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Rainforest Feast


For my first grader’s science this year, I created a unit study that goes along with the Magic School Bus videos.  Her current topic is on the rainforest.  After my daughter watched a Magic School Bus show about the rainforest, we read a book about rainforests together.  My kid likes …

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Designing a Unit Study for History, Geography, or Science

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This post is part of the Virtual Curriculum Fair.  The topic this week is social studies and science.  We have enjoyed exploring social studies and science through unit studies.  Our love for unit studies all began when my oldest child was 5 and very much into dinosaurs.  As we embarked …

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The praying mantis egg case has hatched!

After waiting about a month the praying mantis egg case hatched some time early this morning.  We have about 100 nymph crawling around the little enclosure.  Our temperatures have dipped outside so it is too cold to release any right now.  Hopefully, we can find some food for them outside …

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Botany Study


I recently put together a botany study for my boys.  We are using a handful of books, a few DVDs, lots of Youtube videos, and plenty of time in the dirt.  Everything is listed chronologically in the order we plan to do them.  I realize the outline format listed below …

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Food Chains, Biomes, and Ecology Study

The plan for our food chain, biome, and ecology study is now complete.  I compiled resources from the library and the internet to put together a study that my boys would enjoy.  The study combines books, DVDs, online videos, and activities.  I’m expecting this portion of our biology studies will take …

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