KS1 are taking part in a national project called Rocket Science.
When Tim Peake travelled to the International Space Station in December he took with him a large number of Rocket seeds. These seeds have since been brought back to Earth and distributed to schools across the UK.
KS1 children will be growing 100 'space seeds' and 100 normal Rocket seeds, however we don't know which seeds are which. We will be making observations as they grow and comparing the plants that grow, then we will decide whether we think that the red seeds or the blue seeds were taken to space.
After taking part in the experiment for 5 weeks, Tim Peake himself will reveal which seeds he took to space.
We will be posting photos and keeping a diary on this page of any changes we notice in the plants.
Unfortunately after 4 weeks our plants all died.
Tim Peake announced that the blue packets of seeds were the ones which went to space.
Our plants are still growing! Some plants are now beginning to grow their first true leaves, then they will soon become more recognisable as Rocket.
Today some of the Year 2's measured the plants to find the tallest plants in each tray. Here are the results (mm):
Our Rocket plants are starting to grow much taller now. At the moment we are waiting for them to grow their first 'true leaves'.
Lots more of the seeds have started to grow over the weekend and we now have Rocket growing in all of the seed trays! We noticed that some trays are growing more than others.
79 of the red seeds are growing and 78 of the blue seeds are growing.
We noticed that some of our seeds had started to grow this morning. Seeds in R1, R2, R3,R3, B1, B2 and B4 had all started growing.
Today children from Maple and Silver Birch classes planted our 200 seeds. It was very exciting finding out about the experiment and guessing which seeds might have been to space!
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