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 National Museum Wales core project to selected Edina schools in England and Scotland.
Apply for the project online in May.
1Apply for the project online in May.
2Your box of bulbs and other equipment will arrive by early October.
3You will receive an email with your schools password and username by the 20th of October. Once you have received these details you can register on the museum's website.
4Planting day for Wales and England is 20th October. Planting day for Scotland is 27th October.
Number of schools involved this year:
Average temperature across all schools:
Average rainfall across all schools:
Total data collected so far this year:
27 March 2015, Last Day of Weather Data Collection!!
13 March 2015, Only two weeks to go Bulb Buddies!
2 March 2015, Daffodils for St David's Day
27 February 2015, First flower dates!
13 February 2015, Your questions, my answers
- 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