We planted 24 type ‘T’ seeds and 13 sprouted. We planted 31 type ‘V’ seeds and 5 sprouted. Many of us are predicting that the type ‘V’ seeds went into space because we don’t think space conditions are helpful for seeds. (Thanks for all the plastic containers!)
As a fundraiser for the international aid organization, Free the Children, we were silent for 3 periods.
On April 7th our first seed sprouted. By April 8th we had 3. All from the Group ‘T’.
On April 2nd we planted our tomato seeds from the Tomatosphere project. (http://www.tomatosphere.org/)
Tomatosphere is a research project that will involves 17 000 Canadian and U.S. classrooms this year. In 2014, students will use two sets of seeds – a control group and a group that have spent 22 months on the international Space Station. These seeds have travelled in excess of 450 million kilometres. The two sets will not be identified until their results are reported to the web site. This methodology, known as a “blind study” will allow the mystery of the project to be real for the students.
Our class planted the ‘T’ seeds. Mme Chaffey’s class planted the ‘V’ seeds. One set of seeds went into space. We’re going to try to guess which one!
Today we wore blue to support World Autism Awareness Day.