By Rishab B. and Anshul V.
Have you ever heard of Hydrodynamics? Hydrodynamics is the branch of physics that deals with the motion of fluids.
We are a part of an organization called FLL (First Lego League). FLL is a non-profit organization that encourages science, technology, and robotics to young children, as well as inspiring them to come up with solutions to ongoing conflicts in the world. Examples include food safety, electricity, and animals. For the Robotics, there are a variety of challenges concerning water, which must be completed by a lego robot on a playing field. To win, you have to score the most points in 2 minutes and 30 seconds. This year, FLL is teaching us about Hydrodynamics. We have to try and find solutions for problems relating to the transportation, sanitation, and disposal of water. One of our possible ideas are bacteria detection, dam efficiency, or tap water control.
As a part of hydrodynamics this year, we spoke to a volunteer from WaterAid. WaterAid is a non-profit organization which means all of their funding comes from donations. We also collaborated with Dr. Wilson from Brooklyn College, Brendan from the U.S. Department of Geological Survey, Nassau County Department of Water, and Suffolk County Department of Water.
As part of our core values, we also started a Water Week at JMS, where we will spread awareness about the water crisis through many activities like Wear Blue Day, Walk for Water, and QR Treasure hunt.
Going forward, we hope to continue creating new projects for water treatment and initiate community service projects in Jericho. Hydrodynamics is not just a one year thing, it is an ongoing problem in the world that will never fully be solved, only improved.