Coping with the Cold: How Animals Survive the Winter Season thoroughly covers the topics of adaptations, migration and hibernation through a huge selection of outdoor and indoor nature study ideas!
You’ll learn how and why animals prepare for the winter season as you make autumn observations, then learn about how various animals spend their winter days through wintery walks and warm indoor activities.
Nature times outdoors will be spent recording the busyness of animals storing food for the winter, locating possible burrows and dens, observing migration patterns, finding animal tracks in the snow and much, much more!
Indoors, complete insulation experiments, learn about adaptation rules, find out about hibernation variations, complete projects to demonstrate animal adaptations, research migration flyways – and these name just a few of the many ideas!
As usual, choose one activity or complete a full-length unit – it’s your choice! Fourteen notebooking pages supply you with attractive, ready-made lessons! As colder weather approaches, don’t stop studying nature. There’s an entire cold season of creation just waiting to be discovered!
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60 pages, e-book
“This unit is wonderful for multi-level teaching as well. Units are available in e-book format, so the cost is very low. You really get a lot for your money. I am already planning on which unit we will order next!” Read the rest of Jeanette’s review at HomeschoolReviews.com!
“Let me preface this review by telling you that I live in New England. Winter is long, dark and cold. It has just started to brighten up around here, and I know warm weather and green leaves are just around the corner. So you may wonder why I’m about to tell you that I can’t wait for winter to start again! Coping with the Cold and Snow and Ice are that exciting. I’m actually looking forward to icicles and snow so I can put these e-books to good use!” Read the entire review from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine by Katherine Averill!
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Links to art, artists, composers, compositions, poetry and literature suggestions:
Artist and Picture Study
Pieter Bruegel – Winter Landscape with a Bird Trap
Thomas Sydney Cooper – Winter’s Day, Sunset
Anna Mary Robertson (Grandma Moses) – Bringing in the Yule Log
Robert Bateman – Coyote in Winter Sage
Ernest Fiene – Winter Evening
Rachel Field – Something Told the Wild Geese
Mary Austin – The Brown Bear (scroll to the bottom of the page)
Recommended Books and Such
These are links to specific titles that we have suggested where we ask you to do your own internet search because of copyright. We’re hoping this will be an acceptable compromise! There are often other books we have suggested to go along with the art, composer or poetry suggestions. They are already included in the “recommended book” section, so we chose not to link them again.
As always, if you come across a great link or additional idea for any of these areas, please let us know and we’ll add it right away!
You might like to check out my pins for Coping with the Cold go-along activities.