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## Simple Machines Unit: Screw Hands-On Activities

We started with… a plain old screw!! The kids spent time trying to screw it into an old board:   We have been reading the book, Archimedes and the Door of Science along with this unit. What a terrific book and what a remarkable man Archimedes was!  The book talks about the Archimedes screw as well as lots of other topics — astronomy, math, geometry and more. We loved the...

## Simple Machines Unit: Wedge Hands-On Activities

The wedge is a pretty easy concept to remember, but we still took the opportunity to have some fun with wedges! We spent some time outside at the wood pile using real wedges to split wood (plus, we got some wood ready for the woodstove!!) This is a tool call a “Smart Splitter.” Even the kids can split wood with it. They simply lifted the weight and dropped it down...

## Simple Machines Unit: Hands-On Activities on Levers

We started a unit on Simple Machines several weeks ago.  I thought I’d share the first set of hands on activities we did on levers and the three classes of levers. We started our unit going over the six types of simple machines. Since I have kids of varying levels I made several sheets (matching, tracing and fill in the blanks). In the end, this turned out to be useful...

## Physics Unit: Gizmos, Gadgets, and Simple Machines

We have been gearing up for these activities for a long time.  Back in January I mentioned the kids read the Physics, Pre-Level 1 (Real Science-4-Kids) book. LD read it on his own while I read it together with DD. I thought it was a wonderful introduction to some basic physics concepts. Then as you’ve seen we did some background activities on Newton himself (the geography of England/Britain/UK; the Black...

## Rocks and Minerals Unit

100+ page Rocks and Mineral Packet We studied Rocks and Minerals again this semester and I have just released a new Rocks and Minerals Packet.  The Rocks and Minerals Unit is well over 100 pages! This Rocks and Minerals Unit includes worksheets, notebook activities, booklets on rocks & minerals and the rock cycle, hands-on activity ideas, a lapbook/interactive notebook activity on the three types of rocks. Below I will share...

## Energy Unit – Kinetic vs Potential Energy, Renewable vs Non-renewable Energy, the Carbon Cycle and More!

This 100+page Energy Unit covers a range of topics from energy and force, kinetic and potential energy, the types and sources of energy, power grids, to fossil fuels, the carbon cycle and more! You’ll find the link to purchase this packet down below or in Our Store. I am SO excited to share this with you! This is a unit that I’ve been working on for well over a year!...

## Five Senses Unit – Early Elementary

New! Five Senses Packet This 100+ page Five Senses Unit has dozens of hands-on activities and detailed, colorful worksheets for learning all about the five senses – sight & the eye, hearing & the ear, taste & the tongue, smell & the nose, touch & the skin. Five Senses: Hands-On Activities Our family just loves hands-on activities and this Five Senses Packet will keep your kids engaged and excited!  The...

## Simple Machines Booklet

Simple Machines Unit – Now 50+ pages! I have just added a new activity to the Simple Machines Packet! This is a booklet all about the six types of simple machines: lever, wheel and axle, inclined plane, wedge, pulley and screw. It also covers the three classes of levers. Kids can trace the key words and color in the pictures. The simple machines booklet is 14 half-pages. (Directions on how...

## Fun, Simple Science Experiments for Younger Kids! (Introducing Kids to Chemistry)

In this post, I wanted to highlight some of the amazing science experiments that we did when my kids were younger and share several free resources we have here on the blog. These are some of the activities that really impressed my kids when they were younger!! I usually tried to weave the science experiments into topics we were learning… in this case some basics about chemistry. When the kids...

## Simple Machines Interactive Notebook Activity

I wanted to let you all know that I added a new interactive notebook activity to the Simple Machines Packet.  This Simple Machines Interactive Notebook activity covers all 6 types of simple machines (levers, inclined plane, wedge, pulley, screw, wheel and axle).  It also reviews the three classes of levers.  It might be a really good way to wrap up (or review) this material! You will find it on pages...

## Earth Science Unit – Layers of the Earth, Types of Volcanoes

Whew! Our Earth Science continues to grow!  I wanted to let you know that I have added about 15 or so new pages to the Earth Science unit. It is now over 175+ pages! In the section on the Layers of the Earth, I added in a new interactive notebook activity. Kids will create their own flap-book notebook page. There is an option for color or for black & white. ...

## Simple Machines Packet Update (New Pages Added)

This week, I spent some time updating our Simple Machines Packet. I wanted to let you know that I added several new pages. I created a couple of new pages with simple machines you might find at a construction site.  There is a blank page for the kids to label and of course there are answer pages to accompany these. 🙂 Simple Machines Interactive Notebook Activity This Simple Machines Interactive...

## Simple Machine Unit – Video Post

Enjoy this one minute video about our Simple Machines Unit when we studied the lever, inclined plane, wedge, screw, pulley, and wheel & axle.  I showed many of the hands-on activities we did. This unit is great for early elementary kids. 🙂 Below you’ll find links to everything included in the video: links to the hands-on activities and for the Simple Machines Packet. Simple Machines Packet (About 30 pages) –...

## Homeschool Science Units – Video Post

This is a video post about Homeschool Science in the Elementary and Middle School Years.  It highlights some of the activities and experiments we’ve incorporated in our science units over the years. How do we know what science units to cover?  I created a homeschool science checklist that I think about as we move from unit to unit.  I have a general goal of what I’d like for the kids...