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Book 43: Spring: Observing Seasonal Changes

Levels: 1-2
Contextual strands: Living world icon. Living world , Planet Earth and beyond icon. Planet Earth and beyond


Seasons are a common topic of study in schools. The season of spring is particularly popular because it is associated with birth and new growth, in contrast with the more quiescent winter that precedes it. Because children can easily observe the changes that occur during spring (such as trees blossoming, baby animals being born, and bulbs flowering), this season has been chosen as the topic of this book. The topic involves the children in making observations and provides activities that enable them to link their observations to patterns and trends that they might otherwise have thought were unrelated. Most of the activities in Spring can be adapted to the study of any season.

Concept overview

Use the concept overview, which is also on the inside front cover of the book, as a reference for the concepts that relate to Spring: Observing Seasonal Changes.

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Links with other titles in the series

The concepts in this book are extended in the companion book for levels 3–4 on this topic:

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Assessment resources

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