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 TrustThe Edina Trust have been running an extension project since 2011, extending the Amgueddfa Cymru core project to selected Edina schools in England and Scotland.   Applications are now open for 2017-18. Schools in Wales can apply below. Schools in England and Scotland can apply through the Edina Trust.
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This is what you need to do:

Applications are now closed.
The term planner will be sent to you in June
Bulbs and weather equipment will be sent to you in October
Keep weather records with your class from November to March


Number of schools involved this year:
Average temperature across all schools:
Average rainfall across all schools:
Total data collected so far this year:

Show School Locations & Results:


19 July 2017, Tonyrefail Primary explore nature at St Fagans National Museum of History
28 April 2017, Super Scientist Awards 2016-17
4 April 2017, Applications Now Open for the Spring Bulbs for Schools Project 2017-18
24 March 2017, The results so far
10 March 2017, Flower records and comments


Calendar of active weeks:
1 Nov4 November 2016
7 Nov11 November 2016
14 Nov18 November 2016
21 Nov25 November 2016
28 Nov2 December 2016
5 Dec9 December 2016
2 Jan6 January 2017
9 Jan13 January 2017
16 Jan20 January 2017
23 Jan27 January 2017
30 Jan3 February 2017
6 Feb10 February 2017
13 Feb17 February 2017
20 Feb24 February 2017
27 Feb3 March 2017
6 Mar10 March 2017
13 Mar17 March 2017
20 Mar24 March 2017
27 Mar31 March 2017
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