HEB students tee up for STEM skills lessons at TopGolf

Fort Worth’s TopGolf may seem more like a sports venue, but on Thursday, Dec. 28, it became a place for students and teachers from the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District to expand their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

Not that there weren’t some physical activity taking place as well.

At TopGolf, the students applied several elements of STEM such as:

Science: Applying physical force to the ball through the club generates the ball’s speed and path

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Technology: Housing a sensor inside each golf ball measures when a ball hits its target

Engineering: Applying lift, drag and weight determines the aerodynamics of each shot

Math: Changing the arc and length of the swing will determine how far the ball travels

“We partner throughout the year with 6Stones Mission Network, which highly engages students and families in their outreach ministry,” said Dalworth Restoration CEO Shane Hobbs, who helped sponsor the event. “Back in early fall, we asked what we might do that could be a unique and memorable experience for these students. Once we visited TopGolf, we had our answer.”

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Euless-based Dalworth and Bedford-based nonprofit 6Stones have cooperated with school counselors from L.D. Bell, Euless Trinity and KEYS High School to identify deserving students. This group of 25 students – some who have never swung a golf club before — will learn and play at Fort Worth’s newest sports attraction.

n Fort Worth, compliments of Dalworth Restoration. TopGolf is located at 2201 E. 4th Street (ZIP 76102). The students will receive instruction, hit golf balls and enjoy lunch during their two-hour session.