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Groundhog Day Teacher Resources

February 2nd – Groundhog Day – is the day to celebrate the continuation of winter or herald the approach of spring, depending on the groundhog and his shadow. Browse our lessons and printables to find academically relevant materials for your class. We have fun worksheets about shadows, information about the season of winter and the history of Groundhog Day, and other winter holidays resources.

Educational Videos

Groundhog Day Videos & Activities

Printables

Science and Art: Making Shadows
Science Fun: Shadow Match
A Shadow Record
Weather Tales
Hand Shadows & Groundhog Day
Investigate Activity: Observing Shadows Caused by Sunlight
February Fun
History of Groundhog Day
Earth and Shadows: The Reasons for Seasons

Shadows & Science

Groundhog Day: Hand Shadows
Creating Shadows
Shadow Drawings
How Are Shadows Made?
Examining Shadows at Noon
Explore Activity: Experiment with a Shadow
Me and My Shadow
More Shadow Resources

Quizzes

Winter Games Historical Facts Quiz
Types of Snow Quiz
Groundhog Day Quiz
Winter Word Problems Quiz
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Weather Resources

Popular Science Printables, Grades 6-8
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Popular Weather Printables, Grades K-5
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Weather Symbols
Performance-Based Science Activities
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Spring Resources

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Life Cycle of Butterflies
The Sunflower
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Spring Crossword Puzzle I
Frog Life Cycle Booklet
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
More Spring Resources for Teachers

Winter Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Types of Snow
Glacial Pressure
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Other Winter Holidays

Chinese New Year Teacher Resources
Christmas – Teacher Resources
December Holidays Resources for Teachers
Hanukkah - Teacher Resources
Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources
New Year's – Teacher Resources
Presidents' Day Teacher Resources
Valentine's Day – Teacher Resources

Highlights

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

June Calendar of Events
June is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: U.N. World Environment Day (6/5), D-Day (6/6), World Oceans Day (6/8), Diary Day (6/12), Flag Day (6/14), Ramadan Begins (6/18), World Refugee Day (6/20), Father's Day (6/21), Summer Begins (6/21), and Meteor Day (6/30). Plus, celebrate Child Vision Awareness Month and Safety Month all June long!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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