Free printable chemistry worksheets for National Mole Day

Nerd is the new sexy. In fact, Party City named geek and nerd costumes in the Top 10 Halloween costumes for 2014. And National Mole Day (as in chemistry not animals or that Mexican paste stuff), October 23, celebrates nerds and geeks. Did that send you scurrying to Google to refresh on what the heck a mole is? No need. The NMDF (National Mole Day Foundation), the folks who originated the idea, explain. With that in  mind, here are Free printable chemistry worksheets for National Mole Day - Grand Rapids Holidays |

Free Printable Insects Coloring Pages for Nature Science

Insects and spiders make the perfect spring science subjects for school or homeschool. Curriculum typically introduces bugs around Easter break, when the weather is warming up and insects are beginning to lay eggs. Fall is a good time to study bugs too, especially Monarch butterflies, as they begin their migratory patterns.

Explore topics like metamorphosis (caterpillar to cocoon to butterfly), insect life cycle, migration, exoskeletons,

insects vs. spiders and other insect-related concepts. Use these free printable insect and spider coloring pages to guide your bug-ology quest!

Color caterpillars, butterflies, ladybugs, bees, ants, dragonflies, moths, grasshoppers, beetles, praying mantis, mosquitoes, scorpions, flies, termites, my favorite insect the firefly (lightning bug) and more. Free printable arachnid (spider) coloring pages also. Free Printable Insects Coloring Pages for Nature Science Fun - Bubblews

Free Printable Leaf Identification, Tree Identification Charts, Lesson Plans, Activities

I love fall! As a teacher and homeschool mom, one of my favorite fall lesson plans was to assign students to make a leaf and tree identification booklet. Here are free printable leaf and tree identification charts, cards and games to help you plan your nature science study. Have students collect (fallen) leaves and press them or make leaf rubbings. Students should identify and label leaves. Use free printable leaf and tree identification charts to help. Free Printable Leaf and Tree Identification Charts, Lesson Plans and Activities - Bubblews

Free Printable Earth Science Experiments, Geography Activities, Chemistry Recipes, Landforms

Looking for hands-on geography lessons plans? How about some measuring math activities and chemistry experiments thrown in? Use my play dough recipes to teach land forms and geography lesson plans. Teach earth science and land forms using manipulatives. Perfect for homeschool and special needs students too!  Easy Hands-On Geography Landforms Lesson Plan

Free Printable Leaf and Tree Identification Charts, Flashcards, Nature Guides

Looking for summer camp or scouting activities? Why not assign students to make tree and leaf identification booklets. Perfect for nature and orienteering merit badges. Here are free printable leaf and tree identification charts, flashcards, coloring pages and games to help you plan your nature science study. Free Printable Leaf and Tree Identification Charts and Activities

Spring Science Weather Recipes With Chemistry Experiments

Spring is an excellent time to teach weather and the water system. Here is a week's worth of science activities and experiments to teach weather, sun, water cycle, season, germination, pollination, environmentalism, ecology and other science concepts. I've included experiments, recipes. literature, math, reading, writing, social studies, geography, art, crafts and music activities. Prefect for preschool to middle elementary.  Spring Science Weather Unit with Literature, Math, Writing, Experiments, Art, Music and Crafts

Spring Science with Green Cleaning and Safety Checks

But cleaning isn't a science experiment, you object. Maybe not. But if cleaning and safety checks aren't kept up with, they pose hazards like fire. And that would be a real-life science lesson no one wants! So why not practice some "green" cleanups to keep your house safe? Living green has several components: cutting costs, making eco-friendly choices and improving quality of life. You can hit all three with these spring cleaning tips. Freshen your home, save money and possibly save lives with spring safety check-up/clean-ups.  Save Green, Live Green, Spring Cleaning and Safety Checks 

Free Earth Day Science and Art Lesson Plan

Earth Day, April 22, is the new name for the holiday called Arbor Day. Arbor is the French word for tree. Earth Day is a global celebration that focuses our minds on caring for our earth. Ironically, some Earth Day activities are not really green. Printable for Earth Day, such as coloring pages and worksheets generate more paper waste. I include myself in this indictment because I've written articles for free printables for Earth Day. Here is a truly green lesson plan which is safe for our earth, educational and enjoyable for students of all ages. It covers science, art, ecology, recycling and design.  Free Earth Day Lesson Plan

Green Recipes, Spring Cleaning Tips for Vehicle Interiors

Ah, spring--Mother Nature blesses us with sun, rain and...mud! Winter snow and ice make car cleaning virtually impossible. Mix spring mud and post-winter debris and the vehicle interior is trashed. Here are five cheap, easy, green tips for spring cleaning the car interior. Lots of eco friendly recipes, too! Green, Kid-Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips for Vehicle Interiors

Convert Old TV Aerial Antennae into Wind Turbine

 There's not much my husband can't do. A small-scale Renaissance guy. He's been researching alternative energy. He's always looking to repurpose and recycle. He shared an idea that was nothing short of genius: turn our old two story TV antennae into a wind turbine.  We May Convert Our Old TV Aerial Antennae into a Wind Turbine

Keratin Treatment Dangers

I'm not exactly fashionista, nor a chemist. But concerns about keratin have me rethinking both. I was using keratin infused Suave conditioner until my daughter let me try some of her argan oil. I like that product better and switched to Suave Moroccan Infusion with argan. Then I found out how dangerous keratin treatments can be.   Avoid Keratin Use Moroccan Argan Oil for Healthy Hair

Disney 'Frozen' Party Treat Recipes, Winter-Themed Snacks for Kids

If you see one movie this winter, make it "Frozen." It's an arctic adventure like Hans Christian Andersen's "Fairy Snow Queen." Disney's Frozen is a perfect theme for a winter birthday or just-because party. Here's a menu of Frozen-inspired snacks kids will love.  Disney's 'Frozen' Party Treat Recipes, Winter-Themed Snacks for Kids

Recycled Snow Globe Science Craft

Okay, this snow is getting old. Nobody knows that more than parents of kids stuck inside because it's too cold outside and the snow's too deep. So how about a fun little craft from your friendly neighborhood teacher mama? What, you don't have this or that craft supply? No worries. My crafts are always made with recycled stuff. And it's got a bit of a science bent too!   Beat Winter Blahs with Recycled Snow Globe Craft

Vortex, Tornado Craft for Kids

Looking for a hands-on, cheap, fun science experiment? Why not make a pet baby tornado. Give each child a glass jar with lid or have them bring from home. Have them wash at school and teach life skills of dishwashing. When clean, fill jar almost to top with water (leave a little room) and add a drop of dish soap. Pet Tornado Craft for Kids

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