Using ‘Kids Discover Magazine’ Issues for Unit Studies

About Kids Discover Magazine

Kids Discover is a secular publication that was established in 1991. Its targeted age range is 7-12 (Grades 2-6), but it can be used with older students as kicking-off points for more in-depth study. For this reason, these magazines make great foundations for unit studies.

Each 20-page issue includes a centerfold poster about the subject, and there are usually two pages in the back dedicated to activities, such as word searches, cross-word puzzles, and quizzes. There’s also a list for further reading, which is great to have when you’re using the magazine as a starter for a unit study.

The remaining pages, usually done in two-page spreads, cover the subject and are colorfully illustrated.

We collected over 100 titles of Kids Discover during our homeschooling years. Some of them were obtained through our monthly subscription, but many were bought as back issues directly from the publisher.

During our latter use of the magazine, the publisher added downloadable teacher guides to expand on the use of their issues. We never used these guides ourselves, preferring to design our own studies using the issues as references. If you’re new to designing your own studies, you may wish to obtain these downloadable guides to get ideas on how to do it yourself later.

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We have added over 100 Kids Discover titles to our catalog (both gently-used and like-new copies). Do you have gently-used copies that you would like listed, too? If so, please contact us to find out how you can get yours included.

 

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  • Kids Discover Magazine: Rain Forests 2 (Paperback) [1507]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Rain Forests 2 (Paperback) [1507]

    $2.25

    "Tropical rain forests contain the world's greatest treasures: countless species of plants and animals, oil, rubber, precious metals, and much, much more. Many of these riches already benefit the human race, in the form of medicines, food, and industrial products, and many others are yet to be discovered." — from "Earth's Paradises" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Microbes (Paperback) [1495]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Microbes (Paperback) [1495]

    $2.25

    "Billions and billions of microbes are crawling, squirming, and squiggling all over your body right now!" — from "It's a Small World" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Inventions (Paperback) [1485]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Inventions (Paperback) [1485]

    $2.25

    Who invented the lightbulb? Edison—wrong. Who invented the automobile? Ford—nope. But Robert Goddard invented the rocket right?— Only if he were born 700 years before he actually was. If you want to learn more of the origins of today's most vital inventions, you should read this Kids Discover. Find out who laid the ground work for those great men to improve upon. Oh and in case you're wondering, the first computing machine was built circa 1830.

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Hawaii (Paperback) [1477]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Hawaii (Paperback) [1477]

    $2.25

    "Say 'aloha' and your mouth just naturally forms a smile. Aloha is a Hawaiian word with many meanings. Hawaiians use it to say hello—and goodbye. Literally, it translates as..."—from The Aloha State (page 2) You'll have to read this Kids Discover to find out. You can also learn which would be higher, Mt. Everest or Mauna Kea if Mt. Everest were sitting on the ocean floor.

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Eyes (Paperback) [1475]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Eyes (Paperback) [1475]

    $2.99

    "The ancient Greeks and Romans thought that we could see because beams came out of our eyes and locked on to objects. In fact, just the opposite happens." — from "The Eyes Have It" (page 3)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Archaeology (Paperback) [1457]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Archaeology (Paperback) [1457]

    $1.99

    "An archaeologist's goal is to learn about people, long dead, who left things behind." — from "Of Wrecks and Ruins" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Antarctica (Paperback) [3299]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Antarctica (Paperback) [3299]

    $0.99

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    Do you like subzero weather? How about six months of darkness each year? Do howling blizzards make your day? Does a long walk in hurricane-force winds sound like fun? If so, then Antarctica is the place for you.—from "Icy Land of Extremes" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Elephants (Paperback) [1249]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Elephants (Paperback) [1249]

    $2.25

    "Elephants are the biggest land animals." — from "Elephants Past and Present" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Elephants (Paperback) [Ex-Library]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Elephants (Paperback) [Ex-Library]

    $0.99

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    "Elephants are the biggest land animals." — from "Elephants Past and Present" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Inventions (Paperback) [1256]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Inventions (Paperback) [1256]

    $2.99

    Who invented the lightbulb? Edison—wrong. Who invented the automobile? Ford—nope. But Robert Goddard invented the rocket right?— Only if he were born 700 years before he actually was. If you want to learn more of the origins of today's most vital inventions, you should read this Kids Discover. Find out who laid the ground work for those great men to improve upon. Oh and in case you're wondering, the first computing machine was built circa 1830.

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Archaeology (Paperback) [1244]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Archaeology (Paperback) [1244]

    $2.99

    "An archaeologist's goal is to learn about people, long dead, who left things behind." — from "Of Wrecks and Ruins" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Pacific Rim (Paperback) [MC]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Pacific Rim (Paperback) [MC]

    $2.99

    "The Pacific Rim region is made up of places that touch the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. The eastern, or American, side of the rim touches such places as Canada, the U.S., and Chile. On the western, or Asian, side of the rim are such places as Japan, Thailand, and Singapore. ... While finding the Pacific Rim is easy, exploring it can be tricky." — from "Where in the World Is the Pacific Rim?" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Inventions (Paperback) [1231]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Inventions (Paperback) [1231]

    $2.25

    Who invented the lightbulb? Edison—wrong. Who invented the automobile? Ford—nope. But Robert Goddard invented the rocket right?— Only if he were born 700 years before he actually was. If you want to learn more of the origins of today's most vital inventions, you should read this Kids Discover. Find out who laid the ground work for those great men to improve upon. Oh and in case you're wondering, the first computing machine was built circa 1830.

  • Kids Discover Magazine: American Revolution (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: American Revolution (Paperback) [MC]

    $2.25

    "Conflict between the colonists and Britain escalated until, on April 19, 1775, armed revolt broke out." — from "Revolt!" (page 3)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Tornadoes (Paperback) [1220]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Tornadoes (Paperback) [1220]

    $2.99

    "Tornadoes command our attention, and even our respect. Take a look—from a safe distance—at the storm that packs the swiftest and strongest winds of any storm on earth." — from "Tornadoes" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Oil (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Oil (Paperback)

    $3.46

    "Without oil, in its many forms, life today would be far different from the way we know it." — from "Oil, Oil, Everywhere" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Heart (Paperback) [1194]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Heart (Paperback) [MC]

    $2.99

    "As you read this, your heart is pumping about five quarts of blood throughout your body. The blood is traveling through more than 60,000 miles of blood vessels (arteries, veins, capillaries). That's enough to circle the equator twice, and then some!" — from "You Gotta Have Heart" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Elephants (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Elephants (Paperback)

    $2.99

    "Elephants are the biggest land animals." — from "Elephants Past and Present" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Buried Treasure (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Buried Treasure (Paperback)

    $3.46

    "The historic value of treasures is always great, for a treasure offers a unique window into the civilization of its time." — from "Buried Treasures" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Amazon (Paperback)

    Kids Discover Magazine: Amazon (Paperback)

    $2.99

    "The Amazon is a world-class river. It carries one-fifth of all the river water in the world." — from "The Amazing Amazon" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Washington (Paperback) [1171]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Washington (Paperback) [1171]

    $3.46

    "When George Washington died in 1799, General Henry Lee summed up his many achievements in just a few words. Washington, he said, was 'first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.'" — from "The First President" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Incas (Paperback) [Ex-Library]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Incas (Paperback) [Ex-Library]

    $0.99

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    "About six hundred years ago, the Incas built an empire that stretched twenty-five hundred miles down the coast of South America and held over 12 million subjects. They accomplished this remarkable feat without having horses, the wheel, or even a written language." — from "Children of the Sun" (page 2)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: Blood (Paperback) [1163]

    Kids Discover Magazine: Blood (Paperback) [MC]

    $3.46

    "How can blood both give life and take it away? Read this 'life-and-death' issue to find out!" — from "Lifeblood" (page 3)

  • Kids Discover Magazine: World War II (Paperback) [Ex-Library]

    Kids Discover Magazine: World War II (Paperback) [Ex-Library]

    $0.99

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    "World War II was the deadliest war in history. Fought on land, sea, and in the air, it killed more people and destroyed more property than any war before or after it." — from "The GOOD War" (page 2)

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  1. Deb Maubach, Homeschool Entrepreneur says:

    We have homeschooled for over 20 years and we have a 12-inch stack of these Kid’s Discover mags that we have used in many ways. They are priceless! All my kids loved them.

    • I think that some of the pictures are absolutely astonishing. My son’s favorite part in using them was to finish the puzzles and activities in the back. I’d love to hear about how you’ve used these magazines in your home school.

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