Spring Stuff Internet Investigation
Directions: Use the links
to find the answers to the questions. Use the Back Menu to return to the
1. In the early spring, people collect maple tree sap to make syrup.
a. What causes sap to flow?
b. How much birch sap does it take to make 1 gallon of birch syrup?
c. Compare this to the amount of maple sap needed to make
a gallon of syrup.
d. If you have ever touched sap, you know it can be a sticky.
But that is not what it means
2. What causes a geothermal hot spring?
3. Metal springs have been used since the Bronze Age. List the kinds of springs.
4. During a long hike on a sunny afternoon, you come across a groundwater spring. The cool water looks tempting.
What are the risks of drinking the spring's water?
5. When it is the season of spring
in Pennsylvania, it is autumn (fall) in Chile.
6. The ancient Greeks had a myth to explain the season of Spring. Write the names of the main characters.
7. Review the Comparison and Contrast Guide @ ReadWriteThink - online activity through "Evaluating".
Contrast Orchard Mason Nees with Honeybees. Identify at least 3 differences.
Continue reviewing the Comparison and Contrast Guide @ ReadWriteThink - online activity through "Graphic Organizers".
Which bee would you prefer to have in your garden? Why?
9. Eggs are one commonly seen symbol of the Spring season.
10. One sign of spring is the blooming of daffodils. When must you plant them? Why?
Investigate: Have the hummingbirds returned to your community this spring?
Evaluate - Has the past week's weather in your community been helpful or harmful to migrating birds?
12. Bluebirds nesting is a sign of spring to some people. How can people help bluebirds with nesting?
a warm spring night, in the Eastern United States, you may hear
the chorus of the Spring Peepers.
Now use your favorite Internet search engine to learn what they are.
Was your hypothesis correct?
For this activity, we used the sense of hearing to make an observation.
B. Journey North website
Spring into action:
Select an Insect Mascot for your School or Community - problem based learning
Evaluate your Community's Green Infrastructure - PBL/Project based Learning
Competition of Birds n Wade Island in the Susquehanna River - PBL/Project based Learning
2003 Cynthia J. O'Hora Updated 4/2016, posted 2/2003
Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Sheet: Highlight the text of the questions on this web page, copy them - Edit .. Copy. Open a text document or word processing document. Paste the questions into the blank document. Answer the questions in the word processing document in a contrasting color ( not yellow) or font (avoid fancy fonts like: , Symbol, or . Save frequently as you work. I do not like losing my work. You will not like it either. Put your name and the date in a header. Bad things happen. Retain a copy of your work on your computer. Submit your assignment via a class electronic drop box or email attachment.
Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work. Make Your Own Printed answer sheet
Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together.