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The Great Plant Debate

Collaborative Classroom Activities

PART 1: Hardware Design

Sep 22 - Nov 4: Classroom design of what is needed to grow plants in space; at conclusion, classes share designs for posting online (NOTE: extended deadline)
How to submit designs
How to see designs received
Nov 6 - Dec 23: Discuss various ideas, debate good and bad points, try to reach consensus; Get feedback from experts to help students see how their solutions compared to NASA's

PART 2: Data Sharing

Nov 1 - Jan 19: Conduct the STELLAR Shuttle/Mir Seed Germination Activity and submit results
How to submit results
How to see results received
Jan 20 - Feb 14: Compare and discuss what may have caused different results


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