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British astronaut Tim Peake has asked Abbots Farm to help him with one of his scientific experiments.
He wants pupils to plant rocket seeds that have been in orbit with him, and compare their growth with rocket plants that have stayed on Earth.
Mr Peake has outlined details of the project in a message from the space station which will be sent to schools.
The study will help find ways to grow food in space which will be essential if humans travel to distant planets.
We didn’t know which were space seeds and which were earth seeds. We were only told blue or red.
Wrens are growing the ” blue seeds”
Watch this “space” for updates on the seeds progress.
Hopefully Wrens won’t have a problem!!
Day 3 watered and turned 180 degrees.
Day 6. Watered and turned 180 degrees.
Some have real leaves
We had to work out what percentage of seedlings were alive.
We think we are growing space seeds, as all the classes with red seeds are taller then those with blue seeds..
Wow the seeds are really starting to “take off”
Alex and Joseph think the blue seeds are Earth seeds, as the red seeds grow quicker because they have space power.
Day 21 measuring tallest seedling.
The tallest seedling was 8.7cm