Tomatosphere-the beginning

We planted our seeds for Tomatosphere today. 

Here are our supplies:

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                     The seeds (labeled A and B)                     Peat Pellets

The kids placed the peat pellets in the *greenhouse*, labeled the different side (A and B-leaving a couple empty rows in between) and added water until the pellets expanded. 

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Here they are planting the seeds in the prepared peat pellets and spraying them with water.

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This is the finished *greenhouse* and a picture of the label on the side. 

I had them each predict what they think will happen.  B thinks that they will be no difference in growth while K thinks those exposed to space conditions will not grow as well as the control seeds.  We’ll discuss the differences in climate, sunlight and gravity between earth and mars tomorrow and K will fill out a more detailed prediction but for now the experiment is set and ready!

I’ll keep you all updated 😉

Want to know what happened?  Click here for our results, or here to see our extention activity.

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