as the size of the balloon and length of the string, students observed and recorded the resulting motion and distance of the balloons to draw conclusions.  


Watch Them Grow

Students will identify different ways to create a volcano eruption.The students have explored various aspects of planting. They planted seeds at the seed station. They observed them grow into seedlings. They planted the seedlings in various mediums. They learned about what plants need to grow and parts of plants. Additionally, the students build hydroponic and aquaponic system models with light stands for class interaction. This project will consist of plants and model systems.

Volcano Eruption

Students will identify different ways to create a volcano eruption.

Plant Life Cycle

We will be studying the life cycle of plants, starting from seeds. Our hypothesis will examine what will happen if our plants are denied one of their basic life necessities (in this case, ample amounts of required light).

Podcast: Live!

P77K created a school-wide video podcast to share current events, school happenings, and hard-hitting interviews. Our project will showcase our podcast from this past school year whilst also recording a live show at the STEM fair.

Magic Plants: Growing Without Soil

In this enchanting hydroponic project, young scientific farmers will explore the fascinating world of hydroponics. Students will showcase their magical plants that grow without traditional soil, unveiling the secrets behind nurturing plants in nutrient-rich water solutions. Through hands-on activities and vibrant displays, they will demonstrate the wonders of hydroponic gardening, highlighting the importance of water, nutrients, and creativity in fostering plant growth. Get ready to witness the magic of plants thriving in a soil-free environment!

Forces and Motion

Students are using what they've learned in our Forces and Motion unit to create a new roller coaster for an amusement park. They will construct a roller coaster that will carry a marble from the top to the bottom without falling off.

Transforming Shreds to Art

The mechanical process of turning paper other goods. The beauty in lowering your carbon footprint

Personal Hydro-pots

Students will build a personal hydroponic garden using 3D - Printing technology and circuitry.

Plant Mazes

The construction of Plant Mazes, which present how phototropism and auxin effect plants as they grow.

Amazing Robots

Our students made frog jumping robots that are battery powered and learned how they can operate them to imitate a frog. They made simple helicopters from cups that are battery powered and learned how heavy or light to make it in order to fly.

How Much Can a Drone Lift?

We will test simple drones that the students will create out of popsicle sticks, battery packs, and a dc motor, to see how much weight it could actually lift on it's own

Soaring Through the Fast & the Furious: Friction Edition

Students will be sharing the results of an experiment with the following hypothesis: What are the effects of various road surfaces on the speed of self propelled vehicles (Gravity Powered Cars)?

Magic Bubbles!

The students will be divided into two groups and each group will follow the 5 Steps of Engineering Design Process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create and Improve to complete the project. Both groups will use labeled data tables to record multiple trials indicating a successful bubble solution and bubble wands. Group One will be led by Diana Z. and the topic is Which ingredients make the best bubble solution? The students will use and try different ingredients to discover the best bubble solution to make the best bubbles. Group two will be led by Teresa L. and the topic is: Does the shape of the bubble wand determine the shape of the bubble? The students will use and try different materials to design various bubble wands that will make successful bubbles in different shapes. Both groups then present their projects to each other and the results. Additionally, both groups will work together by using the bubble solution and the bubble wands they create to see if they are able to make different shapes of bubbles.

Uses of Plant Pigment

Using plant-based pigment to formulate dyes for clothing and creating shades (proportion) in makeup products, stabilizing the pigment extracted, and determining the possible shelf life of products. Hopefully, they will determine which plant pigments make the most pronounced colors that will be marketable for their products.

Uses of Natural Dyes

Students will extract dye from plant matter and preserve the dye for use. They will use the dyes to make products such as makeup and colored fabric and determine the marketability of the products by calculating cost of materials used and profit margin.


students will be able to identify the difference between series and parallel circuits

The Egg Drop

Students will design protective casings/covers for eggs and determine which design is best suited for preventing an egg from cracking after being dropped from a specific height.


Wheel Covers for Wheelchairs

Students will measure wheelchairs, design custom wheel covers, measure and cut plastic to size, and assemble fashionable covers that fit smoothly.

Robotics Engineering

Rubber Band Car Challenge & Build a Solar-Powered Car

Scratch Programming

Students will write very simple, scratch programs to control LEDs and solenoids. To provide accessibility to students with needs participate in music.

Music Programming

The 102 site programed Play raspberry pi using Scratch to play physical insurance. Mitchell, his bill collector guitarist.

Salt Water Density

Salt Water Density - how density affects whether something sinks or floats; the affect of salt on the density of water; and the affect of the density of water on the living animals and plants in the five zones of the oceans.

City Hawks Home Oasis

A cost effective home that utilizes all natural resources to provide electricity, heat, water, food etc., in a modern society

Dream More: Thinking About Our Future

Students will explore STEM related topics (Future transportation solutions, Green Infrastructures, Sustainable Solutions, Space Exploration) through the reading of our curriculum's monthly novel "See You in the Cosmos" by Jack Chen.

Citrus Circuits: Get Charged Up

Student scientists will use citrus fruit to power a light bulb. Student scientists will conduct the experiment following the scientific method. Student scientists will test different fruits to see if they conduct electricity.


Our Science Experiene

Students have been engaging in hands on experiments to make sense of the varied science topics they have been exploring.

Oil and Soap Experiment

Our Science Fair project will focus on understanding the concept of sustainability and how to be eco-friendly.

Do It Yourself Artificial Intelligence

Do it yourself kits, where students will build intelligent systems that see, speak and understand

Will it Make it Through a Wind Tunnel?

The students have made different versions of model planes with simple classroom and recycled materials. The plane will be placed in front of a fan that has been modified to create a wind tunnel. The plane will be hanging. We will test how the wind passes across a plane. We will decide which model plane works best in this scenario.

Rotary Hydroponics

Urban environments have a limited amount of space. We aim to learn how we can maximize crops using a smaller footprint.

Art Bot

Following the engineering design process, students will build a art making robot to help friends with drawing shapes and pictures.

Water Power

Students have been introduced to ecological thinking. Their challenge is to reimagine how to manage rainfall in their community to avoid damages caused by flooding.


Using Robotics kits, students will build various moving robots.

Science Around the World

Students learned about circuits and are building an airplane to make the propeller spin.

Hydroponics - From Cultivation to Fork

Hydroponics Lab work

Robot Mouse Visits the Zoo

Students will code robot mouse around the zoo using various algorithms to get to their desired animal exhibit. They may come across obstacles along the way.

Botanical Artistry: Investigating the Impact of Different Colored Lights on Plant Growth

Students will explore the impact of different colored light on plant growth. They will investigate this topic to understand how light influences the development of plants, which directly connects to the real-world issues of sustainable agriculture and indoor gardening. Students will explore the importance of providing optimal conditions for plant growth, particularly in environments with limited natural light, such as urban areas and greenhouses.

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Humans and Bacteria

Exploring the many ways bacteria work in our bodies.

Raining Down Trouble: Exploring the Impact of Acid Rain

Students will investigate the concept of Acid Rain, its causes, and its impact on the environment through hand-on experimentation.

Staten Island

Voltage Veggies

What exotic vegetable makes the best homemade battery?

Make a Rubber Band Powered Car

Build a car powered by nothing but a rubber band. The farther the car goes, and the fewer materials you use to build it.

The Sustainable Future of the Kingsbridge Armory

The students are working on a sustainability project in groups of 12, to recreate the Kingsbridge Armory using Minecraft.

Pyramid Projectile Launcher

Students will create 2 types of projectile launchers using wooden dowels or popsicle sticks. Students will then test which type of launcher works best. The students will learn how the triangle is one of the strongest shapes that can be used in engineering due to its equal distribution of weight.

Home & Hospital


Math Mind Magic

Aki will present magic mind reading number tricks and card tricks. She will then explain how she can read minds by thinking the trick through algebraically. Additionally, as a connection to U.S. History, Aki will explain how magic card tricks helped the United States and our allies win wars.

Manhattanhenge: A Special Case of Summer Solstice

Manhattanhenge, derived from Stonehenge, happens when the rising sun and setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of the main street grid in Manhattan. This phenomenon can also be used as an astronomical observatory to predict exact timings of summer and winter solstice.

X-inactivation Marks the Spot for Cat Coat Color

The project will explore the different types of coloring that can occur in cats through an exploration of kitty genetics.

Solar System

The student learned about each of the 8 planets in our solar system. With teacher assistance, the student completed readings, questions and created models of each planet to be on display at the STEM fair.

The Chemistry of Bath Bombs

Anibel will investigate how changing the amounts of different ingredients in homemade bath bombs affects their fizziness and how their chemical equation changes. Most simple bath bomb recipes include baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch. When baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and citric acid react with water, they produce carbon dioxide gas. This gas creates the fizzy bubbles when you drop a bath bomb into water. The acidity or basicity of a substance can be measured using the pH scale. Baking soda is a weak base and citric acid is a weak acid. The bath bomb reaction involves acid-base chemistry. Cornstarch acts as a dry “filler” in bath bombs and affects the reaction rate and, consequently, the fizziness of the bath bombs. Anibel will vary the amount of cornstarch in her bath bomb recipe and observe how it impacts the fizziness. She will chart and graph her results.

The Real Color of Food

Food colors are changing as food companies try to make their products healthier, but can Americans adjust to the change? Chemicals are added to food to change the color of the food and make it more appealing. The project will also explore the economics of nutrition- the intricate relationship between economic factors and our dietary choices and how we are lured into making certain dietary choices.

The Harmful Effects of Air Pollution

Burning fossil fuels can add harmful chemicals to our atmosphere, this leads to climate change, ozone depletion, and acid rain! Beyonce will discuss the effects that air pollution can have on both sick and healthy people, and the steps we can all take to reduce the amount of chemicals we put into the air.

Patterns in Art

The student will present tiles and quilts, and explain the patterns in the tiles and quilts.

Spa Chemistry

Chemistry through spa products such as bath bombs and soap making


The project will discuss many types of FORCES, applicable to daily life. They will include all disciplines: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, READING, ENGLISH, ART, MATHEMATICS, MUSIC, SOCIAL STUDIES.


The project will discuss many types of FORCES, applicable to daily life. They will include all disciplines: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, READING, ENGLISH, ART, MATHEMATICS, MUSIC, SOCIAL STUDIES.

Thank you!

We express our sincere gratitude to District 75 Superintendent Ketler Louissaint, his team, our students, our school based staff and all of the volunteers from D75 Citywide Programs for their outstanding support and partnership!


Our thanks also go to the American Museum of Natural History for hosting this enriching STEM fair and BrainPop for providing exceptional educational resources.

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