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Holiday: Groundhog Day Discuss this eTheme.

These sites include information about the history of this holiday and why we celebrate it. Learn more about Punxsutawney Phil and groundhogs. There are many classroom activity ideas and online games. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on measuring shadows.

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Learn about the history behind Groundhog Day and scroll down to see the predictions he has made throughout the years. Click on "Present Weather" at the top to see what the temperature is in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
Try this interactive quiz about Groundhog Day.
This page has instructions for making several crafts relating to Groundhog Day. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This is the official site from Groundhog Club. This Teacher's Corner page includes lesson plans and activates for kids.
Find out what kind of animal a groundhog is and what its habits are especially around February 2nd. Mark a correct answer in a multiple choice quiz.
Learn more about groundhogs and take a quiz.
This is a worksheet with a printable Groundhog day word search.
Color this page and write a story about a groundhog and the Groundhog Day.
Learn and sing this fun groundhog song.
Find out about impotency of the Groundhog Day and select the "Special Ground Hogs Day Cookies" link for the recipe. Click on the "Quick Guide" to learn what groundhog likes to do on February 2nd.
Students can read about this holiday and then vote on an animal that might replace the groundhog if he retired. NOTE: The site includes ads.
These sites explain why shadows change their length depending on the time of day and the season. Find out how to determine the height of an object using a shadow stick and ratios. Includes an interactive activity that lets you change the location of the sun and see how that changes the shadow length. There are several instructions for conducting experiments with shadows.

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