ExoLab on ISS

$899.00

ExoLab is an experimental platform that brings together classrooms and the International Space Station in a collaborative investigation of the effects of microgravity on living things.

(1) ExoLab Growth Chamber
(2) Experiment Supply
(3) 1-year classroom subscription to the learning management platform with lessons mapped to NGSS
(4) Access to the live orbital experiment on ISS

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Description

ExoLab is an experimental platform that brings together classrooms and the International Space Station in a collaborative investigation of the effects of microgravity on living things. Designed with a curriculum based on the Science Standards,

  • ExoLab Growth Chamber
  • Subscription to nutrients 
  • 1-year classroom subscription to the learning management platform with lessons mapped to NGSS
  • Access to the live orbital experiment on ISS

How does gravity, or the lack of it affect living things and/or materials? ExoLab is a series of experiments that will run in classrooms concurrently with sister experiments aboard the International Space Station.

The International Space Station (ISS) is Earth’s largest artificial satellite. Larger than a football field and weighing more than 450 tons, the ISS is home to the only US National Laboratory not on Earth.

Experiments aboard the ISS are difficult to design and expensive to build. Working with our partner Space Tango, Magnitude brings access to experiments to many schools so that they may share the experience at a very affordable price.

Built on the Raspberry Pi 3rd generation microcontroller,  ExoLab is a networked plant growth chamber that links your classroom experiment with other schools and the International Space Station over an 8-week period.

Features of the ExoLab:

  • Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+
  • 16 GB Micro SD card with Raspbian OS installed
  • Camera
  • Lux Sensor
  • Temperature and Humidity Sensor
  • CO2 Sensor
  • LED diffused light array
  • Passive cooling system
  • Networked with the Magnitude.io Learning Platform

Classroom Subscription includes:

  • Access to the Magnitude.io Learning Platform with 1 teacher and up to 150 students
  • Online lessons based on the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Online formative assessments directly embedded in each lesson
  • Easy tracking of student activity and grading
  • Compatible with Chromebooks, Windows, and Mac.

 

“The spark that this program provided for the 5th graders was amazing… such an important catalyst for our young scientists! Magnitude staff went out of their way to make the experience appropriate for my younger class!! LOVED IT!”

Diana Torres, Teacher at Julia Morgan Elementary School in Lodi Unified School District

 

Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions11 × 10.5 × 6 in
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