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Does the Origin of a Tomato Seed Influence Its Growth?: STEM Teacher Institute Plans

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2017-06-14
Summary:
This activity explores whether tomato seeds harvested from the international space station grow differently on Earth than those harvested on Earth. Students track plant growth, examine plant structures, and define food for plants.
Title: Does the Origin of a Tomato Seed Influence Its Growth?: STEM Teacher Institute Plans.
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Name(s): Clark, Laura
Schulze Summer STEM Institute for Teachers
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Lesson Plans
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2017-06-14
Physical Form: PDF
Language(s): English
eng
Summary: This activity explores whether tomato seeds harvested from the international space station grow differently on Earth than those harvested on Earth. Students track plant growth, examine plant structures, and define food for plants.
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Florida Standards (NGSSS): SC.3.N.1.6: Infer based on observation SC.3.N.1.1: Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them individually and in teams through free exploration and systematic investigations and generate explorations based on those explorations. SC.3.N.1.3: Keep records as appropriate, such as pictorial, written, or simple charts and graphs, of investigations conducted. SC.3.L.14.1: Describe structures in plants and their roles in food production, support, water, nutrient transport, and reproduction. MAFS3.MD.2.4: Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units – whole, halves, quarters. LAFS.3.W.2.4: With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
Note(s): Peer reviewed
Subject(s): Grade 3
plant
tomato
seed
International space station
NASA
plant food
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