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Precise Meaning: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4e, 3.4d, 4.4c, 5.4c, 6.4c, 7.4c, 8.4c, 9-10.4c, 11-12.4c
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Groundhogs Day Vocabulary Word List (123)
|A)||Accuracy, Air, Atmosphere|
|C)||Celsius, Centigrade, Chill, Circulation, Climate, Climb out, Cloudy, Cold front, Color, Condensation, Conditions, Conversion, Cumulus, Cyclical|
|D)||Degrees, Density, Detection, Dew, Direction, Disruption, Drizzle|
|E)||Environment, Erupt, Extreme|
|F)||Fahrenheit, Flurries, Fog, Forecast, Freezing, Front, Frost|
|G)||Gauge, Ground, Ground hog, Gusty|
|H)||Hail, Harbinger, Heat, Hibernal, Humidity|
|I)||Impact, Influence, Instruction, Instruments, Inversion, Isobar, Isotherm|
|J)||January, Jet stream, Judgment|
|L)||Latitude, Lightening, Liquid, Longitude, Look out|
|M)||Measurement, Melt, Mercury, Meteorologist, Meteorology, Mist, Moisture|
|N)||Natural, Nature, Normal|
|O)||Observation, Occluded front, Occlusion, Ozone|
|P)||Particles, Phil, Precipitation, Prediction, Pressure, Prevailing, Prognosticate|
|R)||Radar, Rain, Rainbow, Rainfall, Reflection, Regional|
|S)||Saturation, Scale, Scientific, Scientist, Seasonal, Sentinel, Severe, Shadow, Sleet, Snow, Snow flake, Squall, Storm|
|T)||Temperatures, Thaw, Thermometer, Thunderstorms|
|V)||Vapor, Veer, Velocity, Vernal|
|W)||Warm, Watch, Water, Weather, Weather system, Whirlwind, Wind, Winter|
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|Ground Hog Day Lesson Plan and Discussion ideas for
1. Explain why people think that Groundhog Day forecasts weather for six weeks.
2. From what two countries was the custom brought to America?
3. A ground hog is another name for what animal?
4. On what day and month of the year does Groundhog Day occur?
5. Write a short paragraph about this legend.
6. Is there scientific evidence that proves that the ground hog indicates weather patterns?
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