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        Crickets                            Draw a picture of what you think a cricket looks like.  Now find a cricket and take a close look.  How would you change your drawing?  Crickets can also be helpful as nature's thermometers.  To find the temperature in degrees Celsius, count the number of cricket chirps in one minute.  Divide by 7 and add 4.                               Hand in drawing and cricket.

Trace the hands of each person in your family.  Now measure their fingers in cm.  Whose fingers are the longest? Shortest?

Follow directions in box.

Balance with a partner on a seesaw.  Supply a drawing or photo with a written explanation. Make leaf or fern prints. (See directions below.)   Hand in results. Look through your phone book's Yellow Pages for science-related careers.  Can you add any to what you find?                       Find 20 science related careers.  Add others.
Find out how many times sugar (this includes corn syrup, honey, and fructose) is listed as an ingredient in your favorite cereal.Cut out ingredient listing.  Attach to analysis. Pop open some delicious grapes.  How many seeds are inside?  How might you get a grape without seeds?Follow directions in the box. Next time you are out for a walk or ride, look for signs of pollution. 

How can you help clean up?

Read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.

Name 10 signs of pollution.   Follow directions in box. Write a brief book report.
What happens to the length of daylight after the fall equinox?

Use complete sentences.

Autumn has arrived.  What do you think of that reminds you of this season?

Name at least 5.

Find the Big Dipper in the night sky. Where is it located? What time of the night? Picture.
Watch for migrating monarch butterflies.  Where are they going?

Follow directions in box; add a picture and/or monarch.

Read Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. 

Write a brief summary.

What happens if you place some Queen Anne's lace in colored water?

Follow directions in the box.  Hand in results.

Find 2 balls to bounce.  Does one bounce higher?  Why?     Follow directions in box.

How to make leaf and fern sand prints

You will need:

  • white glue
  • leaves
  • ferns
  • colored paper
  • sand

Apply white glue to the veined underside of a leaf or fern. Press the leaf or fern onto a sheet of colored paper and lift off again. Sprinkle the glue that has adhered to the paper with sand.