Honey Creek Teams Up for Science

Honey Creek elementary and middle school students have taken part in both the country’s largest Science Olympiad and in NASA’s Space Settlement Contest.

Twenty-four Honey Creek students, from grades 2 – 5, created 15 teams to participate in the 2012 Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad (WESO). This was Honey Creek’s second season participating in WESO. This year, 25 schools and 1,621 students from across Washtenaw County were a part of the Olympiad. Two Honey Creek student teams won medals: 2nd grade “Sink or Float,” and 3td grade “Rock Hunters.”

The Phoenix Eclipse Space Settlement, created by a team of Honey Creek middle school students, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the NASA Ames Research Center  and National Space Society’s annual  Space Settlement Design Contest. This year, NASA and the NSS received 474 submissions from students in 19 countries. Following the award, the Honey Creek team traveled to Washington, D.C., to informally present their proposal at the International Space Development Conference.

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