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Evaluating Experimental Treatment: Controls of Plants Growing in Space

Two students hold zipper bags with seedlings growing inside

Product Type: Video Learning Clips
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 5-12
Subjects: General Science, Life Science

This NASA video segment compares the germination of corn and soybean seeds in space with those on Earth. Astronauts on board the space shuttle display their results while students who performed the control experiments in their classroom describe their results. Viewers are able to observe the differences in root growth and direction, as well as the length of stems and the amount of sprouting.

Evaluating Experimental Treatment: Controls of Plants Growing in Space
Duration: 2 minutes 05 seconds
> View QuickTime [7MB]

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
Discussion Points About Growing Plants in Space

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild