Young scientists send worms into space

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Four young women from Toronto have become published scientists, thanks to a school project. The women — who were in Grades 8 through 12 when their project started — shot a tube of microscopic worms into orbit so they could study the effects of low gravity on muscle deterioration.

Kay Wu, one of the students involved in the project, was selected by Ingenium as a STEAM Horizon Award Winner in 2017.

Read more about the successful science project in this feature article from the Globe and Mail, and watch a short video of the young women discussing their work.

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Sonia Mendes is the English Writer/Editor for Ingenium. She loves digging behind the scenes to tell the quirky, colourful stories of museum life and all things related to science and innovation.