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Our Science Unit Studies

We love science in our house.  My son has been in love with the subject since toddlerhood.  As we embraced homeschooling during the elementary years, I found that my kids really loved learning about science with informal unit studies.  Because of that, I took time and put together unit studies of different science topics using library books, videos, activities/experiments, and online resources.  I typically read the books aloud with the boys snuggled up with me on the couch.  Sometimes I skimmed through the books and others were ones where I read every word.  I’ve listed the links to the studies that I have posted on this blog.  They list the books, videos, online resources, and activities in chronological order.  We just went down the list when it was time for science and picked up where we left off the next time we spent time on the subject.

These studies are also designed to suit my kids who enjoy digging deep into a subject.  As a result, the books and videos in the studies will provide more information than a typical elementary science curriculum.

  • Food Chains, Biomes, and Ecology (Used when boys were in 1st and 3rd grade)
  • Botany (Used during the summer when boys were finished with 2nd and 4th grade)
  • Human Body (Used when boys were in 1st and 3rd grade)
  • Mammals combined with zoo visits. (Used when boys were in 2nd and 4th grade)
  • Oceans (Used in Kindergarten and 2nd grade, but mostly designed for 2nd grader)
  • Invertebrates: Sponges and other minor phyla (Used in 3rd and 5th grade) Link takes you to hubpages.  I published it there with all the Youtube videos embedded.  
  • Invertebrates: Mollusks (Used in 3rd and 5th grade)
  • Invertebrates: Arthropods (Used in 3rd and 5th grade).  We haven’t finished this one yet.  My oldest is moving into more formal science studies, but we will continue these studies and probably do some more.  Right now I’m saving it for days when I am not feeling well.  
My daughter is currently in Kindergarten and I will be reusing these studies for her starting next school year.  This year she is covering the human body, chemistry with Real Science 4 Kids, and magnetism.

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