I have been so anxious to get this review out to the world because this is the first science unit we have done with The Good and the Beautiful homeschool curriculum. Safety is something I have pondered how to teach my kids. I remember learning, “Stop, Drop, and Roll,” in school and I wanted a fun and engaging way to teach my kids fire safety along with other important rules they should know for life. When I learned that The Good and the Beautiful had a Safety Science Unit, I had to scoop it up. Today I am going to share my official The Good and the Beautiful Safety Unit Review!
What Is The Good and the Beautiful Safety Unit?
The Good and the Beautiful Safety Unit is a seven lesson course designed for children in grades K-6. It can be taught family-style, which I love. You have the option to purchase only the PDF version, or you can purchase the printed/PDF version. Keep in mind, the printed version comes unbound, so you will still need to put it in a binder or have it bound.
The PDF version is $10.00, while the printed/PDF version is $21.00. We chose just the PDF version and printed at home.
Let’s take a look at the lessons included:
Lesson 1 – Fire Safety
Lesson 2 – Water and Electricity
Lesson 3 – Earthquakes and Natural Disasters
Lesson 4 – God Gave Me a Body
Lesson 5 – Home Alone
Lesson 6 – Kitchen and Cooking Safety
Lesson 7 – Internet and Peer Pressure
These lessons are interactive, so you will read a discussion portion with your kids, and generally you will do at least one activity together. There are several printables and things that need to be cut out to do these activities. You can see some of them below. I did print off the STOP and Safety First signs myself to add to our science wall.
You will also need to have some supplies available. There is a page at the beginning of the unit detailing exactly what you will need for each lesson. There were times I didn’t have the supplies gathered. If you struggle to gather supplies, I suggest using Toolboxes for Teaching and getting their Safety Unit box for most of the supplies.
Each child will also need a three ring binder to keep as a science notebook. We use ours for multiple units, and just put dividers between each unit.
How We Used The Good and the Beautiful Safety Unit
We started in August and my original plan was to do one lesson per week. We ended up doing about 2 lessons per month and wrapped up in January.
I followed the curriculum exactly. The only thing I did not do was purchase the recommended read-aloud for the body safety unit. I just did not feel it was needed for us.
We enjoyed each lesson and they led to some really good discussions. I used these lessons with my kindergartner, second grader, and fourth grader.
The most memorable activity we did was create a fire escape route. Each kid drew a map of our home and planned a way to escape in case of fire. I feel they really learned a lot! I was also really impressed with the Internet safety lesson. Whether we like it or not, technology is a part of our lives. Internet safety for our kids is SO IMPORTANT!
The Good and the Beautiful Science Wall – Safety
I had a lot of fun creating our science wall for the safety unit. I decided to use a trifold board that could easily fold away when not in use.
All of our safety rules went up on the board, along with our emergency numbers, and several of the printables from the unit. I laminated the rules, but did not laminate all of the printables.
I made a pocket to store our mini books and felt like this was a good solution to help us review the all of the rules that we learned.
I like the ease of a trifold board because we do not have extra storage for a science wall. The trifold board allowed us to put more information on the board to help solidify the rules for the kids.
Overall, I definitely recommend this unit if you are looking for a fun and engaging way to teach your kids about safety inside and outside of the home. This is the perfect unit to do during the elementary years.
The Good and the Beautiful Science Reviews
I’m slowly planning to pull together posts on all of The Good and the Beautiful science units that we use. Right now you may want to check out: