Cardboard boxes lined with aluminum foil collected heat from the sun outside the high school and cooked S'Mores — marshmallow and chocolate layered between graham crackers.
The students held Labquest Vernier devices. The devices have sensors that measure temperature and time and other variables and display the information in graphs and other analytical forms.
The Labquests were funded by the Gelfand STEM grant and are handy for field work, especially hands-on experiments.
In an interview, Superintendent of Schools Lynne Celli said the science, technology, engineering and math skills that SHS students are developing will motivate them to continue to learn and serve them well in the future
"These kids are going to invent things that are going to change the world," she said.