Spring Bulbs for Schools: Spring Bulbs

Spring Bulbs for Schools

Get out of the classroom!

Join the 1,000s of school scientists taking part in this exciting investigation. Adopt your own spring bulbs to help Professor Plant investigate how the changing seasons are affecting spring flowers.

Since October 2005, school scientists across Wales have been keeping weather records and noting when their flowers open, as part of this long-term study looking at the effects of temperature on spring bulbs.

We continue to work in partnership with the Edina Trust who support and fund the project. The Edina Trust have been running an extension project since 2011, complementing the Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales core project and extending its reach to selected schools in England and Scotland. In 2016 this extension project was offered to selected schools in Wales, and in 2017 the Edina Trust extended the project further, to include participation from schools in Northern Ireland.

This is what you need to do

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Schools in Wales want to take part

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Resource packs with bulbs, pots and weather recording equipment will be sent to participating schools in October

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Schools will take daily weather readings from November to March and record these and the flowering dates of their plants to the website

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There are lots of resources on this page - scroll down to 'Teaching Resources'

Summary

Number of schools involved this year:

15

Average temperature across all schools:

°C

Average rainfall across all schools:

mm

Total data collected so far this year:

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Calendar of active weeks

2021
1 Nov – 5 November 2021
8 Nov – 12 November 2021
15 Nov – 19 November 2021
22 Nov – 26 November 2021
29 Nov – 3 December 2021
6 Dec – 10 December 2021
13 Dec – 17 December 2021
2022
3 Jan – 7 January 2022
10 Jan – 14 January 2022
17 Jan – 21 January 2022
24 Jan – 28 January 2022
31 Jan – 4 February 2022
7 Feb – 11 February 2022
14 Feb – 18 February 2022
21 Feb – 25 February 2022
28 Feb – 4 March 2022
7 Mar – 11 March 2022
14 Mar – 18 March 2022
21 Mar – 25 March 2022
28 Mar – 1 April 2022
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