Tag Archives: prehistory

Something Cambrian This Way Comes

We took some time around Christmas and learned about the beginning of the Paleozoic era by focusing on the Cambrian period.  There have been several books and documentaries that have been absolutely invaluable to our prehistory unit study.  I am working on … Continue reading

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Closing up the Precambrian

We’ve been having fun learning about the big history of the universe and the early evolution of our little planet.  We’ve spent a nice amount of time delving into the Precambrian period and have had some memorable activities and read some thought- … Continue reading

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Evolving into 2012

So far so good; homeschooling is going very well these early days of of 2012.  Reading, writing, math- things just feel good.  I’ve gotten a relatively steady balance between getting Mira’s kindergarten work done while introducing Stella to some “play-school”- … Continue reading

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Pet Trilobites

Almost as good as a puppy! You can get the pattern to build your own trilobite here.

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Kimberella – Creature of the Precambrian

We purchased this awesome Giant Evolution Timeline awhile back and I have been itching to incorporate it into our curriculum somehow.  Up to this point we’ve been using it to learn more about the prehistoric toys my girls collect.  We’re huge fans … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Trilobites

Did your kids obsess over trilobites when learning about fossils??  My girls have been bit hard by the trilobite-bug.  They can’t get enough of them; and  the trilobite cookies we made only further whet their appetite.  So like any good homeschooling … Continue reading

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Try a Bite of Trilobite

The girls and I finished up learning about the Precambrian and are currently exploring the lively oceans of the Cambrian Period.  I don’t know what it is about trilobites but these little bug/crab-like creatures have totally captured my girls hearts … Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion Bubble Party

I posted previously about the books we made based off of Karen Fox’s Older Than The Stars, and I wanted to follow up and say how great this book has been in gently introducing complex scientific concepts.   We’ve spent … Continue reading

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An Out of this World Book

Continuing on with our prehistory lessons, we recently took some time reading Older Than the Stars by Karen C. Fox. Due to the author’s use of repetition my girls were able to recite large chunks of it from memory.  Their spontaneous and enthusiastic chiming in … Continue reading

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Your own personal…Big Bang

Today I read sections of the book Big Bang! The Tongue-Tickling Tale of a Speck That Became Spectacular to my girls.  The book is definitely geared for older children so we focused our time on the first few pages.  We read slowly and stopped often … Continue reading

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