A Science Symposium was held at Hardy Elementary School last October. The event was participated by students from Hardy, Parmley and Turner Elementary Schools in the Willis Independent School District. The participants performed science experiments. Symposium participants focus on real microgravity experiments for the International Space Station. About 100 students of Hardy Elementary listened to Dr. Lisa Brown, a former NASA employee, as she discussed the history of space exploration. She also pointed out that schools should give importance in making science projects. To follow the protocol set by NASA, students use salt solutions, grass seed, ants and fleas in their experiments.
With this project, students will be more at ease with hands-on approach of science. The project became possible thru the efforts of Leslie Holtkamp, chief of school choice initiatives at WISD. She submitted a proposal to NASA through NASA’s partner, Student Space Flight Experiments Programs.