US (AL): Students learn about space through tomatoes

There are a few theories floating around Kay Love’s classroom at Northside High School.

For the last week, 130 of Love’s students have been involved in a project in which they have been growing two kinds of tomatoes: one set of seeds that have been kept on Earth and another set that have been through the International Space Station.

Are the differences between the two seeds?

"A lot of the kids have different ideas," said Love, who teaches different science courses at Northside.

Phoenix Lucio, a freshman in Love’s pre-AP biology class, thinks the seeds from space may grow faster.

"I don't know how the tomatoes would work, but maybe that would be different," Phoenix  said.

Troy Odom, a senior, thinks the Earth seeds might grow faster, but is curious to see how the space seeds will fare.

"I think it would be pretty cool if that would be successful and could lead to some interesting things," Troy said.

Read more at Tuscaloosa News (Drew Taylor)

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