It is rocket science

20 April 2016

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What an exciting day – the summer term has begun, the sun is shining and the rocket seeds from space have arrived. Overseen by British astronaut Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station, the children have been planting them in the science room. The school received two packets of 100 seeds, one of which has been to space. We don’t know if it’s the red or blue packet as it’s a blind experiment to see the effects of being in space on the seeds. The children will be growing them for 35 days under identical conditions, measuring their progress and entering this on a chart. They will then enter the results into a national database, where the findings will be analysed. The children will also make a prediction on which packet they think went into space, based on their findings. So let the sun shine and the experiments begin.

See Tim Peake explain the project at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35422286.