St. Patrick eighth graders create inventions as part of annual invention fair
On Wednesday, January 13, eighth grade students competed in the Eighth Grade Invention Fair. The invention fair took place in the junior high lab throughout the eighth grade science classes and was hosted by eighth grade science teacher Ms. Quinn. Students were given the challenge to create an invention and prepare a board to display their new invention. Later, during their science classes they presented and showed off their ideas to be judged.
The Invention Fair gave the students to exhibit their scientific reasoning and creativity. Eighth grader Avery King called her invention “Tea Charms.” She explained, “I took clay and molded it into shapes and attached a hook. Then, I baked the charms and painted them. Finally, I attached a chain and an alligator clip.” As a tea enthusiast, she reasoned that the charms help the string of tea bags to stay on the outside of the saucer.
Other inventions included “Sticky Socks,” “Phone Charging Station,” “Flounder Light,” “The Alarm Clock Pillow,” “Slide N Step,” and “The Fitted Blanket.”
St. Patrick Catholic High School would like to thank the judges for helping to support our inventors: Dr. Ladner, Annette O’Keefe, Linda Skinner, Kathy Springer, Sean Lyon, Lt. Froelich, Major Bobby Young, Captain Hamblin, and Captain Spusta!
Congratulations on your inventions, eighth graders! We hope your exploration of science grows!
Story by Caroline Rinker