Curiosity Files: Cicada Killing Wasp


The good, the bad, the bizarre . . . it’s all a part of God’s wild creation! Children just love to study those unusual bugs and their life cycles! And they’ll be amused to learn about the Cicada Killing Wasp! This is available as a downloadable ebook only.


All wasps were not created equal!

Students love to explore, examine, and experiment with The Curiosity Files™ downloadable series! Switch on the excitement mode to science investigations, and witness the joy of homeschooling like it was meant to be! Tap into all the fun learning, research, and great stuff your kids will encounter with The Curiosity Files™ . . . and the unforgettably curious title from The Old Schoolhouse®:

The Curiosity Files™: Cicada-Killing Wasp

Explorations With Professor Ana Lyze—Expert in Outlandish Oddities
A FUN unit study for kids ages 8 to13 and up.

The good, the bad, the bizarre . . . it’s all a part of God’s wild and way-out-there creation!

Children just love to study those unusual, scary kinds of bugs and their extraordinary life cycles! And they’ll be more than amused to learn . . . “Everything You Never Wanted to Know About the Cicada-Killing Wasp”!

Cicada-Killing Wasp will keep your kids occupied and answering questions like these:

  • Okay, they are cicada killers, but what is really significant about them?
  • How can you spot one of these scary wasps? How big are they?
  • How does the cicada killer’s life cycle mirror that of its prey?
  • Do these “pests” have a beneficial side?
  • How are the male and female roles very different?
  • What and who are their enemies?
  • In what unique way are the newly paralyzed cicadas used?
  • What great truths can we grasp from the Bible?
  • And a whole lot more!

Professor Ana Lyze and her research “spy” team specialize in the obscure, the abnormal, and the bizarre. Turn your child’s fascination with the strange things that God has made into an enthralling learning adventure!

You’ll notice that The Curiosity Files™ are visually astounding! But they are equally engaging! The conversational-style content pulls the reader in for a wild investigation into the heart of each topic.

With this unit, kids will think creatively and exercise their minds while exploring many interesting and related topics. Students will enjoy fun writing activities like learning when to use and when to kill commas, and composing an essay in The Write Stuff feature. Figure It Out uses the appeal and practicality of an array of important math concepts, including measurement, multiplication, percentages, temperature, and plotting coordinates, relating them to real-life lessons for the primary and middle grades. Two levels of vocabulary activities and spelling worksheets cover both elementary and middle/high school.

In the Lab will bring smiles and give kids a chance to use their newly acquired knowledge. They can include a homemade bug pooter, beat sheet, and pitfall trap in an insect exploration backpack, add to their nature journal, and witness an amazing metamorphosis! There are Good Old Days history lessons, timeline and research activities, and Where in the World provides creative map and continent discoveries.

Other components such as coloring pages, crafts, recipes, and activities await your child. There’s even a special song you can learn and sing! And with lots of game ideas to choose from, you’ll have the whole family involved with all the giggles you can imagine!

Many special needs students have problems understanding ideas that they can’t experience directly. In The Curiosity Files™ series, you’ll find lesson activities provided specifically to help these students grasp the concepts. All children can benefit from activities that mix visual regions, auditory regions, touch regions, and motor skill regions of the brain to reinforce learning and retention; special needs students need them even more.

As you read and research The Curiosity Files™, you’ll find engaging information, puzzles, quizzes, games, and funtastic activities to keep your child actively engaged in a unit study format. Make Cicada-Killing Wasp lapbook snippets for starters, and then continue adding on to widen the study with more amazing topics in the series. It’s a complete educational encounter you’ll be glad to provide for your students!

Wow! Look at all that’s included in this unit:

  • Bible study, discussion ideas, and memory verses
  • Math, history, and geography investigations
  • Literature and suggested book list
  • Writing, spelling, and vocabulary activities
  • Beautiful copywork pages (manuscript and cursive)
  • Science observations, projects, and experiments
  • Discussion questions
  • Art, crafts, and drawing and coloring pages
  • Curiosity Snippets: lapbook/notebook pages and helpful links
  • Special needs, hands-on discoveries
  • Internet resources and video links
  • Complete answer key

Explore with 88 stunning and colorful pages of Cicada-Killing Wasp adventure!

Here’s an opportunity for your kids to enjoy learning about a wide variety of awesome topics they might never find anywhere else!

Illuminate the hearts and curious minds of your children as they discover this amazing creature and its example of the way God designed our planet to work in balance!

Click to see this sample. It is just a few pages of the Blue Diamond study that it is an 89 page product.  blue diamond sample pages


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