Category: Science Units

Simple Machines Booklet - Simple Machines Hands-On Activities 0

Simple Machines Booklet

Simple Machines Unit – Now 50+ pages! I have just added a new activity to the Simple Machines Packet! This is a booklet all about the six types of simple machines: lever, wheel and axle, inclined plane, wedge, pulley and screw. It also covers the three classes of levers. Kids can trace the key words and color in the pictures. The simple machines booklet is 14 half-pages. (Directions on how...

Natural Disasters Interactive Notebook Pages 0

Natural Disasters Packet – Interactive Notebook Pages Added

Just a quick message to let you know that I added a few new pages to the Natural Disasters Packet. You can find out more about this packet here at this post: Natural Disasters Worksheets and Hands-On Activity Ideas. By the way, my kids all loved Raging Planet episodes (affiliate link) They watched the entire series when we did the natural disasters unit! Here’s the description on Amazon: revealing the...

Classification of Animals Activity and Worksheets - Vertebrates-Invertebrates 0

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...

Herbivores Carnivores Omnivores Worksheets Activities Sorting Cards 0

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...

Carnivorous Plants Worksheets Notebook Pages Lapbook and More! 0

Carnivorous Plants Unit

Carnivorous Plants Worksheets, Notebook Pages, Lapbook/Interactive Notebook I just added a new 20-page mini-unit on carnivorous plants to the Botany Packet! This packet includes a booklet, notebook pages, writing paper and lapbook/interactive notebook pieces so students can do their own research and writing. The booklet and notebook pages give an overview about carnivorous plants: Why do carnivorous plants eat insects? How many different species of carnivorous plants are there? What...

Free Worksheets on Cellular Respiration 0

Free Cellular Respiration Worksheets

Today I want to share some free cellular respiration worksheets with you. These are notebook pages I made for my kids as we were reviewing material on glycolysis, the Krebs Cycle and the electron transport chain.  If this material is too advanced for your kids, be sure to check out the 150+ page Cell Unit Packet we have available. More details below! What is Cellular Respiration?!  Cellular respiration is the...

Free Solar System Unit for Kids - Solar System Activities 0

Solar System Activities and Free Solar System Printables

Are your kids learning about the Solar System?  Here are two fun projects my youngest daughter did recently. I have added directions and related printables to our free Solar System Packet. Plus, I also added in a couple of new solar system worksheet pages. You’ll find our 25-page FREE Solar System Unit down below. 🙂 The first project was to create the planets to scale with play dough.  We made...

Nocturnal Animal Quick Study - Opossums Raccoons Skunks Beavers 0

Nocturnal Animal Quick Study – Opossums, Raccoons, Skunks, Beavers

Nocturnal Animal Quick Study Packet Many of us have kids who just love studying animals!  This is a quick study of some nocturnal animals: opossums, raccoons, skunks and beavers.  You will find some quick-fact tracing pages and interactive notebook/lapbook pieces.  There are answers your kids can paste in… or they can write in their own fascinating facts!  Finally, for those of you with slightly older kids, there are some blank...

Hibernation Unit for Kids 0

Hibernation Unit

Today I have a new Hibernation Unit to share with you today! It is more than 25 pages and covers: why animals hibernate, terms such as torpor, brumation, estivation, diapause, endotherms vs. ectotherms. where animals hibernate and spend the winter Plus, it covers the dangers of hibernation. It includes various activities such as notebook pages, interactive notebook/lapbook pieces, matching and tracing pages. Note: This unit has been added to the...

Free Living and Nonliving Cards Worksheets and Activities 0

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...

Magnetism Unit - Magnets Magnetic Fields Magnetosphere Migration 0

Magnetism Unit on Magnetic Fields, the Magnetosphere, and Animal Migration

In our latest Magnetism Unit we did some really fun hands-on activities with magnets and magnetic fields! This 25+ page Magnet Packet includes notebook pages, worksheets, a half-dozen hands-on activity ideas, and an interactive notebook pieces about magnetism & the magnetosphere.   In this unit we talked about how magnets were discovered, magnetic poles, magnetic attraction and repulsion, magnetic fields and the lines of magnetic force, magnetic induction & domains,...

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Hurricane Hands-On Activities (and other Natural Disasters)

Many of us who live on the east coast of the U.S. are bracing for Hurricane Florence. And because of that, many of us are talking with our kids about what a hurricane is and why they can be so damaging. I thought I would share a couple activities we’ve done about hurricanes and share the Natural Disasters Packet again, which is currently free to download! I added in a...

Rainforest Printables and Resources 0

Rainforest Resources and Printables

In this post, I want to highlight some fun rainforest resources and printables that would really add to any rainforest unit! Earlier this summer, I came across these beautiful rainforest animal masks and wanted to be sure to mention them to those of you with younger kids – preK and early elementary! And, for those with kids ages 7-10 or so, you might want to check out our Rainforest Packet....

African Animals of the Savanna Worksheets and Notebook Pages 0

Animals of the African Savanna – Worksheets and Activities

I have just added an entirely new section to the World Animals Packet on Animals of the African Savanna. This includes worksheets and other activities. This section covers about 25 different African animals. For younger kids there are tracing pages and self-correcting matching cards. There is also a notebook page about the African savanna and blank notebook pages for all of the animals. There is also a country map of...