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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Participating schools will plant bulbs on 20 October

2

Schools will take daily weather readings from 2 November and enter the data to the website

3

Schools will watch their plants grow and enter the flowering dates 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:

167

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

2020
2 Nov – 6 November 2020
9 Nov – 13 November 2020
16 Nov – 20 November 2020
23 Nov – 27 November 2020
30 Nov – 4 December 2020
7 Dec – 11 December 2020
14 Dec – 18 December 2020
2021
4 Jan – 8 January 2021
11 Jan – 15 January 2021
18 Jan – 22 January 2021
25 Jan – 29 January 2021
1 Feb – 5 February 2021
8 Feb – 12 February 2021
15 Feb – 19 February 2021 (Halfterm)
22 Feb – 26 February 2021
1 Mar – 5 March 2021
8 Mar – 12 March 2021
15 Mar – 19 March 2021
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