York Goes Fair Crazy With First Ever STEM and Probability Fairs

Everyone loves a good fair: the games, the snacks, the rides and all the fun to be had always draws a crowd. This past week, York Prep took that same spirit and applied to to more academic purposes. With the Probability Fair on Monday, May 22nd and the STEM Fair on Thursday, May 25th, the school was fair crazy.

The Probability Fair was created by math teacher Jillian Schmidt and her middle school math students. After mastering their unit on probability they decided to exemplify their knowledge of the subject is a new and interesting way. The students created various games then tested and analyzed the probability of winning their games. To show off everything they’ve learned, their games and data were put on display for all to see.

Modeled after your typical carnival, the Probability Fair was held on Monday, May 22nd in the Chapel. All were invited to stop by and enjoy all of the class’ hard work, play some fun games and even win prizes!

As if that weren’t enough, the week had another fair in store for York Prep students.

OTIS- the robot, Solar powered car, Manhattan subway barrier, Batting gloves: a new era for baseball, Micro concussion sensor, and Water quality tester are some of the projects students explored this year in stem class.  Students worked hard to make a difference in the world by proposing new ideas in the four disciplines: science, technology, engineering and  mathematics (STEM).

The first annual STEM Fair was Thursday, May 25th  in the chapel.  STEM teachers Lina Akula and Doug Dows extended their invitation to all but especially for science and math classes  to see the amazing projects their 10th grade students proposed this year.  Also on display were projects from 9th grade Robotics class and the STEM Club.

In the end both fairs were a huge success! We hope we see more great work like this next year!