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Exploring Creation With Botany (Young Explorers) [Hardcover]

By Jeannie Fulbright (Author)
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Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.1" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   1.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2004
Publisher   Apologia Educational Ministries
ISBN  1932012494  
EAN  9781932012491  

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This wonderful book uses the classical and Charlotte Mason methodology to give elementary school students an introduction to God's incredible world of plants. Narration and notebooking are used to encourage critical thinking, logical ordering, retention, and record keeping. Each lesson in the book is organized with a narrative, some notebook work, an activity, and a project. The activities and projects use easy-to-find household items and truly make the lessons come alive! They 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, and forcing pine cones to open and close. Although designed to be read by the parent to elementary students of various grade levels, it is possible for students with a 4th-grade reading level to read this book on their own.

Publishers Description
This book 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 different kinds of plants in creation and

where they belong in the plant classification system.

The activities and projects use easy-to-find household items and truly make the lessons come alive They 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, and forcing pine cones to open and close. We recommend that you spend the entire school year covering this book.

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What? We're through the book already?  Mar 17, 2007
Not a bad science curriculum, but you do the math. 13 lessons total. There are normally about 36 weeks in a typical school year. We tried to stretch it out as long as possible but we've already finished with this book in about 26 what do we do for the other 10? Also, most of our projects either didn't work out (stuff died or didn't grow in the hut) or were so (yawn) that we didn't bother to do them. ( I find this to be true with most homeschool science curriculum, frankly.)

In northern climates, best to do this one over the spring/summer when there are plenty of materials available and the weather is fav for outdoor exploration.
Nice, but not a Charlotte Mason style book...  Feb 17, 2007
I must express an opinion different from all the other reviewers so far. I purchased this book for our daughters to use, and came away very disappointed. Granted it has lovely pictures, and good diagrams and the activities are interesting....if you can make it long enough to get to one. The writing style is not what Charlotte Mason would have approved of. She had no patience for twaddly textbooks that moralised everything, which unfortunately this book does. The style is boring and pedantic, and even my younger children disliked it. I personally want to give the glory to God for His creation, but stressing every few lines the awesomeness of His creation soon becomes hallow. His creative glory should be self-evident to your children, because they are actually out there looking at it. This textbook requires you to read portions for days before you ever come to an activity. It especially bothers me that the book is written in a sing-songy conversational manner, as if the author were in the room leading a class. This annoys my kids, because when the text asks them if they've ever heard of a botanist ("BAW - tan - ist") they look at me like, "why are you asking us such a dumb question Mom?". Obviously, as their teacher I know what they've already studied, and it sounds really silly to be speaking to them as if I've never met them before.
Charlotte Mason would have had the children read a PRIMARY source work, not this kind of predigested moralised stuff, she would have had the children go outside and look at a flower, draw it, observe its changes, not sit for days on the couch reading from a textbook. We finally gave up on this book, as my girls were becoming very bored, and starting to dread "science" time. We decided to change to actually doing science, with activity based explorations they will remember as they grow up and will truly know that God is awesome from what they see before them. Reading eight pages and then doing a quiet notebook page is not doing science. If you decide to use this book, I strongly suggest you read it aloud, skipping all the pedantic nonesense, and get to the real subject matter, and then right away do an activity that will engage your children. I wish I could be more positive about this book, I had such high hopes for it.
From a Jewish homeschooling perspective  Jul 21, 2006
I have been reading textbook after textbook trying to find a publisher that could meet my son's needs. My son is enthusiastic about science. He is entering the third grade, but reading on a fifth grade level. We are an observant Jewish family and I had not found what I was looking for in any secular text, but was skeptical to purchase a text from a Christian perspective.

My son wanted to study botany, so I decided to purchase this book and evaluate it myself before telling him about it. I devoured this book over one weekend. It was an interesting read. I know that it will captivate my son and keep my interest as well.

Since my son is going to be the one to do the reading of the text, I wanted to ensure that this was taught from the Jewish perspective. There were only a couple of changes that I made to the book to fit our families needs perfectly.

I am SO happy with this one, that I am going to purchase the General Science text for my 7th grader!
We love Exploring Creation with Botany!  Jul 20, 2006
My 11 year old daughter chose this book after looking at several science books over a variety of topics. She enjoys reading it, growing her own plants in the light hut she made (all detailed really well in the instructions), and notebooking the information she is learning. She enjoyed the "shoe" experiment, which enabled her to easily understand and memorize taxonomy. She is looking forward to making her own herb soap as soon as her plants are big enough.

I like Exploring Creation with Botany because I was looking for a science book that would explain God's creation with much more interest than a textbook. Jeannie Fulbright's book does just that and my daughter can even teach herself since it is so well-written. My original plan was for my daughter to learn botany on her own, but it is so interesting that I am learning with her and enjoying it. I wish I'd had a book this interesting when I was in school. I like that it is written directly to the student and that each topic is covered in depth. The supplies for the experiments are easy to find, too.

We already have Exploring Creation with Astronomy by the same author and we are looking forward to more learning adventures with it!
Outstanding Book for young and old  Jul 20, 2006
Based on the Charlotte Mason notebooking approach to learning this book by Fulbright will keep your children engaged. The text employs an emersion style approach to learning, which will really aide in the retention of the materials presented. The book is quite detailed yet able to keep the interest of the older student without overwhelming a younger learner.

In addition the labs are quite do-able, and the materails needed are nothing obscure. If you aren't a lab or notebooking person, buy the book anyway it is a fantastic read aloud that you and your kids will both enjoy.

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