Discussion Points About Growing Plants in Space
Pictures of seedlings sprouted in different environments

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-12


This NASA video segment shows photographs of seeds that germinated in space and those that germinated on Earth. Seeds were grown in the light and in the dark. Viewers are asked to analyze the photographs and to discuss why the results were different for each environmental variable.

Discussion Points About Growing Plants in Space
Duration: 15 seconds
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This video clip is part of the Liftoff to Learning: Plants in Space DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.


Other video learning clips in this series:
How Plants Grow in Space: The Effects of Gravity and Light
Tropisms of Plants in Space and on Earth
Why Scientists Study Plants in Space
Evaluating Experimental Treatment: Controls of Plants Growing in Space