Friday, February 11, 2011

TOS Review: The Curiosity Files™: Blue Diamond

TOS Review: The Curiosity Files™: Blue Diamond

Children are by nature curious. Boys, I think, get a double gene for curiosity. :) Farm Boy has always had a great interest in learning in general but science in all forms really excites him. He loves nature, loves geology, and especially loves rocks. He was totally psyched when we were able to choose from a variety of  The Curiosity Files™ eBooks and was completely awed by the Blue Diamond.

Explorations With Professor Ana Lyze—Expert in Outlandish Oddities
A FUN unit study for kids ages 8–13
Professor Ana Lyze (love the play on words!!) is the main character in The Curiosity Files™ eBooks. She is funny and straight to the point. Each of nine-eBook series is full of factual information and funny descriptions that really help paint a picture for kids. (I never would have imagined that you could liken the formation of rocks to baking a cake but it really made my boys -and me- understand how it works!)  
The Curiosity Files™ eBooks are a complete unit study curriculum! Unit studies are a great break from our regular homeschool schedule. We really enjoy the hands-on activities and learning experiences. (Melting crayons is always fun!) Mom will appreciate how the projects lists use easy-to find items and tell you very plainly how to do it and the kids will enjoy how Mom isn't stressed about how and when to do the "fun stuff." (That NEVER happens here, lol!) 

The Curiosity Files™: Blue Diamond is packed full of content including:  
  • hyperlinked contents pages and websites throughout the eBook
  • Everything You Never Wanted to Know About the Blue Diamond
  • In the Beginning (Bible)
  • Figure It Out (word problems, measuring, graphing)
  • The Write Stuff (essays)
  • Spelling and Vocabulary (lists and activities such as crosswords)
  • Copywork for printing and cursive
  • In the Lab (geology experiments and hands-on activities like making molten rock from crayons)
  • Let's Get Creative (arts-and-crafts projects)
  • Read All About It (book lists)
  • Hands-On Activities
  • Wanna Learn More (links to other information on blue diamonds)
In short, The Curiosity Files™eBooks are designed in a fun, fresh format like no other homeschool unit studies I have seen. I personally LOVE them and I think you will too! 

Check out a sample of or purchase your own copy today! 

eBook Format $6.95
9 Pack eBook Bundle $46.00
9 Pack CD Bundle $49.00

Check out the Homeschool Dollar Store at TOS for several of  

Did you know all E-Books published by The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine come with a 7-day, 100% money-back guarantee?! Amazing!

Legal Disclaimer: I received The Curiosity Files™: Blue Diamond free of charge from The Old Schoolhouse for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received and opinions expressed are my own. 


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