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Teachers and Students Investigating Plants in Space
In this activity students will grow "AstroPlants," a special fast-growing plant used in Space Shuttle microgravity experiments. They will become familiar with the growth process and life cycle of the plants and investigate the effects of gravity and light on plant orientation and guidance.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Lesson plan
  • Biology
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
This publication is in the public domain and is not protected by copyright. Permission is not required for duplication.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-631
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Johnson Space Center Education and Student Programs

Contact: Lynn Backemeyer
Education and Student Programs
Johnson Space Center