Exploring Creation with Botany
Exploring Creation with Botany, 2nd Edition, by Apologia, is a God-honoring study of botany. Revised and updated with new content, illustrations, graphics, new and reworded activities, and redesigned Notebooking Journals!
Your young botanist will begin this course with an overview of botany and then grow in their knowledge of seeds, flowers, pollination, fruits, leaves, roots, and stems of plants. Their awareness of the world around them will blossom as they experience planting a garden that they design and discover how food is produced. By digging deeper into the many different types of plants in creation, they will acquire wisdom that will flourish for their lifetimes.
Exploring Creation with Botany Textbook 2nd Edition
This Charlotte Mason styled living book will help you cultivate a love of learning in your homeschool as you study God’s incredible world of plants. Written in the Apologia conversational style, 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.
When your family reads this science book you are studying important information discovered by great scientists throughout history. Keeping a student Notebooking Journal helps your child to document studies in their own words. Additionally, participating in science activities builds upon that knowledge as your child conducts their own scientific studies. It is our prayer that at the end of the year your child will have gained a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the beauty of creation.
- Increased focus on nature journaling
- New chapters on gardening and mycology
- Wide variety of new and updated activities to fit any writing level and learning style
- Engaging and fun Minibooks to illustrate and assemble
- All new spectacular photos and graphics
- A Suggested Daily Schedule that makes lesson planning a breeze
- An improved layout that is more user-friendly
This title is part of the Young Explorer Series, authored by Jeannie Fulbright. There are 14 lessons included in this one-year botany course. A detailed daily lesson plan is included in the Notebooking Journal.
Lesson topics include:
- Nature Journaling
- The Science of Botany
- Seeded and Seedless Plants
- Grouping Plants
- Seeds and Germination
- Angiosperms – Flowering Plants
- Flower Families
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Leaves, Photosynthesis, Transpiration
- Roots and Root Systems
- Seedless & Vascular Plants
The Exploring Creation with Botany, 2nd Edition, course is designed to provide fun, educational, and safe activities for you to conduct in your home, yard, and surrounding environments. The activities and projects use easy-to-find household items and truly make the lessons come alive!
There are over 75 different activities and projects from which to choose. A sampling of the course projects include:
- Create a Nature Journal
- Make a Tree Field Guide
- Build a Light Hut
- Preserve Flowers
- Grow Edible Mushrooms
- Create a Garden Journal
- Build lichenometer
- Design a Garden Plan
- Plant and Harvest a Garden
Botany Notebooking Journal for Exploring Creation with Botany
A perfect complement to Exploring Creation with Botany, 2nd Edition, the Botany Notebooking Journal provides everything your student needs to complete this study of botany. This revised journal is not compatible with the first edition of Exploring Creation with Botany.
The Notebooking Journals can be used with multiple ages within a family with great ease. The Notebooking Journals are specifically designed with the elementary student in mind. They are fun and interactive with lots of colorful, hands-on activities to add to your child’s excitement with science.
This Notebooking Journal will serve as your child’s individual notebook, providing a place for them to complete every assignment in the text. Each lesson begins with a coloring page for the student to color while he or she listens to the reading of the text. These pages provide opportunities for active learning while reinforcing the lesson’s content. Following are pages with templates designed to encourage creative expression and written narration. The student can illustrate what they’ve learned and write a sentence or two about the topic.
Next, the student is given the opportunity to work with and learn key vocabulary words presented in the text. Included are puzzle pieces to cut out and match vocabulary activities, crossword puzzles, vocabulary stories, plant identification activities and more. These learning activities are not only interesting, but they also increase the student’s retention of both the important terms and the subject matter presented in the lessons.
To make planning a breeze, a detailed daily schedule is included in the Notebooking Journal and Junior Notebooking Journal. This schedule lists the pages to read in the textbook and the pages to complete in the journal.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
- Templates for your student to record what he or she learned in each lesson, using both words and illustrations
- Coloring pages
- Nature Journal Pages
- Creative templates for completing the Notebooking assignments
- Vocabulary activities to help learn important terms
- Project Pages and other sheets for your student to use to keep records of experiments, projects, and activities completed throughout the course
- Beautiful, full-color Miniature Books for your student to create, encouraging him or her to record facts and information learned in each lesson
- Review questions to help your child recall and retain what they learned in the lesson
Your child will treasure this 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