Category: Science Units

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Hurricane Hands-On Activities (and other Natural Disasters)

Many of us who live on the east coast of the U.S. are bracing for Hurricane Florence. And because of that, many of us are talking with our kids about what a hurricane is and why they can be so damaging. I thought I would share a couple activities we’ve done about hurricanes and share the Natural Disasters Packet again, which is currently free to download! I added in a...

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Rainforest Resources and Printables

In this post, I want to highlight some fun rainforest resources and printables that would really add to any rainforest unit! Earlier this summer, I came across these beautiful rainforest animal masks and wanted to be sure to mention them to those of you with younger kids – preK and early elementary! And, for those with kids ages 7-10 or so, you might want to check out our Rainforest Packet....

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Animals of the African Savanna – Worksheets and Activities

I have just added an entirely new section to the World Animals Packet on Animals of the African Savanna. This includes worksheets and other activities. This section covers about 25 different African animals. For younger kids there are tracing pages and self-correcting matching cards. There is also a notebook page about the African savanna and blank notebook pages for all of the animals. There is also a country map of...

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Symbiosis, Commensalism, Mutualism, Parasitism, Mimicry Biology Worksheets and Notebook Pages

I have added new worksheets and other activities on symbiosis, commensalism, mutualism, parasitism, mimicry and similar topics to the Biology Packet today! In all, I added about 20 new pages, so the Biology Packet is now well over 100 pages! I also added in some matching review cards for how organisms derive their energy and nutrient requirements: herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, detritivores, decomposers as well as for the terms above. I...

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Layers of the Earth Interactive Notebook Activity

This is just a real quick post to let you know that I added in a couple of activities earlier today to the 150+ page Earth Science Packet. I made a new interactive notebook activity for learning about the four different layers of the Earth — the crust, mantle, outer core and inner core.  You can print out a version with words or a blank version.  Students can write in...

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Layers of the Atmosphere Packet – Worksheets, Notebook Pages and Activities!

Layers of the Atmosphere Packet Worksheets, Notebook Pages, Hands-On Activities and More! If you are looking for worksheets and hands-on activities all about the Layers of the Atmosphere, this 50+ page packet may be for you! Be sure to grab it at its discounted price! An atmosphere is a layer of gases that surround a planet or other body.  Earth’s atmosphere acts as a protective shield that keeps temperatures within...

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Cell Packet Update! Cell Biology Unit – Organelles, Eukaryotic vs. Prokaryotic cells, Plant vs. Animal Cells and more!

Our Cell Unit is now well over 100+ pages with this new update! The cell packet includes worksheets, notebook pages,  lapbook/interactive notebook pieces, matching cards, a board game, activity ideas and extensive teacher notes. It covers everything from cell theory, prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cells, animal vs. plant cells, the layers of a leaf, photosynthesis and more! My kids will be studying Cell Biology next fall and I just added 30...

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Keep an Eye Out for Mars in Late July!

Summer is the perfect time to do some astronomy with the kids, right?! This summer, Mars will become brighter and brighter in the predawn sky. In late July 2018, around the time Earth sweeps between Mars and the sun, Mars will outshine Jupiter by some 1.8 times.  Mars will appear brightest from July 27 to July 30. It will appear 1/3 of the way up from the horizon to straight...

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Science Resource Page Update

Homeschool Den Science Curriculum Units The Science Resource Page has been Updated! Plus, below you’ll find a new (free) Printable Science Resource List that includes a current list of our science curriculum packets and a list of the free science resources we have on the blog. Because our website is a blog, everything is shared as they happen chronologically. So, finding the activities and units we’ve done can be a...

Chemistry Unit - Worksheets Chemistry Cards Interactive Notebook Piece - Periodic Table Valence Electrons and More 0

Chemistry Unit – Periodic Table, Valence Electrons, Periods, Groups, Lewis Diagrams and More!

75+ Page Chemistry Packet! I am excited to share our new chemistry unit with you! As you know, we love hands-on activities and I want to show you some of the fun ways we explored the periodic table and touched on topics like valence electrons, Bohr Diagrams, Lewis Diagrams (electron dot diagrams), ions, isotopes, and more! Some of the topics we explored included: Building the Periodic Table Bohr Diagrams &...

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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...

Parts of a Flower Parts of a Seed Worksheets and Notebook Pages 0

Parts of a Flower, Parts of a Seed Worksheets & Notebook Pages

Angiosperms – Flowering Plants Notebook Pages and Worksheets It’s spring, so it’s the perfect time to spend some time learning about flowers, seeds, and fruit. This new botany unit explores the parts of a flower, the parts of a seed, seed and fruit development, and the plant life cycle in general. Today I’m going to highlight some worksheets and notebook pages that are included in this new Botany Packet. There...

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Animal Homes and Shelters – Where Do Animals Live?

Animals find shelter in a wide variety of places from hives and holes to warrens and lodges!  These animal homes and shelters worksheets help students learn about the homes of these 10 animals: fox, beaver, hermit crab,  sea turtle, raccoons, bats,  blue jay, bees, eastern tent caterpillars, and rabbits. These pages have been added to the 75+ page Animal Packet! These worksheets on animal homes and shelters includes color or...

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Nutrition – Fiber and Vitamin Worksheets

New 30-page Nutrition Worksheets and Activities Recently, we finished up a unit on nutrition.   I created various notebook pages and activities about fiber and vitamins, which are now included in the Digestive System Packet. We talked about fiber and why it is so important in our diet. We talked about What is fiber? How much fiber do people need? Where do you get fiber in your diet? What does fiber...