Wednesday, May 30, 2012

tomatosphere 2012

The students from divisions 8 and 9 planted tomato seeds in the library today as part of the TOMATOSPHERE Project.  Every year, thousands of students in Canada and the USA participate in this project by planting two groups of seeds and watching and recording their germination rates. One group of seeds is the "control" group and the other is a treated group. Each year there are different treatments and the purpose of the project is to investigate seed treatments that will be successful in traveling in space and potentially to Mars in case there is a need to plant and grow food there to sustain a human population that might live there in the future. More information about the project can be found HERE.

We will be watching with anticipation to see when those first seeds germinate!
~Ms Novakowski

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