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Science Nation: Leaf Sensor

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It started as a project for long term space survival, when NASA estimated that crews headed to or living on Mars would spend 80% of their waking hours farming. But, with support from the National Science Foundation, research into a leaf sensor that could “call in” with its vital statistics morphed into technology that can help farmers on this planet. The goal is to save water by directly measuring a plant’s moisture level.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 34 seconds

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Episode 1
4 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 2
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Episode 3
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Episode 6
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Episode 8
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Episode 10
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