Celebrate the hot summer months with these worksheets exploring topics related to summer weather and activities.

The following collection of worksheets contains a number of short reading passages covering topics associated with summer events, such as vacation destinations, why it gets hotter in the summer, finding a summer job, and more! Two separate answer sheets are associated with each passage. One is a multiple choice worksheet and the other is a short-answer worksheet. Instructors may choose to use either or both question sheets (answer keys are provided for all).

Note for instructors: If you have no place for these in your regular curriculum, these worksheets make great project seeds, independent essay topics, or extra credit assignments.

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How Long Is Your Summer Break?

In the United States, there is no standard summer break, nor are there a set number of school days required per year. US schools have an average of 180 instructional days per school year.

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Summer Break - MC Questions

Most schools in the US have a summer break from mid-June through August, resuming school shortly after Labor Day in September.

Summer Break - Free Response

Why do some experts object to the extended summer break?

10 Things you should do in the Summer (before you grow up) - Reading Passage

Students spend much of the school year looking forward to summer break. It is a time of freedom from classrooms, homework, and teachers.

Before You Grow Up- Multiple Choice Questions

Summer is a great time to do things that you can’t do in other seasons because of weather conditions.

Before We Grow Up - Free Response

Flying a kite is more than just running and releasing. Find out how lift, velocity, and weight all affect how the kite will launch.

How to find a Summer Job - Reading Passage

The first step is to consider your skills. What are you good at? Do you have any special talents or training? Now think about how those things might be a benefit to someone.

How to find a Summer Job - Multiple Choice Questions

Once you have decided on what you want to provide to customers, create a colorful, informative flyer. Make sure to include your name and telephone number, as well as what services you are offering.

How to find a Summer Job - Free Response

Remember to dress neatly and wash up before going out to sell your services. First impressions are very important!

Great Places to go over Your Summer Vacation - Reading Passage

Summer vacation is a time when many families choose to take vacations. Without the constraints of the shorter school breaks, plans can be more flexible and vacations may be extended.

Great Places - Multiple Choice Questions

Summer is also a good time to visit Alaska. The usually frigid temperatures become comfortable and warm. Cooler temperatures are still evident near the tops of higher mountains, but in general, daytime temperatures average in the 60s.

Great Places - Free Response

Several states host State Fairs during the summer months. These events usually have rides, exhibits, concerts, and lots of delicious food.

What Happens at Summer School? - Reading Passage

Summer school is a program, usually within a school district, that offers classes for students during the summer break.

Summer School? - Quiz

Remedial summer school is often structured in half-day sessions, with classes in the morning and afternoon with a lunch break midway through the day.

Summer School - Short Answer Questions

Over the years, academic summer school's purpose has evolved. At first, in the 1950s, it was used to counter low academic achievement.

Why is it so Hot in the Summer? - Reading

Many people think that the Earth's temperature is only related to the rotation of the Earth around the Sun.

Why is it so Hot in the Summer? - Quiz

Orbit alone is not responsible for hot summers. The Earth's axis is important as well.

Why is it so Hot in the Summer? - Free Response Quiz

When the sun’s rays hit the Earth at a steep angle, they don't spread out very much and are more concentrated on one spot.

Why are there More Hours of Daylight in the Summer?

Have you noticed that in the winter some of us have to get up early and it is still dark? Sometimes it is dark before suppertime as well!

Daylight in the Summer - Quiz

The Earth circumnavigates the Sun, but it is not perpendicular within its orbit. A 23.45° tilt in the Earth's axis causes the Sun’s rays to hit the Earth at different angles during its orbit.

Daylight in the Summer - Free Response Quiz

Twice a year, the Sun is directly above the Earth's equator. These days are called equinoxes.

Why are there so many more Wildfires?

Wildfires are nature's method for recycling. The fire replenishes nutrients into the soil and stimulates new growth. Fires eliminate excessive woody shrubs, fallen needles, and other dead plant materials to allow new plants to grow.

Wildfires? - Quiz

Unfortunately, many naturallyoccurring wildfires are interrupted or eliminated. They are viewed as a threat to humans.

Wildfires? - Free Response Quiz

Allowing natural fires in unpopulated areas to burn themselves out naturally could help to decrease the overall incidence of wildfires.

Thunder and Lightning Storms More Probable in Summer - Reading Passage

Thunderstorms need moisture and rapidly rising warm air to develop. These conditions occur in tandem more frequently in the summer months.

Thunder and Lightning - Quiz

Humid air contains a high amount of water vapor. Solar heating, changes in air pressure, or the meeting of air streams may lead to warm, humid air being lifted.

Thunder and Lightning - Free Response Quiz

When a meteorologist talks about the clouds, you might hear him mention cumulonimbus. These are the clouds that produce thunderstorms.

Protect Yourself from Bug Bites! - Passage

Insects are prevalent in the summer months, and more than just being annoying, some of them can bite or sting.

Bug Bites! - Quiz

The most common summer insect is the mosquito. Mosquitoes feed on the blood of animals and humans because the blood provides the necessary proteins for females to lay eggs.

Bug Bites - Free Response Quiz

Ticks are parasites that feed on the blood of animals and humans as well. Their bite may be pain free, but they may spread diseases, including Lyme disease.