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Explore the fascinating world of insects, spiders, and crustaceans with this thorough 63-page unit. Students will have fun learning as they complete hands-on activities and assignments in their science notebooks. This unit requires very few supplies and very little prep time. Most lessons have older children lesson extensions for grades 7–8.
Lesson 1 – Introduction to Arthropods
Lesson 2 – Introduction to Insects
Lesson 3 – Oral Presentations
Lesson 4 – Insect Stations: Mosquitoes, Fireflies, Termites, Silkworms
Lesson 5 – Bees and Wasps: Part 1
Lesson 6 – Bees and Wasps: Part 2
Lesson 7 – Entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre
Lesson 8 – Butterflies: Part 1
Lesson 9 – Butterflies: Part 2
Lesson 10 – Ants
Lesson 11 – Insect Defenses
Lesson 12 – Arachnids
Lesson 13 – Crustaceans
The Good and the Beautiful curriculum takes a general Christian worldview, focusing, not on the doctrine of any particular Christian church, but on high moral character and basic Bible principles such as gratitude, honesty, prayer, and kindness. Parents can add in their own doctrinal beliefs as desired.
The curriculum is reviewed by members of many different faiths to make sure that the curriculum does not include doctrine specific to any Christian church. We have reviewers and users of the following denominations and more: Lutheran, Assemblies of God, Catholic, Baptist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mennonite, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nazarene, Methodist, Non-Denominational, and Seventh Day Adventists.