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Tropisms of Plants in Space and on Earth

Cartoon drawing of a plant growing from the ground, with the word Tropism in lower foreground

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

This NASA video segment explores three different tropisms that plants display on Earth. Viewers learn what phototropism, geotropism, and hydrotropism are and watch as students perform plant experiments to demonstrate each tropism.

Tropisms of Plants in Space and on Earth
Duration: 1 minute 40 seconds
> View QuickTime [5MB]

Other video learning clips in this series:
How Plants Grow in Space: The Effects of Gravity and Light
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 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild