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Rocket Science

Some Year 3 and Year 4 pupils took part in an exciting Science project earlier this term.

Along with hundreds of other schools across the country we were asked to help with some important research into how seeds, that had been in space, would grow.

We were sent 2 packs of 100 Rocket Leaf seeds, a red pack and a blue pack, one of which had been in space with British Astronaut Tim Peake, but we weren't told which one.

Our mission was to plant the seeds and monitor their growth, recording information on how many seeds grew, how tall they grew, how many leaves they produced and finally how many survived to the end of the study.

These were our findings:

For the Red seeds 85% grew and there were 82% of the Blue seeds, the tallest Red seedling measured 57mm whilst the Blue one was 48mm and the number of leaves grown, on the day we counted, ranged from 1 to 5.  71% of the Red seeds and 64% of the Blue seeds survived to the end of the experiment.

Most of the children thought the Blue pack of seeds were from Space.

Thanks to all the children for their help and enthusiasm in taking part with this exciting project.