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Seeds in Space
In December this year, One Giant Leap Foundation is sending native golden wattle seeds to the Internal Space Station. In collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Agency (JAXA) the seeds will live in space for six months, returning to Australia in time for Science Week 2021.
Xavier College was fortunate enough to be one of the 150 schools who were selected to be a part of this exciting out of this world program! As part of the program, students will be asked to germinate and grow these seeds to record data about the germination and seed growth and upload this to the 'What’ll Happen to the Wattle’ App where all the results can be collated, compared and used to create a nationwide map identifying the location of Australia's 'space wattle' trees.
A big congratulations must go to Jai Parkes for approaching and asking his science teacher to take part in such a fascinating and forward thinking opportunity for our school and future scientists and Akito Koek for taking part in the application process!