Some student's visual representations of their projects came in the form of a flat, stand-up display on cardboard while others went for a more 3-D effect.
One project featured a model of the solar system with brightly painted orbs as planets and paper loops around the sun to signify their orbits.
"It was really interesting to see how orbits apply to mathematics," said Ramir Vega, 16, of his and his partner Karen Devadoss' project.
"Most people just think they're circles that go around the sun, and they are more than that," he said.
Over the course of two weekends and about eight to nine hours of combined efforts, the students used the Johannes Kepler law of planetary motion to develop an idea of how the planet's orbits are actually shaped.
Realizing the reality of things off and on the planet, especially those common to everyday life, was the focus of most of the projects.
Coronary artery blockage was the subject of Stella Kim, Michelle Ricciuti and David Oganesyan's project. The trio constructed two hearts — one healthy, one blocked — with clay and Styrofoam.
The display also featured a model of an artery, blocked with yellow chunks of cholesterol plaque.
"It's the ugly truth," 15-year-old David said. "It's fatty substances from high cholesterol."
It took the team four days and 12 to 15 hours to research, conduct and construct their experiment for presentation to the judges, they said.
Teams consisted of up to four members and their work was worth a grade for whichever class they did the project. Those who won the contest or were picked to participate in the science and math fair received extra credit for their efforts.
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
Biology: Testing the Oral Ecosystem — Anna Ter-Zakarian and Erica Usi
Geometry: Uni-Formular — Michelle Shahnazarians
Physics: Electric Generator — Matthew Whitehead and Shannon McShane
Health: How Much More Proof Do You Need? — Patrick Bergin
Calculus and Statistics: Volume of a Shape — Douglas Moacanin and Samantha Esguerra
Pre-Calculus: Why Casinos Always Win — Patrick Baghdasaryan and Aren Ebrahini
Anatomy: How Well Do You Remember? — Gohar Koshkarian and Araksi Oganesyan
Algebra: The Eleventh Variation — Courtney McShane, Audra Lyndon, Marianne Menesses and Sharon Torres
Chemistry: Alternative Energy — Shy Sujanani, Michael Conty, Carissa Cruz, Jonathan DeClaro