On February 2, the world will be watching to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. Will his shadow predict six more weeks of winter? Whether Phil's shadow appears or not, Phil your Groundhog Day with connections to math, science, geography, and more. Included: Five lesson plans.
Tired of winter? If so, you're sure to be interested in the goings-on in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, on February 2. On that date, Punxsutawney Phil, the world's most famous groundhog, will predict whether winter will last for six more weeks.
February 2 also offers you an opportunity to Phil your day and turn your curriculum over to the great groundhog. Measure shadows, graph Phil's past predictions and make your own, sing groundhog songs, read Groundhog Day books, play a game of Groundhog Tag, and more...
This week, Education World provides five lessons to help you celebrate Groundhog Day. Click each of the five lesson headlines below for a complete teaching resource. (Appropriate grade levels for each lesson appear in parentheses.)
Find the Hidden Hibernators
Find the hidden hibernators in this word search puzzle. (Grades K-8)
Graphing Groundhog Predictions
Create a bulletin board graph illustrating Punxsutawney Phil's past predictions. (Grades K-8)
Where Is Punxsutawney Phil? - A Groundhog Day Tag Game
Catch Phil before he goes back into his hole! (Grades K-5)
Marmots (Groundhogs) of the World
Use a graphic organizer to organize groundhog family information. (Grade 3-12)
A Shadow of Yourself
Learn about the sun by measuring your shadow throughout the day. (Grades K-5)
Sing Groundhog Day songs, read Groundhog Day books, and have fun with shadows. Click here for more Punxsutawney Phil fun!