In September 2015 the Royal Horticultural Society sent 2 kg of rocket seeds to the International Space Station. Here they spent six months orbiting the Earth and four months with British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake.
The seeds are now back on Earth and we will be growing them in school as part of the ‘Rocket Science Project’, which is running in partnership with the UK Space Agency.
We will grow the seeds alongside seeds that haven’t been to space to see if there are any differences in their growth. Watch this ‘space’!
On 07/06/16. Our rocket has grown now into proper rocket, just look at it!
We even found a weird plant here it is:
On 25/05/16. Here are the rocket seeds and just look how much they’ve grown! The tallest recorded is 10.8 cm! Here are some of them:
On 19/05/16. Here are the Rocket seeds. We are holding scissors because some of their leaves are dead or are about to die. We have cut these off to help the rest of the plant to continue to grow.
In science last week we looked at parts of a flowering plant. We dissected the lily and looked at the different parts and the pollen.
Today, 10/5/16 some of the rocket seeds are not looking very healthy. We think it could have been the heat of the weekend.
Not all are looking so bad…
Today, 28/4/16 some of are rocket seeds still haven’t grown or are very small.
Today is 26/4/16. So far this is one of the best growing seedlings. This is cell number – R77. This is only day 7 of this experiment. Will this red seed continue to grow faster than the blue seeds?
Today, 19/4/16 we planted our Rocket Seeds…