Data Visualization, Electrical Engineering & Air Quality

Today our scholars delved deeper into their community projects by learning how to do some basic data visualization on their community survey data using the python programming language.

 

 

Additionally, the kids started work on a Electrical Engineering sub-project by installing prototyping boards in their computers, and learning the basics of bread boards, jumper cables/wires, integrated circuits (IC), printed circuit boards (PCBs) resistors, and LEDs. In previous weeks the kids learned about some of the greenhouse gases contributing to climate change like carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O).  The goal of this small EE project is to build an air quality device that can detect some of these green house gases.

DC Water Field Trip

Today our Scholars continued exploring for their spring community project through a field trip to one of our cities local municipal companies: DC Water.   Our Scholars learned about the hard work the people at DC Water do every day to keep our water clean for drinking, and the work they do to cleanse our waste water to protect our local rivers. 

 

The kids also learned about DC Water’s concerns about Climate Change and their mitigation plans.  Finally, the kids got to take part in a lab experiment where they learned a little Chemistry through a lesson about bases and acids.