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Woodland Middle School holds Invention Fair to study the effects of humanity on the Earth

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Joe Bosch, science teacher at Woodland Middle School, held an Invention Fair on February 3 where all of his sixth graders were invited to present their final projects, inventions to improve man's effect on the Earth.

Sixth graders in Joe Bosch's science classes participated in an invention fair to demonstrate creations that could help reverse negative effects on the Earth.
Sixth graders in Joe Bosch's science classes participated in an invention fair to demonstrate creations that could help reverse negative effects on the Earth. 

Students presented seesaw pumps; robot cheetahs that cooked and purified water; water packs that purified water while being carried; solar-powered pumps; solar distillation devices; slide and tether ball pumps; and solar cooking devices among other amazing inventions. Parents, community members, and students attended the event, touring the different inventions, and speaking with students about their creations.

Students created water purifiers, pumps, solar distillation devices, and many other inventions to help create clean drinking water.
Students created water purifiers, pumps, solar distillation devices, and many other inventions to help create clean drinking water.

This was the first year Bosch held the Invention Fair, and feels it was a great success. "We all had a great time," said Bosch, "Everyone greatly enjoyed the evening and learned a lot about the effects man has on the Earth." Throughout the science unit, students studied the effects different processes have on the planet including drilling for oil, climate change, and much more.

The sixth graders also held a fundraiser to raise donations for Water Wells for Africa, an organization which drills wells to provide clean water for villages in Africa where 1 in 3 people lack access to clean, safe drinking water.
The sixth graders also held a fundraiser to raise donations for Water Wells for Africa, an organization which drills wells to provide clean water for villages in Africa where 1 in 3 people lack access to clean, safe drinking water.

Students also held a fundraiser to raise donations to help drill wells for fresh water in Africa supporting the Water Wells for Africa organization. In Africa, 1 in 3 people lack access to clean, safe drinking water. For more information on the organization, you can visit their website at www.waterwellsforafrica.org.