The Urban Promise Academy Countdown!!

“They’re designing their own experiments, they’re coming up with their own ideas, they’re doing their own background research” – Urban Promise Academy Teacher

June 16th, 2014

UPA #2 Expo

The students in the science classes have been hard at work – in hopes THEIR experiment will be the ONE picked to fly into space!! Yes, Urban Promise Academy is the first Oakland public school ever accepted into the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program!!

The winning experiment will blast off to the International Space Station, where an astronaut will actually conduct the experiment!! The experiment is then flown back to earth and returned to the school. Both students and scientists will conduct the same experiment and compare notes!

Here’s a preview of the Science Expo and some of the contenders!!

And the winning student team is……

Congratulations to the student winners and everyone at UPA!!

We’ll keep you posted as we countdown to launch in November!

For more information on this “out-of-the-world” opportunity for Urban Promise Academy, click the link:

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