Spring Teacher Resources
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New! Spring Colors
Holi, Easter, Fassika, Sham El Nessim, and Earth Day are all springtime events that celebrate renewal and hope. Explore how different cultures celebrate the spring season with a three-step lesson plan that incorporates research, social studies, and art. The class first discusses spring, and then, in small groups, researches one of the aforementioned holidays. They create artistic displays to showcase their research efforts.
Spring Time Trees/Flowers
Plan ahead! Integrate science and language arts! Schedule your reading of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe to coincide with the arrival of spring. As pupils read Chapter 11 of the Lewis classic, they are assigned one of the trees or flowers mentioned, as well as vegetation found on the school grounds, to research. Using the provided templates they draw a picture of their plant, record important facts, and record observations as the plant changes with the seasons. The richly detailed series of lessons would work in any climate zone.
Winter to Spring Changes
Students use Kid Pix to choose different pictures that represent the winter and spring seasons. They write one sentence telling which season they like the best and why. Students recognize and explain seasonal changes of the environment.
In this spring activity, students read 2 paragraphs about the season of spring and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 5 short answer questions.
Spring Season Counting Coloring Sheet
In this spring season counting coloring worksheet, students count the ladybugs, frogs, flowers, trees, and birds in the scene that may be colored.
A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book. Starting with background information about Scott O'Dell and his writing of the story, this guide moves on to provide a plot summary, character and setting descriptions, key vocabulary, important themes, and chapter related guiding questions. Also included are potential writing topics and extension activities, making this a complete resource for teaching this story. Consider reading this historical fiction novel as the class is learning about Native American cultures to allow for interdisciplinary connections.
Global and Local Dust over North America
Meteorology majors will be enriched by this presentation on the movement of dust throughout our world atmosphere. They will examine graphs of the spatial and chemical patterns of the dust suspended over North America and then extend the study to other continents. The background knowledge required for understanding this presentation makes it most appropriate for advanced environmental science learners or college courses. It is top-notch in appearance and information content!
Graham's Appalachian Spring: A Study
Students explore choreographic narrative. In this choreography lesson, students explore the elements of Appalachian Spring as they develop a series of written responses to assignments that challenge them to investigate the structure of the choreography.
Spring Symphony In The Meadow
Using animation and music, the spring season in a meadow is explored. There are animated creatures, a downpour of rain and more.
The 4 Seasons
Students explore Earth science by reading weather stories in class. In this four seasons lesson, students read a book for each season written by Nuria Roca while identifying the types of produce that are available during each season. Students participate in outdoor activities and sing songs based on the current season.
Fall vs. Spring
Learners compare fall and spring. In this seasonal changes lesson, students read the book Apples and Pumpkins and discuss the fall season. The learners then read It's Spring and describe the spring season. As a culminating activity, students construct a Venn diagram, comparing the two seasons.
Connecticut Wildlife: Biodiversity and Conservation Status of Our Vertebrate Populations
Young scholars explore the different types of vertebrates found in their area. For this environmental science lesson, students perform a case study on the Common Raven. They analyze data collected from research and create charts and graphs.
Journey North 1999
This is not a lesson plan, but an outstanding resource to provide material for your lessons on seasonal changes and animal migration. Links connect you to live web cams and up-to-date information on Monarch Butterflies, hummingbirds, gray whales, and more. Your class can participate in reporting their animal observations and a track sunlight and seasons to help solve a mystery. Check it out!
Students discover what are the components of soil. They examine how it is formed and it's importance. They engage in garden activities and processes. They hold a handful of garden soil and describe what they see. They take a combination of materials- sand, silt, organic material, water and combine them to make their own soil.
Temperature and Hours of Daylight
Fourth graders keep a record of the daily high and low temperatures and times of sunrise and sunset for three to four weeks. This information can be found in the newspaper, weather reports or on the Internet. The information is analyzed and conclusions are drawn about weather trends.
A Planting We Will Go
Young scholars hear Eric Carle's book, The Tiny Seed, to explain the concept of seeds changing and growing into plants when conditions in the environment are appropriate. They germinate seeds and learn the parts of plants.
Spring: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Explore the abundance of spring, no matter what season you are covering in your class! Using the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar, GALE Biography Resource Center, and Litfinder, pupils work on researching the poet and analyzing the use of spring in his writing. The procedure of the lesson is good, but you will need to include your own final assessment.
Using the SMBO to Examine Vertical Temperature Structure
Students describe the The UCLA Santa Monica Bay Observatory buoy, characterize its data, and use the SMBO web interface to explore both real time and historical data sets. They use the historical data feature to capture and compare vertical temperature profiles for each of the four seasons.
Winter to Spring Changes
In order to compare winter and spring, learners use educational software to create a presentation. The lesson begins with the class listening to a story called Spring by John Hirschi. Then, they then to the computers and sort pictures of items relating to winter and spring. This is a great way to motivate visual and kinesthetic learners.
Grade 8 Science Test: New York State University
In this grade 8 science test worksheet, 8th graders answer a total of 81 questions that cover a wide variety of grade 8 science concepts.