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
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.
International Space Station
Photo – NASA
Kaillie Humphries waves to her fans.
Photo by Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press
Kaillie gets her wish
Adapted by The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Kaillie Humphries, 29,
is a Canadian bobsledder.
She is also an Olympic champion.
Kaillie has won two gold medals.
Four-man bobsled at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
Photo – Public Domain
Women’s boblsed became
a Winter Olympic sport in 2002.
It is a two-woman event.
Men’s bobsled became
an Olympic sport in 1924.
But men race on two-man and
to make bobsledding
the same for men and women.
So she pushed for change.
In September 2014,
Kaillie got her wish.
Now men and women can race together
in two and four-person bobsleds.
It also means women’s teams
can race against men’s teams.
An African elephant listens carefully.
Elephants can tell which humans might be dangerous to them.
(Photo courtesy of Karen McComb)
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nancy Carson
Can you recognize different languages?
Do you say, “Oh, that sounds like Spanish,”
or “That sounds like French.”
Can you do it
when you do not understand the words?
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