Explore the fascinating world of insects, spiders, and crustaceans with this thorough 72-page unit. Students will have fun learning as they complete hands-on activities and assignments in their science notebooks. This unit requires very few supplies and very little prep time.
The new version of our K–8 Arthropods science unit includes updated lessons, original videos that explore monarch migration and take you into the wonders of beekeeping, and grades 7-8 full extension pages (extensions available as a free download for those who have previously purchased the unit).Lesson 1 – Introduction to Arthropods
Bring even more depth to science through literature. Our accompanying optional read-aloud pack for Arthropods includes three new books: Fiddler Crab, The Story of Maria Merian, and The Boy Who Loved Bugs. For students in Grades 7-8, we recommended not only our 7-8 extension pages in the unit, which are free for one year for those who have previously purchased the unit, but also our extension book for Arthropods: The Insects & Arachnids Questions & Answers Book.
Three full-color, interactive books in the optional Arthropods Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Arthropods study. Purchase above.
This book is suggested to accompany the Arthropods unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7-8. This full-color book asks and answers questions that will spark children’s curiosity about crawling creatures of all kinds, from beautiful butterflies and fierce parasitic insects to interesting arachnids and cooperative colony dwellers. Purchase above.
Nature Reader: Insects & Arachnids includes four stories that each follow an insect or arachnid through its entire life cycle. From the moment they hatch to their final days, come along as a carnivorous glowworm hunts for a meal through underground tunnels; a garden spider rides through the wind on a homespun parachute; a honeybee learns how to use her tongue to make honey; and a monarch butterfly finds her way to the winter home of her ancestors, thousands of miles away. Purchase above.
Why do honey bees make honey? What is that insect that looks like a stick? Young children will love learning about insects and spiders as they complete these wipe-clean mazes. Simply wipe the ink away to use again and again!
24 laminated, wipe-clean pages, original publication
Uh-oh! These beetles and butterflies are mixed up! Are you able to put them back together?
Two Butterflies and Beetles Flip Books are a hands-on, independent activity perfect for preschoolers to explore as they match up different insects or make silly creature combinations.
Six beautiful, engaging insects included in each flip book. Not sold separately. Original publication. Purchase above.
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.
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