Lunar Plant Growth Chamber

This Lunar Plant Growth Chamber unit also includes:

Would astronauts be able to grow their food on the Moon? Teams research plant growth in order to design and build a growth chamber that will function on the lunar surface. They narrow down plant choices based upon their strengths and weaknesses to determine what plants to grow in the growth chamber. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research Earth-based growth chambers
  • Have teams determine what lunar resources they can use in their designs
Classroom Considerations

  • The building part of the unit requires space to hold a full-size growth chamber and support systems
Pros

  • The unit is set up so that the building part is optional
  • Denotes the lesson connection for the questions in the pre-/post-assessment
Cons

  • None