Category: Science: Vertebrates – Invertebrates

Free Owl Worksheets Printables Lapbook - Notebook Pages 0

Free Owl Printables

I made some free Owl Printables that I want to share with you today. ūüôā 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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Animal Classification Activity

This week I created a new Animal Classification Activity. This covers the 5 animal groups as well as some of the better-known invertebrate groups such as flatworms, annelids, arachnids, cnidarians (critters that sting) and echinoderms (spiny critters like starfish). I check in with the kids pretty regularly to see if they remember various topics we’ve covered. My youngest said she could use some review of some of animal classification (which...

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Herbivore, Carnivore and Omnivore Worksheets and Activities

Herbivore Carnivore or Omnivore? I have added a new 20-page section on herbivores, carnivores and omnivores to the Animal Unit.  This new section includes notebook pages, sorting cards and a herbivore, carnivore and omnivore sorting mat, as well as  identification worksheets. Kids will not only learn the basics: Herbivores eat plants. Carnivores eat meat. Omnivores eat both plants and meat. but will also learn about some of the adaptations that...

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Newly Updated Living – Nonliving Packet (Free!)

Just a quick note to let you know that I updated the Living and Nonliving packet to include worksheets and activities.  It is still FREE to download.    This unit will help your kids learn about living and nonliving things. Some of the things that are included in this mini-packet include Living and Nonliving Sorting Cards, the Characteristics of Living Things Notebook Pages, as well as a half-dozen different types...

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Life Cycles Packet (50+ pages)

50+ page Life Cycle Unit with Worksheets and Activities All living things go through changes as they grow and develop! This 50+ page Life Cycles Packet helps kids become familiar with the different stages in the life cycles of the chicken, sea turtle, frog, mosquito, butterfly, dragonfly, bee, mouse, and ladybug. Spring is almost here and you may be gearing up to study life cycles with your kids!  This unit...

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Animal Unit – Feather, Fur, Scales or Skin Pages (100+ 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. I added in new notebook pages and sorting...

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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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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 (100+ Pages)

Animal Unit We have a 100+ 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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Free Montessori 3-Part Cards: Amphibians, Frog Life Cycle Notebook (and lapbook) Page

This is definitely the perfect time of year to study frogs, toads, and salamanders!  I made some Montessori 3-Part Cards with some of the common amphibians of the northeast.  This would be a perfect addition to the free Frog Lapbook over at Homeschool Share! You can download these Montessori 3-part cards by clicking on the link below. These are currently free to download! I would love it if you could help...

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Reptile Cards From Around the World – US Australia South America Africa

About the same time we studied the world biomes¬†years ago, my son was *really* into reptiles. ¬†I made some cards for him back then and made them into pin-map pieces that he placed on our world map. There were reptiles from the rainforest, desert and tropical savanna. I also used the cards as Montessori 3-Part cards (where he matched the name with the photo). You’ll find those larger cards below....

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Animals and Their Groups Sorting Cards (ages 5-8)

A couple of months ago, I did an animal unit with my youngest.  We went over the characteristics of living and non-living things. Then we talked about vertebrates and invertebrates and finally we went over the five vertebrate groups in quite some detail. I shared the free Montessori cards I made for that part of our unit: the Montessori Vertebrate-Invertebrate cards and the sheets I made on Animals and their Characteristics....

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Animals and Their Characteristics (Free Worksheet)

Animals and their Characteristics – The 5 Animal Groups These free pages are down below! Last week my daughter worked on vertebrates and invertebrates. From there she started working on the 5 animal groups.¬† I also wanted to go over the characteristics of the various vertebrate animal groups with her. As she sorted the animal groups we talked about some of the characteristics of each group… fish and amphibians lay...