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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.
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.
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!
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!
Young scholars 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. Young scholars participate in outdoor activities and sing songs based on the current season.
Students compare fall and spring. In this seasonal changes lesson, students read the book Apples and Pumpkins and discuss the fall season. The students then read It's Spring and describe the spring season. As a culminating activity, students construct a Venn diagram, comparing the two seasons.
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.
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.
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.
Young scholars record their observations of animals that live in their garden in the springtime. In this springtime animals lesson plan, students track information about their garden each week and see what the temperature is, and what animals are present with different temperatures in their garden.
Young scholars 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.