Category: Science Units

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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...

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Human Body Cells, Tissues, Organs, Systems

The Human Body Systems packet has been updated and is now over 50 pages! This packet helps students understand the basic organization of the human body. cells of the body tissues organs the body systems This is a unit we’ve done multiple times over the years – starting when the kids were in elementary and then going into more detail other years. Most years, after we reviewed the human body...

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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...