Category: Science: Biology Unit

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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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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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Food Chain, Food Web, Energy Pyramid Activities (Biology Packet)

We have a Biology Packet that covers the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings (ie. ecology!). I have added several new activities to this packet.   These include interactive notebook pages on the food chain, food web and the energy pyramid. Also, I created a new Biology Bundle of 3! Details about that are below. First, let me explain what new activities were added.  In addition...

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Animal Unit – Feather, Fur, Scales or Skin Pages (75+ page Animal Packet)

As many of you know, we have a 75+ page animal packet that is about the different types of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates), animal characteristics, insects vs. spiders, domesticated vs. wild animals, animal tracks and much more!  I wanted to let you all know that I have added in about a dozen new pages including these activities about Feather Fur or Scales. Note: For those of you who purchased this unit...

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Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Packet

What is taxonomy and why do we need to study it?!  Taxonomy is the science of classification.  Our biosphere supports more than 7 million known species and probably 4 or 5 million more unknown species! Taxonomists work on organizing the vast quantity of species.  They are continually updating the classifications to keep up with new research and new discoveries. What is in the Scientific Classification and Taxonomy Packet? Scientific Classification...

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Science Club Week 8: Taxonomy and Scientific Classification (Fish), Earth Science Wrap Up

I realized that I never wrote up a summary of what we did at our last Science Club meeting!  We had such an amazing experience doing this club… the kids all became good friends and if you are contemplating putting a science club together, I *highly* recommend it!  My kids really looked forward to our Friday afternoons and I think everyone learned a lot along the way. If you’re just...

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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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Biology Unit on the Biosphere: biomes, ecosystems, habitats, feeding relationships, biological interactions

What is the difference between a biome, ecosystem, and habitat?  What is the difference between a food chain and a food web? What are trophic levels?  What is the energy pyramid? What is symbiosis?  How do different species interact?  What in the world is amensalism or antiobiosis?!   These are some of the things we covered in our latest biology unit! How We Started Our unit on Biomes: This semester we...

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Plants of the Rain Forest Activity: with Free Rain Forest Plant Cards

Today I wanted to share a fun activity we did about rain forest plants. As many of you know, we are doing a large biology unit on biomes, ecosystems, biological interactions, animal relationships, and so forth.  At the end of last semester we went over basic animal characteristics — the 5 vertebrate groups, the main invertebrate groups, and some fun activities for my youngest daughter — spiders vs. insects, domesticated...

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Biology Unit — Free CDC Unit on Rabies

We are studying biology right now. Last week, the kids had to choose one of the biomes, do research about it, and prepare a 3 to 5 minute speech.  They did a great job!  This week, they are going to do another short research project.  This time, I thought I would have the kids do another of the CDC units.  Previously (a couple of years ago) they did projects on...

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Homeschool Science: Year in Review and What’s Coming Up

When I think about all we’ve done this past year in 2015 in science, I’m really pretty amazed! It’s been a fun, full year!  This post has links to dozens of our science experiments, printables and hands-on activities. You’ll find direct links to the posts in the table below. We managed to squeeze in various engineering (STEM) type activities here and there. In January of 2015 we were in the...

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Animal Unit: Vertebrate-Invertebrate Animals Worksheet Packet (50+ Pages)

Animal Unit We have a 75+ page packet all about animals! The Animal Unit covers various topics such as body coverings (feathers, fur, scales, skin),  the different types of animals (vertebrates, invertebrates), animal characteristics, insects vs. spiders, domesticated vs. wild animals, animal tracks, animal homes and shelters and much more! In our animal unit, we spent quite a bit of time on animal classification. First, we discussed first at the...

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Animal Portfolio Project

The kids are starting on another independent research project.  Last semester the kids did a biography research project, but this semester they are doing a portfolio project. That’s just a fancy way of saying… a bit of this and a bit of that.  They’ll do both non-fiction and fiction writing selections, art projects, geography and habitat projects. And they’ll also watch a number of videos and/or movies.  You’ll get a...