Researchers from England, Holland and Sweden have shown great interest in the experiment done by 5 girls from northern Jutland in 9th grade.
They did an experiment for a biology test, so brilliant, that it has attracted international attention among acknowledged biologists and radiation experts.
The girls got really surprised by the sudden attention from all around the world.
“It has been such a rollercoaster ride. I still cannot believe it”, says Lea Nielsen, one of the girls.
“It’s totally overwhelming and exciting. It’s just not something you experience every day”. added Mathilde Nielsen, another girl from the group.
It all started because they found it difficult to concentrate during the school day:
“We all think we have experienced difficulty concentrating in school, if we had slept with the phone next to our head, and sometimes also experienced having difficulty sleeping”, explains Lea Nielsen.
So here is what they did:
They took 400 cress seeds and placed them in 12 trays. Then, they placed 6 trays in 2 separate rooms at the same temperature. They gave the same amount of water and sun to all the trays for 12 days.