Studying Ancient Science – Dinosaur Days Unit from WinterPromise (Review)

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WinterPromise Ancient Science Study

What do you do when your kid really likes science but you’re not very clever in the science department? As I’ve mentioned many times before, my son is a science nut. I like science, too, but without a book telling me what to do, I’m pretty helpless. So then, we need great resources for science, right?

As the youngest of my children, my son is following along in our group science with his sisters. He loves it and he does well, but his favorite part is the experiment at the end of each chapter. He can hardly wait! So when I have an opportunity to add in more science, I go for it! We can’t possibly have too much science, right?

So let me introduce you to WinterPromise.

WinterPromise has given me the Program Guide and Student Notebook for their Dinosaur Days Ancient Science program study to try out and share with you. We’ve been working through it for the past month or so, and I think you’re going to enjoy it as much as we have.

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What is WinterPromise?

WinterPromise is a multi-method curriculum that combines elements of Charlotte Mason, unit study, Classical,  and other approaches. They provide complete themed curriculum programs designed for multi-level teaching, with programs available for grades K-12. They also have Science and Language Arts programs as well. You could either use WinterPromise materials as your sole curriculum source, or if you’re more eclectic like me, you could choose one stand alone piece to add to your repertoire for the year.  Just want the 7th grade language arts? Go for it. As eclectic homeschoolers, we’re choosing to use this as an extra science supplement for my science fanatic.

The programs are similar in structure to unit studies, but they are also more than that. To learn more about everything that WinterPromise offers, you can read through this little slideshow here.

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Dinosaur Days – Like a big ancient science unit study, and then some!

For our Summer School, the kids and I have been digging into one of the WinterPromise science programs – Dinosaur Days. Dinosaur Days is an ancient science study which begins with Creation, progresses through each day of Creation studying light, air, water, earth, plants, and animals, and then moves on into topics such as simple machines, geology, fossils and dinosaurs.

The program is set up to be worked on two days a week, but since the kids and I were doing our “no math summer school” we enjoyed working through it several days a week. It’s geared for grades 2-5, but even my oldest really enjoyed doing it with us. It’s no surprise that my son enjoyed it most of all. He was eager to get to the experiments and other projects.

With the Dinosaur Days program, you can purchase the Program Guide and the Student Notebook (which is what we have) and you can also find the other resources to complete the study through the WinterPromise website. Books on rocks, fossils, simple machines and dinosaurs finish off your study program. WinterPromise also has a selection of digital resources about dinosaurs to make it even more fun. You can learn more about the Dinosaur Days unit and the available resources on the product page.

Winter Promise Dinosaur Days Science

Science Experiments and Projects

So what kind of fun experiments and projects have we been doing? Each section has an experiment or demonstration to do and/or some kind of scientific “assignment.” There have been plenty of hands on activities! We have charted sky conditions and color, made a rainbow, demonstrated the water cycle, gone on a vegetable scavenger hunt and simulated moon craters (and more!)

As you can imagine, this makes my son very, very happy. =)

What You’ll Love About This WinterPromise Curriculum

The Dinosaur Days program is/has:

  • the eclectic inclusion of so many great homeschool approaches
  • Biblically-based
  • flexible
  • enjoyable
  • lots of hands-on activities
  • prepared for you
  • colorful and appealing

Would you like to see for yourself? You can see a sample of the guide and notebook on the website, or you can enter to win your very own right here!

You can also find WinterPromise on their website, their blog, on Facebook, on Twitter and on Pinterest.

*The giveaway for this product has expired.*

**I received a free digital copy of the Dinosaur Days Program Guide and Notebook to review. I also received compensation for sponsor participation in the Mommy Time Party. But as always, compensation of any form will never sway my commitment to my readers and to providing honest reviews. For more information, read more about my Disclosure Policy and my Review Policy.**

 

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Audrey Thomas
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Audrey Thomas

This looks like a fun unit!

Lori H
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Lori H

I love to study the animals. All kinds! I really like that this approach has so much hands-on learning.

Heliana Villa
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Heliana Villa

My twins (first grade) love learning about animals, insect and plants. We are currently using The World Around Me and we love everything about it! Its daily M-Thrus scheduled, great book selections and FUN crafts and experiments!

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Victoria - homemakingwithheart

We don’t have a favourite area to study, but just love to study things in depth. We love how WinterPromise take a ‘living’ approach to science.

tammy c
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tammy c

My science experiments I love to do with my kids is everything that is outside.

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Martha c

I love Winter Promise’s style. My son loves science and my favorite subject to teach is biology. He loves anything with movement and action. I believe he will love the combo of Dinos and simple machines.

Dianne
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Dianne

I love teaching nature study. The multi-pronged approach of WinterPromise looks very interesting to me.

Tracey M.
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Tracey M.

Zoology is always fun! The fact that the curriculum addresses several learning modalities and utilizes numerous methods intrigues me!

Lisa
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Lisa

We have really enjoyed Zoology so far. What I like the most from what I have seen? That Winter Promise is Biblically based. You don’t find too much of that, unfortunately.

Dana Lambert
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Dana Lambert

We love to study animals in their habitats, especially aquatic animals. WinterPromise appeals to me because of it’s Charlotte Mason style and the hands-on lessons provided within the curriculum.

Jalynn Patterson
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Jalynn Patterson

The mix of all different types of styles.

Candice M
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Candice M

We will be studying zoology this year. I love that WinterPromise is creationism!

Amber C
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Amber C

My son LOVES dinosaurs!

Rebecca
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Rebecca

I love the books combined with the hands on activities

Katie
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Katie

We love to study nature, animals, and astronomy so far. I like how Winter’s promise is a blend of C.M., classical, and other styles and is biblically based.

Kristina S.
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Kristina S.

Wow, picking one area of science is a bit too hard. I really like teaching astronomy and animals. I like that Winter Promise is literature based with notebooking pages.

Amy
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Amy

The wide variety of associated activities! I’m not sure what my favorite area of study for science is yet, but I”m hoping it has something to do with animals b/c that’s the plan for this year.

kort
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kort

we love nature study most of all!

crystal cruz
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crystal cruz

love winterpromice!!

Barbie
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Barbie

I like any science that is hands-on. I like that the programs can be used for multiple ages.

Martha
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Martha

We have used the Winterpromise sciences for the last 6 years and loved them. My son after studying these program now wants to become an mechanical engineer.

Ericka M.
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Ericka M.

I have 4 boys who all love science. We love studying everything from biomes to chemistry. As long as I can find a way to make it hands-on they love it. We love Winter Promise because they use a lot of living books but its all laid out for you in an easy to follow format.

Kristina U
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Kristina U

History is my favorite subject. I love all the themes from Winterpromse.

Bailey
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Bailey

This is the first real review Ive seen of Winter Promise and I am eager to look into it further for our Language Arts. Thanks for the great review and giveaway!

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Judith Martinez
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Judith Martinez

I love to study plants and my favorite thing about these is that they glorify the creator!

Darlene C.
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Darlene C.

I love everything about Science. I am so amazed at the wonder and beauty and AWESOMENESS!!! of God’s creation!

Doreen
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Doreen

Looks like an awesome science program! My little guy would love it!

Linda Phillips
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Linda Phillips

Biology and Astronomy. My kids are into dinosaurs right now so this would be fun.

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