On Wednesday 20th April Years 1-2 and some Reception children took part in a National scientific experiment. This experiment consists on growing some rocket seeds, some of which have travelled to space and others have remained here on Earth.
On the 2nd September 2015 two kilograms of rocket seed (Eruca sativa) travelled from Baikonur, Kazakhstan on the Sayuz 445 rocket to the International Space Station (ISS). The seeds have been stored in microgravity by Tim Peake ( the first British ESA astronaut) before they return to Earth.
We received 200 hundred rocket seeds which were delivered in two packets, one red and another blue. We had to follow specific instructions on how to sow the seeds, look after them, measure them and how to record the corresponding data.
By the end of this project and after a series of scientific enquiries (e.g. Performing simple tests, observing closely, using simple equipment, gathering and recording data, using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions ) we will make a prediction based on the evidence we have gathered as to which packet contains the space seeds, red or blue.