Curiosity Files: Whirlpools


What can we learn from the spinning, swirling chaos of a whirlpool? Have you ever wondered why God allows powerful and destructive forces in creation? Study whirlpools and find these answers plus many others!


What can we learn from the spinning, swirling chaos of a whirlpool?

Have you ever wondered why God allows powerful and destructive forces in creation?

Come along with Professor Ana Lyze and her team as they explore the benefits and dangers of whirlpools. Catch a glimpse of the balance God employs in creation through this engaging and interactive study. 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 series . . .

The Curiosity Files™: Whirlpools

Explorations With Professor Ana Lyze—Expert in Outlandish Oddities

A FUN downloadable unit study for kids ages 8-13

Want to switch on the excitement with 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 amazing phenomena, and they’ll be more than amused to learn . . . “Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Whirlpools”!

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

With The Curiosity Files™, children will become educated about subjects they’d never find otherwise. Did you know that the two strongest whirlpools in the world are off the coast of Norway? Did you know that whirlpools are far less dangerous to seamen than they used to be, due to boat engines as well as modern navigational equipment and mapping, which allow them to detect and avoid whirlpools?

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

  • What causes a whirlpool?
  • Where can whirlpools be found?
  • What does a scientist call a whirlpool?
  • Does sea life benefit from whirlpools?
  • 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 in which they will examine classic tales featuring whirlpools and create their own fictional story. Using the whirlpool and the theme of balance in creation as a launching point, students will practice math concepts by using algebraic equations to balance addition problems, develop an understanding of even numbers, work clever story problems, and much more! And there are two levels of vocabulary lists and spelling worksheets—elementary and middle/high school.

In the Lab will bring smiles and the hands-on use of newfound knowledge. Build a Whirlpool in a Bottle or experiment with water and gravity. You’ll find a Good Old Days history lesson along with a history-based writing assignment and creative map work. Dig deeper and create a mini book of stories and legends about whirlpools that you’ve researched online. 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!

Enjoy some creative crafting as you make an Ocean in a Bottle! Your little ones will have loads of fun making a Watercolor Crayon Whirlpool. With The Curiosity Files™, you’ll explore science through engaging information, puzzles, quizzes, games, and funtastic activities to keep your child actively learning in a unit study format. Make a Whirlpools 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 86 pages of whirlpool adventure and intrigue!

Whirlpools are one exciting example of how God produces awe and wonder in this world through creation.

Have fun exploring this fascinating phenomenon 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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