The students from Gale Ranch Middle School met with the First Lady in Washington D.C. Monday.
It is the first time they have reached the finals in the competition. Michelle Obama asked them and students from Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico the championship bonus questions. The two teams were competing for the middle school championship.
Mrs. Obama praised the students for their hard work and commitment to school. Both teams already won $1,000 for their schools' science departments for being finalists.
The National Science Bowl is an academic competition that tests students' knowledge.