Elementary GLOBE Seasons Module

In these activities and story book, students wonder why hummingbirds have stopped visiting their school. They learn about the needs of the hummingbirds, the seasonal changes where they live, and the environment where the hummingbirds spend the winter. Students describe the seasonal changes in a local habitat, observe how colors in nature change through the seasons, and research hummingbirds.

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Becca Hatheway
Kerry Zarlengo
Lisa Gardiner
Elementary GLOBE; University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

There is a [link https://www.globe.gov/web/elementary-globe/overview/teacher-implementati... 'teaching implementation guide'] on the Globe Elementary main web page that discusses how an educator can implement the storybook guided units in their classroom.

At the end of the story book there is a section on "Teaching Notes" that provides more background information for the teacher.

For the second activity it may be helpful to brainstorm other types of changes that are apparent in locations that do not have large seasonal variations in color (e.g., the Southern USA).