Change of focus
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Stay at Home Act, our team has decided to change the focus of our project to match these current events. Our new goal is to help inform others on how to stay safe while also being able to communicate with their distant friends and family during isolation. You can see our posts on our Instagram: @athenaialmsta
Our first prototype
On March 11th, two of our engineering team members constructed and tested their first water filter. Additionally, they created a poster defense using the data collected during testing. You can read more about their work here.
The IMPOSSIBLE has been achieved!
Today's interviewee is Mr. Fong! This charismatic music teacher has been able to find a good compromise between our water bottle battle! Click the link below to watch the full interview!
Interviewing Mr. Thornton
Mr. Thornton is a history teacher at Lennox Academy. In today's interview, he explains why he prefers to use non-reusable water bottles. Click the link below to watch the full interview!
Interviewing a Panther
As a student, Itzel Cortez is constantly rushing but she was able to fit in this short interview! In the video below, she explains her preference between reusable and non-reusable water bottles. Click the link below to watch the full interview!
Interviewing Ms. Garza
This week, we interviewed Ms. Garza, a life-coach, fitness guru, English teacher AND mother! During her interview, she explains why she prefers to use reusable water bottles. Click the link below to watch the interview!
The Athenaia team sought to challenge themselves and others into completely reducing meat from their diet. Below are some experiences from fellow Athenaia members as they express their experiences partaking in this challenge.
"I spend one week eating extra healthy. At first, I did found it difficult because my meals would consist of a portion been meat. As the days went it got much more easier because my mom did cook meals that did not required meat or she would cook but do a separate plate for me. I also, found it hard eating meals in school because I did not bring my own meal so it was hard but not impossible because their was times where the food had no meat on it. I would recommend this challenge because it is fun to do and you get to realized that you don't need to eat meat everyday and that it is good to take brakes." See gallery.
"Being able to accomplish the No Meat Challenge was a goal. Mostly, because some of the meals contained a certain type of meat like ham for example. However, through the week it became easier and fun. It was fun because in school days I was able to see how much meat we eat without even thinking it twice. This made it much easier because I was alert to what I was going to eat. At the same time, it was much easier eating at home because I was able to make my separate plate and compare what I would have eaten. Overall, this would be a great challenge for anyone that is willing to try something new. However I would not recommend it if you are in school because there were times where I was a bit hungry."
No more plastic!
On February 3rd, our school got rid of plastic straws and encouraged students to minimize their use of plastic utensils. With this small step, the Lennox GBLA team creates a bigger impact on our community.
Interviewing Mr. Rivas
Mr. Jose Rivas is a well-known AP Physics, Engineering Design and Development (EDD) and Digital Electronics teacher among the Lennox community. Earlier this year, he earned the presidential award as a Science teacher. In today's interview, he talks about why he chooses to use non-reusable water bottles as opposed to reusable water bottles. During his interview, provides a comedic solution to his dilemma, which will NOT be used.... at least I hope not. Click link below to watch the full interview!
Interviewing Mrs. Ponce!
Mrs. Christine Ponce is a knowledgeable college and career counselor. She is a UCLA alumni and keeps up with popular topics relevant to teens and youth. Today, Mrs. Ponce explains why she chooses to use a reusable water bottle. Click the link below to watch the full video!
The Athenaia Team