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Science Expo Features Independent Scientific Studies
Posted 12/03/2018 03:21PM

Bay Ridge Prep seventh grade students recently led their own independent scientific investigations and then presented their results to Lower and Middle school students, faculty and parents at a Science Expo.

Throughout these research studies, students actively sought solutions, designed investigations, and asked new questions. Students learned to think and problem solve and that there no one place or one resource for answers, but that many tools are useful for exploring problems.

Through making observations, collecting and analyzing information, synthesizing information, and drawing conclusions, students also developed useful problem-solving skills for future situations they will encounter in their academic and professional lives.

The Science Expo featured the following presentations:

  • What areas of the school may have the most germs?

  • Singing Wine Glasses: Can different liquids affect the pitch that is made?

  • Bridge Structures: what structure can hold the most weight?

  • What method can help a novice solve a Rubik's cube the fastest?

  • Can plants grow in a highly acidic environment?

  • Does sight affect smell?

  • Can people tell the difference between artificial & natural smells?

  • Does the shape of a copper wire affect the R.P.M. of a homopolar motor?

  • The Effect of Temperature on Bacterial Growth?

  • Does Sugar Dissolve Faster in Tap Water or Saltwater?

  • The Effect of Water Treatment on Plant Growth

  • Which Bubble Gum Brand Blows the Biggest Bubble?

  • Which Paper Towel Brand is Most Absorbent?

  • How to Make a Coin Battery

Click here to see photos from the Science Expo!

Founded in 1998, Bay Ridge Prep is an independent, K-12 college preparatory school offering exceptional courses and intimate class sizes in a socially-mature and positive environment.


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Bay Ridge Prep is an independent, private, co-ed, day school accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools. Serving students in Kindergarten thru Grade 12 from all across the New York City area, Bay Ridge Prep is located in Brooklyn and dedicated to enriching intellectual curiosity, creativity, and emotional intelligence through a student-centered community that values the unique talents and learning styles of each person.



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Bay Ridge Prep is a co-ed, K-12 independent school in Brooklyn, New York, that is home to 400 students and over 100 faculty spread across two buildings.  With a student-centered environment and fresh approach to education, Bay Ridge Prep provides an enriching academic experience in a socially mature environment.


Bay Ridge Prep is selective in admissions and prospective students go through a formal application process.  What we look for most in an applicant is a student who will benefit from our programs and make a positive impact on our community.


Bay Ridge Prep students get their first taste of hands-on learning in Kindergarten, when they become owners and operators of their own bakery.  By high school, they are deeply engaged in courses like Science, Research & Design - a three-year class that offers the opportunity to conduct original, independent research.


Led by experienced arts educators with advanced degrees in art, music and theater, the arts program recognizes that creative expression is a vital and integral part of a student’s development.


Home to nine championships in the last seven years, Bay Ridge Prep Athletics offers students an opportunity to explore physical challenges and develop leadership and teamwork skills.

Student Life

Student life is more than just classes, clubs and team sports.  Bay Ridge Prep is proactive in making every day life for students engaging, positive and enjoyable. 


Giving to Bay Ridge Prep has a profound impact on the daily lives of our students and helps give the school's administration the flexibility and financial resources to address spontaneous needs in and out of the classroom such as undertaking new programs and facility upgrades.


Bay Ridge Prep Alumni can be found everywhere.  Our newest alums are at some of the best colleges and graduate programs in the country and older alums are professionals in the fields of medicine, law, media, education, finance and more.

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