Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Animal Adaptations Science Free Journal Unit

 Animal Adaptation Free Printable Science Curriculum

I think it is a pretty universal rule that every kid loves learning about animals! They can be cute or creepy, funny or interesting - and they're all around your neighbourhood. The animals that is, - not necessarily the kids ;)

In this unit, your science explorers will learn all about animal adaptations and how they are useful. They will learn the difference between behavioural and structural adaptations, experiment with blubber, and show their learning with simple worksheets.

The first part of this unit includes 6 pages of simple explanations about what adaptations are and the different kinds that exist. Kids will look at behavioural ones like migration and hibernation, as well as structural adaptations like mimicry and shells.

Then, students will be able to show what they have learned using the included worksheets. They'll write about two different adaptations and how they help the animals that use them. If your kids don't feel comfortable writing you can always have them dictate their answers to you while you write, or type their answers then print them out and glue them onto the answer space. 
The second worksheet includes some simple comprehension questions to show what they have learned and are mostly cut-and-paste answers. Perfect for these grade levels!

Finally, a super fun experiment is included in this unit! Kids will get to play with some water in a container (what kid doesn't love that!) and discover how blubber keeps animals like polar bears and whales warm. It's a simple experiment that requires just a few simple kitchen tools and some vegetable shortening. It also includes space for kids to make a hypothesis and conclusion.

You can download this free unit by clicking on the link below.
Please feel free to share the link to this blog post, my science page, or my Quebec Homeschool Blog if you'd like to share this unit. Please DO NOT share the google drive link.
You may also share paper copies for FREE as long as my website address remains on the pages.

Enjoy being scientists!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Travelling in new France Around 1645: Quebec History Mystery 15

Travelling in new France Around 1645

It's time for another history mystery! Want to see the rest? Hop over to this page!

I cannot believe we're on our 15th history unit! I am so happy with how these units are coming out and I hope you are too! So much easier and simpler to follow than most workbooks, they're such a great way to make sure our kids are covering progressions and to have proof of that in their portfolios.

In this unit, kids will explore how people travelled in new France around 1645 and learn all about the Company of One Hundred Associates. We'll cover 5 progressions and at the end, they'll get a brand-new badge!

As with all units, this one includes very simple and easy research. You can follow the QR codes or links included and read the texts together to answer the comprehension questions. If you or your child ever wants to spend more time on a certain topic then you can - use the internet, library, field trips - whatever you would like! But if you just want to cover that set of progressions for the moment, I've got you covered!

I always keep these ages in mind when making these comprehension questions. Currently one of my own kiddos is at this stage so I know that they're not always quite ready to answer using long-winded sentences or thorough explanations (unless you're talking to them about a favourite subject - like Pokemon - of course ;) Some answers are multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank, while other ask in a way that won't require a ton of writing.

Of course, as I always say, if you have a child who has difficulty writing, feel free to have them answer the questions orally while you write them down. Or write down what they tell you and then have them copy what you wrote. You could even do one unit over a few days - answer one question every day if that's all you can get done. The beautiful thing about homeschooling is being able to go at your child's pace!

And of course, my kid's favourite part is getting to hang a new badge up on the wall!

You can download this free unit y clicking on the link below. Please feel free to share the link to this blog page (NOT the google drive) or to my Quebec Homeschool Helps page. You may also share paper copies with anyone you would like for FREE so long as my website address remains on the pages.

Enjoy learning!

 Download Quebec History Mystery 15 Here!

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Quebec History Mystery 14 - New France Fur Trade and Farming Around 1645

 New France Fur Trade and Farming Around 1645

Welcome to another Quebec history unit! See all the others on this page

In the last few units students began to learn all about New France and the early European colonists started to change the land and way of life in this part of the world.

In this unit, we will dive into how and why the settlers farmed, and learn about the beginnings of the fur trade and the coureurs de bois.

As with all of our Quebec history mysteries, you'll find it a very simple and straightforward unit - you can go deeper on the topic using other online resources and books, or you can choose to just use the information provided and cover the topic.

Either way, research is made very easy with QR codes to follow (links are also provided) that lead to pages with easy-to-read paragraphs and summaries of information.
You'll also find a handy list of all the progressions the unit covers so that you can keep track of what your child has learned.

The unit also has some simple questions you can use to show what your child has learned. The answers are short and perfect for third and fourth-graders, and many are fill-in-the-blanks or multiple-choice questions. 

You can choose to answer the questions together or have your child do the research on their own if they are able to. You may also like to just answer questions in most units orally, and then have your child fill out a few now and then to keep in their learning portfolio.

You can download and print this free history unit by clicking on the link below.
You may share this unit by sharing the link to this blog (Or my Quebec Homeschool blog). You may also share print copies of this unit for FREE.

Enjoy learning!