Artemis ROADS II Unit 3 Lesson 2: Gardening on the Moon

This lesson’s guiding question is, How will growing plants on the Moon compare to growing plants on Earth?.

Lesson Summary:

First, students will consider what plants they have eaten in the past week and then they will explore a simulated lunar regolith sample and information about some of NASA’s investigations about growing plants on the Moon. Then, students will plan and carry out their own investigations to learn more about growing plants in space. Finally, they will discuss their results and document their findings in their MDLs.

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Artemis ROADS II Mission Objective Alignment:

This lesson is aligned with Mission Objective 5, which focuses on designing and carrying out an investigation and experiment regarding the growing conditions that plants will need on the moon.