Life Tree Learning Systems is about creating cultural curriculums that strive to strike the student’s imagination by using hands-on, experiential and scientifically based learning activities. Yes, this means that we want the students to be so excited and engaged in their learning that this passion for learning becomes a lifelong habit; where students learn not just to earn some extrinsic reward, but because the learning is inherently rewarding and enjoyable. Towards that end, LTLS has created physical, biological and social science curriculums.
This particular curriculum is on zoology, focusing on invertebrates in the context of a tidal pool ecosystem and vertebrates in the context of a pond life ecosystem. It includes 46 Activity Cards and 29 pages of support materials that include: 3 colored checklists, 7 blackline masters, 5 sets of 3 part cards, 3 control posters/charts and one page of labels. At $20, this curriculum roughly breaks down to less than 50¢ per activity and this doesn't even count the included support materials!