We have been learning more and more about animals through our past six homeschool years. We are all animal lovers and love learning about everyday animals like cats and dogs, farm animals like out chickens, and more like tigers, lions, and sloths. Animal science curriculum for your homeschooling might not be a one and done boxed curriculum idea but there are a lot of options for you and your child to learn from.
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My oldest at 11 years old has had her heart set on being a vet, just like many other girls. As she has gotten older she has realized that she need to work to overcome her fear (and passing out) at the site of needles and blood, or find another way to work with animals. That isn’t stopping her for studying and learning everything she can about animals, all animals.
Animal Science Curriculum Options
Center for Veterinary Medicine – This page might be our new best friend in homeschool. There are lessons for early elementary, pre-teen and teens, and older. As well as teacher lesson plans.
Animal Tracker Game – Great for any age and a nature walk.
Animal Science Curriculum Books
Zoology: Inside the Secret World of Animals – Learn how evolution has helped wildlife to adapt to their unique environments, whether it’s the ability to live in difficult habitats, adjust to specific diets, or how they work physically.
The Animal Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth – This inspiring children’s reference guide welcomes you to the animal kingdom where you can meet more than 1,500 species, ranging from ants to zebras and everything in between.
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The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids: 500 Wild Facts! – Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins’s most impressive nonfiction offering yet.
Usborne World of Animals – Presents facts about animal behavior and life-cycles, how they eat, move, and communicate, and a continent-by-continent introduction to animal kingdoms, with links to the Internet for further information.