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Friday, February 11, 2011

The Curiosity Files

I was given the opportunity to choose one of the Curiosity Files from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. We chose Zombie Fire Ants. They are priced at a reasonable $6.95. However, some of the Curiosity Files are on sale right now for $1.00…WOW…I bought 4 of them. The Curiosity Files are studies on interesting animals or phenomenon. These studies are intended for kids 8-13 years of age…but of course they can be geared for younger and older by making adjustments.

E-Book: The Curiosity Files™- Zombie Fire Ants

Here are all the Curiosity Files available…

  • Blue Diamond

  • Dung Beetle

  • MRSA

  • Puffer Fish

  • Red Tide

  • Zombie Fire Ants

  • Blue-footed Booby

  • Cicada Killing Wasp

  • Quicksand  

  • {Zombie Fire Ants will keep your kids occupied and answering questions like these:
    • What is God’s plan for controlling the number of fire ants?
    • When out of control, how can scientists restore balance to the natural world?
    • What’s so special about phorid flies, and how do they fit into the ant equation?
    • Okay, so how does a fire ant morph from a hard-working colony participant into a zombie-like creature?
    • If regular fire ants cause havoc, why create a zombie version?
    • Does history tell us anything important?
    • What can we grasp from the Bible?
    • And a whole lot more!}

  • The Study includes…
    • Bible study, discussion ideas, and memory verses
    • Math, history, and geography investigations
    • Literature and suggested book list
    • Writing, spelling, and vocabulary activities
    • Beautiful copywork pages (manuscript and cursive)
    • Science observations, projects, and experiments
    • Discussion questions
    • Art, crafts, and drawing and coloring pages
    • Lapbook/notebook pages and helpful lapbooking links
    • Special needs, hands-on discoveries
    • Internet resource and video links
    • Complete answer key 

      Click HERE to view a sample.

      I read through all the information about the Zombie Fire Ants to the kids and we did most of the worksheets that come with the study together. I really liked that they included a Hands-On section specifically for special needs children. We don’t have any ants right now to make an ant farm, but as the weather warms up, I think we will make the one that is shown in the study. After reading about the fire ants and phorid flies, my youngest, who is 3 1/2, got out our plastic ant and fly toys and played with them…how cute is that!

      We found Zombie Fire Ants to be FASCINATING and you will too! We are certainly looking forward to doing the other Curiosity Files I purchased. I would highly recommend them!

      If you want to read more TOS crew reviews on this product or the other Curiosity Files the other crew members chose click here.

      Disclaimer---I was given this product for free in exchange for my honest review.

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