SEEDS FROM SPACE? 2 May 2016

Year 2 children at Gardening Club planted rocket seeds as part of a national campaign involving the Royal Horticultural Society and the UK Space Agency’s Tim Peake.

The seeds spent several months in space on the International Space Station, returning to Earth in March. Thousands of schools in the UK received a packet of 100 seeds from space, which will be grown alongside seeds which stayed on Earth. The pupils will measure the differences in the growth of the two samples without knowing which sample is from which batch.

Mr Anjari said “It is a bit different to the other crops that we have grown so far! The children are really excited to be part of a project that will supply data to help astronauts of the future grow food in space, and the scientific thinking the experiment promotes goes hand in hand with what we are teaching in the classroom.”

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