April, 2016

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Seeds from space.

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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”

Planting seeds

Planting seeds

Checking each seed is at the same depth

Checking each seed is at the same depth

All done

All done

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.

"Look mine is number 22 it's grown"

“Look mine is number 22 it’s grown”

Little bit of water.

Little bit of water.

Applying maths

Applying maths

Day 13.

Some have real leaves

180 turn

180 turn

Careful watering

Careful watering

Filling in data

Filling in data

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Day17

We had to work out what percentage of seedlings were alive.

80% growth

80% growth

Updating the data

Updating the data

Watering

Watering

We think

Applying maths, turn 180 degrees.

Applying maths, turn 180 degrees.

We think we are growing space seeds, as all the classes with red seeds are taller then those with blue seeds..

Day 20

Wow the seeds are really starting to “take off”

80% growth

80% growth

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Watering

Watering

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.

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The tallest seedling was 8.7cm

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Dinosaur day

As part of science week, we spent a day being paleontologists. We learnt lots of new skills.
We looked at animal bones and compared them to human bones. Learnt how to excavate using cookies.
Decided on new dinosaur names.
Measured the size of dinosaurs (they are huge!)

Funny bones

Funny bones

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Funny bones

Funny bones

Cookie challenge

Cookie challenge

Can you make a new dinosaur name?

Can you make a new dinosaur name?

Careful work!

Careful work!

Miss Tate's attempt

Miss Tate’s attempt

Wow! Look how big a Diplodocus is.

Wow! Look how big a Diplodocus is.

Working hard!

Working hard!

Dinosaur uncovered

Dinosaur uncovered

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