You are on page 1of 18

Thematic Units and eWorkbooks

Sign up for the SchoolExpress.com newsletter, and receive one FREE Thematic Unit every week. SchoolExpress.com/news_sub.php

We have a large selection of Thematic Units and eWorkbooks. These can be downloaded for $2.00 each. ishoptoday.com
Theme Units are available for the following subjects:
Famous People, Geography, History, Science, Social Studies

eWorkbooks are available for the following subjects:


Math, Phonics, Language Arts, Writing, Handwriting and more.

Visit the SchoolExpress.com home page.

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

www.schoolexpress.com

Autumn/Fall

Name __________________________ Date __________________________

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

www.schoolexpress.com

Autumn/Fall
Temperature And The Sun The Earth receives heat from the sun.
Parts of the Earth have darkness or night while other areas have light or daytime. It is warmer during the day than it is at night. We dont see the sun at night. There is a reason why we cant see the sun at night. A good way to learn something and to understand it is to do an experiment.



1. You will need a globe or a large ball and a ashlight. You also will need to have a fairly dark room. 2. Set the ball or globe on a table. Shine the light on the ball from about 6 feet away from it. 3. Observe the ball to see where the light is shining. Turn the ball at different angles, and turn it around.

Write about what you have observed. If you can gure out why some parts of the Earth have night while others have daytime, write about it here. ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________


When you observed the light on the ball or globe you could see that some of the ball received most of the light, some received some of the light, and some of the ball did not have any light shining on it. This shows you how the Earth has different temperatures during the day and night. If the sunlight is shining directly on the area where you live it is warmer. When the part of the Earth where you live tilts away from the sun, it receives less sunlight and becomes cooler.
Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

www.schoolexpress.com

The Earth tilts as it travels around the sun.


1. Look at the ball or globe you used in the experiment on page 1. 2. If you can, draw a line or tie a string around the middle of the ball. 3. Tilt the top half of the ball toward the light. Turn the ball slowly around keeping the top half tilted toward the light 4. You should observe that the top half receives most of the light, and the bottom half receives the least amount of light. The top half has daytime and nighttime as does the bottom. When day arrives for the top and bottom halves you can see that the top half receives most of the light. 5. Now reverse this. Tilt the bottom half of the ball toward the light, and slowly turn the ball.

Autumn/Fall

The top half of the Earth, called the is receiving most of the light.

northern hemisphere

The bottom half of the Earth, called the is receiving most of the light.

southern hemisphere

The middle of the Earth, called the has very little seasonal changes.

equator


All days on the Earth are 24 hours long. Some days have longer hours of sunlight than of darkness. Some days have longer hours of darkness than of sunlight. AutumnFall is marked by the positions of the Earth. As the earth tilts away from the sun the days become shorter and the weather becomes colder. We have the least amount of sunlight hours.
Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

www.schoolexpress.com

Autumn/Fall

A fun time of year.


Some birds y south to warm weather

Some animals hibernate

Time for football

Election Day

Basketball Season

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

www.schoolexpress.com


The season of autumn/fall is also called the season of fall. It is one of the four temperate seasons. Many years ago in the 16th century the season autumn/fall was called harvest. It was called harvest because most of the farmers would harvest their crops at this time.
Gradually people moved from farms to towns and cities. The word harvest was no longer used as a season. People in the cities and towns considered the word harvest as a farm or agriculture term. The words autumn and fall began to replace the word harvest. Fall is a Middle English term meaning, fall of the leaf, or fall of the year.
When the English settlers came to North America, they brought their English language with them. They referred to the harvest season as fall. The word autumn began to be used about the same time as fall in North America. The word fall referring to a season is rarely used in Britain today. They prefer the word autumn.
In North America both fall and autumn are interchangeable. The usage of fall in the world is used less and is only used in the United States. The word autumn is preferred more in poetic, literary and scientic usage in the U.S. The word fall is preferred as poetic and literary in Britain.
Think of a name you would call the season of fall/autumn. Be creative. Example: Gathering

Autumn/Fall

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

www.schoolexpress.com

Autumn/Fall

The sun gives us our four seasons. The Earth tilts on its axis.
If the Earth did not tilt we would not have our seasons of summer, fall, winter, and spring.
The tilt of the Earth and the sun tells us the season we are having.


In the fall our part of the Earth begins to tilt away from the sun. Our nights start to become longer and our days become shorter.
Fall is the season between summer and winter. The weather becomes cool. The green leaves on the trees turn many beautiful colors. THE FOUR SEASONS SUMMER

AUTUMN/FALL

WINTER

SPRING

Read each sentence. Fill in the missing word.

1. The __________________________ on trees turn many different colors. 2. The sun give us ____________________________________________ seasons. 3. In the ____________________________ the earth begins to tilt away from the sun. 4. The earth tilts on its ______________________________________ .

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

5!

www.schoolexpress.com

Autumn/Fall
Seeds begin to fall to the ground from plants. The seeds will stay under the ground until spring. Autumn/Fall begins around September, twenty-second in the United States. Children are happy to be back in school after their long summer vacation. They have new clothes, paper, and pencils. They enjoy seeing their friends again. Squash, apples, pumpkins, and many other fruits and vegetables are ripe at this time of year. Farmers bring in their crops from the elds. They store them in their barns for the cattle to eat during the winter.

Read the questions below. Find the answers to the questions in books or on the Internet. Write your answers on the lines in complete sentences.

1. What are some of the differences between fruits and vegetables?

2. What does it mean to harvest crops?

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

www.schoolexpress.com

Autumn/Fall

Many people can and freeze tomatoes, corn, and other vegetables. They cook and eat these when the weather is cold.
The weather during autumn/fall becomes cool and chilly in many areas of the United States.
People begin to wear sweaters and jackets. Baseball season is over and football season begins.
The rst frost comes in the autumn/fall. It makes the windows look like they were painted with sparkling white paint. Some people say that Jack Frost paints the windows.
Autumn/Fall is fun. Autumn/Fall has many colors.

Look up the words below in the dictionary. Write the denitions on the lines. 1. frost _________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ 2. autumn ______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ 3. season ______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ 7

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

www.schoolexpress.com

Autumn/Fall

Some birds y south in the fall. This is called migration. They y long distances. They cannot nd food and water when snow covers the ground and the water turns to ice. Some birds y as far south as the tropics. The weather is warm in the south.
Many swans, ducks and geese migrate long distances. They do not y as far south as the tropics. They y far enough south to be out of cold weather and freezing water.
Hummingbirds, ycatchers, warblers and other small birds migrate long distances at night. This way they avoid predators and overheating. They will land during the morning. The birds then stay for a few days to eat and rest.

Read more about birds that migrate in the winter. Write about them on the lines below.

_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

www.schoolexpress.com

Autumn/Fall

When fall arrives families enjoy the cooler temperature. They go on picnics together and often go outside just to look at the beautiful colored leaves.
There are many holidays that come during the season of autumn. October twelfth, is Columbus Day. It is the day that Columbus landed in the New World and called it America.

Columbus Day is followed by Halloween.
Halloween comes on the last day of October. It is the time for children to have parties and a time for trick or treating.
Veterans Day is a special holiday. It is celebrated on November eleventh. It is a day when people commemorate the courage and the bravery of the men and women who served in the Armed Forces.
Thanksgiving is another holiday that is celebrated in the fall. It is a time when families get together and eat a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving Day falls on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a day to remember to give thanks for all the things we have.
Make a list of things you are thankful for.

_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

www.schoolexpress.com

Autumn/Fall

During autumn the animals begin to store food for the winter. Squirrels gather acorns and nuts and hide them in trees. Chipmunks will store food in their burrows. They will awake occasionally to eat.
Bears, groundhogs, skunks and other animals eat and grow fat so they can hibernate and or sleep through the winter months.
Some animals grow extra fur to stay warm in the winter. Some wolves, foxes and other animals that do not sleep or hibernate change the color of their fur to white. They do this to blend with the color of the snow. It is a way to protect themselves from predators. It makes them harder to see.
Animals nd many places for shelter in the winter. They nd places under rocks, tunnel underground, nd holes in trees, crawl under leaves or inside fallen logs.
Look up what insects do in the winter. Write about them on the lines below.

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

10

www.schoolexpress.com

Autumn/Fall
1. leaves leeves leavees 2. hollidays holidays holodays 3. vegatables vegetables vegetibles 4. piknic picnic piccnic 5. weathar weather weather

_______________

_______________

_______________

_______________

_______________

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

11

www.schoolexpress.com

Autumn/Fall

rigtame

_______________

eaossn

_______________

eolaHwenl

_______________

utmaun

_______________

ribds

_______________

veseal

_______________

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

12

www.schoolexpress.com

Autumn/Fall
WORD FIND Find and circle these words. They run down, across, and diagonally.

sun

seasons

tilts
axis

seeds

winter

leaves

south

colors
shorter

football pumpkins

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

13

www.schoolexpress.com

Autumn/Fall
fall


holidays

leaves frost nuts
cold
hero
sweaters

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

14

www.schoolexpress.com

Answers
Page 10 - leaves, holidays, vegetables, picnic, Thanksgiving, weather Page 11 - migrate, season, Halloween, Autumn, birds, leaves

Page 12 -

Page 13 -

Copyright@ 2010 Comp Ed, Inc.

www.schoolexpress.com

Legal and Copyright Information

This eWorkbook pdf le is copyrighted. You may copy the pdf le onto your hard drive, a CD rom, or other storage media for your own use. You may make backup copies of this pdf le for your own use.

You may not legally distribute this eWorkbook pdf le. If you know others who would like to use the pdf le please refer them to www.ishoptoday.com where they will nd access to this pdf le and hundreds of others.

You may print copies of the worksheet pages in this pdf le for use with your students in your school classroom or your children in your home. You may print copies of the worksheet pages in this pdf le if you have purchased this eWorkbook pdf le for use with children in an organization such as Brownies or Cub Scouts You may not share the pdf le or printed pages with other persons. Please contact us at info@schoolexpress.com if you have any concerns or questions.

Under no circumstances may this eWorkbook pdf le be reproduced to sell without the written consent of Comp Ed, Inc. This eWorkbook pdf le may not be stored on any Internet server. This eWorkbook pdf le may not be given away at any website or through any online or ofine newsletter without the written consent of Comp Ed, Inc.