Year 4 have submitted a video application to be one of 6 Queensland schools to be selected to receive Australian wattle seeds that have been studied in SPACE! and GUESS WHAT …………………we have been chosen!!
This is a first for Australia. We will be a part of history!The selected schools around Australia will receive wattle seeds that have been flown to space as well as seeds that have not. The seeds are from the same seed lot. These seeds will be germinated and grown, with data being uploaded to the ‘What’ll happen to the wattle??!’ app.There will be teleconferences and other education support materials provided for the duration of the program. A small greenhouse, growing medium and all material will be provided to schools. The project will take at least a year and it is envisaged that the wattle will then be planted and a map be made of all the ‘space wattle trees’ around Australia.
Read below for the students’ reasons why their nomination should be chosen: Our school should be chosen because we have lots of land space to plant the trees and enough space so everyone in our community can see it. Our school should get some seeds because we have a Kindy and a high school attached to it and an aged care center close by. The wattles will feed birds, give us something else to look after and the wattle tree will help other plants, which need shade, to grow. People who love science will be able to study, make notes, and share their information with the community. Our school is a clean environment. We learn about waste and carefully manage our waste so that we can care for the environment. We also have homes in the community close to our school and public places like a historic bike trail and a park nearby. We can plant the trees where the local community can see them and visit them. I think we should get the wattle seeds because the students in our school always take care of plants and we have a gardening club. Students in our school community participate in everything and we are very enthusiastic about everything we do as well!
Check out the Year 4 Video submission at https:// streamable.com/apxjck