We are always looking to engage kids in our work, this collection aims to get kids into the fall season. These worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the fall season, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards, which can be used during discussions of the topics. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth. The Fall season is a very busy time for teachers, students, and their parents. These worksheets will really add to any lesson you may have planned.
We experience four seasons on Earth - Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. The seasons are caused by the revolution of the Earth around the Sun and the tilt of the Earth on its axis. As the Earth moves around the Sun, four events occur that are based on the position of the Sun in relationship to the Earth.
What is the correct order for the seasonal events? Why is it called an equinox?
Name the four seasonal events based on the revolution of the Earth around the Sun. Does hotter weather come from being closer to the Sun? Why or why not?
While leaves begin green, they slowly change in Autumn to orange, yellow, gold, red, and even purple. The molecules inside the leaf react to the changes in the environment and cause these transformations. The chlorophyll molecules are a green pigment, the xanthophyll molecules are a yellow pigment, and the carotene molecules are an orange pigment.
What are the three types of molecules that cause leaves to have color? Carotene molecules turn vegetable life orange. What vegetable has lots of carotene?
You find a leaf that is yellow and purple. What do you know about the tree? Why do chlorophyll molecules thrive in the spring and summer months?
Also called the Elk Call Moon, Wine Moon and Singing Moon, the Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest to the autumnal equinox. It is named the Harvest Moon because of its connection to the harvest season.
If your birthday is close to the Harvest Moon, what might you have to do? Why did the extra hours of moonlight help farmers?
At what time of the year do we see the Harvest Moon? What kinds of crops are harvested in the Autumn?
Scarecrows are one of the hallmarks of Autumn. If you see scarecrows everywhere, it is a sign that Autumn is here! It is tradition in some families to celebrate the Fall season by making a scarecrow for their yard or porch.
Why did farmers need scarecrows? A family who has a tradition of building a scarecrow in Autumn might also...
What are some other hallmarks of Autumn besides the scarecrow? What other ideas do you have for keeping birds out of farmers' fields?
If leaves create food for their tree, how does a tree survive when all of its leaves have turned brown and fallen to the ground? A tree pulls water up through its roots and into the leaves.
Where does a leaf get its water? How does a tree survive without leaves? What is a deciduous tree?
Describe how a leaf changes as the Winter months approach. How does a leaf produce food for a tree?
Water comes in many different forms. It can be in its natural liquid form in a pond or lake or as dew clinging to the outside of a glass of lemonade. Water can be a gas or vapor like mist in the air after it rains or steam coming off a hot plate of food.
Why does frost never form on people? Why does frost form overnight? What kind of plants are damaged by light frost?
Why does frost stick to some surfaces but not others? How would you care for outdoor potted plants in the winter?
The pumpkin is a classic symbol of Autumn. Pumpkin patches are filled with people searching for the perfect pumpkin for a scary jack-o lantern or a delicious pie. Whether you prefer carving or eating your pumpkin, they all come from the same seeds.
Why are bees important to pumpkins? What does a tap root do?
What conditions are necessary for pumpkin seeds to sprout? How long would you have to save your pumpkin seeds if you wanted to plant them?
The purpose of Daylight Saving Time, or DST, is to provide more daylight hours in the afternoon. Since most people work and play during the day, it made sense to the people who established DST to shift the clocks so more sunlight was available during these times.
When was Daylight Saving Time established in the United States? At what time does California change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time?
Why was Daylight Saving Time established? Do you think we should still practice Daylight Saving Time? Why or why not?
In the Autumn, we begin to move from the longer, warmer days of summer to the cooler and shorter days of Winter. It all begins based on the relationship between the Earth and our Sun.
How are the days of winter different than those of summer? Which does NOT contribute to the feeling of shorter, colder days?
Describe the change that occurs in temperature and light during the Fall. Why does the southern hemisphere have summer in December - February?
Contrary to popular belief, being closer to the sun is not what makes the weather warmer. It is the angle of the sun in relation to that part of the Earth. During the summer months of June, July, and August, the northern hemisphere gets the most direct sunlight.
Changes in the environment are caused by what two factors? Why are the Sun's rays so intense in summer?
Describe the difference between summer in North America and summer in Australia.
Working with the words: acorn ,bury, circumference, jagged, leaf, nut, pumpkin, rake, squirrel, and tree.
The good ole game that has lots of learning potential. This card includes the vocabulary words: bury, equinox, cider, pigment, and leaf.
The words found on this card are: chilly, season, a Free Space, scarecrow, and squirrel.
This one includes some more robust words such as: frost, growth, jagged, trunk, and bark.
Some more northern specific vocabulary words here such as: rake, autumn, seed, nut, and foliage.
You will see pictures of an acorn, pumpkin, plain old tree, bury, squirrel, and chilly. See how they fit into this puzzle.
Help the squirrel find his home by helping him navigate his way through this puzzle of hallways.
These are acorns. Find out what happens when you lose or take away a bunch of them.
Find all the words in the matrix of letters. The vocabulary list includes: acorn, autumn, chilly, cider, circumference, jagged, pumpkin, rake, season, seed, squirrel, and trunk.
Write an acrostic poem that relates to everything that you have learned about this season.
What is the Fall Season?
Do you know the names of the four seasons that occur around the year? That is right! Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring. Then what is fall? Let us take a look!
In major parts of the world, we witness the beautiful Autumn season. And that is also referred to as the Fall season. In the Autumn Season, the deciduous trees shed their leaves. These leaves turn their color from green to red and then eventually into yellow or brown before they fall on the ground. It is truly so beautiful!
Autumn is the transition of summer to winter, which is why the sunlight gets significantly less, and hence, the days get shorter too. The weather starts getting colder as well. BRRRR!
There are two main holidays observed in the autumn season are Thanksgiving and Halloween. During the fall, everything becomes brown and orange. People enjoy hot drinks, including hot cocoa and cider!
What is Autumn?
There are numerous indications that nature is already preparing for the next season as summer ends and we get closer to the autumn season. And what a wonderful time of year it is! Autumn falls is nature's last-minute rush before the dark and gloomy months of winter take over, and it celebrates in a blaze of golden grandeur as the leaves change color.
But what is the autumn season, when does the fall season begin, and what are the apparent signs of its arrival?
To understand the Autumn season, you must know the first signs of fall.
Autumn technically has two starting dates:
The first day of fall is astronomically defined by the equinox, which occurs on September 21 or one day on each side of that date. The term equinox is derived from the Latin words aequus (equal) and nox (night).
Weather experts divide the year into quarters for statistical reasons based on yearly temperature cycles. According to this theory, autumn begins on September 1 and lasts until November 30.
On some days, it may not seem like fall - mild weather may give the sense of a long summer, while freezing blasts may appear to be the start of winter. However, numerous natural changes occur around these dates to signal the arrival of fall. These are the best ones to keep an eye out for.
Leaves Changing Colors
One of the most prominent signs of the autumn season is a stunning show of gold and red leaves. Looking up, you could already be able to see the first autumn leaves changing color.
Temperature changes and shorter days in the fall fuel this yearly occurrence. The chlorophyll production of trees, which is used to turn light into energy, decreases when there is less sunshine, revealing gold and red colors.
Birds migrate to warmer areas during the fall and winter, such as nightingales, swifts, and swallows. Seen on telegraph lines, vast flocks of swallows are preparing for their six-week journey, almost 6,000 miles.
The horse chestnut tree spreads its seeds by scattering these shining brown spheres on the ground. Acorns and nuts are two more types of seeds that spread widely throughout the fall season. Bright berries may emerge on trees like the rowan and drop seeds from ash.
Another sign of fall is shorter days; you'll notice it's getting darker in the mornings now. The days are becoming considerably faster as the sun sets earlier each night.
Seasonal Food & Drinks
A pumpkin pie spice Latte, the ultimate drink of autumn fall. When coffee shops and supermarkets begin to roll out their seasonal menus and stock, this may be one of the signs that Winter is coming.
Enjoy the delicious taste of a caramel apple around Fall, take a stroll in the morning while smelling the scent of flavored coffee, and whip up a pumpkin storm in the kitchen by making pumpkin pie, roasted seeds, and soups on a cold day.
Autumn Season In A Nutshell
Autumn means winter is approaching. It is cool and breezy, where nights are longer and days are shorter. The weather may be bright and sunny in some areas, while it may be gloomy and rainy in others.
As winter approaches, temperatures decrease, and days get shorter in the autumn covering the roads with crimson leaves and the smell of pumpkin spice lattes. No wonder it has become everyone’s favorite season.