How Things are Made Educational Website!

How Things are Made

Do you have a curious and engineering minded student in your homeschool?  They will definitely want to head over to MadeHow.com and check out all the different resources and illustrations on How Things are made.  There is information on how so many things are made including Books, Candles, Cheese, Aluminum Foil, and SO much more.  Go here to access these resources or click on the graphic above.

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FREE Autumn Unit Study: Science, Literature, Geography, and more!

Free Fall Unit Study
Autumn evokes thoughts of crisp breezes and leaves changing colors.  Let’s celebrate with resources you can use to create your own Autumn Unit Study!

Science (Photosynthesis)

Why Leaves Change Color is a great resource for around 3rd grade and up. It explains in Q & A format why and how leaves change colors.

Biology for Kids also has a page about photosynthesis, along with other activities about plants.

The US Parks has a page where you can find out which colors are dominant in your state and when you are most likely to see them in the fall.

The NeoK12 site also has a lot of videos, quizzes, and other fun information on photosynthesis.

Science (Equinox)

Learn about the rotation of the earth from EarthSky. This website has real-life pictures of how sunlight falls on the earth during the spring & autumn equinoxes and solstices. If you scroll down the page linked above, you will find videos taken from space & put on YouTube by NASA.

Geography and Science

Learner.org has Journey North. This program introduces the three sets of investigations that are featured in the Journey North program: Seasonal Migrations, Plants and the Seasons, and Sunlight and the Seasons. This is an interactive website where students observe nature’s patters and report it to the database. Right now, students are tracking monarch butterflies and hummingbirds in their winter migration. Students continue to check this site until spring, when they watch the migration change direction to the north.

Agriculture and Math

Find out what your local harvest foods are. Once you know, you can find recipes for your favorite foods!

SeasonalRecipes.com will also tell you what is in season as well as provide recipes for using those items. Fall is a great time for teaching real-life math in the store (budgeting, couponing, etc.) and through baking!!  My kids always get excited about the days that we do math in the kitchen.  One of our family’s favorite fall recipes is Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins. It uses canned pumpkin, but if you wanted to use a store-bought pie pumpkin, (get the smaller ones, not the ones used for Jack-o-Lanterns) you could make it into a memorable teaching unit. Here is a guide for how to cook a fresh pumpkin.

There are several autumn-themed math activities over at MathWire too!

Literature

Here are a few books that are great for the autumn theme and typically available to check out for FREE at your local library!

Here are the links to the books on Amazon so that you can read the reviews for each one…

Top Secret – John Reynolds Gardiner

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin – Margaret McNamara

From Seed to Pumpkin – Wendy Pfeffer

Johnny Appleseed – Reeve Lindbergh

Happy Autumn!

Oceans Of The World Unit Study

Oceans of The World

Do you enjoy doing Unit Studies in your homeschool?  They are such a GREAT way to add some fun and hands on interaction as well as just mix things up a little bit.  Unit Studies can cover such a wide range of topics and subjects, and they are so simple to customize.  It is so nice when you can find a free unit study to go along with what your students are learning about.

With that said, here is a wonderful FREE Ocean’s of the World unit study from Six Dollar Family you can go through with your students.  She has some really neat ideas on books, movies, printables & more to go along with the Oceans study.

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Free Arts & Crafts Lesson Plans from Crayola

Crayola Lesson Plans

Did you know that Crayola has FREE Subject based lesson plans?  I did not, but was so excited to find these!  Here at Crayola.com you can find lesson plans to go along with several subjects such as Science, Math, and history!  You can search by subject, grade, etc, and it will return several ideas you can use in your homeschool.  Love this!

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Free 1st Grade Math & Reading Curriculum

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If you are looking for a good quality, old fashioned, and very thorough Math & Reading curriculum for your 1st or 2nd grade you will definitely want to check out these FREE Lessons from the Ron Paul Curriculum.  There is a whole paid section of the Ron Paul Curriculum, but they also have a really nice free section for 1st grade Math and Reading.  Each one contains 8 weeks of 40 lessons for those subjects.  They have videos for the students to watch as well as assignments and tests.  It’s really a free trial of a full curriculum, but enough free stuff to get a nice start for first grade!!  Go here to access it.  You can see the free section in the left sidebar as shown below:

Ron Paul Curriculum

See the FREE Math Curriculum here

See the FREE Reading Curriculum here

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The Great Potato Famine Free Unit Study

Great Potato Famine

Are you stuck in the 1800’s for your history study at the moment or planning to be?  If so you will definitely want to spend some time learning about the Great Potato Famine!  This historical event was very significant in world history.  You can use this FREE Great Potato Famine Unit Study to really dig in and enhance your study quite a bit!

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Free Medieval History Unit Study

Medieval History Unit Study

History is such a fun subject!  There are so many exciting ways to add extra learning to your history lesson such as unit studies, project, arts & crafts, and much more!  I am so excited about this great freebie.  On 123Homeschool4Me you can download a free Medieval History unit study and lesson plan which includes some really neat hands on activities as well.  Just add a few history books, and you will have a wonderfully enriching history study this year.

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Learn All About Gardening Free Resources & Unit Study

Free Garden Learning Resources

Hands on Gardening is a wonderful way to learn science!  If you are studying gardening this year you will definitely want to check out this wonderfully HUGE list of learning resources for Gardening by Blessed Beyond a Doubt!  There you will find Unit Studies, online resources, and much more related to learning about gardening.

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The Great Depression Unit Study

The Great Depression Unit Study

Unit studies are a great way to really dig into the subject at hand!  Family Home and Health has a wonderful FREE Unit Study on The Great Depression.  There you will find some videos to watch, book suggestions, and more!

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Hands On Weather: Thunderstorm Science Experiments

Thunderstorm Science

Are you learning about weather in your homeschool?  If so, you will definitely want to check out these Thunderstorm weather experiments from Learn, Play, Imagine!  Hands on experiments are always fun and help to enhance learning by so much!

These hands on experiments use items you will find around the house.  They include the following hands on weather experiments:

How to Make Lightning

Making Convection Currents

How Does it Rain

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