Grades 4 to 7

Resources

Grades 4 to 7

Astronaut Scott Kelly has posted images of the first ever flower grown in space. (1:05 min.)

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Three of the basic needs of humans on Earth are food, air and water.

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Learn how to care for your Tomatosphere™ plant!

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Chris Hadfield demonstrates how spinach is rehydrated in preparation for a meal on the ISS. (1:20 min.)

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Does exposure to space affect the germination rate of tomato seeds? Through Tomatosphere™'s seed investigation, students can find out!

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Mars is visible in the night sky without the help of a telescope, so it has fascinated people for thousands of years. The next big step is a human mission to Mars.

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Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun, is our closest planetary neighbour.

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People have always dreamed of exploring the universe and colonizing other planets. In the vastness of space, Mars, sometimes called 'The Red Planet', seemed like the closest planet to Earth, orbiting the sun, that could potentially sustain life and humans. But what is Mars actually like? Is it really that similar to Earth? Get ready to travel through space as we compare Earth to Mars and see how they stack up against each other.

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Is it possible to produce food to eat and air to breathe while in space? The short answer: it's not easy, but it can be done.

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Recently, astronauts were able to grow and eat lettuce in space! How was this possible?

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