Experiment Banner

This banner will hang in the plane behind our experiment during the two microgravity flights. Our experiment flies twice even though each teacher only flies once. It’s got our mission patch, team name, experiment name, and mascots for each of our schools. What do you think? Less than two weeks to go!

The patches have finally arrived!


I am so excited to show you our finished embroidered patch! They FINALLY arrived yesterday. Didn’t it turn out awesome?!

Also, I wanted to let you know I am going to schedule a Google Hangout (or two) during flight week to talk about the experience. Everyone is welcome to join. I’ll let you know the flight week schedule and when the Hangouts will be. I’ll then post the hangout link here and on my Facebook page. I hope you can take part!

Mrs. Wilson’s Microgravity Adventure

Thanks to all of you, I’ll be heading to Houston in July to take part in the microgravity flight. Thank you so much for helping out with testing! The video below pulls together the photos and interviews conducted by students during testing. To follow along in the run up to and during flight week, please like my new Facebook page: Mrs. Wilson’s Microgravity Adventure and/or follow along on our blog: Learning in Zero G. I wish I could pack you all up in my suitcase and take you with me, but since I can’t, hopefully you’ll enjoy following the adventure.

Are you wondering what our collective findings were from the experiment? I had to write a lab report, similar to our science fair reports, to submit to NASA. It turns out linen and wool don’t work very well for cleaning up spills quickly. However, microfiber and cotton do a great job. Microfiber absorbed more distilled water on average than the cotton, but the cotton absorbed just a bit better than the microfiber for the simulated blood. If you had to choose which one to take with you into space, would you bring microfiber or cotton? If you’d like to read the full lab report, it’s here: Clean Up in Zero G Student 1 G Work Lab Report

I hope you’re enjoying your summer!


Absorbency Lab from Janelle Wilson on Vimeo.

And now it’s time to say goodbye…

What a fabulous year! I will miss all of you so much. I hope you have a fabulous summer. Don’t forget to follow along on my microgravity flight adventure: http://learninginzerog.blogspot.com/

I hope you enjoy our year end videos.

Love, Mrs. Wilson


2012-2013 Year in Review 4th Period from Janelle Wilson on Vimeo.

2012-2013 Year in Review 5th Period from Janelle Wilson on Vimeo.

1st and 3rd: It’s hard to believe it’s time to say goodbye…

I can’t believe our year together is over. It’s gone by so fast. I hope you’ve had a great time in science this year, learned a lot, and have come away loving science. The videos I showed you in class today are below. Also, parents, CRCT scores are already loaded into ParentPortal.

I hope you have an amazing summer!

Love, Mrs. Wilson


2012-2013 Year in Review 1st Period from Janelle Wilson on Vimeo.

2012-2013 Year in Review 3rd Period from Janelle Wilson on Vimeo.