Spring Season Lessons
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- A Pond in Spring - The student will be able to draw and label the different areas, animals, and organisms found in a pond.
- Cinquain on Spring - Students will have the opportunity to write individual cinquains on Spring, and to produce a final copy of their cinquains on the computer.
- Counting Petals - In this review lesson, students have to match the correct number of petals to the addition or subtraction problem on the flower.
- Emergency Preparedness - Spring is typically the time when severe weather is a concern. In this activity, students review their school or community's emergency preparedness plan. They then write their own and share them with their families.
- Exploring the Seasons - Students will observe these changes by observing a tree and record information in their journal.
- Following the Sun - Students observe two plants. One is kept in direct sunlight and the other out of direct sunlight. The students record the changes that they see. They are watching to see if either plant will lean towards the sun.
- Making Nests - Students get messy in this project as they create birds' nests out of twigs and paper mache.
- Planting Time - Spring is commonly thought of as planting time. In this activity, students search the Internet to find information about the various crops that are planted across the United States.
- Simply Seasons - We will cover what changes each season involves, the different weather patterns of each season, which months go to which season and the order in which the seasons occur.
- Spring Similes - This activity provides a fun way to practice using similes. Students incorporate them into a story about spring and then have their classmate try to find all of them.
- Spring Weather Across the U.S. - The student will be able to describe the different kinds of weather common in the springtime around the United States.
- Symmetry in Butterflies - The student will be able to understand the concept of symmetry and create a butterfly that has symmetrical designs on its wings.
- Tracking the Weather - The student will be able to track storm systems using satellite imagery and forecasting maps as the storms move across the United States.
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- A Couch or a Potato- Students classify objects/organisms seen on the Wakulla Springs icam website as living or nonliving.
- A Teacher's Guide to Creating a School Butterfly Garden- The ideas and information in this section come from an article written by Jennifer Goodwin Smith in the January 1995 issue of Science and Children (p. 29-32).
- Chip Off the Old Block- Students use cards showing pictures of adult and baby animals to identify similar characteristics shared by parents and their offspring.
- Easter Egg Hunt- The purpose of this activity is to increase cardiovascular endurance and develop the components of health related fitness.
- Easter Egg Orienteering Hunt- The purpose of this event is to develop map reading skills and teamwork.
- Fastball Physics- In the spring , many students' thoughts turn to... baseball. This lesson uses baseball to teach the fundamentals of aerodynamics in a way that every student will enjoy. By experimenting with wind tunnel simulation software , students will learn about the forces that give airplanes their lift and curveballs their curve. A curveball contest will let students put their aerodynamic insight to the test.
- Four Seasons Class Mural- Students will create a mural depicting themselves participating in an activity appropriate for the season they are studying.
- Hummingbird Meteorology Projects- Some students will monitor and collect Meteorology data , especially during spring and fall migration of Hummingbirds , to determine possible effects of weather.
- Sensational Seasons- This is the seventh lesson in the Unit, Weather Trackers. Students learn how seasonal weather patterns affect temperature and their lives through concrete, hands-on activities.
- Simple Seasonal Sentences- Students will be moving to the music to find their sequencing partners in this stand up version of musical chairs. Students will organize a series of three pictures and as a group write sentences that will describe their pictures.
- Spring Doesn't Bug Me- Students make a LADYBUG art item using math vocabulary and measurements of circles. Previously written Haiku poems are affixed to the LADYBUG for a Spring display.
- Spring into Science- Students become investigative scientists through observing, recording, and analyzing data collected from Wakulla Springs Video Web Camera.
- Succeeding at Kite Day- Succeeding At Kite Day is a learning invitation that encourages students to design a successful kite for flying at the annual spring, school-wide Kite Day.