Zero-Gravity Instrument Project (ZGIP)

 
 

 The "Zero-Gravity Instrument Project" (ZGIP) was initiated in 2012 as part of the Human Space Technology Initiative (HSTI)'s capacity-building activities, in which a fixed number of microgravity-simulating instruments, called Clinostats, have been distributed to selected schools and institutions worldwide.

The major objectives of the project are to provide unique opportunities for students and researchers to observe natural phenomena of samples under simulated microgravity conditions on the ground, and to inspire them to undertake further study in the field of space science and technology. The project is also aimed at creating datasets of plant species with their gravity response, which would contribute to design future space experiments, and to the advancement of microgravity research.

The Office for Outer Space Affairs developed a "Teacher's Guide to Plant Experiments in Microgravity" (ST/SPACE/63) which is intended to provide step-by-step instructions to teachers and students to perform experiments on plant growth using the clinostats in a school laboratory.

 

Applications for the 3rd cycle 

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At present UNOOSA is accepting applications for the 3rd Cycle of ZGIP instrument distribution. Deadline: 30 April 2015.

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Teacher's Guide 

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The Office for Outer Space Affairs developed a "Teacher's Guide to Plant Experiments in Microgravity" (ST/SPACE/63) which is intended to provide step-by-step instructions to teachers and students to perform experiments on plant growth using the clinostats in a school laboratory.

Download the Teacher's Guide

 

 

 

 

 

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