Exploring Creation with Botany, 2nd Edition, is a homeschool science curriculum for elementary students. As your student works through an overview of botany and dives deeper into plant anatomy and classification, your student will walk away with a foundational and working knowledge of plants. Each lesson is written in a conversational tone, and created using vivid graphics, engaging lessons and hands-on projects that will make learning about botany fun!
What’s Included In Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Botany, 2nd Edition, Advantage Set?
This homeschool science curriculum set contains:
When used together, these items provide your student with an optimal homeschool learning experience.
God’s ability to blend creativity and order together is so clearly seen in this award-winning Young Explorer study of botany. As your student works through the lessons and activities, they will explore the life cycle of seeds to plants, how plants reproduce and make their food, as well as how to identify and classify a variety of plants.
As they journey through the textbook, Notebooking Journal, and interactive hands-on activities, they’ll cover a wide range of lesson topics that 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
Lesson Plans and Materials
There are 14 lessons in this one-year botany course. Detailed lesson plans as well as a suggested daily schedule are included in the Notebooking Journal. This will set you and your student up for success as they work through the course, while also providing flexibility to meet the needs of your student and your family.
Packed with vivid photos and a variety of hands-on activities and experiments that bring botany to life, the Student Textbook and the Student Notebooking Journal team up to provide engaging hands-on activities to bring learning to life off the page (the chapter on gardening is one of our favorites!). All of the activities and experiments use easy-to-obtain household items and truly make the lessons come alive!
Hands-on Activities and Experiments
Designed to captivate the curiosity of your student, this botany course has 75 different activities for your student to choose from! Some of the activities and experiments your student will complete in this course include building (and harvesting) a raised garden, making a tree field guide, building a light hut, growing edible mushrooms, and building a lichenometer.
All activities and projects in this course are able to be modified, and use easy-to-find household items that truly make the lessons fun!
One Notebooking Journal for All Ages
Apologia’s junior and regular notebooking journals are being revised and combined into one notebooking journal designed for all ages from K-6th. These updated journals encourage and simplify multi-age family learning.
NOTE: The updated notebooking journals do not include primary handwriting lines, so if you have younger students, you may wish to add the handwriting guidelines or have them dictate to you what they wish to have written. Learn more about adapting a notebooking journal for your youngest explorer.