Welcome to The Good and the Beautiful Birds Science Unit
Before You Begin Studying Birds
Our Birds 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.
You need only one copy of the Birds 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.
Birds Unit Information
Each child needs a 1″ to 2″ 3-ring binder. Fill each binder with a few sheets of lined paper and blank white paper.
Your Birds 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.
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
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
Several lessons include hands-on activities. You can find a supply list and instructions for all activities and experiments within the course.
Videos created by The Good and the Beautiful further explore the topics and experiments in the Birds unit. Have a device available capable of playing videos from goodandbeautiful.com/sciencevideos.
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
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 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 up-to-date as possible.
Click below for a printable download of this information. It includes a complete materials-needed list for your convenience.
Expand your Birds study with this Read-Aloud Book Pack and Grades 7–8 Extension Book. Click below to order or learn more.
Read-Aloud Book Pack
Grades 7–8 Extension Book
In addition to the books above, find several correlated books and activities in The Good and the Beautiful Library.
Don’t miss out on this fun supplement to our Birds unit! This full-color, 44-page notebook compliments the Birds science unit or can be used independently to explore nature. Click on the picture to purchase a physical copy or download a free PDF.