Dr. A and the older children explored buoyancy this week. She asked the children to predict if a series of objects would sink or float and then challenged them to construct an aluminum foil boat that could stay afloat while holding dried beans. There was a great deal of suspense as Dr. A added the 217th bean to Zoë's boat!
Dr. Anita Patil-Deshmukh returned to Pono to discuss her work with PUKAR, an independent research collective based in Mumbai, India. Anita shared how PUKAR works to empower marginalized communities, especially youth, and she encouraged the children to consider the basic needs that every human being deserves.
Activist and educator Jamal Joseph returned to Pono to meet with the older children. He discussed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi, and key moments in the Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Ruby Bridges’ role in school integration.