The FLIS 2022 STEAM fair has come to a close. Every year FLIS holds a STEAM FAIR in order to encourage students to pose questions for which they must seek out answers and to satisfy their own curiosity about the world around them. The quality of most of the projects this year was fantastic. With each new fair year the overall quality of the projects has been rising steadily.
今年，中学部科学展有一处显著不同：科学教师团队会为作品打分。过去，我们为一、二、三等奖颁奖，并颁发一些优秀作品奖。今年，结合参考IB-MYP项目学习评分规则，我们决定在0-8分的范围内为每一个作品打分。 There was one major difference in the secondary STEAM fair this year. This had to with scoring. In the past, there has been a first, second, third place with an honorable mention or two. However because we are an MYP program it was decide to extend the 0-8 grading scale to the projects.
共有八个作品得到六分，两个作品得到七分。 A total of eight projects scored a 6. Two projects scored a 7.
其中一个得到七分的作品题为《哪一种降落伞最安全》。该实验极为详尽，哪一种材料制作的降落伞下降时最安全，是橡胶、塑料还是卡纸？实验数据显示，塑料材质略胜一筹！ One of the projects to score a 7 was titled, Which Parachute lands the Safest. This was a very detailed project which tested whether variables such as rubber, plastic or card paper would offer the safest landing. The data concluded that plastic was the winner.
另一个打到七分的实验作品研究了这样一个问题：我们该如何提高自己的睡眠质量？通过多次实验，学子发现热牛奶对提高睡眠质量确有帮助。 The other project to score a 7 explored the question, What can we do to improve our sleep quality? It was shown, through many trials, that drinking hot milk did improve their quality of sleep.
六分作品中，我们也见证了学子各式各样的奇思妙想：哪一种绝缘材料可以最有效地减缓冰块融化？如何保护脚踝？哪一种墨镜最能隔绝紫外线？ Among the 6’s there were projects such as What is the Best Insulator to keep Ice From Melting, Ankle protection and Which kind of sunglasses gives the best protection against UV rays.
除了实验以外，学子们还设计了一些为解决某个问题而诞生的产品，好比物廉价美的桥梁、太阳能驱动车，甚至可食用勺！ In addition to experiments we also had engineering products that designed something to solve a question- such as an inexpensive bridge, a solar powered car and even an edible spoon!
在这一过程中，较之从他人处被动得到答案，大部分学子都将之视作一个主动探索、寻找答案的好机会。总的来说，这是一届很棒的科学展！ Most students used this opportunity to the fullest to explore and answer questions of their choice instead of just being handed down information. All in all, it was another great STEAM fair at FLIS!
与此同时，2022小学部科学展也涌现了不少有趣的作品。此次小学部科学展收到了一年级至五年级学子的作品，一如既往，这些作品不仅展示了科学知识，也展现了学子们的非凡创意。 The FLIS 2022 Primary STEAM Fair has come to a close. It was open to volunteers from grades one to 5. As always, the submitted projects showed a great deal of science know-how and creativity!
一等奖由五年级作品《怎样让肌肉变强壮？》摘得。通过积极思考？或将肌肉浸泡在冷水里？孩子们进行了一番探究。“积极思考”这一思路真是一大发现。小组作业方方面面都很棒：展板制作、团队采访、实验流程。十分优秀的作品！ Over all first place went to the 5th grade project entitled, “What makes our muscles strong?” They investigated whether positive thinking or immersing the muscles in cold water would produce better results. Everything was top-notch about this presentation- the board, the interview, and the procedures. Truly a job well done!
获得二等奖的是三年级学子的汽水实验。生活中，我们都会遇到类似问题：把汽水忘在冰冻层，时间一长，那就是一罐罐冻住的碳酸水，而你想要的是一罐冰爽解渴的汽水。我们的小科学家设计了实验，试图找出六种饮料中冰冻最慢的一种。最后，他们发现含糖量最高的饮料冰冻最慢。下次把可乐/无糖可乐放冰箱时，别忘了这一点哦。 2nd place went to Freezing Sodas present by third grade students. We have all had the problem of leaving a soda in the freezer too long and then coming back to find a frozen block of carbonated water instead of a cool refreshing soda- and these young scientists investigated that problem, trying to find out which drink out of 6 would freeze the slowest. In the end, they found out that the drinks with the most sugar content froze the slowest. So keep that in mind the next time you put a Coke, or diet coke in the fridge.
五年级学子的另一个实验《音乐能使人转换心情吗？》获得了三等奖。通常，聆听欢快的作品会让我们振作一些，一帮小科学家就此展开实验：他们先播放欢快的音乐，再关闭音乐，之后收集整理数据，最终通过科学手段证明欢快的音乐的确能让我们心情好转。 3rd place went to grade 5- Can Music change a person’s mood? Usually, if we listen to a happy song it perks us up a bit, these intrepid scientists put that thought to the test. They played happy music, no music, and then gathered and categorized all of the data, proving scientifically that yes happy music can change our mood for the better.
第一名优秀作品奖为《发霉的柠檬》。你曾想过用霉菌和柠檬做实验吗？这组同学做到了，还斩获了一个奖项！ First honorable mention went to the project Moldy Lemon. Have you ever wanted to do an experiment involving mold and lemons- well this group did and won a prize to boot!
第二名优秀作品奖也是食物题材-《拿出冰箱里的香蕉》。是什么让香蕉由鲜美可口的黄色变为不那么令人有食欲的棕色？该实验就探究了这一问题。 2nd honorable mention went to another food theme- Bananas out of the fridge. It dealt with the factors that lead to a banana changing from a delectable edible yellow to a not so delectable brown.
恭喜所有递交的作品的小学学子，你们都留下了令人印象深刻的作品！ A big congratulations to all of the primary students who submitted projects. We were impressed by each and every one!
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