ERIC Number: ED357959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Seeds: A Celebration of Science.
The Space Exposed Experiment Developed for Students (SEEDS) Project offered science classes at the 5-12 and college levels the opportunity to conduct experiments involving tomato seeds that had been space-exposed over long periods of time. SEEDS kits were complete packages obtained from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for starting the experiment and reporting results. This document describes the project and reports data collected by participating classes. The document is divided into six sections. The first section describes the origins of the organization and background of the project. The next four sections discuss results of the project pertaining to: germination and growth observations patterns of the plants; the hardiness of the plants; media attention given to the possibility of radiation-induced mutations in the space-exposed tomatoes; and the excitement caused by participating in the project. The final section presents data collected from the almost 8,000 SEEDS Project Reports returned to NASA by participating investigators. Data reported includes means, standard deviations, and minimum and maximum values of various aspects of plant growth. (MDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. Educational Affairs Div.