Woodland Primary School successfully applied to take part in this experiment launched by British astronaut, Tim Peake, aboard the International Space Station.
Tim took rocket seeds into space. The experiment is to see whether the zero gravity environment will affect the seeds. Scientists need to know if seeds survive in space to help them plan long manned space missions to Mars.
The test is a blind comparison test. We have been given two packets of rocket seeds – one has been in space with Tim, the other has stayed on Earth. We don’t know which one is which but we have made predictions, and have made the tests fair giving both packets of seeds equal conditions.
The results so far: both packets have germinated, although the blue packets got off to a better start. This week we worked out the percentage of seeds from each packet that have germinated.
The experiment lasts for five weeks. We will find out which were the real space rocket seeds after all the results have been sent in.
Watch this SPACE!!