Middle school students taking Technology Education classes are honing skills they will showcase at the Frederick County Public Schools’ 26th Annual Technology Fair on Monday, February 25, from 5-7 p.m. at the FCPS Career and Technology Center. The event will expose students and parents to hands-on demonstrations and CTC program activities. An awards ceremony will follow after the competition ends at about 6:30.
Selected students will participate in one of the following contests:
*All Wound Up: Two sixth-grade students from each middle school’s Technology Exposition classes construct rubber band cars and adjust the specifications to travel the greatest distance.
*Hovercraft: In a one-hour challenge, two eighth-grade problem-solving teams from each middle school put their crafts through a timed trial across a specified distance; the fastest Hovercraft wins.
*Bridge Challenge: Eighth-grade teams from each school design and build a weight-bearing soda-straw bridge; the design that withstands the heaviest weight wins.
*Design Challenges: Teams of sixth-grade Technology Exposition students and seventh-grade Invention and Innovation students have one hour to solve a design-challenge problem using materials provided.
*Video Challenge: Seventh-grade students in Computer Science Investigation classes showcase videos they scripted and recorded to promote career and technical education incorporating the theme, “What would the world look like without computer technology?”
*Computer Science Coding Challenge: Seventh-grade students in Computer Science Investigation classes have one hour to plan and program a solution to a scenario.
*Life Skills Food Challenge: Eighth-graders prepare a dish and are judged on food presentation, cooking skills, kitchen performance and food taste.
*Breakout: Sixth-graders engage in an Escape Room-type problem-solving activity.
Come see the fun as students compete, and learn about high school programs the CTC offers. The FCPS CTC is adjacent to Frederick Community College at 7922 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick.
In the event of inclement weather, the Technology Fair will take place Wednesday, February 27. For more information, please call 301-644-5188.