Category: Science Units

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Free Astronomy Worksheets – Middle School

Today, I have a few astronomy worksheets to share with you.  I made these for my older two (who are in grades 6 and 8).  Here are some of the astronomy topics we talked about: What is an AU (astronomical unit)? the layers of the Sun the Sun’s atmosphere solar flares, sunspots, flages planetary orbits, Kepler’s Laws asteroids, comets Last week, I shared a free packet about the planets of...

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Free Planets of the Solar System Worksheets

Today we have a free set of worksheets you about the planets of our solar system. These will work for a wide range of ages – PreK to Grade 5 or so. Here what is included: Solar System Poster Inner – Outer Planets fill-in-the-blank page – Fun Clipart Remembering the Planets – Mnemonics Inner – Outer Planets fill-in-the-blank answer page Our Solar System – Fun Clipart – Tracing Page Solar...

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Rocks and the Rock Cycle: Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous Rock Activities

Today, I’m going to share some of the hands-on activities and the free rock cycle worksheets that go along with our unit. For the past week or so, we have been talking about the three types of rocks and the rock cycle.  (It’s free to download down below.) What is great about these activities is that they will work with a huge age range… from PreK up through elementary! As...

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Nervous System Worksheets (Free)

Today I have a set of worksheets to share with you about the Nervous System.  These include worksheets on the parts of the brain and about neurons. And we also touched on the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, and autonomic nervous system.  These notebook pages are currently free! For this unit, we read a number of books that we borrowed from the library about the nervous system.  We also...

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Spring Packet: Animals, Life Cycles, and Eggs – Free Printables

Today I have a free Spring Packet to share with you, plus some fun spring-themed activities like experiments with eggs and making pony-bead lizards and snakes! We have been reading Trumpet of the Swan (affiliate link) which is a really sweet book about a swan who is mute and wants to learn and better himself (in some pretty surprising ways)!!  The book highlights a number of different animals. I made...

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Circulatory System Packet: Worksheets and Hands-on Activities

We recently finished up our unit on the circulatory system. Today, I want to share the worksheets and activities we did with this unit. The kids really loved this unit (and learned a lot too!)! We started off with an overview of the circulatory system before learning about the heart, blood vessels, blood flow through the heart, blood transport through the body, blood composition (red and white blood cells, platelets),...

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Earth Science – Hands-On Activities

Every few years, we have learned about Earth Science.  Each time we cover this material, we’ve added in new hands-on activities to help the kids understand some of the Earth’s processes. Today, I thought I’d share some of the photos from the first time we studied Earth Science since they’re buried here on the blog. We talked about the layers of the Earth and did a cute hands-on activity with...

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Winter Packet: Earth’s Axis/Seasons, The Arctic vs. Antarctica, Polar Animals and More (75+ pages)

The past few weeks, my daughter has been doing a big unit on Winter. The first part is about 60 pages and covers topics such as Earth’s axis, the months and seasons, the Arctic vs. Antarctica, and goes in depth about various polar animals. The second part, pages 63 to 78, includes some PreK activities. This is a really fun winter unit with lots of hands-on activities, lapbook/interactive notebook pieces, various...

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Make Your Own Crystals – Hands-On Science Activity!

The past few weeks, my youngest has been doing a unit on “Winter.” Today, I want to share one of the fun, hands-on projects she did – Growing Sugar Crystals (ie. rock candy!!).  I’ve seen this mentioned before, but this was the first time we actually did it! This is a project that can be done with things you have around the house. That’s always a plus, right?!! What you’ll...

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Organelles of the Cell – Notebook Pages

The past week, we reviewed the organelles of the cell and talke about the function each plays in the cell. I made a set of animal cell review sheets for the kids: I have added these new pages to our Study of Cells Packet. This was a unit we first did a couple of years ago.  When we did that unit, we went into a lot of detail about how...

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The Mitten – Free Animal Printable Activities

Have you read Jan Brett’s wonderful book, The Mitten (affiliate link), to your kids?  Mine loved this book and years ago we did a number of activities to go along with that.  Recently, we have been getting a lot of visits to that post from years ago and I thought I would add in some activities some of you might enjoy doing with your kids. One page has the eight...

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Homeschool Science 2016 Year in Review – And What’s Coming Up Next

When I think about all we’ve done this past year in 2016 in science, I’m really pretty amazed! It’s been a fun, full year! This post has links to dozens of our science experiments, science worksheets and printables, and hands-on activities. You’ll find direct links to the posts in the table below. Last year as we moved into the new year (in January to May 2016), we were focused on...

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STEM: How to Make an Art Bot

The last project in our electricity and circuits unit was making an Art Bot. Today, I wanted to explain how we made this cute motorized guy. It’s a fun STEM project even if you are not doing a larger unit about electricity and circuits! Prior to doing this activity, we had learned about series and parallel circuits and learned some of the basic electrical symbols.  We practiced how to draw...

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Creating a Homeschool Curriculum: Kindergarten – Grade 1

How to Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum: K, Gr. 1 This FREE 50-page Homeschool Resource has been created to help answer some basic questions: What subjects should I teach my Kindergartner/1st Grader?  Where do I start? How do I know what to teach my kids? Every child is different, but I wanted to offer a starting point. Hopefully you’ll find some ideas and printables that will work with your kids!...