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 – 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

1

Apply here to take part in the 2022-2023 investigation

2

Receive your resource pack in September

3

Plant your bulbs in October and take weather records November to March

4

Enter your weather data and flower data to our website

Summary

Number of schools involved this year:

176

Average temperature across all schools:

8 °C

Average rainfall across all schools:

4 mm

Total data collected so far this year:

2090

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Teaching Resources

Suitable for use on whiteboard, PC or can be printed.

Calendar of active weeks

2022
31 Oct – 4 November 2022
7 Nov – 11 November 2022
14 Nov – 18 November 2022
21 Nov – 25 November 2022
28 Nov – 2 December 2022
5 Dec – 9 December 2022
12 Dec – 16 December 2022
2023
9 Jan – 13 January 2023
16 Jan – 20 January 2023
23 Jan – 27 January 2023
30 Jan – 3 February 2023
6 Feb – 10 February 2023
27 Feb – 3 March 2023
6 Mar – 10 March 2023
13 Mar – 17 March 2023
20 Mar – 24 March 2023
27 Mar – 31 March 2023
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