217 Middle School students are once again partnering with the Salvadori Center. Skateparks residency will provide a dynamic look at the design of skateboard parks and what makes them work for serious skateboarders who are trying to outwit gravity! Students will be doing hands on project based learning in design, engineering and physics exploring topics relating to private versus public spaces, shape and form, forces, energy, and use of materials. Students will learn how to apply a given scale when measuring directions on a map, and understand how different layouts can impact movement within a space.
Our own Ms.Huang and Ms.Sorokus will join Salvadori Center instructor to connect math and science curriculum to the residency. The program will go December through March, and during the first week of April students will demonstrate their final group projects - three-dimensional scale models of skateparks.
This program is supported by your generous donations to 217 PTA and The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation grant. Thank you!