With hard frost on the ground, we wrapped up against the cold and went out to examine how the school hedge is changing.
Using an identification sheet from the Woodland Trust, we identified different tree species such as rowan, holly, beech, hazel, ash, hawthorn, hazel and dog rose from their buds and catkins. We didn’t know there were so many types of tree! There was some bright green moss and some leaves that had different speckles of mould- there was even a plant in flower- can you tell which type it is?
Continuing with the science, we planned a scientific enquiry: Do all springs stretch the same amount? We decided which variables would change and which we needed to change. Some people were able to retest to make their data more accurate.