Harvesting Plants in Space

Harvesting Plants in Space
Harvesting Plants in Space
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Find out how researchers and astronauts teamed up to study the growth of an ordinary plant in space—and why that impacts farming back on Earth—in this video from SciTech Now partner Science Friday. Students will explore two contrasting ideas about how plants and their roots grow in the absence of gravity, discover new factors that influence plant growth and design their own space farming experiment.

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