Our Wonderful World by Emery Lewis Howe is a rich nature study book available for free download covering backyard neighbors, feathered friends, garden life, four-footed comrades, and the earth and its neighbors.
By covering one chapter a week, there are 32 weeks worth of lessons.
You’ll find options for downloading the free eBook, Our Wonderful World, and a free teacher’s guide on the Introduction page.
Earthworms are tireless workers who prepare the soil so that plants can grow. Unit resources.
Ants protect the aphids they rely on and ladybugs protect plants from aphids. Unit resources.
There are many lessons we can learn by observing ants! Unit resources.
Spiders are incredible weavers. Unit resources.
Spiders create interesting cases to hold their eggs. Unit resources.
Honey bees collect pollen and build hives where they store honey. Unit resources.
Butterflies live very short lives, progressing from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly. Unit resources.
Identify birds by observing the type of nests they build, the eggs they lay, their habits, and their habitats. Unit resources.
Birds act as guardians by eating harmful insects and serving as scavengers. Unit resources.
Landlords to the birds provide shelter, a place to bathe, and food in the winter. Unit resources.
Each part of a plant — root, stem, leaves, and flowers — has an important role to play. Unit resources.
Flowers protect the seeds that are necessary for the reproduction of the plant. Unit resources.
Roots have four main functions — storage, absorption, circulation, and anchorage. Unit resources.
Stems support and protect the plant, and store and transport food. Unit resources.
Leaves are the factories that manufacture the world’s food. Unit resources.
One wildflower may contains many flowers in one head. Unit resources.
Pollination enables seeds to be formed. Unit resources.
We receive many benefits from trees including fruits, nuts, and wood. Unit resources.
We play play a role in protecting the trees that provide us shade, beauty, and service. Unit resources.
A seed develops inside a plant’s fruit and consists of an embryo plant, food, and a protective covering. Unit resources.
Plants have many interesting and varying ways to spread their seeds! Unit resources.
The planting of a grain of wheat, to growth, harvest, milling, and a loaf of bread. Unit resources
Dogs serve man in a variety of ways, and man does well to care and protect them in return. Unit resources.
The horse is a faithful four-footed friend and valuable servant. Unit resources.
Beavers work hard building homes, staying alert, and managing their fur. Unit resources.
While beavers do harm, they nonetheless provide many benefits. Unit resources.
Man tends sheep and continues to reap the benefits of the wool. Unit resources.
Clouds begin with a small particle of dust. Unit resources.
Planets, stars, and shooting stars. Unit resources.
Soil is formed by weathered rocks and decayed plant and animal matter. Unit resources.
Glaciers smoothed down mountains, built up hills, carved out lakes, and formed rivers. Unit resources.
Study questions and review: 32 free nature study lessons included in Our Wonderful World.