Category: Ecosystems

Explore the wonders of the vast world that surrounds us, from the amazing creations found in your own backyard to the most extreme biomes on Earth, in the updated Ecosystems science unit. Every little part of the earth, from the drops of water in the ocean to lumbering elephants to each unique person, is an important part of our world!

The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Ecosystems science course. Hands-on activities, engaging videos, vocabulary words, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family.

  • 112 pages
  • Full-color
  • 9 lessons
  • Wire binding; 8.5″x11″

A Student Journal for each child is also needed to complete this course.

Ecosystems Course Book

$19.99

PDF for self-printing

The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Ecosystems science course. Hands-on activities, engaging videos, vocabulary words, beautiful illustrations and images, along with engaging information is found throughout the course. Once you gather any simple lesson supplies, the lessons are open-and-go. Just turn to a lesson and start reading and learning together! This course is taught family-style and only one Course Book is needed per family.

A Student Journal for each child is also needed to complete this course.

Ecosystems Course Book (PDF)

$19.99

Each student grades 3–6 needs his or her own copy of the 32-page Ecosystems Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.

Ecosystems Student Journal Grades 3-6

$6.49

Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the 48-page Ecosystems Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8 journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.

Ecosystems Student Journal Grades 7-8

$6.99

PDF for self-printing

Each student grades 3–6 needs his or her own copy of the Ecosystems Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.

Ecosystems Student Journal Grades 3-6 (PDF)

$9.99

PDF for self-printing

Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the Ecosystems Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8 journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.

Ecosystems Student Journal Grades 7-8 (PDF)

$9.99

Two full-color, interactive books included in the optional Ecosystems Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Ecosystems study.

Travel to three unique ecosystems around the world and learn about the cute and creepy plants and animals that live and work side by side in keeping their ecosystem—and our earth—healthy in Ecosystems in Your Backyard. (32 pages, 11”x8.5”)

Explore the biodiverse ecosystem of the Sonoran Desert with the elf owl. Travel with him as we observe his habitat day and night in Elf Owl and His Ecosystem. (32 pages, 11”x8.5”)

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

Ecosystems Read-Aloud Book Pack

$13.98
Level 7

Pack your bags, grab some sturdy clothing, and get ready to venture through the Amazon Rainforest! There is so much to learn about this tropical ecosystem, from the geography and climate, to the kinds of lush vegetation and fascinating predators and prey who call the rainforest their home. The Amazon Rainforest will take you on a journey of discovery down the Amazon River and up into the treetops filled with clouds.

Written by Elizabeth Thuernagle, 32 pages, full-color, perfect binding, 11″X8.5″

This book is suggested to accompany our Ecosystems science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

The Amazon Rainforest Ecosystems Grades 7-8 Extension

$7.99
Picture Book for All Ages

Ecosystems are everywhere you look—out your kitchen window, underneath the ground, even on your own skin! They all work in perfect harmony, and each is an incredible example of God’s creative power. In this book, you’ll travel to three unique ecosystems around the world and learn about the plants and animals that live and work there side by side. Some are cute and some are creepy, but they all play a vital role in keeping their ecosystem—and our earth—healthy.


This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Ecosystems science unit and is included in the optional Read Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Ecosystems in Your Backyard by Nyree Bevan

$6.99
Picture Book for All Ages

The Sonoran Desert stretches from the southwestern United States down through western Mexico and is home to many creatures, including one of the world’s tiniest and cutest birds of prey: the elf owl. We will follow him through his ecosystem as he goes about his nightly business, and then join him as he ventures out on his own during the day. There is always something interesting to observe at any time of day or night in this surprisingly biodiverse ecosystem.

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Ecosystems science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Elf Owl and His Ecosystem by Megan Noel

$6.99