So you want to be a space biologist or rocket scientist? (thanks to Tim Peake)


Rocket Science LogoOf the many and various items that British ESA astronaut Tim Peake has taken aboard the International Space Station, you may not have considered 2kg of rocket seeds being among them. The seeds are staying with Tim for 6 months and packs will be allocated to registered schools on their return to Earth.

Schools can register interest in packs which will contain some of these space rocket seeds and a comparative set of seeds that have stayed on Earth. It will give pupils the chance to be space biologists and investigate how space effects the growth of plants.


Along with the seeds, schools and other educational organisations will be able to use a comprehensive suite of teaching and learning resources that are being developed by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and Science and Plants for schools. Resources for both primary and secondary schools will be available, and will include suggestions on scientific investigations and experiments inspired by the project and even details on how to design and build a table top Mars greenhouse.

Follow the link below to find out more about getting involved!


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