Escape icy winds and snowstorms with these cool lessons.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
December and January's dropping temperatures make these months the perfect time to encourage your students' curiosity about the changing seasons. The activities below will inform your students of the wonders of snow, the harsh conditions of the Arctic, how animals cope with the winter hardships, and how to report the weather.
Woof! Woof! Encourage children to learn about and understand seasonal concepts through reading, expressive language, and art. This activity gives students opportunities to make choices, express themselves, and grow in self-esteem and knowledge.
The Magic School Bus kids are freezing! When they discover that heat flows from hotter to colder things, they find ways to block heat from escaping. Kids explore how insulation works to keep in body heat.
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Take your students on an imaginary expedition to the Arctic tundra, a frozen desert ecosystem.
These cross-curricular activities center on the theme of hibernation and come with fun hibernation facts and a book list. Students explore related concepts such as the need to conserve energy, the difficulty of foraging for frozen food, and the life cycle.
Teachers discuss their favorite winter-time science and art activities for the classroom.
Combine science and poetry in this lesson that explores the differences between ice and snow.
Reading activities, timelines, experiments, and firsthand accounts give students get a comprehensive look at winter storms.
Students learn about winter and summer through hands-on activities, including sorting summer and winter clothing and writing projects.