Age Range: 10-13 (Designed for Middle School Students)
A clever and innovative science teacher developed this free website where she shares her favorite science activities, lessons, and printables (aligned with Illinois Learning Standards).
When you get to the site you'll see a menu that includes:
*Science Classroom - Get an abundance of free lesson plans, activities, printable worksheets, and links to other resources on general science, ecology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, biology, insects, eagles, the metric system, forensic science, archaeology, and more.
*Daily Science Trivia - This is a fun tool that provides a series of questions on topics such as scientists, inventions, dinosaurs, weather, bats, health, chemistry and more. Print them out and use them to start conversations or test what you know.
*Reference Desk - An archive of links to educational science websites, lesson plans, clip art resources and much more. I didn't have time to follow all of these links - so parent supervision, as always, is advised.
*Puzzle Corner - This is a cool resource! Print out free word search and crossword puzzles on cells, invertebrates, the skeletal and muscular system, genetics, rocks and minerals, constellations and much, much more! Great material for DIY science activity books!
There is much more material for classroom teachers provided at this site. Much of it can be tweaked to suit the homeschool environment.