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Need end of the year activities for June? These activities will help you to incorporate more science into your curriculum while recognizing "Say Something Nice Day," Father's Day, Hurricane season, and the Summer Solstice. Students will read science articles to improve their literacy skills as they learn about the science of gratitude and its effects on the human body, animal traits and heredity, natural disasters, and the earth's revolution around the sun during the summer solstice. Students will also learn about the Scientist of the Month, Betty Holberton, and her contributions to the field. These science activities help complement your science curriculum, integrate science and literacy skills, or be used as sub-plans.
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June holidays include:
June science topics include:
- Gratitude and its effect on the human body
- Animal traits and heredity
- Natural disasters
- Earth's revolution
- Typical weather during seasons
- Design and engineering
Students will learn about:
- What gratitude is
- How the feeling of being grateful can positively impact the human body and those around us
- Animals inherit traits from their parents
- Hurricanes and their impact on the environment
- Ways to reduce the destruction from a hurricane
- Earth's revolution and tilt around the sun
- Differences between the two hemispheres
- Traditions and holidays based on the summer solstice
- Interpret data and predict future weather patterns
June science activities include:
- Teacher tips and instructions to implement the activities into your classroom
- Digital instructions to distribute the Google Slides activities through your secure learning management system such as Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, etc. ALL ACTIVITIES HAVE A DIGITAL COMPANION.
- Video links to teaching students about gratitude
- Two-page science passage on gratitude and how it positively impacts the human body
- Letter Writing activity and graphic organizer - Students will choose a person they are thankful for and outline why. Then, students are encouraged to give the letter to their special person.
- 4 page reading and comprehension questions on Flag Day and a STEM activity
- Two-page activity on animal traits and heredity throughout the animal kingdom.
- Father's Day card activity - There are variations:
- Students can make a Father's Day card and research animals to learn about traits passed down from parents.
- Students can make a Father's Day card to give to their own parents or special person.
- Blank templates are included.
- Two pages of science text on the summer solstice
- One page of comprehension questions
- One-page temperature tracking activity
- Hurricane Activity
- Gives students information on:
- What are hurricanes?
- What makes a hurricane destructive?
- How does one form?
- Four stages (tropical disturbance, depression, storm, and hurricane)
- Parts (eye, eyewall, rain bands)
- Where and when they occur
- How meteorologists measure them
- Warning systems
- Staying safe
- Fun facts
- Gives students information on:
- Comprehension questions to assess learning of extreme weather
- Hurricane STEM Activity:
- Group expectations sheet
- Student worksheets that walk them through the project of designing a building that can withstand hurricane-force winds: design, engineer, test, reflect
- Rubric to assess student work
- Scientist in the News article on Betty Holberton
This science activity will assist in aligning to NGSS:
. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
: Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.
: Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.
: Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.
: Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
How to use these lessons in your classroom:
- End of the year recognition of someone special
- Hurricane season begins June 1 - Teach your students to be aware and safety precautions
- Flag Day activity
- Father's Day project
- Recognize the summer solstice and practice measurement skills
- Summer enrichment
- Science centers
- Ways to keep students engaged during the last weeks of school
Other activities you might be interested in:
- Summer Solstice Activity
- Flag Day Activity
- Hurricane Activity
- Hurricane STEM Activity
- Natural Disaster Bundle
Monthly science activities you may be interested in:
- January Science Activities
- February Monthly Activities
- March Science Activities
- Science Activities for April
- Science Activities for May
- FREE Summer Science Activities for July
- Summer science August activities
- Back to School September Science Activities
- October Fall Science Activities
- November Science Activities
- December science activities
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