For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been sharing some of the Earth Science activities we’ve been doing in our science club. Today, I thought I would share some other resources that are buried here on the blog for those of you who want to continue on with Earth Science this year. In this post you’ll find various quite a number of free resources on
- a packet about the Earth’s atmosphere
- Weather Packet
- Weather Experiments
- Free Cloud Packet
- Free Water Cycle printables
- Natural Disasters packet
Quite some time back, we did a unit on the Layers of the Atmosphere. You’ll find the packet I made for the kids at this post:
We’ll be studying the weather and meteorology again later this year. These are a couple of the resources we’ll be using now that the kids are older.
Eric Sloane’s Weather Book (affiliate link)- This book was highly recommended to us by some other homeschoolers we know. It’s really well written. It has some fascinating information and is really good for upper elementary and middle school. It touches on topics such as air (what it is comprised of), air has weight, isobars, fronts and masses, warm and cold fronts and more!
We will be using a new book (published in 2017) called Weather 101 (affiliate link) when we do this unit again. (My kids are now 9, 12, 14.) I’ll let you know how it is!
Cloud Worksheets (Free!)
Free Water and Water Cycle Resources This post has a number of great posters and printables that we used when we studied the water cycle. These are all free resources from the USGS and elsewhere. Hope someone can use them!
This is some material we studied when we started our Ocean Unit a year or so ago. (Our 65+ page Ocean Unit is one of my best-sellers over on TpT! Our packets are slightly cheaper here on the blog though, because of the TpT fees.)
Since I mentioned our Ocean Unit , I thought I would also mention the free Oceans, Seas & Straits Pin Map printable. It helped my kids learn some of the seas and straits around the world. (Note to self, we should pull this out again to refresh our memories!!!)
- Natural Disasters Packet — This is another packet I made which is also free still: http://homeschoolden.com/2016/05/16/natural-disasters-worksheets-and-hands-on-activity-ideas/
- Free introductory worksheet on the 4 major Earth Systems: Geosphere (ie. Earth Science), Biosphere, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere (ie. oceans/waters)
I hope you found some resources that might be helpful in your homeschool!
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P.S. On a totally unrelated note, I wanted to share another resource buried here on the blog. I talked about it over on FB earlier today, but thought I’d add in a note here in this post as well! It is an amazing set of resources for middle school and high school students put together by the CDC (Center for Disease Control).
A number of years ago, I stumbled across the Center for Disease Control’s Science Ambassador Program. What a great find! It has a series of lessons (maybe mini-unit would be a better term for them) on all kinds of various topics with challenging activities for students to learn about. Topics include — autism, birth defect, Hantavirus, HIV/Aids… and many more. What I like about their lessons is that they require the students to research and find out more on their topic… and then the students are given a scenario (or series of scenarios) where they have to apply what they learned. Each unit has about 25-30 pages of materials.
My kids wound up doing a poster project (pictured below).
Again, you can find out more about the CDC Ambassador Program (Free Science Units) at this post. ~Liesl
P.P.S. If you are reading all the way to the bottom of this post, I just want to say *thank you*!! I just appreciate my readers SO much! I love the homeschool community! ♥