Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Dung Beetle
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
Project Managers: Heidi Strawser & Amy Christy
If you are looking for a new approach to studying science, Explorations with Professor Ana Lyze—Expert in Outlandish Oddities...The Curiosity Files might just be the perfect answer. I decided to try out this new unit study series because my fifth grader loves science, and I was not disappointed. We took a week off from Karina's regular curriculum and explored the very interesting insect; the dung beetle.
The Curiosity Files are fun unit studies geared for children ages 8-13. However, with a little adjusting the units can be used with the whole family. Each unit includes reading, reading comprehension. Bible, copy work, history, math, arts and crafts,spelling, vocabulary and of course, science. Also included are a list of books and websites to enhance your study. There is more than enough information for a full week of exploration.
We really enjoyed this unit study and highly recommend the Dung Beetle study. The study contains lots of interesting information and Karina really enjoyed all of the hands on activities and the links to websites. I appreciated that the units are from a creation perspective and include Bible verses as well as a well rounded curriculum. Just add your own math program and dive in for a science adventure.
If you're curious, the Curiosity files is available at the Old Schoolhouse store (http://www.theoldschoolhousestore.com/ ) for $9.95 per unit or you can grab a nine pack of units for only $46.00 , a three pack for $23.00 or a two pack for $15.34.
Here are the Curiosity Files titles currently available:
•Zombie Fire Ants
•Cicada Killing Wasp
I purchase this unit and was happy to provide an honesty review of this product.