Every year has four distinct seasons, one way people can measure time that has gone by. Young children also need to know about the passing of time. They can learn to identify the seasons based on changes in the weather, by the differences in clothing people wear and what activities they do in each part of the year. Consider creating an engaging science project that will illustrate the seasonal changes they observe.
Things You'll Need
- 1 bulletin board 36 by 24 inches
- 1 piece of white butcher paper 36 by 24 inches
- 4 thumb tacks
- Large felt marker
- School glue
- 10 pieces of colored construction paper
- Invisible tape
Attach butcher paper to the bulletin board by placing one thumb tack in each corner of the paper.
Draw a window on the butcher paper with a large felt marker. Draw a square or rectangle at least an inch smaller than the butch paper, and draw a vertical and horizontal line within the square to create window panes.
Draw two large curtain shapes on two pieces of construction paper with the large felt pen. Cut away the extra paper.
Glue the curtains to the butcher paper on the left and right side of the window. Use the large felt pen to write "WEATHER WINDOW" in large, neat print on top of the window.
Draw several seasonal objects, such as sun for summer, a leaf for autumn and snowflake for winter on colored construction paper using the large felt marker, and cut them out. Do the same thing to create people dressed in seasonal outfits, such as bathing suits or winter coats. Attach loops of invisible tape to the backs of the seasonal objects and people.
Position the bulletin board near a window. Each day, have students attach seasonal objects or people to the window depending on what the weather is outside and how it makes them feel (such as hot or cold).
Ask students to predict what the weather will be like the following day, and adjust the seasonal objects as necessary.
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