West Earlham Junior School has successfully applied to take part in an exciting ‘Space Biology’ experiment.
The RHS Campaign for School Gardening has partnered with the UK Space Agency to embark on an ‘out of this world’ educational project.
The project, Rocket Science, will give around half a million UK children the chance to learn how science in space contributes to our knowledge of life on earth, using the invaluable expertise of the European Space Agency (ESA) and RHS Science team.
Read all about the project at – https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/news/News-results/National/2015/May/rocket-science
As part of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s six-month space mission, two kilograms of rocket seeds were sent to the International Space Station. After several months on board, the seeds will be sent back and will land in the Pacific Ocean in the Spring of 2016. After they return to the UK, they will be packaged up with identical seeds that have stayed on Earth. West Earlham Junior School was one of the lucky schools chosen to receive some of these seeds. We will grow the seeds under certain scientific conditions and send the data back to the RHS and ESA via an online data base.
This is really exciting news and we can’t wait to get started! Watch the 5EB Blog for further updates.