SSEP mission 9 Red worms in micro-gravity

cartoon-wormStudents from the Westcot Elementary School in West Vancouver from grade 6-7 in school district 45, want to send red worms into space to observe them for future space travel. The students picked red worms because they knew the worms were great composers. The http://www.wormfarmfacts.com/Red-Worms.html

students researched a study in August, 2015 astronauts from ISS ate red romaine lettuce that they planted a month before hand. Red worms ingest the plant scraps such as the lettuce and the waste of the worms becomes a very useful product that is able to help new plants grows. They claimed if they send their project into space they can see how the worms grow and react in micro gravity.These worms do not have bone, only muscle so their movement won’t be the same as humans in space, these worms will help turn the astronauts waste and fecal matter into soil that could be used to grow food. The worms also help with cost of food, and the waste transportation, if we allow this project to go into space, we can potentially build a space garden and not have to pay for the transportation of the food, also the food will be much healthier to eat.

I would choose this project because not only does it have a great experiment but while observing the red worms, they would save money on food because the Red worms would be helping bring fresh produce that they would fertilize. http://www.wormfarmfacts.com/images/composting-red-worms.jpgcomposting-red-worms-1