July 20, 2017
Developed in partnership with NY Sun Works, STEM + POOL is a classroom curriculum that explores ways in which design can be used to solve environmental problems and work to empower youth through a real life example of designers taking initiative to better their city. Students learn the basics of water quality testing, parameters by which to determine clean water, filtration methods, general architecture and design principles, and how + POOL is using science & engineering to clean the river and create a recreational swimming space.
Before we send it into the classrooms, we wanted to put it to the test. Through the New York Sun Works Feature Workshop at PS 84, teachers from over 12 NYC schools participating got to experience how the lesson would be taught in their classrooms. We got amazing feedback from the teachers about how to make the curriculum work best in their classrooms.
Our goal is to teach kids about the importance of clean water and inspire them to create ideas of their own to better their city.