Curiosity Files: Platypus


Why was classifying this unique creature such a challenge for scientists?The platypus is one of the creatures that God clearly designed to simply stump scientists . . . and anyone else who thinks he has a handle on the animal world! This is available as a downloadable ebook only.


What’s so curious about a platypus?

Why was classifying this unique creature such a challenge for scientists?

The platypus is one of the creatures that God clearly designed to simply stump scientists . . . and anyone else who thinks he has a handle on the animal world! Turn your child’s fascination with the strange things that God has made into an enthralling learning adventure!

The Old Schoolhouse® presents another edition in the unforgettably curious downloadable series . . .

The Curiosity Files™: Platypus

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 Platypus”!

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.

With The Curiosity Files™, children will become educated about subjects they’d never find otherwise. Did you know that male platypuses have a venomous spur on their hind feet? Did you know that they hunt for food by using their sense of electroreception?

Platypus will keep your kids occupied and answering questions like these:

  • Why did the first scientists to see a platypus think it was a joke?
  • What is the sense of electroreception, and how does a platypus use it to hunt prey?
  • How does a platypus nurse its young?
  • What is unique about the webbing on a platypus’s feet?
  • What does a platypus eat?
  • And a whole lot more!

With this unit, kids will think creatively and exercise their minds while exploring many interesting and related topics. Kids will encounter The Write Stuff with grammar and writing activities. They’ll use the platypus as a means to study interesting math concepts such as measurement, multiplication, and more! And there are two levels of vocabulary lists and spelling work sheets—elementary and middle/high school.

In the Lab will bring smiles and utilization of knowledge learned. Make a platypus habitat diorama and build an edible neuron model! You’ll find a Good Old Days history lesson along with several research activities plus creative map work. Other hands-on crafts and activities await your child, and 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 platypus 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!

Wow! 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
  • The Curiosity Fact Files collectors card and booklet
  • Internet resources and video links
  • Complete answer key

Learn with 87 pages of platypus adventure and intrigue!
Platypuses are definitely one of God’s most creative efforts.
Discover more about them today!

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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