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Fullhurst students are growing seeds from space

Year 7 students have become space biologists and are embarking on a voyage of discovery growing 100 seeds that have been into space.  The seeds spent several months in micro-gravity before returning to Earth in March 2016. 

Rocket Science, an educational project launched by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency, flew 2kg of rocket seeds to the International Space Station (ISS)  in September 2015.  Fullhurst Community College, alongside approximately 10,000 schools, received a packet of 100 seeds from space and 100 seeds which haven't left earth. We don't know which seed packet contained which seeds and are measuring how the seeds grow over seven weeks. 

This out-of-this-world, nationwide science experiment will enable students to think more about how we could preserve human life on another planet in the future, what astronauts need to survive long-term missions in space and the difficulties surrounding growing fresh food in challenging climates.

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