Every living thing is made up of cells and cells are the building blocks of all life. They are microscopic, but have so much complexity and many different types and parts that make up the cell. If you are going through biology in your homeschool you will see that there is so much that needs to be learned in regards to cells, DNA and our genetics and how we are made up.
My 9th grader is taking biology in a local homeschool science class. She has been blown away by what she is learning, but it has been quite overwhelming for her. There are just so many different things to learn and remember when it comes to learning about cells. There are huge vocabulary words that are hard to pronounce, and so many things that make up a single cell. Then there are the different types of cells, like human, plant and animal, and those are completely different as well!
I always enjoy finding supplemental free printables and worksheets to help my kids out when they are struggling with a difficult topic in our homeschool. Sometimes looking outside of the textbook, and seeing things explained in a different way or format can be a huge help. If you are learning about the human body, cells, or genetics in your science curriculum I hope you find these worksheets helpful!
Take a look at the FREE worksheets on cells, DNA, and heredity below.
Worksheets and Printables on Cells:
FREE Animal and Plant Cell Notebooking Journal – Your children will have fun diving into the microscopic world with this free printable notebooking journal. They will learn about each animal and plant cell with a spot to draw the cell themselves. Then they will get to practice their research skills by answering questions to determine if it is an animal or a plant cell. This is available as a free instant download.
DNA and Hereditary Worksheets:
FREE Discovering Cells, DNA, and Heredity Unit – This subscriber only freebie is designed for grades 4-8 and is loaded with vocabulary, copywork, labeling diagrams and more! There are over 80 pages of information they will learn on animal and plant cell parts, mitosis, DNA and chromosomes and heredity and Punnet squares. There are diagramming and labeling activities and over 35 vocabulary words. I even plan on using this with my 9th grader to help her out with certain things she is struggling with in her Biology class.
These Cell and DNA Models and Books will be very helpful to dig deeper into learning:
Famemaster 4D-Science Animal Cell Anatomy ModelLearning Resources Cross-Section Plant Cell Model, Plant Anatomy, Science Classroom Learning Resources Cross-Section Animal Cell Model, Soft Foam, Early Biology, Classroom Teaching AidLearning Resources LER6039 Giant Magnetic Animal CellAn Introduction to Genetics for KidsThames & Kosmos Biology Genetics and DNAGenetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA (Inquire and Investigate)Teacher Created Materials – Science Readers: Content and Literacy: DNA Lingxuinfo Kids DNA Model Kit Genes DNA Homecshol 4 MeModels Double Helix Science
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!