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The Bird Adventure! 2nd Edition is 90+ pages, dubbed "Unit Studies for the Clueless" by a reviewer. It includes everything needed for a comprehensive study of birds, by the whole family. Lots of hands-on activities and well laid-out, this is, as one veteran homeschool mom said, "A no-brainer" - for mom/teacher, anyway. She can sit back and learn along with the students. Learn to identify birds in the field, air, or on water. Hands-on and research projects help you learn bird species, beaks, feet, habitat, incubating eggs, and more. Appropriate for all age and grade levels.
The Microscope Adventure! 2nd Edition is our most popular unit to date! Written for our hands-on, no-write son, this unit contains guides for studying 26 specimens, PLUS Lab Sheets. Using easy-to-find specimens and the Lab Sheets provided, students from grade 4 through high school learn about microscopic life and scientific methods. Read Kathleen Julicher's review of the unit on the Microscope page.
The Photography Unit Study 2nd Edition covers picture composition, camera types & parts. Photograph people, landscapes, animals, city shots & waterfront. Easy special effects, careers in film and more. Ages 8-adult. Written for 4th grade and up, it is a great course for those interested in learning to make the most of their camera, their photography time and money! Kymís Konstruction Kit included.
One of the best sellers in our catalog of studies is the Botany Adventure! 2nd Edition. Learn all about plants from the roots up. Life cycles, needs, usage, differences, uniqueness, and comparisons. Microscopic to hands-on labs with plenty of Lab Sheets and flashcards provided. Appropriate for 6th grade through high school ~ this 160+ page study provides an exciting and comprehensive look at the plant world around us.
The Color Adventure! 2nd Edition Unit covers the basics of color theory: primary, secondary and tertiary colors, plus how to mix and match colors to make a pleasant color scheme - whether in artistic endeavors, in decorating, or in fashion. It includes a smattering of history, some biographical and informational research, Kymís standard FunSheets with many hands-on projects and as always, loads of fun for teacher and student. Two wonderful new features added to this unit are the full-color prints of art reproductions and samples to explain and illustrate the lessons. And secondly, the Color Adventure online virtual tour containing fine art reproductions with color scheme samples and more information included.
All children love turtles Ė watching them, feeding them, and looking for them in the wild. So ... Kym wrote the Turtles Adventure! 2nd Edition to teach about turtle taxonomy, the difference between reptiles and amphibians and turtle history. Is there a way to tell the age of a turtle by its shell?  What do they eat and how are they born?  Is a softshell turtle a mistake of nature?  These questions and more are answered, with Kymís typical detailed lesson plans, vocabulary list, websites, field trip ideas, resources and books, and fun for all ages. The neatest part is the Turtle Adventure! online virtual dissection included, covering opening a turtle specimenís shell and dissection. Use it to guide you through your own dissection, or give credit for virtual dissection! Fascinating, fun and informative!

The Bread Baking eBook is our newest addition to the Practical Life Skills series and is available only as an eBook! From the editor of  The Motherís Heart Magazine comes a practical hands-on how-to guide for baking bread. With over 30 years of bread-baking experience, Kym shares her knowledge and favorite recipes. Learn from her successes and her messes! Written in her warm style. Gleaned from her recipes gathered around the globe and from her southern heritage. Join Kym in learning Bread Baking.
To encourage a love of the library, by learning how it works and the resources available, Kymís Library Adventure covers it all! This course teaches library history through the parts of a book and the job of the many types of librarians. Learn all the areas of most libraries, and yours in particular, then find out how to go online with your local library system. Make a library form and notebook while making returns without regrets. Create your personalized reading list and get organized with a library bag. Special needs services offered by many libraries are covered along with lessons and forms on how to begin a library, volunteering, starting a story hour and creating a literature club.
As our homeschool children turn into preteens and teens, we see a need to help them learn about the world in preparation for their upcoming lives as adults: hands-on experiences, to see the poverty, the need, and take part in bringing hope and healing. Working with established groups, creating your own, or volunteering individually, there are always opportunities for service. History, people, field trips, and careers. 4th grade & up.
The Arachnid Adventure covers the study of scorpions, pseudo-scorpions, whip scorpions, mini whip scorpions, mites, ticks, harvestmen and others. Makes a great companion study to the Spiders Unit. Weíll study scorpions, their taxonomy, size, habits and habitats. Activities, labs, questions and information help you discover all about harvestmen, mites, chiggers, and ticks as well! So, come along on an Arachnid Adventure!
Desiring to teach her children the wonderful art of floral arrangement and crafts, along with making wreaths ~ all in a systematic approach, Kym created the Flower Arranging and Wreaths Unit Study. In her research, she found that colleges teach this type course as "Horticulture 352: Flower Arranging." This course covers enough for a one-semester high school credit. With marketing plans & practice, it becomes a one-year high school credit.
  The Goat Adventure is 70+ pages of fun, learning and hands-on activities. You can practice milking at home! without a goat!!! Anatomy, genetics and practical raisin' requirements are discussed, researched and practiced. This study is a guide to assist you in getting to know goat breeds and needs. A marketing and business plan is also included. Appropriate for all age and grade levels.
The Sheep Adventure covers literature, history, hands-on fun, practical how-to's, raisin' requirements, anatomy, shearing, washing fleece and craft ideas. Learn the breeds, needs and feeds of sheep. Learning and fun for the whole family. Appropriate for all age and grade levels.
The Victorian Sewing and Quilting Adventure is a great new addition to the Learn and Do family. Learn to quilt, bead, make sachets and Victorian pillows. Study color, harmonies, and the color wheel's application to fabric. Sew with modern and antique lace. Especially appropriate for the aspiring homemaker ~ appropriate for 6th grade through adult.
The Spiders Adventure is hot off the press and ready for immediate shipment. Kym wrote this one for our third oldest daughter Kelsey who just loves insects and spiders. This 90-page unit gives a solid foundation in spiders, systematically studying: taxonomy, internal and external anatomy, diet, life cycle, habits, habitats, venomous types, handling, observations, experiments, webs, silk, and more.
The Poultry Adventure covers chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese. Learn about incubating, raising and breeding. Supermarket Dissection, Lab Sheets, and plenty of Fun SheetsTM are included. Appropriate for all age and grade levels.

Unit News

Kym is doing the final proofing and editing of a new eBook on Bread Baking. It's a very practical, hands on guide to baking your own bread from scratch and teaching your children the fine art of baking and eating fresh bread!

Keep an eye on the Learn and Do website for more information!