information for the community

ETA students assist in eagle scout service project

A group of 15 students who are members of the Engineering and Technologies Academy (ETA) at Roosevelt High School recently held a Science Day for children at the Good Samaritan Center.

ETA Senior Anthony Brown organized the event as his Eagle Scout Service Project. The event included six “Super Science Stations” teaching students Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concepts with flight, chemistry, robotics, physics, rockets and snacks. It took more than 150 volunteer hours for the ETA students to plan and implement the science stations.

Activities included demonstrations of a rocket launch, trebuchet, robots, and a Diet Coke-Mentos reaction. The children made balsa wood airplanes donated by the A&M Aeronautical Engineering School, Alka-Seltzer rockets, homemade ice cream with milk donated from Borden Dairy, sugar crystals, ooblek and designed their own robot.

The Good Samaritan Center is a non-profit organization on the west side of San Antonio that serves about 75 at-risk children from the poorest zip code in San Antonio.

One participant said, “This is awesome! Can we do it every week? ”




Posted on November 15, 2012