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A Trip Across The U.S.A. Clickable Map for the United States. Let's Go! Summer Camp Science Class Booklet. Day 1 The Northeast ...

A Trip Across The U.S.A.

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    Summer Camp Science Class Booklet

    Day 1 The Northeast

    ; Weather; (Lesson on the weather cycle) Students will

     The weather create a poster showing the weather cycle.

    climate of the northeastern U.S. is humid continental

    climate and humid subtropical. The temperature is hot

    and warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The

    moisture level is wet year round.

    ; Landscape and features; Waterfalls/Niagara, The Green

    Mountains, White Mountains, and The Adirondack

    Mountains. Coastal Beaches. The landforms of the

    Northeast are coasts, plains, highlands, and mountains.

Lesson Day One; The Water Cycle and Evaporation

    Materials; Poster- board ( one for each group = 4 per class=12 total)

    Glue ( for sticking things to the poster-board)

    Cotton (for clouds)

    Crayons ( for drawing ocean, sea, etc.)

    Colored paper ( for cutting out Sun, trees, etc.)

    Computer with screen for slideshows;

     (Optional) ice, beaker, & burner

    Objective; - Students will demonstrate how to follow instructions

    - Students will be able to name and explain the stages of the water cycle.

    Students will explain that water on earth moves in a continuous cycle

    - Students will practice new vocabulary

Dear Mom and Dad,

     Today I

    (Write what you did)

DRAW A PICTURE OF WHAT YOU DID :

     I learned

    (Write what you learned)

     Parents signature _______________________________

Day 2 The Northeast (continues)

    Lesson Day Two: Endangered Species;

     The Flying Squirrel

; Plants and Animals: (Lesson on Endangered Species); The West

    Virginia flying squirrel Students learn about the flying squirrels

    then create paper squirrels that can fly.

    Materials; - A4 paper (at least one per student for making paper squirrels)

    - Computer with large screen for showing power-point and

    website videos.

    - Crayons, scissors. Plastic eyes, fussy material for tails.

    - Globe

     Objective; - Students will demonstrate how to follow instructions

    - Students will be able to locate the U.S. on a globe and identify the

    Northeast Region.

    - Students will discuss endangered species and will learn about the

    flying squirrel which is native to the Northeast Region of the U.S..

    - Students will create a flying squirrel from paper and material.

    - Students will practice new vocabulary

Dear Mom and Dad,

     Today I

    (Write what you did)

DRAW A PICTURE OF WHAT YOU DID :

     I learned

    (Write what you learned)

     Parents signature _______________________________

     Day 3 The Southeast (Upland, Deep, Gulf

    Coast)

; Weather: (Lesson on Hurricanes and Tornadoes) Students

    create tornadoes using 2liter bottles. The Southeast is hot in the

    summer and mild in the winter. It is mostly a very wet climate. ; Landscape and features: The Southeast has all five landforms.

    There are mountains like the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee and

    West Virginia. There are coasts along the Atlantic Ocean and the

    Gulf of Mexico. The Southeast also has plains, highlands, and even

    two plateaus. Another important fact is that the Mississippi River

    flows through the Southeast and ends at New Orleans, Louisiana.

    The Mississippi River is 2,340 miles long and starts in Minnesota!

    Blue Ridge Mountains-Coastal Lands Wetlands/Everglades.

    Lesson Day Three ;

     Hurricanes and Tornadoes

    Materials; - 2 liter bottles ( two for each group of four = 8 per class = 32 total)

    - Glitter ( for the water)

    - Tape ( plenty or tornado tubes hard to find)

    - Water , Towels (plenty for spills)

     Objective; - Students will demonstrate how to follow instructions - Students will be able to identify the Southeast Region of the U.S. on a

    map and on a globe.

    - Students will discuss weather patterns and how dangerous weather

    such as hurricanes and tornadoes form.

    - Students will create a tornado simulation using water, bottles, glitter,

    and tape.

    - Students will practice new vocabulary

Dear Mom and Dad,

     Today I

    (Write what you did)

DRAW A PICTURE OF WHAT YOU DID :

     I learned

    (Write what you learned)

     Parents signature _______________________________

     The Southeast (continues) Day 4

     Lesson Day Four; Bees, Dragonflies, and Butterflies ; Plants and Animals: (Lesson on metamorphosis of Butterflies and

    including a butterfly hunt .Dragonflies)

Materials;

    - butterfly nets (one per student = 12 to 14)

    - Jars with punctured lids (one per pair = 7 total)

    - Crayons

    - Butterfly stages handouts

    - Computer with screen to view videos

     Objective; - Students will demonstrate how to follow instructions

    - Students will be able to identify the four stages of a butterfly’s

    development.

    - Students will color and write about the stages of the butterfly.

    - Students will hunt for butterflies so they can observe them closer and

    carefully and then let them go.

    - Students will practice new vocabulary

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