Middle school science adventures.

Have you ever noticed something–like ants in your backyard, or a


smoke from a forest fire, or the moon at night–and thought to yourself

“I wonder …?”


These two words can lead to a science adventure and they recently

brought 30 middle school students to Washington, D.C. There, in the

nation’s capital, these students spent four days participating in

scientific challenges. These challenges were part of the Society for

Science & the Public’s science competition for middle school

students. Five of the students won top prizes, and were announced as

winners of the 2008 SSP (1) (Service Switching Point) The local exchange node in an SS7 telephone network. The SSP can be part of the voice switch or in a separate computer connected to it.