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November 2011

Getting colder...

Posted by Danielle Cowell on 24 November 2011
The bulbs I planted last year have come early.
Planting day at Ysgol Clocaenog.

After a rather warm few weeks the weather is finally starting to turn cold.

Many schools are reporting colder temperatures and some have even seen frost.

The bulbs I planted last year have started to grow already! They are 4cms tall. I wonder if they will survive if the temperatures get much colder. Please let me know if any of your bulbs have started to grow.

See this blog page from Sherwood Primary School - they have a write-up on their planting day.

See also pictures of planting at Ysgol Clocaenog, outside Ruthin.

Many Thanks

Professor Plant




The weather records are coming in!

Posted by Danielle Cowell on 11 November 2011
Fullwood and Cadley School, Lancashire.
Weather report from Bishop Childs CIW School

Already many schools have sent in their weather records! This is just the second week of recording and pupils are busy learning to keep temperature and rainfall records and send in their data.

If you send your data in weekly other schools can look at your data and compare. See the picture to see what the weather reports look like. This was sent in by Bishop Childs CIW School - you can view it on the website by following this link

Some schools have also set up their own blogs about the project. See this fantastic blog create by Fulwood and Cadley School:

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Keep up the good work Bulb Buddies!

Professor Plant



Seven thousand bulbs

Posted by Danielle Cowell on 3 November 2011
Harwell Primary School.
Sherwood Primary School
Planting at Stanford in the Vale Primary School. These bulbs are being planted in the ground rather than in the pots because this is an extra experiment funded by the Edina Trust.
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Over the last two weeks young scientists across the UK have planted seven thousand bulbs in order to help us understand climate change!

I've had many reports from teachers saying that their pupils are now really excited to start keeping weather records to help with this important investigation.  

I'd like to wish all the pupils well with their record keeping and can't wait to see the first weather records appear on our web pages this Friday! Please use the following links to help you record. Keeping weather records and What to record.

Don't forget to send me any pictures you have and I will add them to this blog page.

Question for the week: So far, this autumn has been a very warm one. Infact, October was the eighth warmest in the last 100 years!  Do you think November will stay warm or turn cold? Do you think it could snow? What weather would you like to have? Leave your comments below.

Many Thanks

Professor Plant



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