Students at an elementary school participate in an experiment on plant growth with Space Shuttle
astronauts. Identical seed growth pouches are planted with corn and soybean seeds. Some of the seeds are germinated on Earth and others on the Space Shuttle in Earth orbit. Rather than drawing conclusions on the effects of microgravity on plant growth, viewers are invited to participate in the experiment by growing seeds on Earth as control experiments. A video resource guide, which provides data on the experimental plants grown in space, is provided. This data can be compared with the data collected on the control plants. Includes Teachers and Students Investigating Plants in Space Educator’s Guide, CORE Item # 300.1-16P.