4 Fun Ways to Incorporate More Activities with Your Curriculum

It’s vital that you incorporate something hands-on or outside of a textbook within your curriculum. Whether that be something as simple as going to the grocery store to have your student add the total amount and other activities or putting together a grand experiment, you want it to be a mix of fun and educational. Below we’ve listed 4 fun games and activities that you can incorporate with our curriculum to help you take education to the next level. Have any other fun ideas? Let us know on our Facebook page!

 1. Let’s Take a Trip!

The Plan: Did you know that in our geography section there are numerous states, countries and destination locations that can be learned about? Let your student choose from any one of them themselves or choose a location that may not be on the list. Then, when the curriculum is completed, take a trip! No, we’re not telling you to pack your bags and take a road trip (unless you want to!), but to have your student plan out a trip virtually.

The Details: Pick a location and a specific amount of time you’d be going on the trip for. Have your student map out the time it takes to get there (flying or driving), what cities or activities to go to and the amount of time it takes to do these activities. This allows them to utilize geography in a way that is very realistic. For example, if you pick the state of California, you won’t necessarily want to climb the mountains of Big Sur and walk across the San Francisco Bay Bridge on the same day.

 

2. The Stock Market

The Plan: The stock market is such a complicated system and always changing! Use the Stock Market curriculum to teach your 9th to 12th grade students all about what it means to go public as a corporation or what it means to have stock in something.

The Details: Give your student a certain amount of funny money they can invest. Allow them to research and decide where they’re giving their money, how much and what they hope to see come back or multiply. Have them track these changes over the time you give them.

 

3. Bringing Stories to Life!

The Plan: Pick a book, short story or poetry to read. Along with all of the normal activities and curriculum with that literature – have your student re-tell the story in an inventive way!

The Details: Utilizing items and crafts around the house,  have your student re-tell their favorite part of the literature. This may be in the form of:

  • Drawings

  • Lego block building

  • Furniture, toys and stuffed animals

  • A poster board, glue and tons of magazines…

Whatever medium chosen, let it be their decision. Watch them as they bring the story from words to life.

 

4. It’s Science.

The Plan: Some of our curriculum is a Project Pack, which include quite a few hands-on activities. One of the most fun project packs is Kitchen Science. This project pack takes what’s in your kitchen and teaches how there are similarities between a kitchen lab and a science lab.

The Details: Within the project pack for Kitchen Science is a fun extension activity, along with the 15 other hands-on activities. Finish it, grab a photo and share it on our Facebook page or tag us on our Instagram.

Using Pinterest for Homeschooling

You may be guilty of it, and most importantly, almost everyone is guilty of it.

What is it you may be guilty of? Scrolling through Pinterest for hours.

You may look up recipes, everything you’re interested in or fun ideas for the kids. The thing is, it’s not just a social media platform, but also a search engine. This search engine can be used in a powerful way to aide in homeschooling.

Here are just a few ways it can be used:

  1. Create new boards for themes or units. Then, whenever you find something browsing Pinterest, blogs or just through Google, you can Pin it to that board to go back when you are about to start that theme or unit.

  2. Use the Pinterest Search Engine. Do what you may already do, but streamline it by searching for things you may need help with. Not sure what crafts to go along with your curriculum on Consumer Math? Search “consumer math crafts” and you’ll get hundreds of ideas that others have tried and tested for you. You can use this in any way, even for things like “homeschool organization.”

  3. Who you follow will show up on your overall feed. So be careful. Not every Pinterest account you follow will be ONLY what they pinned that caught your interest. To combat that, follow specific boards.

  4. Create a board for each child. As you know, each child learns differently and is at a different level of education. Why not use a Pinterest board to pin things you know one child would like versus all of them?

  5. Join group boards with other homeschoolers! Usually the collaborative efforts of all will show some pretty great content.

  6. Showcase your students’ amazing work! Why not use it the other way around and show everyone what you’re doing? You may be able to inspire others, but it also doubles as a tracker as well.

Extra general Pinterest tips:

  • If you don’t want a board to be public, you can make it “Secret” so that you can only see it (or whomever you would like to add).

  • You can easily pin the same pin to multiple boards, move pins from one board to the next or even delete pins if they don’t work.

  • If you try something out from Pinterest, you can go to the pin and click the checkmark. This allows you to write your own notes on the particular post, such as “Will do it again,” “Made these changes,” or even “This didn’t work.” You can go back and look at those anytime.

Curriculum Perfect for the Spring Season and Warmer Weather

Spring has sprung and warm weather is officially here (and summer is fast approaching)! Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite curriculum that ties in with the season.

 

May Day & Other Spring Festivities Curriculum

We may have passed May Day, but this curriculum goes over some other fun spring festivals and the history behind them.

 

In the Garden: Flowers and Insects Curriculum

The beginning stages of having a garden is understanding how they work and the life in it. This curriculum is filled with all the information to get your little one from the books to the garden planting their own.

 

The Four Seasons Curriculum

With it being the middle of Spring, and we’re close to Summer, it’s the perfect time to teach about the different seasons, why we have them and what they bring.

 

Going to the Park Curriculum

Whether you live in a small town or big city, chances are you have a park close to you. Parks are great places to get some fresh air and exercise, meet your friends, and have some fun!  Make your lesson planning easy with this project pack, which is all about things to do at the park, nature at a park, park and playground safety, playground science, and an introduction to state and national parks.

 

Exploring Nature Curriculum

Pair your outdoor adventures with this curriculum! Whether you hike, kayak, camp or explore your garden, this is the perfect curriculum to learn about the nature you encounter!

Rounding Up the Best Homeschooling Memes

If you follow our Facebook page, you know we love homeschool memes. Below is a collection of some of the best (in our opinion!).

 

  1. Waiting on new curriculum:

  1. Because you’re homeschooled, you have no social skills:

  1. Because you’re homeschooled, you aren’t competitive:

  1. The dreaded lack of a snow day:

  1. What grade are you in?

  1. Gorgeous “sun” days off:

  1. Day One versus Day Fourteen of the school year:

  1. And finally…

 

What are your favorite homeschool memes? Go to our Facebook page and post your favorites!

The Best of… According to You!

With the hundreds of lapbooks and note packs in our shop, it may be difficult deciding which one will be next in your curriculum. Using your reviews, we’ve put together a list of the most popular curriculums we have to offer!

For the student who knows or shows interest in a career in veterinary science:

“My daughter intends on being a vet and she loved this curriculum. It gave a lot of insight and contained so much information. It allowed her to learn more about her career choice and it gave her some incentive to do some research!!” by Elaine

“My daughter loved learning about animal care and veterinary science. I even learned something new.” by Tracie

 

Our top-rated curriculums on the English subject:

“This is the first lapbook i have bought from this company and I will definitely be buying some more! A great practical way to learn and my daughter loves the whole secret agent thing so this was perfect for her.Would definitely recommend.” by Patrice

“My girls are teens and we did this and they loved it. I learned some new things, also.” by Suzan

“My daughter has learning issues and hates (maybe I should say HATES) English – this pack helped her very much……..though English is still not a favorite ;0)” by Denise

“LOVE IT! We used this when my daughter was in third grade and are doing another one-using the same kit as I bought the CD combo- now that she is in fifth and is advancing more in grammar. Easy to us with our grammar program and great review. Can’t recommend it enough. Well worth it. THANKS!”

 

“This was the first lapbook our family ever used and we were hooked! We loved every part of of this unit. We printed all of our minibooks on white paper and my daughter would color them while I read. Thank for such a great product!” by Rebecca

“We really enjoyed the Little House in the Big Woods lapbook! It helped my daughter focus to have hands on projects for each chapter. We have a better appreciation for how much work they did back then. The more lapbooks we do…the more we want to do! Thanks so much for your lapbooks!” by Heather

“This was the very first lapbook that we did. My 9 yo dd is really into the books and wanted to do a lapbook on one. I had no idea what I would be getting from the company. HOAC did NOT disappoint. We used it along side reading the book aloud which was perfect. My 2 younger children really enjoyed it as well. It caused us all to dig deeper into the book and really think about the story. There are mini books about bee sting treatments, celebrations, difference between then and now and many more.” by Kristi

 

For the student interested in learning about why certain holidays exist and what they mean:

“I have really enjoyed the variety of activities put together in this lapbook. I also appreciate the fact that it can be used for different ages and abilities. Thanks for putting this together!” by Jennie

“In my opinion, Hands of a Child products are always top notch! This is no exception. Very well laid out. Super easy to follow instructions on construction of the folders, as well as the activities. Can easily adapt for multiple levels.” by Susan

“This was a very easy and fun way to teach what St. Patrick’s Day is all about and how it came to be. My 10 year old really enjoyed this.” by Carol

 

“A very simple lap book about Thanksgiving. This is for grades 4-8 but my first grader enjoyed this as well as my 6th grader. Easily adapted for the younger child. I had my first grader draw mostly pictures on the worksheets instead of writing. Thanksgiving discusses why the Puritans left England, their journey to the New World, Native Americans, the first Thanksgiving, a timeline, lots of recipes and symbols and how Thanksgiving became a national holiday.” by Kristina

“This is our first year homeschooling and so I have been trying out many of the different methods of teaching to see what fits in best with our lives. I have to say that LOVED this HOAC unit study. It was very easy to follow and I really liked that it had detailed instructions on what to do with the printables for the lapbooks. (especially helpful to me since I had never seen a lapbook before!) I felt that the information in it was complete and my children ages 6 and 7 had a great time doing the lapbooks. They both asked if we could keep doing homeschooling this way from now on! (which of course made me ecstatic!!) I had a day by day lesson plan in it which was invaluable to me. I have a 6 yr old, a 7 yr old and then a toddler. All of them have special needs so my time is extremely limited. It was a really big help to be able to spend my time actually teaching them rather than preparing the lessons. All I had to do was look at the lesson plan and then print what we needed for the week. I did cut some of the things out ahead of time since my children have some fine motor issues. I have tried other unit studies also but this HOAC format was perfect for us, I will definitely be purchasing more unit studies from HOAC! Thanks for all your hard work putting these together so that people like me can utilize them. It has been a blessing for sure!” by Jessica

 

“Very simple yet thorough lap book. Lots of good, detailed information on Christmas symbols. Now that my kids and I know the history of each symbol it really makes us think and reflect each time we see a candy cane, poinsettia or receive a Christmas card. We decided to create our own Advent calendars after reading about their origins in this lap book. We included special messages for each family member in ours.” by Kristina

“My kids and I learned so much about the symbols of Christmas! There were some projects that my younger ones had a hard time either cutting out or putting together, but it brought us closer so we could help one another. I helped my smallest cut out everything. He got to color it in and glue it on. Now they are keepsakes that we can bring out each year to remember Christmas. Thanks for a great study!” by Elizabeth

 

For the science lover:

“My son worked on this last year and loved it. He’s my science nut 🙂 He took the finished project to his merit badge counselor and earned a merit badge too! I love when that happens. Thanks for the great product.” by Kristin

“We loved this animal classification lapbook. I have some samples on my blog at http://myfatherssheep.blogspot.com/2011/04/wb-30-animal-classification-lapbook.html if you would like to see how we made the lapbook and completed the study. They really came out understanding animal classification when they were done. Finish the lesson with a fun field trip to the zoo & see if they can identify the different animals :O)” by Rachel

 

“This was the first lapbook we completed in the Habitat series. After completing this we can’t wait to work our way through the remaining lapbooks. Ocean Habitats begins by explaining the difference between and ocean and sea. Then it breaks into each ocean along with a few facts about each. You will learn about each layer or zone of the ocean, ocean currents and finally ocean life. It gave very general information about ocean life so I had my daughter, age 11, do research on an animal who calls the ocean home. Animals just make learning more fun. She researched the ocean zone in which the animal lives, how the animal helps the ocean and how we can protect this animal and its environment.” by Kristina

“I was afraid this was going to be “too much” for our boys, but it was great! One day I will realize that HOAC Project Packs really are easy to customize to your kiddo’s level. The boys enjoyed looking for vocabulary words as we went through. Our 9 year old was the “note keeper” of the project and our 6 year old was our “illustrator”. We tied in Creatures of the Deep and will be revisiting our Ocean Habitats when we do the Pirates pack.”

 

For the pirate enthusiast:

“My boys LOVED this lapbook! They like coloring and thought it was fun to paste/brad and color the pirates onto toilet paper rolls. We used eye patches to make it more fun. I liked the color by number and learning activities included. Anything with pirates and parrots will be a hit!” by Melissa

“Oh my, did my co-op class have fun doing the pirates lapbook! This is a great topic for boys. They had to move our classroom because we were being too noisy talking like pirates! On our last day I had them search the building for hidden treasure. They loved it!” by Lynda

“What a great time we had with this! While my olders (12, 10, and 8 were doing Pirates, the 6 and 2 year olds were able to tag along on the journey with this project pack. We all had pirate names and positions on the crew. It is one of our most favorite studies!” by Vicki

“Great unit to start out with. We spent a week on this unit, and the boys said it wasn’t long enough. I done this with a 1st & 2nd grader. They had so much fun creating a pirate, pirate ship, flag, etc! All the activities were fun & informative. Most activities the boys could do all on their own. My boys enjoyed this unit so much, and I was told I have to get more! We’re looking into doing Blackbeard and the Pirates lapbooks from HOAC also. I shouldn’t say looking into … we will do them! Thank you HOAC for adding such fun to our lives by providing great material for our children to learn from!” by Angela

 

There are even curriculums that get you prepared for your next vacation:

“We completed this lapbook just before our vacation to Disneyland. Although we are regular visitors to the Magic Kingdom, this lapbook gives a lot of info and would be perfect for someone who has never been there, as well as great memories for someone who has.” by Sara

 

Any of these catch your eye? What have been your favorite curriculum topics you used so far?

Tying Literature into Your Curriculum

Reading literature is such a vital part of a child’s education. The books read can impact a child’s entire life. With that being said, how do you know you are choosing the right books for their age and reading level? How do you know they are truly grasping the message of the book?

Below are just a few books to start with for different age and grade levels. Some of the books have corresponding lapbooks that can enhance the reading experience and engage them with hands-on activities.

 

Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

 

“Kitten’s First Full Moon” by Kevin Henkes

“Kitten’s First Full Moon is an acclaimed modern classic, from one of the most celebrated and beloved picture book creators working in the field today. This memorable character and her suspenseful adventure are just right for the very youngest child. It is Kitten’s first full moon, and when she sees it she thinks it is a bowl of milk in the sky. And she wants it. Does she get it? Well, no . . . and yes. What a night!.”

 

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“The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter

“The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a British children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter that follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor.”

 

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“Strega Nona” by Tomie dePaola

“Strega Nona—”Grandma Witch”—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical ever-full pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. Big Anthony is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden, but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, he recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results.”

 

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3rd through 6th Grade

 

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“Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls Wilder

“This beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family begins in 1871 in a log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Four-year-old Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, but it is also exciting as they celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night Laura and her family are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa’s fiddle to send them off to sleep.”

 

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“My Side of the Mountain” by Jean Craighead George

“Terribly unhappy in his family’s crowded New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude-and danger-of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.”

 

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“The Twenty-One Balloons” by William Pene du Bois

“Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions.”

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What are some other books you have on your reading list?

Personalizing Lapbooks

Lapbooks are not just a great hands-on tool for learning, they are also creative outlets for students.  A lapbook is a great way for students to showcase what they have
learned as well as their creativity and individuality.  No two lapbooks are ever alike; whether students design the lapbook themselves or use a ready-to-assemble pack.

 Personalizing a lapbook doesn’t mean writing your name on it!  Personalizing a lapbook means creating a one-of-a-kind portfolio that is as unique as the child who created it!  Encourage your students to express their own personal style and creativity with each lapbook he or she creates.  Here are some ways you can encourage your students to make their own lapbooks unique:

  • Provide multi-colored file folders for students to choose from.
  • Allow students who enjoy coloring to print the graphics and templates on white paper and then color in the pictures.
  • Allow students who do not enjoy coloring to print the graphics and templates on colorful paper.
  • Allow students who are reluctant writers to type their answers on the graphic or template before printing.
  • Provide stickers, printed papers, scrapbook embellishments, and other fun materials for each student to personalize and embellish.
  • Encourage students who enjoy creative writing to write a short story or poem about the topic they are studying.
  • Encourage students who enjoy drawing to draw a picture of something they learned or something related to the topic.
  • Encourage curious students to conduct a survey or experiment and record their data in their lapbook.
  • Encourage musically talented students to write a song or jingle relating to the topic and include it in their lapbook.
  • Preserve memories of making lapbooks by taking pictures of the process and including them in the lapbook.

If lapbooking with multiple students, hold a contest to see who can create a lapbook with the most color, most creative story, neatest handwriting, most detailed pictures, most detailed information, etc.

 Give your students ownership of the lapbooks they create!  No two students are alike so why should their lapbooks be the same?  Encourage them to complete lapbook that is as unique as the person who created it!  Encourage your students to personalize their lapbooks!

It’s Our First Annual Spirit of Christmas Giveaway!!

 

In the Hands of a Child is starting to feel the Christmas Spirit and we want to help you feel it too, so…

 

…are you ready to win big?

 

Just follow these two simple steps for your chance to win $100 worth of lapbooks and/or Note Packs!

 

Step 1.  Post about our STUFF YOUR STOCKING SALE and our SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY. 

Where should you post?

  • Blogs

  • Facebook

  • Twitter (be sure to include us in your tweet by using @HandsofaChild)

  • Pinterest

  • Public Message Boards

  • Anyplace that will allow you to give us a link to verify your post.

 

Step 2.  Come back to our blog and leave us the link to where you posted so that we can view and verify the post. (Except when using Twitter, in which case, be sure to mention us in your tweet by using @HandsofaChild so that we see the tweet).

 

The more places you post to and leave the links for on our blog, the more chances you’ll have to win!!

 

It’s that easy!

 

The winner will be chosen using Random.org on December 23, 2012.

 

SO… What are you waiting for?  Get in the spirit and start posting!

 

GOOD LUCK to ALL!!

Full Year Curriculm is HERE!

 

 Introducing In the Hands of a Child

FULL YEAR Project Pack Curriculum!

You’ve all come to love In the Hands of a Child Project Packs as supplements to liven up your schooling, but did you know you can use them as a complete curriculum?!?!

We’ve made it easy for you to purchase a full year’s worth of Science for your kids and SAVE tons while doing it!! At only $8 a unit you can’t lose!! Yes that’s right ONLY $88 for a FULL YEAR’S worth of Science curriculum.A curriculum that you can use over and over with ALL of your children!

Plan on three weeks for each topic of study and…

Prepare to LOVE school next year!!

Want to make it even easier??

Order a year’s worth of Kit Packs…. YUP, that means NO printing, no folding folders… just pull out the kit pack, start cutting, and you are READY to go! And you weren’t looking forward to planning school for next year… Good thing we’ve done it all for you!! At ONLY $88 you’ll save almost $50 and tons of headaches!!

Do you prefer printed products?

That’s okay too!We’ve got you covered. A FULL YEAR of Printed Project Packs is only $138!!! WOW!The savings are amazing!

Hurry and order today!

If we receive good customer feedback from this promotion we will add a full year of History as well as other topics into a year’s worth of Lapbooks too!!

Not sure which grade levels to choose?

Don’t sweat it!Our Project Packs are extremely versatile and, with just a little bit of tweaking, they can be used for both higher and lower grade levels.In fact, at the front of every Project Pack, we offer suggestions for tweaking a unit to fit your child’s learning level or abilities!

Lapbook your entire way through Science this coming school year with

In the Hands of a Child Full Year Project Packs!

FULL YEAR Project Pack Curriculum!

Introducing In the Hands of a Child

FULL YEAR Project Pack Curriculum!

You’ve all come to love In the Hands of a Child Project Packs as supplements to liven up your schooling, but did you know you can use them as a complete curriculum?!?!

We’ve made it easy for you to purchase a full year’s worth of Science for your kids and SAVE tons while doing it!!  At only $8 a unit you can’t lose!!  Yes that’s right ONLY $88 for a FULL YEAR’S worth of Science curriculum.  A curriculum that you can use over and over with ALL of your children!

 

Plan on three weeks for each topic of study and…

Prepare to LOVE school next year!!

 

Want to make it even easier??

Order a year’s worth of Kit Packs…. YUP, that means NO printing, no folding folders…  just pull out the kit pack, start cutting, and you are READY to go!  And you weren’t looking forward to planning school for next year… Good thing we’ve done it all for you!!   At ONLY $88 you’ll save almost $50 and tons of headaches!!

 

Do you prefer printed products?

That’s okay too!  We’ve got you covered.  A FULL YEAR of Printed Project Packs is only $138!!!   WOW!   The savings are amazing!

 

Hurry and order today!

If we receive good customer feedback from this promotion we will add a full year of History as well as other topics into a year’s worth of Lapbooks too!!

 

Not sure which grade levels to choose?

Don’t sweat it!  Our Project Packs are extremely versatile and, with just a little bit of tweaking, they can be used for both higher and lower grade levels.  In fact, at the front of every Project Pack, we offer suggestions for tweaking a unit to fit your child’s learning level or abilities!

 

Lapbook your entire way through Science this coming school year with

In the Hands of a Child Full Year Project Packs!

A Year of Physical Science

Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th

 

1325 Heat and Temperature
1124 The Sun
1041 Forest Fires
1087 Electricity
1239 Exploring Light
1291 Sound
1109 Foundations for Chemistry
1228 Simple Machines
1091 Forces
1178 Gravity
1302 Technology
Ebooks Retail: $137

Alternate PhysicalScience Units (may be higher grade levels): 1013 Basic Physical Science, 1294 Materials & Structures, or 1301 Bridges

 

A Year of Life Sciences: Plants, Human Body, and Health

Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th

 

1003 Plants
1116 Botany
1364 Get Ready to Garden
1066 Human Body
1049 Healthy Eating
1067 The Five Senses
1004 Dental Health
1140 Germs
1122 Healthy Bodies
1306 Smart Choices
1344 Human Reproduction
Ebooks Retail: $136

Alternate LifeScience Units (may be higher grade levels): 1263 Creation Anatomy

 

 

 

A Year of Earth & Space Sciences

Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th

 

1378 The Solar System
1024 The Earth
1100 The Moon
1042 Volcanoes
1027 Space Exploration
1081 Galaxies
1007 Weather
1044 Extreme Weather
1008 Water Cycle
1255 Earthquakes
1205 Rocks & Minerals
Ebooks Retail: $124

Alternate Earth & SpaceScience Units (may be higher or lower grade levels): 1279 Creation Geology, 1281 Creation Day 2: The Atmosphere, 1088 Advanced Astronomy, 1135 What is Snow, 1280 Creation Astronomy, Introduction to Caves, 1198 The Grand Canyon

 

A Year of Biomes

Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th

 

1119 Polar Habitats
1123 Penguins
1095 Rainforest Habitats
1266 Animals of the Rainforest
1223 Ocean Habitats
1085 Sharks
1175 Mountain Habitats
1093 Grassland Habitats
1099 Forest Habitats
1083 Desert Habitats
1050 Owls
Ebooks Retail: $138

Alternate Biome Units (may be higher or lower grade levels): 1147 King of the Apes: The Gorilla, 1121 Kangaroos

 

 

 

 

A Year of Life Sciences with Vet Science and Animals

Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th

 

1208 Veterinary Science & Animal Care
1209 Deer
1036 Horses
1247 Rabbits
1179 Guinea Pigs
1246 Zebras
1173 Eagles
1125 Pigs
1324 Dog Breeds
1018 Bats
1265 A Trip to the Zoo
Ebooks Retails: $127

Alternate LifeScience Units (may be higher or lower grade levels): 1185 Beavers, 1159 Sled Dogs

 

A Year of Animal Classification Life Sciences

Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th

 

1289 Ecosystems
1051 Animal Classification
1133 Vertebrates
1131 Invertebrates
1251 Animal Life Cycles
1103 Mollusks
1318 Insects
1129 Birds
1077 Predators of the Deep
1360 Reptiles
1312 Marsupials
Ebooks Retail: $121

Alternate Animal LifeScience Units (may be higher or lower grade levels): 1359 Snakes, 1296 Herpetology, 1127 Bees, 1259 Mosquitoes, 1305 Animal Investigation

 

 

 

A Year of Animal Discovery

Grades PreK, K, 1st, or 2nd

 

1252 Circle of Life
1354 Is it Living or Nonliving
1190 Busy Beaver
1311 A Pouch for Katie
1248 “Z” is for Zebra
1262 Dinosaurs
1284 Ladybugs
1184 Clownfish Adventures
1002 Butterflies
1017 Spiders
1267 Jena the Jaguar
Ebooks Retail: $113

Alternate Animal Discovery Units: 1224 Under the Sea

 

A Year of Science Discovery

Grades PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd

 

1326 What is Heat? What is Temperature?
1352 Tell Me About Planet Earth
1380 The World of Trees
1025 Exploring Nearby Space
1394 Colors of the Rainbow
1206 Rodney Rockhound’s Rocks & Minerals
1290 V is for Volcano
1152 In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb
1346 Lily and the Amazing Journey
1183 Bubbleology
1219 Traveling Seeds
Ebooks Retail: $112

Alternate Science Discovery Units: 1316 Hot Diggety Dog, 1330 The Peanut, 1171 The Shedd Aquarium, 1340 Seashells, 1214 Flying the Sky: Airplanes