In our experiment we investigate the effect microgravity has on liquid transfer from varying geometric solids.
The primary flight project is GENIE: Gravity Effects oN thIgmonastic bEhavior. The thigmonastic response is the opening and closing of plant leaves or petals in response to touch. Our experiment will investigate the role gravity plays in this response.
Our project introduces the use of a spinning Sphero robot to a container of liquid water in microgravity. We will study the control of the Sphero and how it breaks the liquid adhesion forces on the walls of the container.
Our primary goal will be to demonstrate the separation of fluids using centrifugal acceleration and evaluate how quickly they separate in microgravity conditions in comparison to Earth’s gravity.
Our project tests the rate of separation of immisble liquids in microgravity. The rate of separation impacts culinary and toiletry products, as well as manufacturing materials.
We are studying the behavior of non-Newtonian fluids in microgravity. We will test both oobleck and pancake batter to see how the fluids behave in the microgravity environment.
Student projects focus on two primary areas of research. Investigations include angle of repose, or steepest angle of regolith stability, which is critical for exploration. Additionally, students are investigating baffle designs and tank shapes for the control of fuel movement during space flight.
Our primary experiment focuses on the formation of blood clots in the cardiovascular system in microgravity. This will help determine whether astronauts are at increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
The purpose of this experiment is for students to create a working model to study gas distribution in fuel tanks and to study how CO2 distributes through this analog. Using an Arduino kit and CO2 sensors with high sensitivity and resolution, students will evaluate the effect of gravity on gases of different atomic mass mixed inside a container.
Our primary experiment addresses the efficacy of Sodium Polyacrylate as a soil additive to enhance water absorption for plant growth on ISS and in future planetary habitats in reduced gravity.
Gifted Specialist from Hinesville Georgia. Projects include medical techniques in microgravity and the use of PCR to test water contamination onboard spacecraft
Computer Science/STEM Middle School educator from central Iowa. Students' projects include electrostatic orbits and water droplets, effects of gravitational changes on surface tension, and capillary flow of fluids.
Science and STEM educator in central Texas.
Projects included: Water Movement in Lunar and Martian Regolith, Function of Catalase Enzyme in Microgravity, Oscillation of a Spring-Mass System in Microgravity, Effect of Gravitational Changes on Plant-Disease Interactions.
My project focused on localizing sound under occluded vision. I wore goggles to simulate vision impairments my students have and used my remaining senses to locate the sound source I brought on the flight.
Flew several experiments designed to demonstrate energy transfer in mechanical and fluid systems. Flew a rheoscopic fluid experiment.
Favorite Project: Inertia and acceleration in helium balloons.
Flew several liquid behavior experiments related to student questions about digestion in microgravity.
Flew a series of experiments including a ferrofluid demo for her 7th grade science classes.
Flew a series of experiments including a 3-wheel Lego Robotics-based satellite with orientation control.
Flew mechanics and resonance experiments conceived by his high school physics students.