In the November/December 1997 issue of Science and Children, the article “Space Shuttle Experiments Take Flight” described a unique industry mentorship program that enabled elementary students and their teachers to contribute to research involving space-grown vegetables while introducing students to a variety of science careers as well as the space program. The article included an invitation from the author to teachers and students nationwide to involve their students in the next set of space shuttle experiments. Twelve schools from seven states answered, and successful experiments were launched on several more space shuttle flights and one rocket. This article describes these experiences.
Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2000Stock # sc00_038_02_38Volume 038Issue 02