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In this activity, students will utilize their knowledge of biology and the human body to examine the issue of renal stone formation in astronauts exposed to reduced gravity.
Astronauts go through a denitrogenation process prior to all spacewalks. Students will apply principles learned about dissolved oxygen in aquatic ecosystems to evaluate nitrogen solubility in the human body.
Multiple spaceflight experiments have demonstrated that microorganisms change the way they grow and respond when cultured in the spaceflight environment.
In this Lab activity, students will learn about and evaluate the physiological changes of the circulatory system that occur in astronauts’ bodies when shifting from Earth’s gravity to microgravity.
Students will learn about some of the implications of spaceflight on the immune response and connect it to classroom learning.
The Integrated Medical Model (IMM), is a Monte Carlo simulation-based tool designed to quantify the probability of the medical risks and potential consequences that astronauts could experience during a mission.
In this activity, students will look at data from an uncalibrated radar and a calibrated radar and determine how statistically significant the error is between the two different data sets.
Students will analyze the data collected from a NASA experiment performed to develop a model that predicts metabolic rates of astronauts and use different approaches to estimate the metabolic rates and compare their estimates to NASA’s estimates.
Students will evaluate the data compiled from an astronaut response time experiment and perform a hypothesis test to determine whether there is a difference in the response times that would indicate one being preferred over the other.
The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) allows astronauts an atmosphere resembling zero gravity (weightlessness) in order to train. Students will evaluate pressures experienced by astronauts and scuba divers who assist them while training in the NBL.
Students will analyze two different exercise countermeasures and construct null and alternative hypotheses to determine their relative effectiveness in maintaining bone mineral density.
Students will explore a method for adding air to a gas cylinder and determine the amount of gas needed by a diver during an astronaut training session at the NBL pool.
Students will learn about research from NASA's Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory and look at the reaction between sulfuric acid and Calcium carbonate, the chemical that makes up bones.
This activity will have students analyze the chemical reaction that occurs in bone and propose a possible avenue for astronauts to decrease bone mineral loss.
Aboard the International Space Station (ISS), a precise life support system generates water to be used by the crew members. In this activity students will analyze the reaction that takes place in this chemical process with hydrogen and carbon dioxide.
In this lab activity Students will learn about the electrolysis process that is used on the ISS to produce oxygen and will then perform their own electrolysis.
Students will learn about how the OGS produces breathable oxygen for the crew by converting wastewater from the ISS into oxygen and hydrogen through the process of electrolysis.
Students will use their knowledge of physics and center of gravity to evaluate a critical property that must be understood in order to simulate egress scenarios after capsule splashdown.
Students will use their knowledge of physics and moment of inertia to evaluate a critical property that must be understood in order to simulate egress scenarios after capsule splashdown.
Outside of the Earth’s protective atmosphere, the ISS is exposed to ionizing radiation and electromagnetic radiation. Students will analyze the radiation that could cause problems on the International Space Station.
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