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Microgravity: living on the International Space Station
Microgravity: living on the International Space Station

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5 Summary

Now is a good time to revisit the learning outcomes for this week. Here is a summary of what you have covered.

  • You have seen how scientists in different fields actually work together, as opposed to the hilarious sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
  • You have researched the internet for online videos related to the dangers of space, important discoveries and the future of the ISS.
  • You have used the PROMPT strategy to assess the reliability of your online sources.
  • You have then compared your approach to the PROMPT assessment of three videos provided by the course team.

Next week you will look at bacteria and fungi, and will revisit your bread mold experiment which you started in Week 2.

You are now half way through the course. The Open University would really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for future improvement in our optional end-of-course survey [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , which you will also have an opportunity to complete at the end of Week 8. Participation will be completely confidential and we will not pass on your details to others.

Now go to Week 5.