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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Earth Science (Early Ele): Seasons and The Water Cycle


See Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter posts.  I spent a lot more time on each individual season with the younger kids (PreK and K).  I didn’t feel my 3rd grader needed so much concentrated attention on seasons.  Next we will start to talk about various weather conditions.
Workbox Wednesday next week will be Clouds/Rain activities for the little kiddos. I was going to post it this week, but there are only 2 days of ‘school’ this week and I ran out of lamination!

(and Early Elementary)

Activities:

Stamp Page:  Seasons and Weather (Postal History Foundation) – $5 shipping fee for up to 5 topic choices.

From EnchantedLearning.com ($20/yr subscription fee)
An Apple Tree Through the Seasons
Seasons Word Wheel
Label the Seasons
Label the Clouds
Label the Water Cycle
Sorting Season Cards – FREE from Montessori For Everyone
FREE Water Cycle Graphic by Kids Discover

Cloud Viewer - FREE
Science - FREE weather unit for PreK-4th Grade #weather #preschool #kindergarten #science
Lots of great printables and experiments and it’s FREE!
Weather Station and Observation Chart

We used this one^, but there are many to choose from OR you can make your own.

You will need a thermometer, an anemometer, a wind vane, rain gauge, cloud chart (I have NOT tried these out, they were just ideas I found online).
Cloud in a Jar

Books:

Free Ebook – CLOUDS HAVE NAMES
Montessori Cloud Book $2.59
Picture of Weather (Level 2) - IR


For Kindle:


*I got both of these when they were FREE sometime ago, the Water Droplets is the TEXT version only…the picture one is probably better.

Watched:

Magic School Bus – Wet all Over (Season 2, Episode 5) Netflix
The Water Cycle & Cloud Formation (AP)
Water Makes Life Possible/The Water Cycle (AP)
Floods, Fronts & The Water Cycle (AP)
Earth Science (Amazon $1.99 rental or purchase for $14.99)
NeoK12 Water Cycle for Kids (several short youtube clips, quiz games)
Brain Pop Jr – Water Cycle, Seasons
Brain Pop – Seasons (FREE), Water Cycle, Clouds, Solstice and Equinox (FREE)

Apps:

iPhone Screenshot 1


iPad Screenshot 1
Water Cycle HD


Water Wonders – Amazon Appstore

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