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Rocket seeds launch!

We launched our rocket seeds project in assembly last week by showing the video of Tim Peake in the International Space Station holding a package of rocket seeds.  The children were very excited about the fact that we would be receiving some seeds from space and some which had stayed on Earth.  We talked about growing them and discussed how they might grow differently.

On Monday 18th April the seeds arrived in two packets one red and one blue.  We don't know which packet had been in space.

On Tuesday BBC Wiltshire Radio sent a reporter to find out what we would be doing and what we thought might happen.

You can listen to the interviews by clicking on this link and scrolling about 2 hours and 19 mins into the programme.

In the afternoon 9 children planted the 200 rocket seeds.  We had to follow very specific instructions.  We have to turn the trays every two days to make sure each seed gets the same amount of light and water them when they get dry.  We also have to take measurements and make observations on set days.  So watch this space to find out what happens!



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