Astronauts grow lettuce in space

The plants are fresh, nutritious and safe to eat.

This interesting article and short video is suited to students in years 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 studying Biological, Earth and Space or Physical Sciences. It demonstrates some amazing research happening in space right now that uses knowledge from the curriculum such as ecosystem stability and gravity to positively impact future astronauts.

Word Count / Video Length: 801 / 5:29 mins

Astronauts grow lettuce in space | Cosmos

Astronauts grow lettuce in space | Cosmos

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Years: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Living Things

Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/ Non-Renewable Resources

Physical Sciences – Forces

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Diversity and Evolution, Form and Function

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface, Earth in Space

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion