Science experiments are a great way to help science to come alive for your children. Hands-on activities help children to get excited about what they are learning, It creates an interest in a subject or topic that might otherwise seem boring, like Biology for example.
This post is part of the Easy Science Experiments Series
Biology is the study of living things. There are many experiments that your older student will be working on in Biology that involves dead things, like dissections for example. Studying the animal when it is not alive can better help your child to understand how God designed them and how their special systems work.
This is something that I have never looked forward to doing. I always outsourced this when my teens were taking Biology, or I had my husband help with the dissections. Some children really enjoy them. At one time our homeschool group met at a park one day just to dissect specimens as a group with parents that didn’t mind the mess.
Easy Experiments for Learning About Biology:
Dissections have never seemed like an easy thing to me, but there are other experiments that are easy that I don’t mind doing. Maybe you are like me and don’t have time to gather up lots of supplies, hard to find ingredients or specimens to dissect. Are you looking for easy experiments to use with your children that are learning about Biology?
Since Biology is the study of living things it encompasses many different topics as an introduction to science as a whole. Many of these topics cover cells, zoology, classification, botany, anatomy and more. If you are wanting to get your children interested in science with easy experiments it is best to start small.
I suggest picking a topic and a handful of easy experiments to go with that topic. This method works great for younger children and helps them to be eager to learn more. Hands-on learning is the best way to learn about Biology.
Check out this list of Easy Science Experiments for Learning About Biology broken down by some basic topics to get you started:
Learn About Cells with Slime – Royal Baloo
Make a 3D Cell Model – Woo Jr.
Osmosis for Kids: Low Prep Blood Cell Membrane Experiment – Steamsational
Easy Capillary Action Experiment for Kids – 123 Homeschool 4 Me
The Importance of Cell Walls Easy Balloon Experimeent – Science Matters
Learn about cells by creating an Animal Cell Model out of Jello and Candy – 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Learn about a Simple Food Chain by creating a food chain, and a worksheet to go along with it – Science Sparks
Easy Earthworm Experiment – Inspiration Labratories
Food Chain Printables and Activity – Wonder Filled Days
Explore How Cat Eyes Glow with this easy experiment – Carrots are Orange
How Polar Animals Keep Warm Easy Science Experiment – Pinay Homeschooler
Observing Xylam in Celery with printable instructions – Woo Jr.
Why do Plants Need Water? Simple Experiment – Science Sparks
How do Plants Breathe? Simple Science Experiment – KCEdventures
Easy Seed Science Experiments – Around the Kampfire
Botany and Plant Growth Science Experiments – Science Made Simple
Simple Science: Why Do Leaves Change Color? – 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Easy Biology Labs and Teaching Resources:
Alternatives to Live Dissection in Your Homeschool
FREE Science Lab Notebooks and Printables
Virtual Biology Lab simulates natural environments in an online educational setting. Students can design and conduct experiments using online models.
FREE Resources for Doing Science Labs at Home
Resources to Teach Biology Even If You Aren’t a Science Mom
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 almost 20 years.. 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!
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