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Animal and Insect Unit Studies

The Bird Adventure 2nd Edition is 90+ pages, dubbed "Unit Studies for the Clueless" by a reviewer. It includes everything needed for a comprehensive study of birds, by the whole family. Lots of hands-on activities and well laid-out, this is, as one veteran homeschool mom said, "A no-brainer" - for mom/teacher, anyway. She can sit back and learn along with the students. Learn to identify birds in the field, air, or on water. Hands-on and research projects help you learn bird species, beaks, feet, habitat, incubating eggs, and more. Appropriate for all age and grade levels.
All children love turtles – watching them, feeding them, and looking for them in the wild. So ... Kym wrote the Turtles! Unit Study to teach about turtle taxonomy, the difference between reptiles and amphibians and turtle history. Is there a way to tell the age of a turtle by its shell?  What do they eat and how are they born?  Is a softshell turtle a mistake of nature?  These questions and more are answered, with Kym’s typical detailed lesson plans, vocabulary list, websites, field trip ideas, resources and books, and fun for all ages. The neatest part is the Turtles! CD included, covering opening a turtle specimen’s shell and dissection. Use it to guide you through your own dissection, or give credit for virtual dissection! Fascinating, fun and informative!
The Poultry Adventure covers chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese. Learn about incubating, raising and breeding. Supermarket Dissection, Lab Sheets, and plenty of Fun SheetsTM are included. Appropriate for all age and grade levels.

The Spiders Unit Study is hot off the press and ready for immediate shipment. Kym wrote this one for our third oldest daughter Kelsey who just loves insects and spiders. This 90-page unit gives a solid foundation in spiders, systematically studying: taxonomy, internal and external anatomy, diet, life cycle, habits, habitats, venomous types, handling, observations, experiments, webs, silk, and more.

The Arachnid Unit Study covers the study of scorpions, pseudo-scorpions, whip scorpions, mini whip scorpions, mites, ticks, harvestmen and others. Makes a great companion study to the Spiders Unit. We’ll study scorpions, their taxonomy, size, habits and habitats. Activities, labs, questions and information help you discover all about harvestmen, mites, chiggers, and ticks as well! So, come along on an Arachnid Adventure!
  The Goat Adventure is 70+ pages of fun, learning and hands-on activities. You can practice milking at home! without a goat!!! Anatomy, genetics and practical raisin' requirements are discussed, researched and practiced. This study is a guide to assist you in getting to know goat breeds and needs. A marketing and business plan is also included. Appropriate for all age and grade levels.
The Sheep Unit Study covers literature, history, hands-on fun, practical how-to's, raisin' requirements, anatomy, shearing, washing fleece and craft ideas. Learn the breeds, needs and feeds of sheep. Learning and fun for the whole family. Appropriate for all age and grade levels.

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