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How Plants Grow in Space: The Effects of Gravity and Light

A photo of a student superimposed on a close-up of a leaf with water droplets

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

This NASA video segment explores how scientists study the growth of plant seeds on the space shuttle. Watch as astronauts on board the space shuttle Discovery prepare the seeds and then compare their results with those grown on Earth. Observe how the astronauts use special care to control variables in an effort to make accurate comparisons.

How Plants Grow in Space: The Effects of Gravity and Light
Duration: 1 minute, 23 seconds
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Other video learning clips in this series:
Tropisms of Plants in Space and on Earth
Why Scientists Study Plants in Space
Evaluating Experimental Treatment: Controls of Plants Growing in Space
Discussion Points About Growing Plants in Space

Page Last Updated: December 11th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild