Last spring two student teams designed an experiment to run on the International Space Station.  The experiments were designed around heat transfer in micro-gravity as part of the Quest for Space program.  These experiments finally launched late October! 

Since the International Space Station exists in a micro-gravity condition and is subject to extreme temperature changes, the experiments helped show if heat transfers from one object or mass of air to another in different ways compared to how it happens on Earth’s surface.

Last spring was the first time Sammamish offered this after-school program.  New teams of students formed Nov. 1 and they will challenge themselves with the same experiment through the end of the semester.

View a video of the experiment by one of Sammamish’s teams to see the participants’ names and the Sammamish logo in space!

Learn more about the Quest for Space program by visiting their website.