Autumn Internet Hunt
Directions: Click the colored, linked words to go to a site
with the question's answer.
1. When I think of autumn, apple cider often comes to mind.
Which do you think should be served at a harvest party? Explain.
2. Phenology is the study of the seasonal timing of life cycle events.
3. How does a black bear prepare for hibernation?
You get in a disagreement with a person about how many black bears live in your state.
Go to the agency's website - How many black bears live in your state?
How would a species range map help you prove there are black bears in your community?
4. Contrary to most flowering plants, Hamamelis
virginiana flowers in the fall.
How do some people use it?
5. According to this poem, how did a boy become Jack Frost? Look for the link to the poem, in the list, on the left.
6. The word "Fall" is an example of a homonym. What is a homonym?
Write a sentence using each of the homonyns of the word - fall.
Which homonym set gives you the most trouble when you are writing? Alan Cooper's Homonyms List.
7. In late summer and fall, many animals are busy gathering or consuming
Write three examples of animals in your state that gather mast.
List 3 natural or man caused events that could impact the amount of mast that is available.
How would the loss of mast producing plants or trees impact these animals?
Make a choice. Select a tree or shrub that could be planted at your school or a local park.
8. Your school's student council decides to suggest a pumpkin patch as
a project and fund raiser.
a. What kind of growing site will you need?
b. When will you need to plant the seeds so that the pumpkins will be
c. Other than the dirt/space, what other thing will the school need to
contribute to the project?
9. Your grandmother lives in Florida. She tells you how she misses the
changing color of the leaves in the fall.
10. Are you entering a corn maze? You'll
find the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur helpful.
11. Watch - Math Rocks Perimeter and Area video.
Write the two formulas they sing.
Jack's dog has run away three times. His parents decided to fence in the
12. Wooden stockade fencing is sold in 8 ft lengths that cost $26.97 each.
Posts are $9.86 each.
13. Many animals migrate in autumn. Monarch butterflies migrate, too.
14. Happy Autumnal Equinox! What on earth is that you ask?
Use your online research skills to determine the date of this year's the Autumnal Equinox.
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." ~Albert Camus
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