When your sunflowers are ready to count you will need a few items to help you to count...
Other things that might help...
The important data we want you to submit are:
All the other data that you submit is a bonus
Watch Marieke show you how to collect the data we need to make your sunflowers count towards the experiment.
Once you have collected your data, register your sunflowers to submit the data.
In order to check our results, we really need to see a good photo of your seed head so we can count the spirals and look out for any really interesting examples. Most digital cameras and smartphones have good enough cameras for what we need, but it's really important that the picture you take is in focus, is straight on and includes the whole seed head.
Here's a couple of examples of photos that we wouldn't be able to use...
Taken straight on, in focus and showing the whole seed head - the photo below is perfect for what we need:
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We had an overwhelming response to the 2012 call to grow sunflowers with nearly 12,000 pledged!
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Turing's Sunflower growers' pictures make on display as part of Edinburgh Science Festival's Patterns of Nature exhibition.
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Do your sunflowers match up with Turing's theories?
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We’ll be analysing your data from September 2012 with the full results being announced as part of Manchester Science Festival 2012 in October.
Hopefully your sunflowers are all grown up and ready to harvest, so check out our guides to when and how to count, and start sending us your data!
Read the background story to the Turing’s Sunflowers project and explre the strange links between maths and nature...
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