What is included in the Winter Science Packet?
This time of year, you might be interested in our 100+ page Winter Packet. It includes worksheets, hands-on activity ideas, lapbook/interactive notebook pieces and more!!
This Winter Polar Packet covers
- Earth’s Axis/Seasons,
- The Arctic vs. Antarctica,
- Polar Animals
- Seals, Sea Lions, Walruses
- Plus, it includes a 25-page unit on Hibernation
- Why animals hibernate,
- Terms such as torpor, brumation, estivation, diapause, endotherms vs. ectotherms.
- Plus, it covers where animals spend the winter and the dangers of hibernation.
We talked about some of the major differences between the Arctic and Antarctica. Things such as
- Antarctica is a continent; land surrounded by sea.
- Antarctica is 98% covered in ice.
- Antarctica is the highest of all the continents at an average height of 2,300m (or 1.4 miles). Temperatures are colder at higher elevations.
- The Arctic is a semi-enclosed ocean, almost completely surrounded by land.
- During much of the year, the Arctic Ocean is covered in sea ice that can exceed six feet thick.
- The Arctic is not as cold as the Antarctic.
Students will learn about the differences between seals, sea lions, and walruses. There is a set of lapbook pieces about seals/sea lions/walruses and one about penguins. These particular pieces have a cut-and-paste option with information about them.
There are a number of hands-on activity ideas about whales. These were activities our family actually did a number of years ago, but I included instructions in the packet with activities about insulation, how blubber keeps whales warm and helps with their buoyancy, toothed vs. baleen whales, and more.
For those of you with younger kids, there are about 12 pages or so of various PreK activities: do-a-dot pages, find the letter, find the number, capital letter matching and build-a-word activity, lacing c
Why do animals hibernate? In the winter, it is often extremely and food is scarce. Animals hibernate to avoid life threatening situations: extremely cold temperatures; lack of food or water. Animals find warm winter shelters. Their body temperature drops. They breathe less often. Their heartbeats slow. They don’t eat or drink much (or at all). Many hibernators live off stored body fat until the spring. Other animals, must find shelter from the cold temperatures.
Animals have a variety of strategies they use to get through the winter. You’ll find out more in our Hibernation Packet!
These pages and activities go over many of the scientific terms developed to explain animal behavior.
Winter Packet and Hibernation Unit Quick Preview
Our Winter Packet & Hibernation Unit is $4.99.
Once you pay for this packet, you will immediately receive a link to download this file (which will open in a browser window). You will also receive an email from Sendowl (the service I use) to your PayPal email address which will have a link you can click on to download the Winter Packet. It may take a few moments to arrive. Of course, if you have any issues just email me at — liesl at homeschoolden dot com. You can also reach me by using the contact form on the blog or by replying to the email from SendOwl.
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Our units are PDF downloads. Be sure to check your PayPal email address for the download link. If you have any questions or problems feel free to email me! You should get your automatic download link from SendOwl within a few minutes. If you don’t, be sure to email me if you need me to send the link to you again! ~Liesl
$19.99 Big Animal Bundle including 1) Animal Unit, 2) World Animals Packet, 3) Rainforest Packet, 4) Life Cycles Packet, 5) Winter Packet plus 6) you’ll also received the Cicada Packet 7) Chameleons Packet 8) Wolves Packet.
$5.99 Animal Unit (100+ pages) – This unit covers animal characteristics, Feather, fur or scales?, animal classification (the animal kingdoms, vertebrates and invertebrate groups), insects vs. spiders, animal tracks, animals homes and shelters, nocturnal vs. diurnal animals and more! Quick Preview or More details here or view image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7, image 8, image 9, image 10, image 11
$4.99 World Animals Unit (60+ pages) Animals of the 7 Continents: Montessori 3-part cards and Activity Pages, best for ages 3-7 or so. Also in the World Animals Unit is the mini-unit on Animals of the African Savanna Quick Preview or view image 1, view image 2, view image 3 (African Animals)
$4.99 Life Cycles Packet (50 pages) Explore the life cycles of the chicken, sea turtle, frog, mosquito, butterfly, dragonfly, bee, ladybug, mouse Quick Preview or visit the post or view image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5 $4.99 Winter Unit – Earth’s Axis/Seasons; The Arctic vs. Antarctica; Polar Animals includes a Hibernation Unit (100+ pages) Winter Packet and Hibernation Unit Quick Preview or view the post or view image 1, image 2 Arctic vs Antartica, image 3 polar animals, image 4 seals sea lions penguins, image 5 Hibernation Unit
$2.50 Cicadas Packet This 20-page unit includes cicada worksheets, notebook pages and a lapbook so kids can learn more about this fascinating insect! See more at this post.
$3.50 Wolves Packet (35+ pages) Learn all about wolves from where they live, why they howl, to how they raise their young. This includes notebook pages with tracing or pages with questions to research/answer, interactive notebook pieces/lapbook and some fun activity pages. View the post, view image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6, image 7, image 8
- Mittens Activity Packet – 40 pages
- Winter Unit – 100+ Pages
- Winter Math Unit – 25 pages
$3.50 Mittens Activity Packet (More about this packet can be found here.)
$0.00 FREE Living Nonliving Cards and Worksheets (More info here)
$4.00 Dinosaur Unit (100+ pages – Multi-Age Packet: 50 pages for ages 3-6; 60 pages for ages 7-9) View Post or View image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4 lapbook, image 4 This unit is not included in the Big Animal BUNDLE.
Be sure to check your PayPal email address for the download link. If you have any questions or problems feel free to email me! You should get your automatic download link from SendOwl within a few minutes. If you don’t, be sure to email me if you need me to send the link to you again! ~Liesl
PS. If you have younger kids, you might also enjoy this post about Jan Brett’s book, The Mitten – Free Animal Printable Activities. I just mention it because it’s winter themed too!
And if you want to go into more depth about the Earth, layers of the Earth, plate movement, earthquakes, mountain making, volcanoes and more be sure to check out our Earth Science Packet. We did a ton of hands-on activities with that unit!
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