At Ashford School we aren't growing just any tomatoes. We're growing tomatoes from seeds that flew on the International Space Station to compare to our control earth tomatoes. Do you think that space flight will change how our seeds grow into plants? We can't wait to find out. To learn more and find out how you can get Space Tomato Seeds for your classroom check out: tomatosphere.org
Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are preparing their experiment for launch on a NASA Sounding Rocket next month. The students designed two experiments. One experiment tests the amount of space radiation blocked by a regular bandaid compared to a special radiation blocking bandaid designed by the students. The other experiment tests how dry Nutmeg (because Connecticut is the Nutmeg State) seed coats become during space travel and if an artificial seed coat would be more effective in preventing dryness and increasing nutmeg seed viability. We'll update you on the results after the NASA Rocket launch in June!