Tim with the seeds onboard the ISS.

Tim with the seeds onboard the ISS.

Monday May 23rd ~ Day 35

Our ‘Rocket Science’ seed experiment comes to an end, the final recordings of the rocket plants are made.

Blue seeds started strong, but the red seeds caught up!

Blue seeds started strong, but the red seeds caught up! Still no clue!

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Our information will go to the RHS and UK space agency, where results from 8,600 schools across the country will be analysed, has space travel and microgravity had any effect on the seeds?

Red or blue?

Red or blue?

The boys have their own ideas as to which seeds went into space; from the planned observations and measurements set out in the Experiment protocols; and from further investigations they have carried out, including positive / negative geotropism occurring in the roots and shoots respectively, counting and comparing root lengths, observations of differences between the replicants, by tray and by individual plants.

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Investigating the roots of red plants.

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Making slides with Ms. Arnold.

Looking at root tip cells

Examining root tip cells with Dr Taylor.

We all look forward to hearing from GB astronaut Tim Peake in June, before he leaves the International Space Station, with an answer; Red or Blue?

Which seeds went to space Tim?

Which seeds went to space Tim?

And were the the boys right?

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