Category: Science Units

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Muscular System Unit – Worksheets and Activities

My daughter just finished the Muscular System Unit and I wanted to share the new worksheets and notebook pages that I added to the Muscular System Packet. Did you know that you have more than 600 muscles in your body? This packet goes over the three main types of muscles: smooth muscles cardiac muscles skeletal muscles Students will learn voluntary and involuntary muscles, how these three muscle groups work, and...

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Free Owl Printables

I made some free Owl Printables that I want to share with you today. 🙂 Have your kids dissected owl pellets?  This is such a great hands-on activity if your kids are studying forest animals or the skeletal system… or even if you just want to do something exciting to add into your homeschool day! This project is wonderful with any age! My youngest daughter finished a big unit on...

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Skeletal System Activities

Today, I wanted to share some of the hands-on activities we’ve done to learn about the Skeletal System. We did a number of fun activities to learn more about the bones, cartilage and joints! This is a unit we have done several times over the years. Each time, the kids have learned a bit more, but they *always* love the hands-on activities!! So, this is a unit you can do...

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Botany Unit – Plant Kingdom Worksheets and more!

I have added over 25 new pages to the Botany Unit! These new pages are all about the Plant Kingdom.  We went over plant classification and learned about the life cycles of mosses, ferns, gymnosperms (conifers & cycads), and angiosperms (flowering plants). The Plant Kingdom Worksheets The first set of worksheets goes over the basics about each of the four groups of the Plant Kingdom and some terms like vascular...

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Skeletal System Unit

I have just made huge update to the Skeletal System Packet!! I added more than 50 pages, so the Skeletal System Unit is now more than 90 pages! In the last few weeks, I made a whole new set of skeletal system worksheets and notebook pages: My daughter has been learning the bones of the body and going over many of the facts about the skeletal system from the function...

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What science topics should I teach my 5-7 year old?

I had a reader ask what  topics that a Kindergartner/1st Grader (ie. 5-7 year old) might learn for science. I’ve gotten this same question several times in the past month or so, so I thought I might share with you some of the topics we explored when the kids were in early elementary. As you’ll see below, there are SO many things you could do with your kids.  Just ask...

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Chemistry Activities – The First 20 Elements of the Periodic Table

Learn about the elements of the Periodic Table with these new chemistry booklets! This is just a quick post to let you know that I have just added two new chemistry activities to the Chemistry Unit Packet.  I made two new booklets – one on The First 20 Elements and the other on Elements with Unusual Symbols. It has been a year and a-half or so since we first talked...

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Fun Chemistry Experiments!

This week we started back to school.  We love hands-on activities and jumped in with some fun, hands-on activities to bring our new units on chemistry alive! These are experiments you may have done with the kids in preschool, but are as important for understanding chemistry concepts in middle school and beyond! 🙂 For ED, we spent some time reviewing the changing states of matter. It had been several years...

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High School Chemistry Notebook Pages

Hey there! This is a question for the parents of high school students: Are you working with your high school student on high school chemistry this year? Are you interested in our chemistry notebook pages? Drop me an email if you are interested. I’m just trying to see if there’s interest/need (because it can be time consuming and time is limited… you know b/c we’re a busy homeschooling family!!). More...

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Properties of Matter Worksheets and Activities

We are starting off the year with this middle school chemistry unit on the physical and chemical properties of matter. I have done an extensive update to the original Properties of Matter Packet, adding in dozens of pages of materials! This packet is well over 50 pages and includes various hands-on activities and all the teacher-notes/answer pages (bringing it closer to 100 pages in all!) Note: If you ordered the...

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Trash and Recycling Worksheets and Activities

30+page Trash and Recycling Unit! This spring, we have been focusing on Environmental Studies. We just finished up a new unit on Trash and Recycling. This 30-page unit including worksheets and activities to help students learn what happens to our trash, what can be recycled, plastics, and more! What happens to our trash? Learn what percentage of trash is placed in landfills, burned or recycled. Find out what can be...

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Animal Tracks – Cards and Activities

When my kids were younger, they loved hunting for various animal tracks along the creek that runs through our backyard. I made some Animal Track Activities for the kids when they were studying animals. This is just one of the activities in our 100+ page Animal Unit. 🙂 Below my youngest daughter was doing the animal track matching page. She was using the animal track cards to help out!Click here...

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Water Cycle Unit – Worksheets Notebook Pages & Activities!

This 50+ page Water Cycle Unit has a number of activities for learning all about the water cycle. It has notebook pages, a printable booklet and other activities for learning evaporation, condensation, transpiration, precipitation,  sublimation,  infiltration, percolation and more! This is the first of three Environmental Units I’m doing with the kids. Water Cycle Booklet: My daughter started this unit coloring and working on this Water Cycle booklet. It covers...

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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...