Types of Cycles
Facts about Cycles
Name that Season
Pattern Puzzles
Changes over Time:
Slow or Fast?
100
Stages in the life of a plant or animal
What is a life cycle?
100
The moon's gravitational pull on the Earth causes this natural cycle.
What is: (the rise and fall of) tides?
100
The season when people wear heavy coats; most bears hibernate; rabbits get heavier fur
What is: winter?
100
Kids eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day. Students arrive at school, work all day, and go home.
What are: (examples of) home and school routines?
100
Changes in nature: four seasons
What is: slow?
200
The movement of water in the environment through evaporation, condensation, and precipitation
What is the water cycle?
200
The energy that drives the water cycle comes from this.
What is: the sun (or sunlight)?
200
Leaves on some trees change colors from green to yellow, orange, or red. Trees begin to lose most or all leaves. Geese begin to migrate.
What is: fall?
200
Cloudy, warm day: could possibly rain; Cloudy, cold day: could possibly snow; Clear, sunny day: probably no rain or snow
What is: a pattern of weather observations?
200
Changes in nature: thunderstorm
What is: fast?
300
The cycle (of the phases) of the moon occurs as the moon does this.
What is: making one revolution around the Earth?
300
The time it takes the Earth to make one revolution around the sun.
What is: one year (365 days)?
300
Many plants wilt because of too much heat and too little water. Children play at the beach.
What is: summer?
300
Children and puppies get bigger as they get older.
What is: (an example of) animal growth?
300
Changes that happen to people: growing hair
What is: fast?
400
1. The pattern of day and night is caused by this. 2. The pattern of seasonal changes takes place during this time.
What are: 1. the Earth's rotation; 2. the Earth's revolution around the sun?
400
Egg - tadpole - froglet - ?
What is: the life cycle of a frog?
400
Butterflies lay their eggs. Warmer temperatures and more sunlight cause plants to make buds and new leaves.
What is: spring?
400
Veins in a leaf; Spiral pattern in cones; Shapes of seeds
What are: (examples of) shapes and forms of natural objects?
400
Things people cause to change: construction of a building
What is: slow?
500
1. This occurs when liquid water gets heated by the sun and turns into water vapor. 2. This is the change from water vapor to water.
What are: 1. evaporation; 2. condensation?
500
This type of natural change brings changes in plants, animals, and people. (Example: some plants- budding, growth, wilting, & losing leaves)
What are: seasonal changes?
500
This is the season of dormancy for many plants and animals.
What is: winter?
500
Oak trees lose their leaves as fall begins; Oak trees produce new leaves in the spring.
What is: (an example of) plant growth?
500
Changes that happen to people: gaining weight
What is: slow?
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