National Geographic : 1991 Nov
SPACE SEEDS TEACH PUPILS DOWN-TO-EARTH SCIENCE Proud crop ofyoung experi- teachers and their 3.3 mil- ofAndre's interview with a menters, D'Ann Douglas's lion students worldwide. local television station. As it first-grade class in Beau- The class's first space turned out, space seems to mont, Texas (top), lines up tomato (left) came from have had little effect on the with tomato plants they grew the plant grown by Andre seeds. Even so, Douglas from some of the 12.5 mil- Valmore (above, at right, points out: "We were very lion tomato seeds flown on inspecting seeds). Later, careful not to eat our science LDEF. About 140,000 seed Douglas and her class get a projects-no matter how kits were sent to 64,000 kick watching a videotape delicious they looked."