Our group is extremely enthusiastic about our project. We not only want to help those internationally, but also educate and inspire the next generation of difference makers. K-12 interactive programs have been developed than can be customized to your classroom needs.
We can provide a hands-on interactive presentations about the world wide water crisis, low-tech methods of cleaning water, and the importance of good hygiene. To do this, we will bring pictures, demos, and a full size biosand filter which the classroom can paint and keep.
We can present both the history of the impending water crisis and the multiple solutions that humanitarian organizations are proposing. Our presentation can be customized so that the students can comprehend the science and technology behind the technology underlying the engineering.
We are prepared to speak about the history of the water crisis, the societal and economic impacts of clean water, the community input necessary for success, the international social justice implications affecting our project, the physics related to water, the chemistry of water and the natural environment, and the biological activities of biofilms and microorganisms. We will utilize powerpoint along with hands-on demonstrations and a full size biosand filter.
Friday, February 5th, 2010 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Our project presented to 13 Illinois Science teachers as part of WaterCAMPWS teacher workshop, and they carried our lessons to their classrooms.
Friday, March 12 through Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Students from every discipline of engineering set up exhibits to remind the general public of the role that science plays in everyday life and to show the difference that technology will make in the future. Primary and secondary schools also brought young students in hopes of passing the spirit of engineering to the next generation.
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Monday, March 22nd, 2010
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Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Friday, March 26th, 2010
Thursday May 6th, 2010
Thursday May 6th, 2010
If you have any questions or would like us to present to your classroom, please contact us.