Friday, February 11, 2011
And there's such a wonderful variety of activities to go along with each one. Besides the information about the topic of the unit study, in this case it was puffer fish, there is also a great variety of other kinds of related information. There are math activities, writing ideas, spelling and vocabulary words, links to the Bible, science fair ideas, art projects, just-for-fun activities, and even music-related ideas!
My 8-year-old daughter really enjoys those books that show her how to draw animals, so she really liked the "Draw a Puffer Fish Step by Step" activity. She also loves word finds and crossword puzzles, so she enjoyed those too. The mini-book activity was fun, and she liked the additional books suggested in "Read All About It." My older kids love to read too, and they love using the computer. They had lots of fun checking out some of the many websites listed in "Wanna Learn More?" I appreciated that an answer key is included at the end of the unit study!
There are already quite a few topics available with more coming soon! Right now you can choose from:
zombie fire ants
cicada killing wasp
You can buy a CD including all 9 topics that are currently available for $49. Or you can buy all 9 topics as downloadable e-books for $46. Either way it works about to be just about $5 per unit study! Or you can buy individual unit studies in this series for $6.95 each (at the time of this review). Right now, though, several of these are on sale at the Schoolhouse Store for only $1 each! Just go to The Old Schoolhouse Store and type "Curiosity Files" in the search box.
If you have a good idea for a future Curiosity Files unit study, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know! We are always looking for wacky topics to add to our list. What would you like to learn more about?
NOTE: I received the Puffer Fish unit study for free in exchange for using the study and giving an honest review of my family's experiences and opinions on the product.