By Tracy Thayer at the Bandera Bulletin, Jan. 27, 2021
The winning project for Bandera Middle School’s Student Spaceflight Experiment Project was recognized on Tuesday, January 19, at the Bandera Middle School Cafeteria.
BMS’ top ten projects for this year’s entry were selected in November 2020, and each group was given the chance to improve on their written proposal.
From those top ten projects, the top three proposals were selected and sent to Washington to be reviewed.
The topics for these three entries covered the effects of miciogravity on chronic wasting disease, effects of microgravity on the cultivation of peppermint and the effects of microgravity on the germination of lavender, which was selected by NASA as a winning project.
Students designing the lavender project are Eva Le, Abigail Sizemore, Sydney Moore, Brianna Moore and Lilyann Cox.
This experiment is a part of the sixth-grade science unit on space flight. The use of experimental design is taught as a part of this unit
In 2019, Bandera Middle School’s project about the effects of microgravity on yeast germination was selected to go to the International Space Station by NASA in 2019, ultimately being flown to the space station late last year.
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