Learn-at-home special: ExoLab Biological Challenge! Learn about student legume experiment for future launch to ISS and advocate your choice of legume. Click here.
ExoLab experiment operational on the ISS!
Building on years of success with its exciting CanSat program, Magnitude.io has developed another hands-on educational experience: the ExoLab. The hardware for this classroom investigation is a specialized growth chamber similar to mini-laboratories on the International Space Station. Students conduct experiments (such as growing plants) in their classroom ExoLab while following along with a concurrent experiment on the ISS. The class receives real-time data from the ISS that students can analyze and compare with their ground-based lab. It’s an amazing way to learn basic biology, practice working with datasets, and investigate how gravity affects living things.
The classroom ExoLab comes with:
- A self-contained growth chamber with sensors that send data over Wi-Fi
- seeds or other experiment support materials
- An online Learning Management System with access to real-time ISS data, lessons mapped to Next Generation Science Standards, and student-friendly data analysis tools
- Professional Development sessions to prepare teachers to use ExoLab with their students
Price: FREE for Leguminaut Challenge or $$ for ExoLab kit