This kit contains materials for a Plant and Insect Study and ideas for developing an Animal Research project or writing a biography of a naturalist.
The following resources are included in the physical kit and need to be returned to HCOS:
1. Wild Days-Creating Discovery Journals by Karen Skidmore Rackliffe
2. The Kids Canadian Plant Book by Pamela Hickman
3. How Flowers Grow by Emma Helbrough
4. Take a Walk with Butterflies and Dragonflies by Jane Kirkland
5. Metamorphosis: Changing Bodies by Bobbie Kalman
6. Beautiful Butterflies by Meish Goldish
7. DK Nature Ranger by Richard Walker
8. Kids Easy-to-Create Wildlife Habitats by Emily Stetson
9. A Backyard Nature Guide by Douglas Farnham
10. Lessons from Mother Earth by Elaine McLeod
11.Professor Noggin’s Card Game- Insects and Spiders by Outset Media Corp
12. Parent Guide – To access the links in this guide and the student pages easily, you will need to go to the online guide located in the L4U library system: All unit studies are checked to ensure links are working. You can access the up-to-date guides on our website: hcslearningcommons.org, under Distance Learning Resource, Unit Study Kits K-9. Or you can log in to L4U and search for the unit study title. The guides can be found in the title record and downloaded.
All unit studies are checked to ensure links are working. You can access the up- to-date guides with live links on our website: hcslearningcommons.org, under Distance Learning Resource, Unit Study Kits K-9. Or you can log-in to L4U and search for the unit study title. The guides can be found in the title record at the bottom of the page, under Resources, and can be downloaded.
A Nature Study can be as comprehensive as you decide to make it. This short, six-week unit will hopefully serve as a springboard to many more hours of exciting learning, observations and time spent outdoors as each season has its unique beauty and areas of study. Why should we encourage our children to do a nature study? What better way to learn about God’s amazing Creation than to observe His handiwork firsthand, and learn how to be good stewards of what He has entrusted us with. We know that “The earth is the LORD’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it…Psalm 24:1.