Adapted from The Vancouver Sun and Kamloops This Week
by Nila Gopaul
Four boys from Kamloops, B.C.,
and their teacher are celebrating.
On January 10, 2015,
a rocket launched into space.
The rocket carried many things,
including the boys’ experiment.
At McGowan Park Elementary School,
the grade 7 boys and Ms. Baerg designed
a science project last year.
They entered a NASA* contest
The B.C. team was
the only Canadian team to win.
*NASA: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The boys studied crystals.
They want to compare
crystal growth on Earth to
crystal growth in zero-gravity.
Their project is now at
the International Space Station,
431 km from Earth.