August Links and Ideas

August is here!  A few links and ideas to add a bit of interest and learning fun to the month.

Nature study ideas for August-  The Nature Conservancy’s bird for August is the amazing Painted Bunting.    The gladiolus and poppy are the flowers for August.  Why not take a day to learn more about these beautiful creations?


The Perseid meteor shower will be in ‘outburst’ this year, meaning they should show up at double the usual rate.  The peak of the meteor shower should be around August 12th.

Children’s Day is celebrated in August in several countries.  Why not create your own children’s day celebration?  Interview some seniors you know about their childhoods.  Learn what children used to wear and do for fun 50, 100 or 150 years ago!


Research topics/ideas with an August connection:

Anne Frank penned her last diary entry on August 1, 1944.

Christopher Columbus set sail on August 3, 1492 with the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria.

The Krakatoa volcano eruption, one of the most catastrophic in recorded history, occurred on August 26, 1883.



*Perseid meteor image source: Kim MyoungSung



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