Zoology 3 is the fifth book written by Jeannie Fulbright and is also the longest and probably hardest of the elementary series. This is a great book for older elementary and even middle school students. The vocabulary is wonderful preparation for high school biology. Since this book is longer, (it has the same number of lessons as the rest of the books, but the lessons are longer) most students will study this text for the entire school year. This topic is a great one to explore in conjunction with field trips to zoos, horse farms, and national or state parks. Our son, Seth, competes in the 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program, and this book, along with the two other Zoology titles, has been a great help in preparing him for the competitions.
If you love animals, you will love the projects in Zoology 3! My personal favorite is the wormery in the final lesson of the book. But searching through owl pellets for rodent skulls in Lesson 7 was a fun challenge, as well as building a home for spiders in Lesson13. Four lab supply kits are available for this book from Creation Sensation - a Deluxe Family Kit, a 2nd Student Kit, a Priority Kit (less expensive, but you have to find some of the items yourself) and custom built co-op kits for groups.
I believe that Zoology 3 is less adaptable to a group than some of the other texts, but with careful planning, especially planning of field trips or supplimental activities, older elementary students can benefit from studying the topic as a group. Consult the details of our Zoology 3 co-op kit to see which lessons would need to be supplimented.