On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, the “Exolab-Mor-01” program was launched for the benefit of two Moroccan high schools: Al-Khwarizmi High School and Bab Al-Sahra High School in Guelmim (Southern Morocco).
Through our partnerships with “magnitude.i.o”, the Exolab-Mor-01 is a live science experiment that connects students in Morocco’s classrooms to real researchers, scientists, and astronauts on the International Space Station.
Students take part in an international experiment on CO2 extraction and the effect of microgravity on plant growth through this program. The experiment will take place simultaneously in various parts of the world, such as on the International Space Station (ISS) in November 2022.
These devices also include a small camera inside that takes photographs around the clock, allowing students to monitor how their plants are growing in the room via an online learning platform (LMS).
We interact by logging into the platform and then accessing data from the ISS and other locations around the world. We have access to data from other classrooms to which we can compare our experiment.
The students and teacher can then make observations and draw conclusions about what is causing the plant to grow or fail, and how we can use that information to solve some of the world’s larger problems. MISI and the Scientific Morocco Association are organizing the project with the help of Regional Academy in the Guelmim-Oued Noun region.