Hi! It’s Thursday, February 2, 2012 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: All (with parental supervision)
Today, February 2nd, is Groundhog’s Day! In North America the groundhog is said to wake from winter hibernation and crawl out of its burrow. If the groundhog sees his shadow, he gets frightened and returns to his den for another six weeks, prolonging winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, he emerges from his home and spring begins. The “official” groundhog is named Punxsutawney Phil. He lives at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
At this official (and ad-supported) website you can watch a podcast of the Ground Hog’s Day proceedings at Gobbler’s Knob and get lesson plans and fun educational activities designed for grades K-12.
NOTE: This site gets so much activity on February 2nd, that you may get an error message. Don’t let it deter you. Keep trying or wait until tomorrow and try again. The lesson plans and educational activities (including weather science) can be done anytime. So, bookmark this site to access them when there’s less traffic.
You’ll also find “Groundhog’s Day Fun” free activities and coloring pages to print out that young children will enjoy at my UniversalPreschool.com website.