Students research seasonal changes and how they affect the environment. Completing a nature walk, they observe plants and animals and record the information in a graph. They also write summaries of the results of their research.
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Shadows, Angles, and the Seasons
Shine some light on the topic of seasonal change with this collection of activities. Whether it's by measuring the change in the length of their shadows, or modeling the earth's orbit around the sun using a lamp and a globe, these simple...
3rd - 7th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Solstice and Equinox Season Model
How can December 21 be the shortest day of the year when all days are 24 hours long? Pupils see how to build a model showing the differences between winter and summer solstices and equinoxes. Using this model, classes can then discuss...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Natural Selection: Of Seasons and Species
Do predators look for different things in different seasons? The quick interactive shows how some species survive longer in one season than another based on the conditions. The challenge questions encourage pupils to demonstrate that...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable