I have been looking forward to using this again with my younger kids, because it is of my favorites. Not only did the students understand and retain the content, the experiences we shared from using this book as a springboard, made some great family memories. We made our own notebook pages, grew and observed plants of all sorts, found some wonderful field opportunities, and were inspired to try new things. Content is rich for older elem. kids, while the nearness and accessibility of the plant world makes it authentic for the younger crowd.
We love Apologia! We just finished
Botany this past spring. It is very detailed, but easy enough for my 3rd grader to grasp & still exciting for my 5th grader. This is our 4th season with Apologia. My kids retain so much from these books. It amazes me how many facts they still talk about even from the first book.
We love Apologia Science. The way they cover depth of the subject and still bring the connections down to a child's level is amazing. We also really enjoy the hands on activities that tie in with the lessons.
This is also a good precurser to sex ed as it talks about male and female parts of flowers and fertilizing the seed. Once they realize a male and female part in a flower is needed, I think it is an open way to explain human babies being made.
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Great experiemts, laid out in an easy way to learn and actually remember what your learning.
Botany maybe isn't the most exciting subject, however my daughter still talks about what she learned.