Exploring Creation with Botany Notebooking Journal
This journal is designed for use with Exploring Creation with Botany. The Young Explorer Series is a favorite science program for young scientists and with good reason. The Charlotte Mason approach provides lots of information in a readable, engaging format. Lessons are designed to be spread over multiple weeks, with significant portions devoted to hands-on experiments and notebook keeping. Notebook keeping is simply a system for assisting your child in documenting what he has learned in each lesson. With this book, your child will write out the highlights of the lesson. This approach helps your child think through what he has learned, distill it down to its most basic level, and communicate it effectively. If he can't reiterate it well, he probably doesn't grasp it. If your child is young or doesn't enjoy writing, you can instead use the Junior version of the Notebooking Journal, available separately.
The spiral-bound Botany Notebooking Journal includes:
- A daily Schedule for completing the readings, notebook assignments, activities, and experiments utilizing a two-day-per-week plan.
- Fascinating Facts Templates for your student to record what he has learned with words and illustrations for each lesson.
- Templates for completing the Notebooking Activities.
- Review Questions for each lesson, which can be answered orally or as a written narration.
- Scripture Copywork, with both print and cursive practice--a valuable method for memorizing Scripture; teaching spelling, grammar, and writing; and handwriting practice.
- Project Pages and Scientific Speculation Sheets for the student to record experiments or projects completed throughout the course.
- Dig in Deeper ideas for each lesson, including additional activities, projects, experiments, books, or videos that correlate with the lesson.
- Beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books, which the student may wish to create, encouraging him to record facts and information learned in each lesson. These are then placed on the Miniature Book Paste Page to display in his notebook.
- Field Trip Sheets to keep a record of botany field trips he enjoyed during his studies.
- A Final Review with fifty questions the student can answer, either orally or in writing, to show off what he knows about botany at the end of the course.