Student Spaceflight Experiments Project

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I.S.S/Proposal form & Title:

Yeast’s Leavening effect in micro gravity:

Proposal Summary:  

Our summary of the Yeast Leavening effect in micro gravity was that we were going to use 1 tube with one clamp with yeast on one side and sugar water on the other side. Our goal was to see how yeast grows, expands and grows bigger or smaller in space compared to here on earth. Sugar water is needed rather than normal water as sugar water is what makes yeast grow. Our first steps are going to Unclamp the two mixtures and shake gently for 5 seconds, after leave alone on the I.S.S for 14 days. Once the 14 days have ended, collect the data from the tube and send the results, once results are done we will see how they did in microgravity compared to down on earth.

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