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Rocket Science

The UK Space Agency in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society launched an innovative educational project that will gave around half a million UK children the chance to become space biologists.

Ages:

  • 4-7
  • 7-11
  • 11-14
  • 14-16
  • 16-18

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However, education resources that link plants and space for Primary and Secondary students can be found on the download tab or at ESERO-UK.

Rocket Science Experiment

Tim Peake learns surival skillsAs part of Tim’s mission, 2kg of rocket seeds were sent to the ISS and were returned to Earth after six months on board. Thousands of UK schools took part in a national science experiment to compare the seeds against seeds that have stayed on our planet. Participating schools each received two packets of 100 seeds to grow and compare and a collection of fun, inspiring curriculum-linked teaching resources and posters.

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