I teach middle school in a downtown San Jose school and I would like my design/maker class to make hula hoops to learn about physics. The students will make enough of them so that they can be used in the physical education classes and also have the middle school students visit the local elementary school and teach them about the physics of hooping. When students are able to teach others, the learning is made much stronger for the student and I really like the idea of middle school kids teaching kids younger than themselves. My hope is that we will be able to get them done in time for the Viva Calle 2018 so that they can create a pop-up where they will teach other kids how to hoop as well.
Funded by San Jose, CA (September 2017)