Year 2 are space biologists.
Our year 2 pupils are being space biologists and growing seeds that have been into space.
In September 2015, 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S where they spent several months in microgravity before returning to Earth in March 2016. The seeds have been sent as part of Rocket Science, an educational project launched by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency.
Church Hill Infants was lucky to be one of the schools to apply for and receive a packet of 100 seeds from space. The seeds are growing in Mr Mayhew’s room alongside seeds that haven’t been to space and they are measuring the differences over seven weeks. We don’t know which seeds packet contains which seeds at this stage!
This out-of-this-world, nationwide real life science experiment will enable the children to think more about how we could preserve human life on another planet in the future, what astronauts need to survive long-term missions in space and the difficulties surrounding growing fresh food in challenging conditions.
Mrs Phipps said “We are very excited to be taking part in Rocket Science. This experiment is a fantastic way of teaching our pupils to think more scientifically and share their findings” Look on the link below to see what Tim Peake, British Astronaut has to say-
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