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Astrofarmer - Learning about conditions for plant growth | Teach with space PR42

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Subjects: Science |

In this set of six activities, students will investigate which factors affect plant growth, and relate these factors to growing plants in space. Students will learn that plants need air, light, water, nutrients and a stable temperature to grow. Students will observe what happens to plants when they vary some of these factors. These 6 activities can be done individually or as a set.

Download: Teacher’s guide and student worksheets
Age range: 8 – 12 years old
Keywords: Science, Moon, Plant growth, Environment, Respiration, Photosynthesis, Nutrients, Water, Light, Temperature

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