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Ecosystems

Course Book One Per Family

$19.99
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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.

Add one Student Journal per child.

Student Journal Grades 3-6 One Per Student

$6.49
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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.

  • 32 pages
  • Full-color
  • Saddle-stitch binding; three-hole punched; perforated; 8.5″x11″

Student Journal Grades 7-8 One Per Student

$6.99
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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.

  • 48 pages
  • Full-color
  • Saddle-stitch binding; three-hole punched; perforated; 8.5″x11″
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Ecosystems Read-Aloud Book Pack

$13.98
Front Cover Ecosystems in Your Backyard By Nyree Bevan and Elf Owl and His Ecosystem by Megan Noel
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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.

The Amazon Rainforest Ecosystems Grades 7-8 Extension

$7.99
Front Cover and Spread The Amazon Rainforest by Elizabeth Thurnagle - 3A
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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″

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Receive a FREE book, Exploring Central America by Elle Staples & Shannen Yauger ($13.99 value), with your purchase of a physical Ecosystems Course Book!*

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!

Each family will need one copy of the Course Book and one Student Journal per child. Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack and 7–8 extension book available below to expand learning and immerse your children in the beauty and wonder of Ecosystems!

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Ecology
Lesson 2 – Biotic and Abiotic Factors
Lesson 3 – Levels of Organization
Lesson 4 – The Interconnection of Producers and Consumers
Lesson 5 – Energy Pyramids and Trophic Levels
Lesson 6 – Interactions of Living Things
Lesson 7 – Terrestrial Biomes
Lesson 8 – Aquatic Biomes
Lesson 9 – Ecological Succession

*The free book will be automatically added to your cart after adding the course book. No coupon code is necessary. Only available with the purchase of the physical course book while supplies last.

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Find optional add-on products to complement the Ecosystems science unit. *NOTE: Downloads are final sale and may not be refunded, returned, credited, or exchanged.

Ecosystems Read-Aloud Book Pack

$13.98
Details

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.

The Amazon Rainforest Ecosystems Grades 7-8 Extension

$7.99
Details
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″

Ecosystems in Your Backyard by Nyree Bevan

$6.99
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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.

  • 32 pages
  • Full-color illustrations
  • Paperback, perfect binding, 11″X8.5″

Elf Owl and His Ecosystem by Megan Noel

$6.99
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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.

  • 32 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″
  • Perfect binding

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Find a digital download of the Parent Guide and Student Journals here. *NOTE: Downloads are final sale and may not be refunded, returned, credited, or exchanged.

Course Book (PDF)

$19.99
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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.

  • PDF for self-printing
  • 112 pages
  • Full-color

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

Student Journal Grades 3-6 (PDF)

$9.99
Details

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.

  • PDF for self-printing
  • 32 pages
  • Full-color

Student Journal Grades 7-8 (PDF)

$9.99
Details

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.

  • PDF for self-printing
  • 48 pages
  • Full-color

How the Unit Works

Required Course Items

Course Book Course Book

Details:

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.

Student Journal Grades 3-6 Student Journal Grades 3-6

Details:

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.

  • 32 pages
  • Full-color
  • Saddle-stitch binding; three-hole punched; perforated; 8.5″x11″

Student Journal Grades 7-8 Student Journal Grades 7-8

Details:

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.

  • 48 pages
  • Full-color
  • Saddle-stitch binding; three-hole punched; perforated; 8.5″x11″

Optional Suggested Reading

Ecosystems Read-Aloud Book Pack

Details:

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

Includes:

  • Ecosystems in Your Backyard by Nyree Bevan
  • Elf Owl and His Ecosystem by Megan Noel

The Amazon Rainforest Ecosystems Grades 7-8 Extension

Details:

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.

32 pages

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