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Teachers and Students Investigating Plants in Space
A Teacher's Guide with Activities for Life Sciences

Students will grow AstroPlants through a life cycle, and in the process will become well aquainted with germination, orientation, growth, flowering, pollination, fertilization, embryogenesis and seed development.

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Download the entire Teachers and Students Investigating Plants in Space (112 pages - 2.2 MB) or download the sections you want below...

Introductory Materials (pdf - 892K)

  • Overview of CUE-TSIPS
  • Road Map: How Do I Use This Guide?
  • The Importance of Plants in Space
  • Microgravity
  • The Life Cycle of AstroPlants
  • Understanding the Environment
  • CUE-TSIPS Science and Technology

CUE-TSIPS Activities (pdf - 784K)

  • CUE-TSIPS Mission Calendar
  • Getting Started
    • Constructing the PGC
    • Planting AstroPlants in the PGC
  • Growth, Development and Flowering
    • AstroPlants Growth Group Data Sheet
  • Pollination
    • Floral Clock Student Data Sheet
  • Double Fertilization and Post-Fertilization Events
    • Ovule and Embryo Student Data Sheet=
  • Supplementary Activities
    • Germination
    • Orientation and Guidance

Additional CUE-TSIPS Materials (pdf - 120K)

  • Mission Information
  • Sources of Supplies
  • Black Line Masters
  • Selected References

NASA Educational Materials (pdf - 80K)

  • NASA Educational Resources
  • Evaluation Reply Card


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Last modified by Nathan Smith - 17 July 2002