Science – The Five Senses

Free Homeschool Lesson Plans, Online Resources, and Printables for a Unit about the Five Senses


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Guest Hollow has resources for the senses listed in several of the weekly plans.  These are really great, and even include videos and printables for each topic.

Here’s a fun video about How Your Ears Work on YouTube

On Mr. Q’s Science website, check out Chapter 21 and 22 of Unit 6 – it’s all about the five senses.

Worksheet Place has several handy printable worksheets:  The Five Senses

Here’s a free printable game from Meet Penny to help learn the five senses.

Look at the links here for fun information by Kids Health about the eyes, ears, tongue, and also try out some science experiments about the senses:
            My Favorites:
            Catch the Penny (sight)
            Brain Box (touch)
            One or Two (touch)
            …..And here are ALL of them listed!

For younger ones, there’s a free Apple Five Senses printable made by Kindergarten Lifestyle that they’re sure to love on Teachers Pay Teachers (use the search box to find it).

Another good resource for little ones is found at Gift of Curiosity.  On the same blog, there’s also a printable activity book.

Homeschool Helper Online’s Five Senses lapbook is handy.

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This collection of free homeschool resources is brought to you by Deana at The Frugal Homeschooling Mom.  For lots of Classical Conversations pins, follow her on Pinterest.  Stay tuned next week, for free resources for a unit study on the digestive system!

Chapter Book Series: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of our favorite classic children's books! When we read it as a family, we made it into a unit study, complete with crafts and activities! Here are some great resources for reading and learning with the book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Unit Ideas


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Activities


Science – Parts of the Nervous System

Free Homeschool Lesson Plans, Online Resources, and Printables for a Unit about the Parts of the Nervous System of the Human Body

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Education.com’s worksheet “Inside-Out Anatomy: The Nervous System” is perfect!  (you can download a limited number of worksheets for free)

Ellen McHenry’s Basement Workshop provides a fun game about the brain called “Ectomy” and there you can also find a really cool brain hemisphere hat to make.


Concise facts about the nervous system can be found at Fact Monster.

Find lots of crafty ideas for making your own model of a neuron here.

Search Teachers Pay Teachers for TONS of resources, some are free (type “nervous system free” in the search box to find them).

Schoolhouse Rock – Telegraph Line video on YouTube (song about the nervous system)

Advanced readers may enjoy learning about a child’s developing brain at The New York Times.

Guest Hollow’s Otter’s Science Curriculum Week 8 and Week 9 lesson plans for the brain and nervous system include helpful links to activities, book suggestions, and videos.



Kids’ Biology has a simple but fun click-through article that’s good.

Visit Virtual Body to see the brain interactively.


For more advanced or inquisitive readers, check out Neuroscience for Kids.

Find out a little more detail with Duckster’s Biology for Kids Nervous System page.

Take a look at this human brain video at Science Kids.

Drag the body parts into place with this really cool nervous system game from the BBC.

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This collection of free homeschool resources is brought to you by Deana at The Frugal Homeschooling Mom.  For lots of Classical Conversations pins, follow her on Pinterest.  Stay tuned next week, for free resources for a unit study on the five senses!

Children's Picture Books: We're Going On A Leaf Hunt! {Free Printables & Other Resources}

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HSEduFreeMarket is excited to share a new bi-weekly post series for sharing free resources for Children's Picture Books!

We're Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger, the first book in the HSEduFreeMarket Children's Picture Books series, is a perfect book for the approaching Fall season. Be sure to check your local library for a copy or just use this video to "read" to your kids.



Hubbards Cupboard has a 5 day lesson plan with printables and activities.
Teach Preschool has a simple Leaf Hunt Checklist printable to use while going on your leaf hunt.
Here is a Leaf Rubbings printable from Lil Country Librarian.
Here are some Preschool Leaf Collecting Activities & Craft Ideas.



Leaf Template Printables
Fall Leaf Coloring Pages
Fall Leaf Printables from Preschool Mom
Preschool Leaf Activity Pack
Printable Autumn Leaf Puppets
Play 2 Learn Printables-Fall Leaves

Do you have a favorite picture book that you would love to have a list of free printables and activities to use with your kids? Then leave a book title & author in the comments! 

These free resources were brought to you by Jenny from Faith & Good Works

Science – Kinds of Muscles

Free Homeschool Lesson Plans, Online Resources, and Printables for a Unit about the Kinds of Muscles in the Human Body



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Find out what your muscles do for you with Discovery Kids' article “Your Muscular System”

Biology4Kids' overview of the Muscular System is very informative


Download a free sample pack including muscles copywork and activities (and other human anatomy information included too) at Currclick.

Education.com is awesome. They have a printout of the types of muscles that's super, and also a worksheet about how muscles work.

One creative lady out there has a lengthy YouTube video about Science topics.

I like this article at Kids' Health because it will read aloud to your child, and there's links to more information at the end too that's great for extension activities for inquisitive learners.



Ducksters has information about Muscles in the Human Body written for kids to understand

Super Teacher Worksheets has a pdf of “Your Muscles” here (scroll down the screen)

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This collection of free homeschool resources is brought to you by Deana at The Frugal Homeschooling Mom. For lots of Classical Conversations pins, follow her on Pinterest. Stay tuned next week, for free resources for a unit study on the nervous system!

Free History Resources-Men of History

History is full of the stories of men, women, and children who have directly impacted the course of human history. Today I’d like to share more than two dozen worksheets and printables that can help your family discover the stories behind just a few of these men today. I’ll be sharing the stories of women and children in another post, so stay tuned!

U.S. Presidents Free Resources


Historic Figures Free Resources


There is also a GREAT collection of facts about historical figures ranging from Alexander the Great to Vivaldi at Teachers of Good Things. She has lists of people Charlotte Mason would want your kids to know, including 10 people from BC times, 10 inventors, 10 Revolutionary War women, 10 Revolutionary War men, 10 explorers, and 10 composers. Be sure to check this amazing series out!

This collection of free homeschool resources is brought to you by Bonnie Rose at WriteBonnieRose.com. Watch for another fun freebie roundup next month! 

Free Printables, Activities, & More to Learn About Johnny Appleseed and Apples

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Johnny Appleseed Day is September 26th. 

Here a few links to some great FREE resources for learning about Johnny Appleseed and Apples.


Free Johnny Appleseed Activity Guide
Free Johnny Appleseed Unit and Printable Pack
Johnny Appleseed Notebooking Pages
Johnny Appleseed Grace Song Lyrics
Johnny Appleseed Day Printable Counting Activity
Johnny Appleseed and Apples Unit Study and Lapbook Printables from Homeschool Share
A list of Easy Apple Crafts for Kids

Library List - This is a list of book suggestions, that you might find at your local library, to include in your studies







These free resources to learn about Johnny Appleseed and Apples were brought to you by Jenny from Faith & Good Works. Be sure to check out my Unit Studies: Johnny Appleseed & Apples Pinterest Board for even more free activities and printables!

23 Free Resources for Learning with Legos




Lego Unit & Lapbook from Walking by the Way

Lego Themed Memory Game from I Sew, Do You
Lego Challenge Game from Kids Activities Blog

Preschool/Kindergarten Packs

Lego Movie Pre-K Pack from Over the Big Moon
Learning with Legos Kindergarten Pack from Walking by the Way

Math

Multiplying with Lego Bricks from Great Peace Academy
Lego Dice Game from Activity Mom
Dump Truck Counting Mat from The Measured Mom
Greater-Than-Less-Than Game from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational

Language Arts

Spelling Test Printables from Blessed Beyond a Doubt
Spelling Test Printables from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Story Starters from Kathy's Cluttered Mind
Create and Write with Legos from This Reading Mama
Learn to Read with Lego Duplo from The Educator's Spin On It
Lego Themed Sight Words from Plants and Pillars
Lego Writing Prompts from Homegrown Learners


Coloring Pages
Lego Movie Coloring Pages from Over the Big Moon
Mini-figure Coloring Pages from Homeschool Encouragement
Coloring Pages from Coloring Pages for Kids


This collection of FREE resources for Learning with Legos is brought to you by Jenny at Faith & Good Works. Be sure to return soon for Learning with Minecraft!





Free Homeschool Lesson Plans, Online Resources, and Printables for the Axial Skeleton

Science – The axial skeleton


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My favorite resource in doing this round-up is Sheppard Software's skeleton tutorial.

Quizlet has some already-made online flashcards that are super handy (specific to Classical Conversations Cycle 3 week 2).

Homeschooling Them has a free download of notebooking pages including the Axial Skeleton (for use with Classical Conversations Cycle 3 week 2).


Capturing Everyday Life has a cute Axial Skeleton Craft.

Crayola.com has a handy coloring page of the human skeleton.

Over at KidsHealth.org, kids can watch a video about the human skeleton.

Kids can create a life-sized skeleton following the instructions at The Crafty Crow (you can get the fun book that's mentioned, Funny Bones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, at your local library).


Kids Biology has a useful slideshow that is informative in a story-telling style that younger kids can understand.

Cyber Surgeons' page would be very educational for older kids who can handle more advanced vocabulary.

There's an old Schoolhouse Rock video, Them Not-So-Dry Bones that's pretty fun to watch.

The Skeletal System at ABCya.com

NeoK12 has a lot of resources, including games, diagrams, activities, and links to lots of videos.

View the human skeleton on a virtual body at Medtropolis.com. Also has a game where you can build a skeleton.

Med Imagery's slideshow includes very detailed photos.


Information about the human skeleton and a handy printout found at Enchanted Learning (Membership to Enchanted Learning required, $20/year).

Read about the skeletal system (advanced vocabulary – best for upper grades) at Inner Body.

Biology4Kids has a good resource called Skeletons Inside and Out

The video Skeleton Dance on YouTube is a fun way to learn about the skeletal system.

Create your own puzzle about the axial skeleton at Discovery Education.

Skeleton resources and game found at BBC (advanced vocabulary)



This collection of free homeschool resources is brought to you by Deana at The Frugal Homeschooling Mom. For lots of Classical Conversations pins, follow her on Pinterest. Stay tuned next week, for free resources for a unit study on kinds of muscles!

Free Resources for an Indiana State Study




Indiana State Study Links:

Famous Hoosiers

Indiana State Symbols Game

Indiana Activities & Worksheets

Indiana Fun Facts Page

State Information Sheet

Indiana State Map

Kids Konnect - Indiana

Wikipedia - Indiana

Ducksters Indiana Facts

Indiana {history.com}

Indiana Stamp Post Card Coloring Page

Indiana State Quarter Coloring Page

Color Indiana's Flag

Color Indiana's State Bird & Flower

Indiana Field Trips

Indiana Word Search

Indiana State Song

Indiana Counties

Explore Indiana

Homeschool Share {Indiana Notebooking / Lapbooking}

Indiana State Notebooking

Homeschool Helper State Lapbook

Indiana State Printables

State Studies Notebooking Pages


Indiana Books:

** This is a list of books that you might find at your local library **

Living Indiana History - A Story of people from Many Lands - David - Stewart Publishing

Explore Indiana - Houghton Mifflin

Indiana - Harcourt Brace

Heartland Of America - Living Indiana History - David - Stewart Publishing

H is for Hoosier - An Indiana Alphabet - Cynthia Furlong Reynolds


** This collection of free homeschool resources is brought to you by Misty at Nordyke Academy . Stay tuned for more posts from us. Until then, God bless. **