Pasadena children learn of chemical reactions and polymers during San Jacinto College visit
Jeannie Peng-Armao -- January 23, 2013
PASADENA, Texas – Twenty-five San Jacinto College students and faculty members recently visited the San Jacinto Intermediate School to present an evening of science education.
Children participated in activities relating to the study of pressure differences, density and Boyle's Law, chemical reactions, and polymers. The San Jacinto College volunteers also assisted with judging the school’s science fair projects.
The College has coordinated science service learning events throughout the Pasadena area since the 1990s. Service learning is found to improve a college student's cognitive skills; course-related skills and self-reported learning outcomes; increase academic, interpersonal and leadership skills; increase community engagement; increase exposure to career development opportunities; improve self-esteem; and increase ability to apply course concepts to new real-world situations.
Pictured is 7-year-old Daniel Eli Andrade as he makes a Cartesian diver, a physics experiment that demonstrates density, pressure, and Boyle's Law. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing department
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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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