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

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Week 5 Bacteria and fungi

Introduction

Welcome to the second half of the course. First, watch Video 1 which introduces what is covered this week.

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Video 1 Introduction to Week 5.
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This week you will look at bacteria and fungi, and your results from your bread mold experiment which you started in Week 2 will also be discussed.

By the end of this week, you should be able to:

  • understand the key differences between bacteria and fungi
  • explain the types of scientific research that can benefit from microgravity environments, focusing on bacterial resistance
  • calculate gravitational acceleration on different planets from data obtained by a random positioning machine (RPM)
  • reflect on a home-based practical experiment and compare results.