Cool Schools: K.W. Barrett Students' Project Landing On Space Station

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Students from K.W. Barrett Elementary In Arlington.

ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA) -- Students from K.W. Barrett Elementary School in Arlington are connecting with astronauts like few others ever had.

A science game they invented is going to be played aboard the International Space Station. They call the project "Save the Earth."

Fifth graders had to use things already found on the space station and incorporate Newton's Laws into their game. They beat out more than 50 schools nationally to get their game into outer space.

"We're trying to engage students, were trying to empower them to own their learning and their own destiny," NASA Space Agency Education Supervisor Dr. Shelly Canright said.
"Who knows? In this room who we might have, an astronaut, scientist, engineer, mathematician it's great," K.W. Barrett Principal Theresa Bratt said.

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