1st October 2016
Dear Rocket Science participant,
We are so excited to announce that the results of our huge science experiment can now be revealed!
Overall we found that on average, the Earth seeds grew better than the space seeds, but not by much. We think this is most likely caused by the space seeds being slightly affected by radiation while on board the ISS. Despite this, they still grew and that is great news as it means there is still potential to grow food on long-term missions, or even another planet in the future!
We have written a published a very special colourful report called ‘Rocket Science: Our Voyage of Discovery’ which is now available to download free from our website. The report contains the results, theories from pupils, comments from leading scientists, quotes, photos and a very special message from Tim.
To download a copy of the report to print and keep, head here: https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/RocketScience
We would like to thank you all again for being so fantastic and being one of over 8,600 groups to take part in this project. With your help, we have made one small step towards knowing more about growing food in space and one giant leap in inspiring young people all across the UK in science.
We hope to be back in 2018 with another ‘out of this world’ project so watch this ‘space’!
The RHS Campaign for School Gardening Team
Royal Horticultural Society
The Pines, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, GU23 6QB