Required Books and Supplies
- Complete book packs are available in our store
- Earth Party! Teacher and Student Book (link)
- Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (link)
- Tree of Life by Rochelle Strauss (link)
- Karl, Get Out of the Garden! (link)
- Microscope, USB preferred (Link to an inexpensive scope we like on Amazon. If student has a non-USB scope, no need to buy another one.)
- Lab supplies and cross-chapter exploration projects: Various supplies, outlined in each chapter.
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Earth Party! can be used with children across a fairly wide age span…the secular nature of this course makes it suitable for just about everyone…
“The information it teaches is more advanced than what most children in first and second grade are expected to learn, but if you use the memory game and activities, it should help you create an enjoyable and effective learning experience.”Read more of this review at Cathy Duffy Reviews
I am honoured to be asked for my input on this curriculum.
“These lessons provide invaluable educational tools for young girls and boys interested in learning about science and hopefully continuing to pursue science as they progress onto high school and beyond. I am impressed with the depth of the content and the variety of topics covered which are presented in an engaging way that will entice young minds. Facilitators will find this material straightforward to interpret and teach.”Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, August 2020 [For more information on this amazing woman, visit Anne Innis Dagg Foundation]
Great for teaching multiple students in multiple grades!
“Earth Party is the perfect name for this science classification unit! It is a science party in a book! If you homeschool, you will especially love this book. Not only is it user-friendly, but it is jam-packed with ideas, projects, activities, internet and book resources, and answer keys for multiple grade levels. I love everything about this unit. The author gives you three great literature books to read along with discussion questions so you can even include this in your read aloud time. It is easy to follow and the supplies needed are easy to find. The best part about this curriculum are all of the super fun chapter activity suggestions and the end of the unit project ideas. There is something in this curriculum for every kind of learner! You definitely want to get the Student Book too. The discussion questions, handouts, and activities will make it even easier to teach multiple students at different levels if they each have their own student book. I plan on sharing this curriculum with all of my teacher and homeschooling friends.”FranJoeMom (June 13, 2020) This review can be found on Amazon
A wonderful introduction to biology
“This guide is an excellent tool for parents/teachers/educators to introduce young children to complex biological topics like Linnaean classification. It is well-researched and presented in a clear, helpful fashion. Its best quality is that it encourages kids to observe the natural world around them.“Anita M Sanchez, author of Karl, Get Out of the Garden! (July 2020) Amazon link
New Literature-Based Science Curriculum: Earth Party!
“I am delighted to review a literature-based science curriculum that introduces elementary school students to life on the planet starting with single-celled organisms and expanding through the animal kingdom. Earth Party! An Early Introduction to the Linnaean System of Classification of Living Things Unit Study from Carrier Shell Curriculum uses story and visual references to enhance your child’s understanding…I love how this approach teaches advanced content in an age-appropriate way.”The Contemporary Homeschooler, The Contemporary Homeschooler Blog