Curriculum Expectations – Tomatosphere Program

The basis of the Tomatosphere™ program is the germination of tomato seeds – and that is the primary objective for the experiment. Students from K – 12 will all enjoy the benefits of hands-on planting, watering and caring for their plants. At the same time, Tomatosphere™ connects with the curriculum for science inquiry and process skills, as well as providing opportunities to explore the following science content strands:

  • Grades K-2: needs and characteristics of living things
  • Grades 3-4: plants, soil, habitats, nutrition
  • Grades 5-6: space, human needs, weather
  • Grades 7-8: Mars, careers, environmental studies
  • Grades 9-10: space exploration, nutrition, environmental studies
  • Grades 11-12: ecosystems, agriculture/agriscience, photosynthesis, sustainable development, planetary science, space exploration, plant biology