Curiosity Files: Dung Beetle


What do dung beetles use dung for? Find out more about this intriguing creature! Turn your child’s fascination with the strange things God made into an adventure! Who knows, it might kick-start an interest for a career in entomology! This is available as a downloadable ebook only.


How does the lowly dung beetle benefit us?

What do dung beetles use dung for?

Find out more about this intriguing, odd creature! Turn your child’s fascination with the strange things God has made into an enthralling learning adventure!

The Old Schoolhouse® presents an unforgettably curious downloadable series . . .

The Curiosity Files™: Dung Beetle

Explorations With Professor Ana Lyze—Expert in Outlandish Oddities
A FUN unit study for kids ages 8–13

Want to switch on the excitement mode to science investigations and fun learning? Introduce your child to The Curiosity Files™ and discover some unusually interesting subjects . . . you know, the unfamiliar, zany, and strange things of nature that kids are so attracted to.

Children just love learning about this outlandish creature, and they’ll be more than amused to learn “Everything You Never Wanted to Know About the Dung Beetle”!

Professor Ana Lyze and her research “spy” team specialize in the obscure, the abnormal, and the bizarre. They search land and seas for oddities and make each one a star, such as outlandish insects, rare diseases, unique gems, and more.

The very first unit in the series, Dung Beetle will keep your kids occupied and answering questions like these:

  • Why is it called a “dung” beetle?
  • What important role do dung beetles play in agriculture?
  • How does this creature bring glory to God?
  • And a whole lot more!

With The Curiosity Files™, children will become educated about subjects they’d never find otherwise. How much is there to really learn from textbook science on the dung beetle? With this unit, kids will think creatively and exercise their minds while exploring many interesting and related topics.

Kids will encounter a number of amusing fables and even write their own! They’ll use the dung beetle as a means to study interesting math concepts like geometric solids, diameter, and radius. And there are two levels of vocabulary lists—elementary and middle/high school.

In the Lab will bring adventure and utilization of knowledge learned. Start a dung beetle farm! Learn about the dung beetle’s amazing compound eyes! Science observation and experiment records are provided and ready to use. Other hands-on crafts and activities await your child. With lots of game ideas to choose from, you’ll have the whole family involved, with all the giggles you can imagine!

As you read, learn, and research The Curiosity Files™ you’ll meet engaging information, puzzles, quizzes, games, and funtastic activities to keep your child actively learning in a unit-study format. Make a Dung Beetle notebook or lapbook folder for starters, and then continue adding on to widen the study with more amazing topics in this wonderful series.

It’s a complete learning encounter you’ll be glad to provide for your students!

Look what’s included in this unit:

  • Bible study 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, drawing, and coloring pages
  • Lapbook and notebook pages
  • A physical education activity
  • Internet resources and video links
  • Complete answer key


Get started learning with 78 pages of excitement and intrigue!

Who knows, it might kick-start an interest for a career in entomology!

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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