Science of Seasons Week 4

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Topics:
Bible: Let Your Light Shine
Geography: the Arctic
Math: visualizing a million
Music (and history): Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Science: the science behind the seasons, solstices and equinoxes, perihelion, aphelion, direct and indirect sunlight, earth’s orbit, capillary action in plants, differing amounts of light in the arctic
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5
Books
The Science of SeasonsThe Science of SeasonsHave your kids see if they can find the pages that match this week’s activities as they do them.
The Science of Seasons Activity BookThe Science of Seasons Learn-and-Play ActivitiesIf your globe is dry you can do this next activity:
p. 39 Flashlight experiment
p. 40-41 Globe experiment, the solstices and equinoxes, etc.p. 42 Perihelion and aphelion
Explore Spring!: 25 Great Ways to Learn About SpringExplore SpringActivity: Carnation Creation
Supplies: 3 white carnations, scissors, 3 glasses, water, green, blue, and red food coloring, science journal

Activity: Leave the Leaves
Supplies: 4 fresh celery stalk with leaves, ruler, knife, 4 cups, water, red or blue food coloring, vegetable peeler, science journal
Miracles on Maple HillMiracles on Maple HillChapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14
(End of book!)
Read each book on the day it’s listed:Arctic Lights, Arctic NightsArctic Lights, Arctic Nights

Printables to use with this book:
Sea World Arctic Animals Teacher’s Guide –
K-3
4-8
There are quite a few interesting activities in this printable. It also has arctic animal cutout cards.

Polar animals lapbook
How Much Is a Million?How Much Is a Million?
*Kids need to understand just what 94 million miles means when learning about how far away the sun is. This is a GREAT book to explain the concept of a million.
Printables
Plants lapbook:   
Choose a lapbook (or lapbook elements). You can do a bit over the next several weeks, if desired.

Other option: Botany lapbook
Equinox worksheetWhat are solstices and equinoxes? worksheet (You must sign up for a free trial to access this worksheet.)
Observe the moon printable 
Online
Bible lesson
Let Your Light Shine
Earth’s orbit and daylight animation and info This is an EXCELLENT animation. Speed it up with the slider and look at the globe on the left to see how the sunlight changes on the Earth.Seasons songVivaldi and the Four Seasons Teacher Resource Kit

Listen to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Notes
Videos
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