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Elementary schoolers take a look at how the saguaro cactus adapts to the four seasons of the year. This amazing plant has distinct flowering and fruiting cycles within the summer season, and other cycles during the other seasons. Your young scientists will make a seasons chart that goes up on a bulletin board. They use it throughout the year to identify weather patterns and interesting plant and animal behaviors as the seasons progress.
Generate ideas about the most scientifically sound ways to prepare foods safely and efficiently during the summer season. Learners will use the GED Connection Science Workbook, so they can practice the skills needed to prepare for the GED Science test with a series of real-life problems to study scientific concepts. They will also identify acids and bases and practice safe food preparation.
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 look through pictures to examine the seasons and seasonal activities which include the Salish months and traditional activities for each month. They also discover why certain activities are done at the same time each year and compile a five page ook entitled "My Seasons Book" which contains the name of each season and the student's drawing of what happening during each one.
The Northwoods of Wisconsin are lovely in the summer,and they are also home to many flower and butterfly species. Investigate the ways in which seasonal flowers and butterflies are interdependent on each other for survival with a fun activity. The class will view and discuss various butterflies and blooms from the region and then construct a wheel that shows which butterflies are attracted to which flowers and why.
Students study the economic system of the United States, including its principles, development, and institutions. They find receipts for lumber, agreements for the purchase of a parcel of land, documents calling for the construction of a "marine lookout" and payments made to laborers.
Research Christmas traditions and the December climate in Australia. Discover Australia's custom of lowering postage rates at the holiday season and creating a yearly stamp. Realize that Christmas in Australia is during the summer season and that most holiday activities are held outdoors in parks at the beach. Then create a holiday postage stamp to showcase Australian Christmas festivities.
Students understand that the rotation of the Earth is responsible for the seasons. In this seasonal cycles instructional activity, students learn how the rotation of the Earth affects the seasons. Students answer questions about the rotation, the seasons, and the effect on survival.
Young learners explore the differences between winter and summer. They learn about seasons while practicing the skills of comparing and contrasting as they create seasons collages, complete a season T-chart, sort and classify winter and summer clothing, and write about the different clothes they wear during these seasons. This instructional activity is meant to be accompanied by the books The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and Summer by Maria Rius. This book will help prompt di
Students learn about winter and summer through hands-on activities that connect science, math, and language arts. In this early childhood lesson plan, students identify pictures of winter and summer, compare and contrast winter and summer, and participate in independent writing.
Students explore Chinese brush painting. In this art lesson plan, students explore the three styles of Chinese brush painting and discuss the difference as they prepare to create a Chinese brush painting based on the work of a master using the appropriate brush methods and techniques.