Upward – Volume 2, Issue 1

Dive into 2017’s first issue of Upward to learn about more of the fascinating research taking place on the International Space Station U.S. National Lab.

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Tomatosphere Data Collection Sheet

This Tomatosphere Data Collection Sheet will help you when observing and documenting the growth of your seeds for your Tomatosphere experiment.

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Glossary of Terms

A list of terms used in the Tomatosphere™ Glossary based activities.

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Your Tomato Seeds

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A list of Tomatosphere frequently asked questions related to the project.

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Before You Begin the Tomatosphere Project

With the Tomatosphere™ Project, “planning, planning, planning” is the key to success. This resource will help you begin Tomatosphere project planning.

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Exploring Space – Student Questions

This PDF contains some “guiding questions” which will help to get your students thinking about exploring space and particularly Mars.

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Investigation Plan

This Tomatosphere resource is a document for teachers to discuss with students the process to follow in planning and carrying out their investigation plan.

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All About Tomatoes

An introduction to the fruit that will be germinated in the Tomatosphere™ Project. In this project, Tomatosphere tomatoes will be considered fruit.

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Tomatosphere Supplies

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.

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Why Choose Tomatoes? – Selecting Plants for Space Travel

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.

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Seed Starting – How-to Guidelines

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.

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Student Research Projects

Teachers have asked for “ideas” to get the class started with student research projects. This resource contains SOME potential research topics for students.

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Energy From the Sun – Green Plants as Primary Food Producers

This Tomatosphere resource shows how plants convert solar energy into chemical energy through a process known as photosynthesis.

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Glossary-based Student Activities

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.

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Conducting the Tomatosphere Experiment

This Tomatosphere resource will walk you through the general steps in conducting the Tomatosphere experiment in your classroom.

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Martian Crop Possibilities – Student Investigation

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

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Exploring Space – An Introduction

This Tomatosphere Exploring Space resource outlines the relevancy of the Tomatosphere project in the task of space exploration.

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The Science Experiment in Detail

This downloadable PDF gives details and hints on how to conduct the Tomatosphere science experiment in your classroom.

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International Space Station

An introduction to the International Space Station (ISS) which also provides link to other sites for further background information, student activities and research opportunities.

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