What a trip!

Juno traveled to the planet, Jupiter. Photo - NASA

Juno traveled to the planet, Jupiter.
Photo – NASA

Level 3

In August 2011, the United States sent a spacecraft to Jupiter. The spacecraft is called Juno.

Juno arrived safely!

In July 2016, Juno arrived at Jupiter.

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Story reprinted from The Westcoast Reader newspaper,  September / October 2016

B.C. students’ project goes into space

Students and their teacher celebrate. From left to right:  Kieren O'Neill, Hunter Galbraith, teacher Sharmane Baerg, Ryan Watson and Jordan Brown Photo by Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week

Students and their teacher celebrate.
From left to right: Kieren O’Neill, Hunter Galbraith, teacher Sharmane Baerg, Ryan Watson and Jordan Brown
Photo by Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun and Kamloops This Week
by Nila Gopaul

Listen to “B.C. students’ project goes into space” – Level 3
Reading by Corey Muench

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
and won!
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.

International-Space-Station-NASA

International Space Station
Photo – NASA