Friday, February 11, 2011

The Curiosity Files

blue-footedboobycover3As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I never know what product I will receive.   Being in Canada makes it a little bit a mystery because I never know which company will be willing to ship in my country.   This year though I have come to accept the fact that I do live in an international country (eh!) and I had the opportunities to review more websites and PDF documents.

The Old Schoolhouse has released some new products this year called The Curiosity Files.   And I was very curious about these.   We had to pick which one we would like to review and I decided to pick the Blue-Footed Booby.  Why?   Well, I must admit that I am an ornithologist at heart.  I like birds and am attracted to them.  Whenever possible I love to learn more about them.   So having the possibility to learn more about a bird that is found in the Galapagos Islands was interesting.

Learning while investigating makes it more fun I find.  These Curiosity Files won’t disappoint you since your kids will have to read and research to find the information to complete the puzzles, quizzes, games and activities included in this fun and creative unit study.   

Not only they can practice their reading and have fun but they will learn Bible verses, cover mathematics, history and geography, explore various suggested books, practice their writing, spelling and vocabulary!   And let’s not forget about the science experiments include in this little gem of a book!

Included within the study you will have internet resources and video links to deepen the learning experience.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, we received the Blue-Footed Booby Curiosity Files.  And let me tell you that I am not disappointed whatsoever with the quality and the content of this beautiful unit study.    In a way, studying this magnificent bird allowed us to be transported to its island and discover its habitat.

My son Alexandre had interesting mathematics problems to do, measured the wingspan of his family members and compared with the wingspan of the Blue-Footed Booby (apparently mom has a wingspan bigger than the bird…LOL), did a fun crossword puzzle and learned quite a lot about the bird.   One other fun activity included in this unit-study is to identify the anatomy of this special bird. 

The pictures of the birds are quite stunning and I almost wish I could see one while visiting a zoo!   

If you want to discover some sample pages for the Blue-Footed Booby Curiosity Files, please click here.   I am pretty sure you will be hooked just by looking at them!

If you are looking for a challenging and complete unit-study on a specific subject that is out of the ordinary, I would strongly suggest that you explore the Curiosity Files from TOS.   I don’t think you will be disappointed…

The 9 Pack Bundle of The Curiosity Files on E-Book is available for 46$US.   The CD version is available for 49$US.  In this Bundle you would get the following titles: Blue Diamond, Dung Beetle, MRSA, Puffer Fish, Red Tide, Zombie Fire Ants, Blue-Footed Booby, Cicada Killing Wasp and Quicksand.

Individually, The Curiosity Files are 6.95$US each.  

Disclaimer: Thanks to The Old Schoolhouse for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes as a participant of the TOS Homeschool Crew. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.  All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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