Involving students in authentic learning to solve problems.

students testing their schools
When students test their schools, they are learning and innovating to improve complex systems which affect them directly.
We give them the tools to test and improve the factors which affect their health and learning.
They do the science and the engineering to create change.

We could talk about poor test scores on math and science tests which exclude many students from STEM careers.

We could talk about classrooms where our students shiver through the winter and swelter through heat waves. 

We could talk about the poor air quality and inadequate ventilation which can reduce student achievement and trigger asthma.

We could talk and talk about the myriad of  environmental health challenges in Baltimore.

But why not study and solve these problems instead?  Isn’t that more fun?

20160502-IMG_6495 by .
Students grow bacteria from samples to determine which surfaces at school have the most bacteria and whether UV light kills bacteria.

In Experiment You, students test their schools. They engage in real scientific investigations with professional tools, protocols with the help of experts. 

Students choose an issue, collect and analyze their data, and then innovate to create improvements or solutions. 

Presenting their findings and recommendations to officials can help bring attention and resources to help solve these problems.

Upstream/Downstream

We recently bought components for testing the water quality of Jones Falls. We look forward to having students program the equipment so we can upload streaming water quality data online.  

Finally, we post videos and resources on local environmental issues so students can hear testimony, witness protests, and read studies on local issues.

We are now developing a new project platform:

Covid-19, Worldwide Breakout Game.

We are gathering resources for a learning adventure to understand the myriad of problems that must be solved to reduce the threat from Covid-19.

Please contact us if you have any questions or wish to collaborate on projects together.

Best wishes,                                               

Shan Gordon    

410-336-8239