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The Curiosity Files!




we are exploring the odd and the fascinating in
The Old Schoolhouse's new series

The Curiosity Files
Professor Ana Lyze

"Explorations With Professor Ana Lyze—Expert in Outlandish Oddities"


an·a·lyze [ ánn'l iz ]

study something closely:
to examine something in great detail in order to understand it better or discover more about it
break something down into components:
to find out what something is made up of by identifying its constituent parts
examine structure:
to study the structure of something or how its constituent parts are put together

Zombie Fire Ants
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We were given the opportunity to review The ZOMBIE FIRE ANTS Files. 

Let me just say it, we had NO IDEA!  It has been some of the most fascinating [and gross] information we have learned in science yet.  It wouldn't seem there was much more to learn about to these small, painful little creatures - Fire Ants.  Did you know that they don't belong here in the US? Well this study explains it all and more.  Fire Ants have always been a  nuisance in our own home state here in the south. OH, And Zombie's?  What does that have to do with anything?  Well, you will just have to get this study for yourself. 

As we have studied the life of the Zombie Fire Ant, we have discovered their origins, natural habitat, life cycle, natural enemies and more!  The lessons come from the perspective of  Professor Ana Lyze and her research team.  They relate relevant questions and answers about the when, where and how's of Zombie Fire Ants.

All tied up in these new discoveries is God's plan for it all.  When The Lord created this precious planet He had a Flawless Plan.  Every thing has a perfect habitat.  Therefore, once the natural habitat is spoiled or changed He then shows us the way by providing the key to restoration through His original plan.  He is giving scientists wisdom to combat an imbalance through natural means not destructive chemical solutions.

Included in this wonderful study is math, language arts, history, geography, handwriting lessons, spelling/vocabulary lists/activities, science experiments, crafts, recipes, additional information links, middle and high school work/information. 
We decided to make the ant habitat.  FUN and Funny! I ordered the ants from antsalive.com.  You wouldn't believe how 'itchy' everyone felt once the ants arrived in their little test tube.  They were all in agreement the ants DO NOT belong inside.  Once we 'cooled' them off in the refrigerator everyone felt a little more at ease knowing we could control them a just a bit. 

Though we have an abundance of these little critters in our own back yard, it's winter and they have taken to lower, warmer ground.  Using Mason Jars we started with just one jar [each child], placing the sand and ants in the jars.  They immediately set to work moving the sand, tunneling. [Can you see the tunnels?] We are in search of a larger jar to put the smaller one inside of to make the habitat the way the e-book suggests.  You can see the ants better using their example. 

"Explore with 88 stunning and colorful pages of Zombie Fire Ants adventure!"

We highly recommend the Zombie Fire Ants Study.  You know it's a good one when the children ask you if they can do the lesson.  Fun, never boring and full of information and activities.  Try it
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"Professor Ana Lyze and her research “spy” team specialize in the obscure, the abnormal, and the bizarre. With The Curiosity Files™, children will become mesmerized and thoroughly educated about many subjects they’d probably never come across otherwise."

Included in The Curiosity Files collection is

Cicada-Killing Wasp
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Blue Diamond
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Blue-Footed Booby
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Dung Beetle
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Puffer Fish
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Red Tide
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You can also find the entire 9 e-Book Bundle
Instant Download for $46.00 here
CD's for $49.00 here [shipping soon]
 The Old Schoolhouse Store suggests "A FUN unit study for kids ages 8 to13."  Truly these studies are for ALL Ages.

From My Heart to Your,
Mindy B.


  1. Looks like you had fun. We really enjoyed red tides too. I am now following you.

  2. Thank you for following and reading this blog. We had a good time. Our ants are still alive, so far.

  3. You're so brave! We let the ants stay outside, but it sure looks like fun :)


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