Target: Grades 5-12
Length: 12 minutes 15 seconds
Plants in Space investigates the effects of corn plants grown onboard the Space Shuttle in orbit. Elementary students assist in the experiment by growing control plants in a one gravity environment on Earth. Plant growth terms such as geotropism and phototropism are explained. Students viewing the program can participate in the experiment by growing similar plants in their classroom. Instructions for the control experiment are contained in the accompanying guide.