Why do we have seasons?
When the temp. outside is cold enough, usually around 32
degrees Fahrenheit, water freezes into ice crystals called
Snowflakes are usually less the ½ inch across.
No two snowflakes are alike.
All snowflakes have 6 sides
Winter is officially from Dec-March, but it usually snows before
and after that.
Very cold temperatures…anywhere from -10 to 32 degrees.
Spring is officially from March-June
“April showers bring May flowers” is a common phrase
because in April we usually see lots of rain storms, and all
the water from the rain helps the flowers to bloom around
The temperature starts to warm up from winter…usually
from 45-65 degrees.
Summer is officially from the end of June-Sept.
Sun shines the most in the summer
Rains very little in the summer…although some thunderstorms
Mores hours of sunlight than darkness
Since there is not much rain, the earth can get very dry and
hard, and we get droughts. Our plants and grass die from the
lack of water.
Fall is officially from Sept-Nov
The temperatures start to cool down from the summer..usually
in the 60’s-50’s
The tree’s leaves start to change colors from green to bright
yellows, reds, and oranges.
The leaves also start to fall off the trees.
Fall is also called Autumn.
Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Michigan
My name is Sarah Lipka. I currently attend
Grand Valley State University and am
studying elementary education, with an
emphasis in integrated science. I would like
to teach third grade someday. I hope to
graduate in 3 years. In my free time I enjoy
hanging out with my family and friends, and
my favorite Michigan season is summer
because it is nice and warm, and I enjoy not
having school and being able to go to the
beach and eating ice cream!
Feel free to email me with any questions:
Here is a video clip explaining why we
have seasons. Click on the picture to find
Drinking hot chocolate