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Growing in Zero: Gravity that is!

This course is designed to learn and understand about the plants growing
in the space

Age Group

Grade Level: 

Total Hours


Course Modules

• Plants in Space • Do Plants Need Air? • Plants and Air • A Plant Wants all the Light it can Get • Do Plants Need Light? • Do Plants Need Light? • Soil Saga! • Do plants need soil? • Biodegradable Space Seedling Pot • What do plants need to grow in space? • Astro Food Olympics • Draw Your Astro Food • Plant An Astro Garden • People Need Plants, Even in Space! • Healthy Astronauts

Learning Outcomes

• Be able to learn that plants need water, light, air, nutrients, and a suitable temperature to grow • Be able to understand that environments can change and pose a danger to living things. • Be able to write about difference of plants in at earth and in space • Will know how important is light for a plant • Explain the process of growing plants with the help of sunlight • Will know how important soil is for a plant • Identify the materials required to grow plants • Be able to explain plants that are useful to humans on Earth and in space

Course Elements

• Quizzes • Video Quests • Video Scenarios • Hands-on Activities • Downloadables • Videos

Course Overview

If we ever want to get to the point of living in space colonies, then we’ve got a few big hurdles to overcome. One of the big ones is figuring out what we’re going to eat. After all, we can’t live off pre-packaged freeze-dried food forever and calling in a several thousand-kilogram takeout order to Mars isn’t exactly sustainble either. Since the 1980s, scientists have been studying how to grow plants in space, with the hope that one day we could grow them on the moon.

This course includes:

Total Activities = 15
Hands-On = 7
Activities = 8
Quizzes = 8

Related careers:

Moon Farmer

Skills you will gain:

Collecting Information
Critical thinking

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Client Reviews

My daughter absolutely loved the Growing in Zero: Gravity that is! course. She learned so much about how plants grow in space and even got to plant her own astro garden! Highly recommend for any young space enthusiasts. Sarah L.

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