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Tomatosphere

Tomatosphere™

Through Tomatosphere™, your students will investigate the effects of outer space on the germination of tomato seeds. This is a hands-on program that builds scientific inquiry and experimentation skills.
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Tomatosphere™

Astronaut standing on Mars with Earth in the background

Earth vs. Mars

Grade
6 9
Learn about the characteristics of the Earth and Mars, two planets in our Solar System.
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Earth vs. Mars

Student drawn postcard representing habitation spheres on an extra-terrestrial planet.

Send a Postcard to Space

Send a postcard to space and back thanks to a partnership with Club for the Future. The Club’s mission is to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM and help visualize the future of life in space. This page describes the project and how to get your postcards to space.
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Send a Postcard to Space

Student drawn postcard representing habitation spheres on an extra-terrestrial planet.

Imagine Future Careers

Spark creativity and curiosity by sending a postcard to space thanks to a partnership between Tomatosphere™ and Club for the Future founded. Students will imagine the jobs of the future in space and represent their thoughts on a postcard which will then be sent to space.
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Imagine Future Careers

Maturation of tomato fruit

The Life Cycle of a Tomato Plant

Learn about the pollination, fertilization, germination and growth of tomato plants.
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The Life Cycle of a Tomato Plant

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Seeds and Germination

Learn what’s inside a tomato seed, how it travels, and all the things it needs to germinate and grow.
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Seeds and Germination

People observing a mushroom

Inquiry Approach to Learning

Inquiry is an approach to learning that engages our natural curiosity and desire to make sense of the world.
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Inquiry Approach to Learning

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Mike Dixon

Job Title
Professor and Director of CESRF
Mike Dixon is the Professor and Director of CESRF at the University of Guelph.
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Mike Dixon

Nitrogen symbol from periodic table

Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle

What is the nitrogen cycle? How do human activities such as using fertilizer affect the nitrogen cycle? How can this cause greenhouse gases?
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Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle

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Infographic Creator

The Infographic Creator learning strategy introduces students to a method of presenting data, as well as other information, from an inquiry in a visually interesting, graphic format called an infographic.
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Infographic Creator

NASA Astronaut Candidate Loral O’Hara

Planting the seeds of a dream for new NASA Astronaut

News

June 26, 2017

Photo courtesy of NASA

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Planting the seeds of a dream for new NASA Astronaut

Tomatosphere™ launches new website for 2016-2017 school year

News

May 30, 2017

In September, educators visiting Tomatosphere™ will notice a new loo

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Tomatosphere™ launches new website for 2016-2017 school year

Tomatosphere™ launches the creativity and dreams of students

Tomatosphere™ launches the creativity and dreams of students

News

January 18, 2017

Maria Nickel with students upon being accepted for SSEP

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Tomatosphere™ launches the creativity and dreams of students

Grade 4 Teacher

For Over 20 years, Grade 4 Teacher Provides "Out-Of-This-World" Experience for Students

News

August 29, 2016

One student develops a keen interest in space and decides she wants to be a pilot when she grows up…

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For Over 20 years, Grade 4 Teacher Provides "Out-Of-This-World" Experience for Students

David Lauzon

Our Stories: Growing Generosity from Classrooms to Communities

News

May 19, 2017

“At 11 to 13 years of age, my students are young enough to be here when humankind actually succeeds in colonizing other planets,” says David Lauzon

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Our Stories: Growing Generosity from Classrooms to Communities