ROCKET SEEDS UPDATE

Lakeside is taking part in the ROCKET SCIENCE EXPERIMENT. We have received over one hundred Rocket seeds in two packs red and blue. We know that one of the packs has been stored in micro gravity aboard the ISS by Major Tim Peake! For the purposes of the experiment, we have not been told which of the packets contain the ‘space seeds’ We have been asked to grow seeds from our two packs in the same place and with the same treatment. We will record our observations and send the data back for analysis.

The experiment will be completed by 24th May. Based on the evidence collected, we will make a prediction as to which packets contain the space seeds, red or blue?

Find out the specifics at:

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/Competitions/Rocket-Science-Experiment-Overview

The story so far…

Seeds sown: 100

By day 3:

the first seeds from both the blue and red packets had germinated.

By day 10:

31% of the seeds from the red packet had germinated.

23% of the seeds from the blue packet had germinated.

Day 21:

We saw the first pair of true leaves appear on seedlings from the red packet.

We saw the first pair of true leaves appear on seedlings from the blue packet.

also on day 21:

The tallest seedling from the red packet measured 55mm

The tallest seedling from the blue packet measured 45mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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