Participating classes will explore how indoor environmental conditions influence human health, and identify the best conditions for healthy living. This knowledge is important not only on Earth, but also on the International Space Station (ISS), the future Lunar Gateway, and as long-duration space travel progresses, maybe even on Mars!
Senior biology students use a DNA barcoding kit to test local grocery store fish samples, and discover if the fish they bought is mislabeled and part of food fraud!
Let’s Talk Science has other inquiry-based projects that are available regionally or intermittently depending on the scientific community and available funding, visit our resources section to see all the past and present projects.
“The program was fantastic! The kids loved it, especially the Minds On activities and the 'Scratch' activities in the consolidation. My class was doing the Tomatosphere experiment at the same time, and my students started to make connections between CO2 levels on the ISS and their impact on the tomatoes. It was really great to see them transfer their understanding from the experiments!”
Educator participating in Living Space
“The students thoroughly enjoyed the [Living Space] project. Many worked at their own pace and then helped their peers. Many of the students who were confident coding were my lower students and helping their peers boosted their confidence.”
Renee Fleury-Fata, Educator
“We have enjoyed predicting, planting and watching our Tomatosphere seeds grow into plants! Today we made final observations of our plants to submit our results”