Evaluating Experimental Treatment: Controls of Plants Growing in Space
Two students hold zipper bags with seedlings growing inside

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

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-12


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
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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
Discussion Points About Growing Plants in Space