Exploring Creation with Botany
Exploring Creation with Botany by Apologia is a God-honoring study of botany. Content includes the process of classifying plants, development of plants from seeds, the reproduction processes in plants, the way plants make their food, and how plants get their water & nutrients and distribute them throughout the plant.
Exploring Creation with Botany Textbook
This hands-on and engaging botany course begins with a lesson on the nature of botany and the process of classifying plants. It then discusses the development of plants from seeds, the reproduction processes in plants, the way plants make their food, and how plants get their water and nutrients and distribute them throughout the body of the plant. As students study these topics, they also learn about many types of plants in creation and where they belong in the plant classification system.
This title is part of the Young Explorer Series, authored by Jeannie Fulbright.
There are 13 lessons included in this one-year botany course. A detailed daily lesson plan is included in the Notebooking Journals.
Lesson topics include:
- Botany: which covers seeds, taxonomy, phyla, vascular plants, nonvascular plants, moss, angiosperms, gymnosperms
- Seedless vascular plants
- Nonvascular Plants
- Nature Journaling
This botany course for elementary grades is packed with a variety of hands-on activities, experiments, and projects. These can be completed with household materials. You can view the complete list of lab supplies by viewing the sample here.
What Are Some of the Activities in This Botany Course?
The activities and projects use easy-to-find household items and truly make the lessons come alive!
A Sampling of the course projects include:
- Making a light hut in which to grow plants
- Dissection of a bean seed
- Growing seeds in plastic bags to watch the germination process
- Making a leaf skeleton
- Observing how plants grow towards light
- Measuring transpiration
- Forcing bulbs to grow out of season
- Forcing pine cones to open and close
Botany Notebooking Journal for Exploring Creation with Botany
A perfect complement to Exploring Creation with Botany, the Botany Notebooking Journal provides everything your student needs to complete this study of botany. Not only does it include all the wonderful features of our other Junior Notebooking Journals in the Young Explorer Series, but it also includes an alternative Cold Climate Schedule as well as many additional activities, projects and experiments that can be completed in one day or less.
This Notebooking Journal will serve as your child’s individual notebook, providing a place for him to complete every assignment in the text. He will illustrate and record fascinating facts and information learned during each lesson, complete the notebooking assignments on specially designed templates, record experiments, activities and projects, complete vocabulary crossword puzzles, put together beautifully designed miniature books, and more!
What Is Included in the Exploring Creation with Botany Notebooking Journal?
In this Notebooking Journal, you will find:
- A Suggested Schedule for completing the readings, notebooking assignments, activities, and experiments utilizing a two-day per week plan
- Fascinating Facts templates for your student to record what he or she learned in each lesson, using both words and illustrations
- Creative templates for completing the notebooking assignments
- Review Questions for each lesson, which can be answered orally or in writing as a written narration
- Scripture Copywork, including both print and cursive practice, which is a valuable method for not only practicing handwriting but also memorizing Scripture and teaching spelling, grammar and writing
- Project Pages and Scientific Speculation Sheets for your student to use to keep records of experiments, projects, and activities completed throughout the course
- A selection of book and DVD suggestions to complement your student’s studies, as well as projects and experiments to help your student Dig In Deeper
- Beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books for your student to create, encouraging him or her to record facts and information learned in each lesson
- Field Trip Sheets your student can use to keep a record of field trips or outings enjoyed during his or her studies
- A Final Review with fifty questions to be answered either orally or in writing to show off all your student remembers and knows about botany
Your child will treasure his Notebooking Journal as he makes it his very own with words and illustrations, reflecting all he has learned in his pursuit of science. Additionally, the journal will serve as your record of your student’s scientific endeavors throughout the year. When your child flips through his notebook, he will be reminded of the knowledge he has attained as he peruses the pages he has created. A variety of activities include full-color mini-books, additional fun experiments, crosswords, and supplementary materials.
See the Apologia website for more details and sample pages