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Title: NASA Engineering Design Challenge: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber
Url: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/plantgrowth/home/index.html
Publisher: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Description: Growing plants on Earth can be hard enough, but what about growing plants in outer space? NASA takes on that very subject in this site designed to help educators address the rather intriguing subject of lunar plant growth. This particular resource is part of the NASA Engineering Design Challenge for students in grades K-12, and visitors can register to take part online at this site. Teachers can elect to participate in a variety of ways, and they will find complete guides that detail how to design, build, and evaluate a lunar plant growth chamber. While space may in fact be the final frontier in many regards, the sustained cultivation of various crops to give astronauts sustenance while they are out on their mission may be the extension of that frontier. The materials presented here are more than a bit fun, and they may get students thinking about a future career in engineering or the space sciences.
LC Classification: Science -- Botany -- Plant physiology -- Instruments and apparatus -- Phytotrons and growth chambers
Science -- Botany -- Plant physiology -- Physical plant physiology -- Growth. Development
Science -- Botany -- Plant physiology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Botany -- Plant physiology -- Study and teaching. Research -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Technology -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics. -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics -- Astronautics. Space travel -- Flights to special planets, etc. By planet, A-Z -- Moon
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Space sciences
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Moon
Geology -- Soils
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access with registration
Date Of Record Release: 2008-03-24 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-01-22 10:55:24 (W3C-DTF)
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