School in Fremont wins Dept. of Energy competition

April 30, 2012 12:27:16 PM PDT
A Bay Area middle school is celebrating this morning after its team captured the crown in the National Science Bowl in Washington D.C.

The team from Hopkins Junior High School in Fremont won the final round this morning in the Department of Energy competition. The kids had to answer questions along the lines of ? 'How many newtons does one kilogram of water weigh at the surface of the earth?'

San Jose's Harker School was also in the top eight. The winners get a $1,000 and a trip to Alaska to study marine and avian biology and geology.