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 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:
1Record daily weather data and log this weekly on the website.
2Check that your readings are correct on the 'weather results' graph for your school!
3Compare your weather readings to those from other schools, are they similar? Use the resources at the bottom of this page to study plant life-cycles, weather patterns and climate change in class!
4Watch your plants closely! Once your flowers open, record the date and the plants height on the website.
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:
10 March 2017, Flower records and comments
28 February 2017, New teaching resources on People’s Collection Wales
6 February 2017, Keeping Flower Records
20 January 2017, Crocus or Daffodil?
13 January 2017, The results so far:
- 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:
1 Nov – 4 November 2016
7 Nov – 11 November 2016
14 Nov – 18 November 2016
21 Nov – 25 November 2016
28 Nov – 2 December 2016
5 Dec – 9 December 2016
2 Jan – 6 January 2017
9 Jan – 13 January 2017
16 Jan – 20 January 2017
23 Jan – 27 January 2017
30 Jan – 3 February 2017
6 Feb – 10 February 2017
13 Feb – 17 February 2017
20 Feb – 24 February 2017
27 Feb – 3 March 2017
6 Mar – 10 March 2017
13 Mar – 17 March 2017
20 Mar – 24 March 2017
27 Mar – 31 March 2017