Clear Creek High School
The intended purpose of this experiment is to test various chemical reactions, mainly crystallization, in microgravity with the expectation that significantly different results will occur. With the absence of gravity, crystals, during chemical formation, have the ability to grow uniformly with a much more organized structure throughout. This has been mainly tested with protein crystals in the past, but may apply with others as well. Next to this, chemical reactions also act differently in microgravity. Testing some basic chemical reactions in such an environment may yield completely different products as would a normal earth-bound environment. The experiment ultimately will answer whether this is true to different crystallizations and chemical reactions.
The Clear Creek PowerPoint contains all the information about their project including a Functional Block Diagram, Storyboard and other information specific to their experiment.