Rocket Seeds From Space!
Two kilograms of rocket seeds were blasted up to the International Space Station as part of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s six-month Principia mission. After several months on board, the seeds were sent back to Earth. After their return to the UK, they were packaged up with identical seeds that have stayed on earth.
Last week we received two packets of 100 seeds to grow and compare in class. Each student in Year 1 was able to plant one of these special rocket seeds this week. We will now be embarking on a voyage of discovery to see what growing plants in space can teach us about life on Earth and whether we can sustain human life in space through the production of our own food! When our study is complete we will be invited to input our results into a national online database so that results can be compared across all schools in the UK.
Our seeds have already begun to grow! The children have been looking closely at the seedlings to see if they can spot any differences between them. We will keep you updated with the seeds’ progress!
If you want to find out more visit:https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/news/News-results/National/2015/May/rocket-science