If you plan on studying sea life or have kids interested in this subject I have such a great resource to share with you! Annie Crawley, AKA Ocean Annie, from Dive Into Your Imagination has a set of DVD's that has some of the most awesome video of life under the sea that I have ever seen. Every time we watch we see something new that we didn't notice before. One of my kids was especially interested in the section on how to take underwater photos. She loves photography, and hadn't given much thought to the difference in cameras and equipment needed to take great underwater shots before watching this DVD.
We chose Dive Into Diversity for our review. While the DVD itself is full of information, beautiful underwater scenes, and lessons on why diversity is a wonderful thing there is even more to this program. A set of educator guides have been created for each DVD, for two different age groups.
You can purchase these DVD's from Annie Crawley's website for $19.95 each. During May and June 2012 you will get free shipping with any order. ALSO if you mention in the comment section that you are a homeschooler you will receive the PDF educator guides FREE! This is really an incredible value, trust me! A lot of work has gone into making these guides and it shows.
The guide for Dive Into Diversity contains over 300 pages of activities and additional information. There is a section for each chapter of the accompanying DVD including...
- Night Diving on the Reef
- Dive Into Diversity
- Be A Submarine Pilot
- Swim in a Kelp Forest
- Invertebrates of the Sea
- Coral Reef Living
- Vertebrates: Animals With A Backbone
- Wacky, Weird, Crusty Crustaceans
Some of the activities in the guide were written for classrooms, but many can be used without a group setting. It would work great for a co-op if you happen to be teaching a class!
We give Dive Into Diversity two thumbs up! We all enjoy watching the DVD over and over, and the guides make it a very well rounded out study. I highly recommend!
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Disclaimer ~ We received this product at no cost in exchange for an honest review after using it in our homeschool as a part of The Homeschool Crew. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed here are my own.