Lab School 7th-Graders Design the High Line

 

Yesterday, Jeff and I had the honor of judging the Second Annual High Line Design Competition at the Lab School in Chelsea.  The competition is the culmination of a multi-week geometry unit in two of Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Whelan’s math and science classes that uses the High Line as a model for teaching the students about scale, ratio, and area.  All of the student’s designs for the High Line had to be to scale, incorporate native plants and grasses, and honor High Line planning principals.

More photos after the jump.

The two classes were split up into groups of four students each, and each group had to create their ideal block on the High Line.  Yesterday’s presentations were so much fun to watch– there were skits, songs, and great visuals illustrating the students’ plans for the High Line.  Great job, guys.

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