ERIC Number: ED091157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: N/A
Skylab Experiments, Volume 4, Life Sciences.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Basic knowledge about Skylab experiments is presented in this book, one of a series, for the purpose of informing high school teachers about scientific research performed in orbit and enabling the teachers to broaden their basis for material selection. This fourth volume is concerned with experiments designed to improve man's understanding of himself and his physiological functions and needs, and studies on the biochemical and biophysical behavior of lower organisms and single human cells in the weightless environment of space. The content includes topics relating to mineral balance, bioassay of body fluids, bone mineral measurement, cytogenic studies, man's immunity during and following exposure to space flight, blood volume and red cell life span, red blood cell-metabolism, hematologic effects, inflight lower body negative pressure, vectorcardiogram, metabolic activity, human vestibular function, sleep monitoring, effects of zero gravity on single human cells, and experiments with pocket mice and vinegar gnats. Experiment background, scientific objectives, relationships between the Skylab investigations and high school topics, and suggestions for classroom activities are provided. Included is a glossary of terms. (CC)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Biological Sciences, Biology, Instructional Materials, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Materials, Secondary School Science
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.