Exploring Creation with Botany, 2nd Edition
Our price: $39.75
Beginning with a lesson on the nature of botany and the process of classifying plants, this book 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 different kinds of plants in Creation and where these plants belong in the plant classification system. See our optional lab kit here.
About the Young Explorer Series:
When we decided to offer our customers a boxed curriculum, we knew that our eclectic approach to science needed a bit of fine-tuning, so we knew we needed Young Explorer, Jeannie Fulbright's elementary science program. Not only does this in-depth curriculum, with its gorgeous, full-color pictures and captivating, God-exalting text, sparkle in comparison to the mainstream, dry-bones science program, it utilizes what we believe is the most sensible method to teaching science, the immersion approach.
While other science programs, with their yearly superficial overviews, quickly become tedious as children encounter the repetitiveness of topic matters, the Young Explorer science immersion program will allow your family to enjoy the depth and riches that genuine science can give. Most home-taught children who enjoy science are being taught with a science immersion program.
Because this program utilizes a combination of the Charlotte Mason and classical methods, you can count on each Young Explorer book to acknowledge the evidence of Creation, have easy-to-follow lessons that are self-contained, include hands-on activities, and support National Standards of Science. Recommended for ages six through twelve, but written with a fourth-grader in mind, you may find that your older children will enjoy doing the coursework on their own, while younger, less confident readers will prefer parental involvement.
Although the author encourages you to select books based on topics and not grade level, she also favors the following sequence due to the difficulty of the subject matter: Astronomy, Botany, Zoology 1: Flying Creatures, Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures, Zoology 3: Land Animals, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry and Physics.
Every hardback book comes with eye-popping, full-color pictures; recommended activities and projects; and engaging, conversational text. If you would like a convenient, time-saving way to get nearly all of the materials you will need for the experiments, we now offer a lab kit! This lab kit is already assembled with virtually every non-household item the curriculum requires, so you won't have to go searching for elusive components.
View Exploring Creation with Botany sample pages here (sample pages include Text & Notebooking Journal sample pages, Table of Contents, Supply List, and more).
Though not required, a student journal is available separately and is the perfect complement to this textbook.
If you have a younger student, or one with limited writing skills, a better fit for you could be the Junior Notebooking Journal.
Get the optional Lab Kit for Exploring Creation with Botany here.
Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries
Made In: USA
Awards and Endorsements:
Old Schoolhouse EE Award 2015 1st Place Winner!
Practical Homeschooling 2015 Reader Award Top Ranked by Homeschoolers!
One of Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum 2015!
About.com Readers' Choice Winner!
We are loving this book. My child loves plants and flowers and is really having so much fun with it.
We enjoyed reading the botany book, and liked the pictures and info, but skipped the note booking. My daughter likes the way Apologia's books read, although occasionally finds some of the text repetitive. I wouldn't do these books with younger (early elementary) kids, though, unless your child has a particularly impressive ability to deal with lots of text (to read or to listen to and process).
Exploring Creation with Botany wasn't my favorite. It is really thorough and in depth, so maybe I just got more than I bargained for. I couldn't keep up with the constant need of gathering materials and supplies for which these projects ask. Next time I'm going with Berean Science and also picking up the pre-made material kit that accompanies it. Really, what I wanted for botany was a text to go along with us putting in a garden, and this pushed our workload over the limit. This is an in depth full botany curriculum full of projects that you'll want to have the time to schedule in if you want to try! We will probably look at this again when the kids are a little older.
This science curriculum is Great! It kept our daughters attention and had good experiments to do and reading lessons were easy to follow.
I really disliked this textbook. It feels like it's written for a much older student at times, so I had to do a lot of prep to cut out sections that would be confusing. I ditched it after a month of trying to find ways to make it work for us.