Dinosaur discovery, fascinating fossils, archaeology and ancient artifacts, and more await in the Paleontology science unit! Immerse your children in hands-on activities, captivating videos, and beautiful illustrations and images as they complete this exciting and easy-to-teach course.
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 lives of these amazing creatures!
Lesson 1: Introduction to Paleontology
Lesson 2: Discovering Fossils
Lesson 3: Introduction to Dinosaurs
Lesson 4: Land of Giants
Lesson 5: Carnivores and Herbivores
Lesson 6: Sky and Sea
Lesson 7: Fossils in Ice and Tar
Lesson 8: Introduction to Archaeology
Lesson 9: Excavation
Lesson 10: Artifacts
Lesson 11: Around the World in Ancient Days
Optional Suggested Reading
How the Unit Works
Required Course Items
Course Book One Per FamilyDetails:
The full-color Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Paleontology science course. Hands-on activities, vocabulary words, access to captivating videos, mini books, 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.
Student Journal Grades 3-6 One Per StudentDetails:
Each student grades 3–6 needs their own copy of the 28-page Paleontology 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 One Per StudentDetails:
Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the 44-page Paleontology 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
Paleontology Read-Aloud Book PackDetails:
Two full-color, interactive books included in the optional Paleontology Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Paleontology study. Purchase above.
- The Ultimate Dinosaur Guide by Heather Hawkins
- Ancient Animals by Molly Sanchez
Amazing Archaeological Digs Paleontology Grades 7-8 ExtensionDetails:
Travel around the world and take a look at the past one archaeological dig at a time. From King Tut’s tomb to cities that lay under water, explorers and scientists have found more than just buried treasure! Grab a shovel and get ready to learn about some of the world’s more incredible discoveries in Amazing Archaeological Digs.
This book is suggested to accompany our Paleontology Science Unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7-8. Purchase above.
The Good and the Beautiful Christian Worldview
The Good and the Beautiful curriculum takes a general Christian worldview, focusing, not on the doctrine of any particular Christian church, but on high moral character and basic Bible principles such as gratitude, honesty, prayer, and kindness. Parents can add in their own doctrinal beliefs as desired.
The curriculum is reviewed by members of many different faiths to make sure that the curriculum does not include doctrine specific to any Christian church. We have reviewers and users of the following denominations and more: Lutheran, Assemblies of God, Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mennonite, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nazarene, Methodist, Non-Denominational, and Seventh Day Adventists.