In Year 5 we are taking part in the Rocket Science project with the UK Space Agency and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).  On 2nd September 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station on Soyuz 44S as part of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s six-month Principia mission. After several months on board, the seeds were sent back to the UK, packaged up with identical seeds that have stayed on Earth and we received our two packets of seeds at the start of this half term. 

We started our experiment by sowing the seeds on the 20th April and we have begun recording the data on our chart. Year 5 are responsible for growing and comparing the plants and at the end of the experiment, our results will be recorded into a national online database so that results can be compared across all participating schools in the UK. 

Which seeds will grow best? Will it be the blue seeds or the red seeds? Which are the space seeds? We have many unanswered questions...

Have a look at our photos so far...

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AuthorKay McVey