Arthropods Science Unit: Quick Start

Welcome to The Good and the Beautiful Arthropods Science Unit

Front Cover and Sample Pages Arthropods Science Unit

Before You Begin Studying Arthropods

Our Arthropods family-style science unit is fun and simple to teach!
Let’s look at what is included in your course and how to get started.

Required Items

You need only one copy of the Arthropods unit for your family. Make copies of individual pages for the children in your household using the free PDF emailed to you during purchase of the physical unit.

If you use this science unit in a group setting, you must purchase a printed copy for each set of eight children in the class.

Please note: If you choose to return an unwanted unit or cancel an order, you will be charged the full amount for the PDF file; only the physical portion is refundable.

Arthropods K–8 Science Unit Study

Unit Information

Science Journal

Science Journal

Each child needs a 1″ to 2″ 3-ring binder. Fill each binder with a few sheets of lined paper and blank white paper.

Lesson Preparation

Lesson Preparation

Your Arthropods unit arrived unbound and shrink wrapped. With a little printing, cutting, and assembling now, your lessons will be open-and-go when you are ready to teach. Watch this video for help organizing your science unit.

Each lesson includes easy-to-follow directions. For a complete list of supplies needed for each lesson, download the Unit Information PDF found below.

Science Wall

Science Wall

Cut apart the vocabulary words now, so they are ready to be placed on your science wall. The course tells you when to use these.

Lesson Mini Books

Lesson Mini Books

To assemble the mini books, cut them in half along the dotted lines, stack the pages together with the page numbers in the correct order, and staple twice along the left side.

Activities and Experiments

Activities and Experiments

Several lessons include hands-on activities. You can find a supply list and instructions for all activities and experiments within the course.

Science Videos


Videos created by The Good and the Beautiful further explore the topics and experiments in the Arthropods unit. Have a device available capable of playing videos from

Content for Older Children

Content for Older Children

Some lessons include extra content that is more applicable for older children (grades 5–8). Parents or teachers may choose to skip this content if instructing only younger children. 

Content for Younger Children

Content for Younger Children

Some lessons include extra content that is more applicable for younger children (grades K–4). Parents or teachers may choose to skip this content if instructing only older children.

New Discoveries

New discoveries in all fields of science are being made on an ongoing basis. The Good and the Beautiful reviews and revises science units periodically to keep information as current as possible. 

Unit Information

The Good and the Beautiful Science Courses Unit Information

Click here for a printable download of this information. It includes a complete materials-needed list for your convenience.

Expand your study with this Read-Aloud Book Pack and Grades 7–8 Extension Book. Click below to order or learn more.

Read-Aloud Book Pack

Arthropods Read-Aloud Pack

    The Boy Who Loved Bugs – The Story of Jean-Henri Fabre by Molly Sanchez
    The Story of Maria Merian by Ashlee Klemm
    Fiddler Crab by Mary Adrian

Grades 7–8 Extension Book

Arthropods Grades 7-8 Extension
The Insects and Arachnids Questions & Answers Book

You can find many other correlated books in The Good and the Beautiful Library.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our science FAQs page where you can find answers to frequently asked questions, the Grades 7–8 Lesson Extension Answer Key, helpful videos, and other resources.

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