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This Tomatosphere Data Collection Sheet will help you when observing and documenting the growth of your seeds for your Tomatosphere experiment.
Your tomato seeds come from traditional seed production methods; they have NOT been modified through the use of biotechnology. The seeds are a hybrid variety from HeinzSeeds, part of the Kraft Heinz Company, the third largest food and beverage company in North America.
A list of Tomatosphere frequently asked questions related to the project.
With the Tomatosphere™ Project, “planning, planning, planning” is the key to success. This resource will help you begin Tomatosphere project planning.
This PDF contains some “guiding questions” which will help to get your students thinking about exploring space and particularly Mars.
This Tomatosphere resource is a document for teachers to discuss with students the process to follow in planning and carrying out their investigation plan.
An introduction to the fruit that will be germinated in the Tomatosphere™ Project. In this project, Tomatosphere tomatoes will be considered fruit.
Having the proper supplies for the Tomatosphere™ Project on-hand will make the experiment easier for teachers and students. Tomatosphere supplies are outlined in the “Before You Begin the Tomatosphere™ Experiment”. You can obtain your supplies locally or you can order them directly from the Tomatosphere™ supporter, Stokes Seeds.
The best crop to grow is one which has small hardy seeds, a short germination period, and a few other criteria. Tomatoes seem to fulfill these requirements.
This is a reference for Tomatosphere™ planting and any other seed planting exercise. It outlines some of the key elements of starting your own seeds – the containers, the planting medium, temperature and moisture requirements and light.
Teachers have asked for “ideas” to get the class started with student research projects. This resource contains SOME potential research topics for students.
This Tomatosphere resource shows how plants convert solar energy into chemical energy through a process known as photosynthesis.
A collection of Tomatosphere™ student activities for students to have fun with. These crossword puzzles and three-word scrambles, arranged in order from easy to more difficult, are related to the terms in the glossary.
This Tomatosphere resource will walk you through the general steps in conducting the Tomatosphere experiment in your classroom.
This investigation can be modified for students at different levels. It supplements the Tomatosphere™ Project by looking at a variety of crops that are possibilities for Martian cultivation. It should be used with the chart on Crop Characteristics found with the Martian Crop Possibilities