Thousands of young scientists study climate change
National Museum Wales is working with 3,600 young scientists to investigate and understand climate change.
Over the past few weeks bulbs and pots have been delivered to schools and home educators all across Wales - ready for the big planting day on the 20th October. Some schools have sent in some lovely pictures and reported on how excited the children are to be taking part.
From now until the end of March 2010 each young scientist will be recording the weather and flowering dates of their Daffodil and Crocus bulbs as part or a long-term study looking at the effects of temperature changes on spring bulbs.
The study started in 2005, and will hopefully continue for many years to come. To see the results so far or to sign up for next year please visit Spring Bulbs for Schools
Each pupil will work through Professor Plant's tasks to be awarded a Super Scientist Certificate and the most dedicated school will win a trip to the Really Welsh Daffodil Farm and Kenfig Nature Reserve. The Really Welsh company kindly donated all the daffodils for this experiment - which are grown in good Welsh soil at Kenfig, near Bridgend.
Watch this blog to see some of the schools reports & observations - or watch the picture diary in the spring.
If you are taking part and would like to send Professor Plant a question - then please get in touch. Professor Plant would love to hear from you.