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BCS STEAM FAIR 2017: STEAM Fair Program - 2017

Welcome to the second annual Berkeley Carroll STEAM Fair!

The BCS STEAM Fair provides opportunities for Berkeley Carroll's students and families to engage in hands-on activities so that they may explore, experiment, discover, design and create. In an atmosphere of fun, students experience science, technology, engineering and math.

Activities are suitable for anyone from ages 3 and up.

  • Saturday, February 11th
  • 10am to 2pm
  • 181 Lincoln Place

For more event information, see the event page on the BCS website.

Read below for descriptions of the activities as well as related resources at the library and online!

STEAM FAIR Program - 2016

Berkeley Carroll School’s STEAM Fair Activities

Lunch will be served from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the Cafeteria (basement level)


Activity Description and Times



FEATURE: Nerdy Derby


Becky Blumenthal & Jelani Ellis

FEATURE: Sweet Cycle - Make your own smoothies using only your foot power. Hop on a bike and pedal to convert energy into delicious smoothies!  (offered 11:00 - 2:00)



Architecture & Arches: Explore, design and build arches or create your own architectural wonder with input from professional architects.

Rm. 26

Julie Maurer

Catapult: Apply engineering principles to design and build catapults using popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and glue.


Rm 21

Lily Adler

Coding: Learn how to code from Middle School experts using HOPSCOTCH


Meena Guptar

Construction: Design and construct structures made either with dowels and rubber bands or toothpicks and marshmallows.

Study Atrium

Hillary Rubenstein

Crochet Coral Reef Project: Use yarn to design and crochet coral reef as inspired by the exhibition at Museum of Art and Design

Rm 28

Nancy Goldfarb

Beverly Crilly

DNA Extraction: Come be a lab technician and learn how to easily extract strawberry DNA. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a complex molecule found in all living organisms.

Rm. 1

Essy Sefchovich

Electronics: Explore basic electronics by assembling and operating a BrushBot. (offered 10:00 - 1:00)

Library Rm 119

Jen Kosnik

Fibonacci Art: Use Fibonacci numbers to create art in the style of Piet Mondrian and add music to figure out the long and short beats in music. (offered 10:00 - 12:00)

Rm 9

Greg Scordato

Floating a Boat: Problem solve to keep a boat made of a milk carton afloat. (offered 10:00 - 1:00)


Catherine Samuelson & Wes Green

Kaleidoscope: Learn and explore how to create your own kaleidoscope using paper tubes and gemstones.

(offered 10:00 - 1:00)

Rm 112

Camille Harrison

Knitting: Learn basic knitting while gaining an appreciation for the art, science and math involved.

Rm 28

Kate Dunn &

Khaliah Williams

Magnetic Slime: Come make crazy creations at the magnetic slime station! Make the slime dance with magnet wands and learn how to make your own magnetic slime at home.

Great for all ages.  


Diana Richardson & Jacqueline Cuba

Marble Run Challenge: Build a network of tracks for a marble to complete various challenges.


Hillary Rubenstein

Marshmallow/GumDrop Cube Challenge: Can you follow patterns to create cube structures using marshmallows,  toothpicks, and your prediction skills? (offered 12:00-2:00 pm)

Rm 114

Helen Birney & Samara Gation

Night Light In a Jar- Light, Shadows & Luminaries-: Design and create a night light using a variety of materials.

(offered 10:00 - 1:00)

Rm 114

Nancy Holodak

Origami & Modular Paper Sculpture: Perfect the ancient art of folding paper or create modular paper sculpture from cut paper.


Erika Drezner & Emily Gorman

PancakeBot Demonstration: The PancakeBot™ is the world’s first food printer capable of printing pancakes by automatically dispensing batter directly onto a griddle. Kids can choose their own pancake designs (animals, places, characters)!

Offered at 10:00, 11:15, 12:15 and 1:00


Chad Ruble

Pickling: learn different ways to create pickles and watch osmosis in action


Wendy Schlemm & Lan Wong

Pixel Art with Perler Beads: From Seurat to Sega, images comprised of dots of color have wowed the art and gaming worlds. Come create your own pixel art using perler beads. Follow a pattern or design your own!

Rm 112

Anna Murphy

Programming: Have fun while learning and exploring the complexities of programming a Sphero ball.


Jason Gaines & Aidan Lucey

Puzzle Palace: Care to stop by and try your hand at a logic puzzle? Eighth grade puzzle connoisseurs will help you solve them.


BCS Middle School Math team

PVC Launcher: Construct your own PVC Marshmallow Launcher. (offered 10:00 - 12:00)

Dance Rm 21

Samantha Razook Murphy

Robotics: Join the BCS Robotic team as they demonstrate a competition robot, teach you how to program a robotic arm, and operate a Claw Bot while playing Capture the Flag with robots.

Theater Rm 23

BCS Robotic Team:

Lucas Diamond

Peter Fabens

Justin Walker

Sculpture:  Design and create wire sculptures.

Study Atrium

Josh Smaller-Swift

Terrariums: Design and create your own eye-catching succulent garden in a jar.


Kathy Grimes-Lamb & Jessica Smith

Two-Dimensional Nim: Challenge a partner to play a variation on the age-old game of strategy.  (offered 10:00 - 1:00)


Lisa Hartman

Virtual Reality Demonstration- Park Walk: Park Walk is a nostalgic virtual reality experience that encourages users to embrace a spirit of childhood rebelliousness and mischief. From within a child’s stroller, the user is tempted by colorful distractions and scolded by an exasperated adult as they create a mess and resist an impending nap time.

Library Rm.119

Rosalind Paradis

Water Xylophone: Have fun exploring musical pitches by filling beakers with water to create a chromatic scale. In the process play some of your favorite melodies with the flick of a mallet.

(offered 10:00 - 1:00)

Rm 2

Don Militello

Wind Tunnel Challenge: Build and fly parachutes in a wind tunnel

Atrium Lobby

Hillary Rubenstein

Want more STEAM?

Scan this QR code to access our the BCS STEAM Fair Libguide—it’s full of great resources including related books in our Library and links to more activities!

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