Ecosystems Science Unit: Quick Start

Welcome to The Good and the Beautiful Ecosystems Science Unit

Ecosystems K–8 Science Unit Study

Before You Begin Studying Ecosystems

Our Ecosystems family-style science unit is fun and easy 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 Ecosystems unit for your family. Make copies of individual pages using the free PDF that was emailed to you after the purchase of the printed unit.

If you use this science course in a group setting, you must purchase a physical 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 unit is refundable.

Ecosystems K–8 Science Unit Study

Ecosystems Unit Information

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

Your unit arrived unbound and shrink wrapped. With a little printing, cutting, and assembling now, the 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

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 Ecosystems unit. Have a device available capable of playing videos from

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

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.

Unit Information

Science Units Studies FAQs

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

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

Read-Aloud Book Pack

Ecosystems Read-Aloud Pack

    Ecosystems in Your Backyard by Nyree Bevan
    Elf Owl and His Ecosystem by Megan Noel

Grades 7–8 Extension Book

Ecosystems Grades 7–8 Extension Book
The Amazon Rainforest

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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