Get out of the classroom!
Join the 1000s of school scientists taking part in this exciting investigation. Adopt your own spring bulbs to help Professor Plant find out 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, extending the Amgueddfa Cymru core project to selected Edina schools in England and Scotland.
This is what you need to do:
1Applications for 2016-2017 are now CLOSED!
2Successful applicants will receive email confirmation by the end of May. Their bulbs, pots and weather recording equipment will be sent to their school by late September.
3Participating schools are asked to plant their bulbs on 20 October and to take daily weather records from November until March.
4Weather data and flowering records entered will be used to investigate the effects of climate change on Spring Bulbs 2005-2017.
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:
15 February 2016, Keeping Flower Records
11 January 2016, Baby Bulb is growing!
21 December 2015, Happy Christmas Bulb Buddies!
30 November 2015, We are off to a fantastic start this year
13 October 2015, Planting Day 20th October!
- Name the daffodil flower parts (PDF)
- My Crocus (PDF)
- My Daffodil (PDF)
- Name parts of a Daffodil (PDF)
- Bulb Adoption Certificate (PDF)
- Make your own bulb label (PDF)
- Make your own mini-origami booklet! (Colour version) (PDF)
- Make your own mini-origami booklet! (Fill in the gaps version) (PDF)
- Make your own mini-origami booklet! (How to do) (PDF)
- Name the crocus flower parts (PDF)
- Name the parts of a crocus (PDF)
- Bulb care - after flowering (PDF)
- Professor Plant’s investigation ideas (PDF)
Suitable for use on whiteboard, PC or can be printed.:
Calendar of active weeks:
2 Nov – 6 November 2015
9 Nov – 13 November 2015
16 Nov – 20 November 2015
23 Nov – 27 November 2015
30 Nov – 4 December 2015
7 Dec – 11 December 2015
4 Jan – 8 January 2016
11 Jan – 15 January 2016
18 Jan – 22 January 2016
25 Jan – 29 January 2016
1 Feb – 5 February 2016
8 Feb – 12 February 2016
15 Feb – 19 February 2016
22 Feb – 26 February 2016
29 Feb – 4 March 2016
7 Mar – 11 March 2016
14 Mar – 18 March 2016
21 Mar – 24 March 2016 *
* Good Friday: 25 March 2016