During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they will use the opportunity for their school site and community outreach. Learners were required to include subject matter experts to support their experiment designs. Their proposals and videos are being reviewed by a panel of science and space experts, and the top two teams will have their experiments flown and conducted on the International Space Stations, targeted for an April 2022 launch.
Over the next few weeks, we’re presenting video pitches from the teams. Today, we spotlight SCVi learners Ariel Benloulu, Michele Mountain, and Camila Velazquez, asking “What is the effect of microgravity on Cucumis sativus (cucumber)?”