Category: Science Units

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Ocean Unit Science Experiments on Salinity and Water Temperature

Salinity and Water Temperatures Influence the Oceans’ Currents We just love hands-on activities! They are what make our units come alive! In this portion of our Ocean Unit, we did a number of experiments to show how salinity and water temperatures influence the oceans’ currents. Salinity Our first experiment was on salinity.  In this experiment we talked about how salt changes the density of water.  One jar had no salt...

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Rainforest Unit

I have just added a new Rainforest Booklet and Notebook Pages to our Rainforest Unit. The Rainforest Packet is now over 75 pages! First, let me show you some of the new pages. Then, I’ll include the explanation of what else is included after that. You will find the link to purchase this unit down below or at our Big Animal BUNDLE page. Note: If you purchased this unit already,...

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Latitude and Longitude Worksheets and Activities

In this post, I thought I’d share some of the activities my daughter did as she learned about latitude & longitude, the Prime Meridian and other geography terms. My daughter is doing a unit on oceans and we’re talking about ocean navigation at the moment. I wanted to be sure to slip in this information about latitude, longitude, the prime meridian and so forth  (even though we covered it in...

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Coral Reef Worksheets and Interactive Notebook Activities

Coral Reef Worksheets & Activities These new Corals and Coral Reef worksheets, notebook pages and the lapbook/interactive notebook activity have been added to our 100+page Ocean Unit. In this part of our ocean unit, my daughter learned all about coral and coral reefs: What is coral? What do corals eat? (And what is the relationship between the algae, zooxanthellae, and corals.) How does a coral colony begin? (coral reproduction) What...

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Earth’s Systems – Notebook Pages (Free)

These free notebook pages review Earth’s 4 major systems (or spheres) and familiarize students with the scientists who study them. What are the major Earth Systems? the Atmosphere, Geosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere (and Cryosphere) You’ll find the download link for these free pages below!The Earth works as a set of interconnected systems; these four major Earth Systems are often referred to as spheres and include the atmosphere geosphere hydrosphere cryosphere biosphere...

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Science Year in Review – 6th Grade

The year in review posts are especially fun because it’s my chance to reflect back on the year and all the things we managed to accomplish! Sometimes in the short-run it can feel like we’re not getting much homeschooling done. You know how homeschooling can go… we’re interrupted for activities, illness, errands, appointments, or the occasional blahs. But then when we step back to look at the bigger picture, we’ve...

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Nervous System Worksheet Packet

Last year, I updated the Nervous System Worksheet Packet.  Life must have gotten away from me because I just found this post in draft form!  So, I’m sharing the post now (though the updates were shared last year)! The Nervous System Worksheet Packet covers The Function of the Nervous System The Anatomy of the Brain Parts of the Brain (what does the frontal lobe do? what does the cerebellum do,...

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Properties of Matter – Interactive Notebook Activity

I have just updated the Properties of Matter Chemistry Packet to include a new interactive notebook activity and chemistry review worksheet on pages 92 to 102 of the packet. The Properties of Matter packet covers topics such as elements and compounds, mixtures, physical and chemical properties, molecular vs. structural formulas and includes hands-on activities on some of these properties (viscosity, cohesion, capillary action, and density). We are going spend a...

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Vertebrate – Invertebrate Sorting Cards

I wanted to let you know that I have just made some new Montessori vertebrate-invertebrate sorting cards and added them to the 100+ page Animal Unit. The Animal Unit covers animal classification, animal characteristics, spiders vs. insects, nocturnal vs diurnal animals, animal tracks, herbivores-carnivores-omnivores, and more! I included a sorting mat, as well as labels for the Montessori 3-part vertebrate-invertebrate cards.  If you laminate the cards, you kids can use...

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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...

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Clouds, Wind & Weather Packet

Learn about Clouds, Weather Symbols, Winds, Weather Fronts and More! Today I wanted to share our new 70-page Clouds, Winds and Weather Packet with you! In this packet, students will learn about: The Types of Clouds, Weather Map Symbols, High & Low Pressure Systems, Global Winds, the Jet Stream, Local Winds, Monsoons, el Niño and la Niña conditions, Air masses (and how they are named), and Cold fronts, warm fronts,...

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12 Hands-On Science Activities You Can Do Today!

Here are 12 Hands-On Science Activities that you can do with minimal preparation! It can be daunting to know just where to start with science, but in our household it has been one of the kids’ favorite subjects. Why? Because of hands-on activities! With so many parents now wondering what to do and how to get their kids intrigued and excited, turning to hands-on activities can be just the secret...

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Electricity and Circuits Unit

I have updated our Electricity and Circuits Unit, adding in new worksheets and quite a number of new hands-on activity ideas! This is such a fun unit because the kids can build so many different projects! In the first part of this unit we went over The parts of an atom Electric currents Conductors and insulators Parts of a light bulb Batteries We then spent several days, making various circuits!...

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Dinosaur Unit

I have just done a huge update of our Dinosaur Unit! This is a multi-age packet with roughly 50+ pages for ages 3-6 and 60+ pages for ages 7-9. This packet is perfect for homeschool families with mixed age students! There are lapbook & notebook pages, plus math games (for addition or multiplication), Montessori 3-part cards, activities, and more! I added in quite a number of new activities to Dinosaur...