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I can’t believe we are already done with our first week of Innovation Academy. We had another awesome day filled with two design challenges and videos. We kicked off the day with Jeff Writer who works as a professor at CU. He led a challenge where students took dirty water and filtered it with sand, gravel, and a coffee filter. The students experimented with different layers of gravel, sand, and the coffee filter and ended up discovering that the best and fastest way to filter water is with sand on the bottom and gravel on top. We then discovered that London uses this filtration system for the entire countries water supply.
After our challenge we learned more about the water crisis in the world. Almost 1 billion people do not have access to clean water. We discovered that some women in children in Africa have to walk three hours to get to a water source. When they bring it back home, it’s not enough water and it’s not clean. So we decided that something needs to change. Our students chose someone to design for and begin solving the problem at hand. The students decided to create something for either children, women, or villages. We only got to the ideation step and will continue prototyping on Monday at Skyline.
Overall we had an amazing day and I can’t wait to see what design challenge your students choose next week and their ideas. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you on Monday.
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