Immerse your children in the wonderful world of Mammals as they explore the anatomy, characteristics, and habitats of these unique animals. Explore this fun scientific subject through engaging videos, beautiful images, and hands-on activities. Easy-to-teach lessons will plunge you and your children into learning about fascinating felines, the mysterious world of bats, and much more.
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 Mammals!
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Mammals
Lesson 2 – Live Birth & Lactation
Lesson 3 – Odd-Toed Ungulates
Lesson 4 – Even-Toed Ungulates
Lesson 5 – Elephants
Lesson 6 – Primates
Lesson 7 – Felines
Lesson 8 – Canines
Lesson 9 – Monotremes
Lesson 10 – Marsupials
Lesson 11 – Bats
Lesson 12 – Rodents
Lesson 13 – Bears
Lesson 14 – Endangered Animals
Optional Suggested Reading
How the Unit Works
Required Course Items
Course Book Course BookDetails:
The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Mammals 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.
- 144 pages
- 14 lessons
- Wire bound; 8.5″x11″
Student Journal Grades 3-6 Student Journal Grades 3-6Details:
Each student grades 3–6 needs his or her own copy of the 48-page Mammals 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.
Student Journal Grades 7-8 Student Journal Grades 7-8Details:
Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the 80-page Mammals 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.
Optional Suggested Reading
Mammals Read-Aloud Book PackDetails:
Three full-color, interactive books included in the optional Mammals Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning for all ages and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Mammals study. Purchase above.
- Can You Track It? Mammals by Maggie Felsch and Shannen Yauger
- Marvelous Mammals from Down Under by Heather Horn
- Mammals of Small Pond by Phoebe Erickson
Prairie Dog Town Mammals Grades 7-8 ExtensionDetails:
We recommend this book as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8. In this engaging book, readers will explore the skillfully and carefully planned underground tunnel system of prairie dogs in addition to learning about their neighbors, such as jackrabbits, ferrets, badgers, antelope, and more! Purchase above.
Correlated reading—add additional learning and fun to your Mammals studies!
Facts About Cats & Dogs by Jenny Phillips and Sue Stuever BattelDetails:
I can read it all by myself! Young readers will be excited to learn about two of their favorite animals in this adorable, fact-filled book. Cute photographs of real kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs will fascinate young readers as they keep reading to learn about these loveable animals’ behavior, diets, habits, and more. Facts about Cats & Dogs is perfect for children reading at Level 2, while five challenge words help them stretch their skills.
A Wolf in the North Woods by Heather HornDetails:
Life in the North Woods is full of surprises, danger, work, and best of all: adventure! Young wolf pups, Will and Beth, discover the skills of hunting and protecting as well as the love of family and nature. Follow the wolf siblings through the North Woods as they grow from newborn pups to helpful members of the pack.