Expedition Australia E-Book, by Amanda Bennett and The Old Schoolhouse, is a delightful little science toolkit! I have always wanted to go to Australia, so it was fun and exciting to take a “journey” there, taking my younger four children, ages 3-10, along with me as we learned about geography, Australian animals, boomerangs, and Captain Cook, who also is a big “hero” here in Alaska! We live right off of Cook Inlet, named for him, so it really brought it all back home for the kids.
As a mom with many children, I really appreciated all of the work that went into finding all of the links for videos and activities on the internet. All I had to do was click on the link, and institute the activity.
There are activities, book suggestions, on-line videos, discussion questions, recipes and crafts for each day. Honestly though, with all of the content included in this e-book, you have several weeks worth of science and geography you could do! We spent several hours on it the first day alone! Even my older boys got side-tracked from their work and enjoyed watching the videos.
Comments from my 7yo and 9yo included: “We get to learn about Australia?!” and “This is so fun, thanks Mom!” My 3 & 5yo love to learn the verses and quotes for each day, which also make great posters for our school room! The kids beg me to do science each day. I just have to get myself organized so we can jump right into it in the morning! Thanks for making science and geography easy and fun for all, and at $7.95, it is one of the best deals out there! I can’t praise the Download N Go series enough and recommend them to my friends!