Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish
Travel the globe while you explore the amazing world of scaly, slithering, and swimming creatures as a family! The new Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish science unit features easy-to-teach lessons, captivating videos, and exciting activities to immerse children in the lives, characteristics, and ecosystems of these unusual animals.
Don’t miss the read-aloud book pack and 7–8 extension book to expand learning and immerse your children in the lives of these amazing creatures!
Lesson 1 – Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish
Lesson 2 – Turtles
Lesson 3 – Snakes
Lesson 4 – Lizards
Lesson 5 – Crocodilians
Lesson 6 – Tuataras
Lesson 7 – Frogs and Toads, Part 1
Lesson 8 – Frogs and Toads, Part 2
Lesson 9 – Newts and Salamanders
Lesson 10 – Caecilians
Lesson 11 – Fish Features
Lesson 12 – Saltwater Fish
Lesson 13 – Freshwater Fish
Optional Suggested Reading
How the Unit Works
Required Course Items
Course Book Course BookDetails:
The full-color 96-page Course Book guides the parent through each lesson in the Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish 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.
Student Journal Grades 3-6 Student Journal Grades 3-6Details:
Each student grades 3–6 needs his or her own copy of the 32-page Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish 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 56-page Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish 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
Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish Read-Aloud Book PackDetails:
Two interactive books for all ages included in the optional Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your science studies. Purchase above.
- Buzztail—The Story of a Rattlesnake by Robert McClung
- Curious Reptiles and Amphibians by Nyree Bevan
The Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish Questions & Answers Book Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish Grades 7-8 ExtensionDetails:
This book is suggested to accompany the Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish 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 slithering snakes, amazing amphibians, and fish of all kinds. 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.