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Free Printable Eye Fact Valentines

LittleMan and I were at the shop recently and looking at his options for the upcoming homeschool Valentine exchange when it dawned upon us that it had all been done before. Ninja turtles, Star Wars, all of it. And while he loves his fandoms, LittleMan really wanted something to reflect his love of science. So I offered to help him make some that showcased his interests.

And so, with LittleMan’s help, today is day thirteen of a 14 day series of Free Printable Valentines for Science Geeks. Today’s Valentine is all about eyes!

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STEM Saturday: Free Printable Lungs Facts Valentines

LittleMan and I were at the shop recently and looking at his options for the upcoming homeschool Valentine exchange when it dawned upon us that it had all been done before. Ninja turtles, Star Wars, all of it. And while he loves his fandoms, LittleMan really wanted something to reflect his love of science. So I offered to help him make some that showcased his interests.

And so, with LittleMan’s help, today is day eight of a 14 day series of Free Printable Valentines for Science Geeks. Today’s Valentine is all about human lungs!

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STEM Saturday: Learning about the Human Heart

Valentines Day is right around the corner and while most of us love the cutesy hearts printables and activities, this is a great time of year to discuss the human heart and circulatory system. It is a very complex subject, but luckily there are many online resources which can be a great help to us homeschooling parents.

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STEM Saturday: Ears and Sound

For the fans of Saturday Science, do not be dismayed! Saturday Science is alive and well, my co-hosts and I have merely expanded the theme to create STEM Saturdays. For those who are unaware, STEM is short for Science Technology Engineering and Math. Four subjects which are crucial to our children in this ever changing world. Four subjects which are sorely lacking in many people’s education.

As I talked about before, LittleMan recently had a run in with some beans in the ears which required general anesthesia and a specialist in order to remove them. It wasn’t on the original lesson plan to learn about the anatomy of the ear nor how sound travels but sitting in the doctor’s office surrounded by models and posters of the various parts of the middle and inner ear, it seemed like a good time to talk about these things. LittleMan understandably had a lot of questions and the one activity that seemed to help him the most was this model ear.

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3 Fun Ways to Learn About The Brain

The brain is such a cool thing. Human life relies on its function, we use our brains everyday, and yet there is still so much we don’t understand about it, so much that is still being studied and researched after all these years. And who knows, maybe the child who is struggling to hold his pencil correctly today might be the leading neuroscientist of tomorrow.
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Learning About Our Bodies

Every year before LittleMan and SunnyGirl go in for their yearly check-ups (which happen in February) I like to prepare them for the experience as much as possible so that it goes smoothly.
Last year I prepared by simply creating a Play Doctor sensory bin and encouraging them to role play the various things that would happen during the check up.

With LittleMan getting older, he has an increased understanding of the human body and his questions are becoming more complex. Just last month he was asking about child birth which led to an interesting discussion between us. The next day I got out of the shower only to be informed by my husband that LittleMan had accurately explained to him the difference between his birth (a c-section) and his little sister’s birth (vaginal).

My main focus in these activities was to explain why the doctor would be doing certain things during the appointment.

We talked about our hearts and how they pump blood through our bodies. I may have quoted School House Rock, “If your feet fall asleep then you’re not circulating right!” Then we started with the stethoscope and took turns listening to each other’s heart beat and lungs. Everyone got in on the action- LittleMan, myself, SunnyGirl, and even the family cat.
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