Tim Peake - Rocket Seeds
Class 5 have been enthusiastic scientists and have been busy monitoring and measuring 200 Rocket seeds (100 blue, 100 red), half of which have been stored in microgravity by Tim Peake on the ISS. They will enter their results into a national database and will try to predict which seeds stayed on Earth and which ones were on the ISS. We are one of the 10,000 schools taking part in this experiment in the UK. This is in aid of research into how factors such as zero gravity and the lack of micro-organisms in the soil, air and water affect plant growth and development. This will in turn help identify which crops will be the best to grow in a "space garden" providing a sustainable source of food for astronauts. The results will be announced by Tim Peake in June 2016.