As if space wasn’t dangerous enough, bacteria become nastier in microgravity

Research from space flight missions has found that bacteria seem to become more resistant to antibiotics and mutate quicker in space.

This interesting article is suited to year 7-10 students across all sciences to demonstrate how the sciences can intertwine and be dependent on each other. It is particularly well suited to those learning about space, bacteria and gravity.

 

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As if space wasn’t dangerous enough, bacteria become nastier in microgravity – Australia’s Science Channel

As if space wasn’t dangerous enough, bacteria become nastier in microgravity

Years: 7, 8, 9, 10

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Topics:

Biological Sciences – Cells, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Atoms, Particle Models

Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System

Physical Sciences – Forces

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion