DreamUp - Pyropia (SCVi)
Postflight Analysis Team
What is the Effect of Microgravity on Pyropia?
Grades: 5 and 7
Facilitator: Shawna Brown
Director: Nessa Roffredo
Meet the Postflight Analysis Team
My group’s experiment that went to space is about peyropia perferata. It is a type of seaweed and we wanted to see if it could grow and produce oxygen while up in space. That could help create clean air for astronauts.
I wanted to join Dream Up because I’ve always loved space and its secrets. I also love science and discovery and Dream Up has taught me way more about how real scientists do experiments. I have liked science but I was really into space and different planets and their powers. When I was 5, I was really into dinosaurs and said I wanted to be a paleontologist when I grew up. Then I added rocks and crystals into my interests. I just love how there’s so many different types of science like electricity, or learning about dinosaurs, or learning about the solar system .
I also love to play sports such as soccer and basketball. In my spare time I like to swim and skateboard.My family is really important to me, they make me feel good when I am not and they are my best friends.I love to play with dogs and climb high things. I also like to skateboard and scooter around my neighborhood. When I got the info saying that our experiment is going to the ISS I thought it was a dream. But pretty soon afterwards the team got to work. At the beginning of this project we weren’t really good friends but now we all have a great friendship, now we know so much about space and science & each other that I can’t imagine what our future is going to be like. But we were not done even though we sent are experiment to space and brought it back, we now have to dig deep with science and figure out what actually happened, and I can’t wait to work with my team again.