Seasons - Autumn

Image: Autumn Leaves by Blmiers2 on Flickr

The season Autumn or Fall as it is also known, is the season before winter sets in. Leaves in hues of yellow, orange and brown are part of the landscape accompanied with a slight chill in the air. In New Zealand the season officially stretches from March to May. SCIS 1674377

See also: SpringSummerWinter


Seasons

Animated lesson with fun exercises about the four seasons.

Suggested level: primary
www.turtlediary.com/game/seasons.html


Autumn-Fast Facts

Quick facts about autumn along with lots of activities and links about this season

Suggested level: primary
www.kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/32-categories/holidaysseasons/113-autumn.html


How do seasons occur?

Easy to understand explanations about how seasons are formed along with links and explanations to equinox and solstice.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/seasons-causes.html


Life on the Farm

This link from DiaryNZ explores changes that occur on a farm in the four seasons in New Zealand.

Suggested level: primary
www.godairy.co.nz/life-on-the-farm/a-year-on-the-farm


ManyAnswers

To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers, use the search term ‘Seasons’.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://manyanswers.co.nz/


Suzy’s World

Quick facts about Autumn, includes simple experiments.

Suggested level: primary

www.suzy.co.nz/suzysworld/Factpage.asp?FactSheet=139


Why Do Leaves Change Colour in Autumn?

Get an understanding of what photosynthesis is and how this influences the colour of leaves in autumn.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.sciencemadesimple.com/leaves.html


EPIC

Encyclopaedia Britannica School offers comprehensive information on seasons, at primary and advanced levels. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.tki.org.nz/epic


Books

Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Hold on tight, by Sara Acton, 2013 (picture book)
Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert, 2005 (picture book)
A year around the great oak, by Gerda Muller, 2013 (picture book)

Videos

Queenstown and Arrowtown in Autumn. Purequeenstown. YouTube. 2.57
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-D3dZtYbCI

Let’s Learn About the Four Seasons – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter (Kids). Socratica Kids. YouTube. 3.26.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6yQ8-M8rmU